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Rum Review: Dictador 12 Years — Colombia

The minute Terry realized Dictador rum was made in Cartagena, Colombia she knew we had to review. Cartagena is a magical city of narrow streets with flower-draped window boxes and colorful street performers that charm and entertain. Colombia is one …

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Rum Review: Papa’s Pilar 24

Papa's Pilar

Our favorite tour in Key West, by far, was the Hemingway Home on Whitehead Street.  Ernest Hemingway, known by many as “Papa,” had a penchant for adventure and fine rums. The Hemingway Rum Company pays homage to this icon of …

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Celebrate Summer

  Beat the heat and the clock with easy to prepare recipes using the freshest produce. Chef Tim MacDonald on the new-build charter yacht motor yacht Elixir emailed me both the Ceviche recipe and photo. Enjoy!   BREAKFAST ROOT CAKE …

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Mount Gay Black Barrel

For over 30 years Mount Gay has sponsored sailing regattas around the world. Sailors proudly wear their Mount Gay Red Caps as symbols of participating in one of 150 hosted regattas each year. As the day of racing ends, the …

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A Touch of Magic

Mindful eating changes everything! Step into summer with the clarity of eating more consciously; to obtain better health and more energy. The photo below I took at the famous Langan’s Brasserie, Mayfair, London where I was invited to join one …

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Rum Review: Villa Rica – Olé Mexico

  Since we began our rum tasting adventure we have reviewed over 30 rums from around the United States and the Caribbean Islands. Not once have we ventured into Mexico. Maybe it’s because Mexico is better known for its tequilas. …

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Polish Delights

POLISH PANCAKES WITH SMOKED SALMON AND SALAD GREENS

  A trip to London in April and May gave me plenty of opportunity to try different restaurants and different nations’ recipes. First dinner out with members of the Hammersmith Rotary Club was at a Polish Restaurant. Below are three delicious …

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Grenada Rum: Take the Tour

Grenada Rum

Rum is as diverse as the methods used in making it and the islands it comes from; white, gold, light, dark, over-proofed, aged, spiced, flavoured or blended, it is the most varied of distilled spirits. On the small island of …

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In Praise of the Toaster Oven

Jeff and Sandy Hamel are owner/operators of the 46ft Charter Catamaran Magic Inspiration, which has recently ‘joined’ the quirky community of Water Island. Sandy leads Yoga classes on selected mornings at Honeymoon Beach and has shared some easy recipes that …

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Plantation Trinidad Vs. Barbados

    In January 2016, we selected a rum from Plantation’s Old Reserve Collection, in which each rum hails from a different Caribbean Island. We “traveled” to the island of Barbados, where the sugar cane produced a rum layered with …

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That’s What Friends Are For!

  Recently I spent a weekend in Ft. Lauderdale with my favorite family and fortunately for me, they love to cook. Not only did I enjoy scrumptious meals, they also shared these delicious recipes. KALE SALAD WITH GRAPES, PROSCUITTO AND PINENUTS …

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Clément – Select Barrel Rhum Agricoles

Clément – Select Barrel Rhum Agricoles

“Employee Recommended,” read the starburst on the shelf in front of Clément Select Barrel Rhum Agricoles from Martinique. Years ago, we were given a bottle of Clément X.O. which Terry secretly hid for herself because she enjoyed it so much. …

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Say Cheese!

  ROASTED CARROT AND BRIE SOUP Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 70 minutes. Serves: 4 2lb (1 kg) carrots, cut in 1-inch (2.5cm) pieces 1 large sweet onion, cut in 1/2-inch slices and separated 1/2 head garlic, cloves peeled …

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Ten Top Caribbean Seafood Dishes

Caribbean Seafood Dishes

Search out schnitzel in Austria, foie gras in France and mole-sauced meats in Mexico. In the Caribbean, it’s conch and other seafood dishes that are a must as menu selections. Here are the favorite ten top Caribbean Seafood Dishes to …

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Review: 12-Year Old El Dorado Rum from Guyana

El Dorado Rum

                The beautiful red box with a square-rigger on the front drew our attention. El Dorado Rum is a 12-year old rum from Guyana on South America’s coast. Not having much information about the …

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New Year’s Resolution Recipes

New Year's resolution recipes

The holidays are over and now it’s time to bring out our New Year’s resolution recipes to help you start out in the right direction . Hopefully your resolutions include eating healthy. No need to cut your favorite ‘not so healthy’ …

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