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Rum Review: Jonah’s Curse Black Spiced Rum

We have been passing over Jonah’s Curse Black Spiced Rum for years because, well, it’s a spiced rum. Quite honestly, we are not rum and coke drinkers and in our opinion, the only spiced rum worth sipping has been the …

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Rum Review: Leblon Cachaça – The Non-Rum

When we bought our first home in Florida a friend gave us a bottle of Leblon Cachaça as a housewarming gift, saying it was a popular South Florida rum. First of all, Leblon Cachaça is from Brazil and, well, not …

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Caribbean Recipes: Open Faced Goat Cheese Veggie Sandwich

Summer cooking should be the simplest, with quick and easy recipes, many require no cooking. Enjoy chilled soups and healthy sandwiches!    OPEN FACED GOAT CHEESE VEGGIE SANDWICH Preparation time: 2 minutes each sandwich Sourdough Baguette diagonally sliced Goat cheese, low …

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Rum Review: Grander 12 Year Old – Panama

It’s time to get back to reviewing rums that warm the heart and heal the soul. With rum’s burst in popularity, producers are rushing products to market in hopes of capitalizing on this growing industry. Trust us, we have bought …

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Rum Review: R.L. Seale’s 10 year Old

On the shelf sits a black bottle with a bronze seal, a crooked neck and what appears to be a molded hand wrapped around the neck. The bottle reads “Finest Barbados Rum.” It’s no secret how passionate we are about …

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Rum Review: Island Company Rum

Immediately, we could tell there was a new rum on the shelf. The white box with a baby blue X stood out among the bottles of light and dark rums. Under the big X was the slogan “Simply the Smoothest.” …

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Recipe of the Month: Not Just a Load of Old Rhubarb

May is a great time to enjoy the warm weather and outside entertaining. Also a great time to try fresh vegetable soups (lettuce or carrot), delicious crunchy salads using fennel, parsley, asparagus, and interesting dishes with mushrooms. Rhubarb is a …

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Hello Spring!

Seafood stew with chickpeas and spinach serving suggestion 1

In February I started a 100 mile walk from Greenville South Carolina to Charlotte in North Carolina to raise money for and in support of ‘Warrior Momz’ Kay Ledson. Kay is walking across America to raise awareness for Spinal Cord …

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Keep It Clean! Seaweed Wrap Recipes

Our food supply has changed dramatically over the last few years. Many of us now know the benefits of ‘Eating Clean’, having more energy and staying well! To get ‘clean’ it is important to read labels. Be aware that many …

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Selecting Coconut Rum: Does Cost Matter?

  What is going on in the world of rum? The number of flavored rums is rivaling that of flavored vodkas. Coconut rum is the most prevalent flavor on the shelves. Even small batch rum producers have their own take …

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Key West: Home to Three Rum Distilleries

Who would’ve have thought a four-mile island needed three rum distilleries? The people who wanted to operate distilleries in Key West, that’s who. They, also, apparently decided 9,000 island residents per distillery was about right to make the economics work, …

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Be My Caribbean Love

Dolphin View Gardens reflects the free spirit of owners Tony and Martha Watkins Gilkes. Behind the white picket fence there is a forest of palms, with large wrought iron arches covered in yellow Mandeville and other exotic vines; orchids are …

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Rum Review: Kaniché Perfección – Panama

While standing in the rum aisle contemplating reviewing a spice rum or a flavored rum, Terry saw store employee, Alex, approaching. Alex gave her a hug and kiss on the cheek and asks, “What do you want to review this …

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Charter Yacht Show Delights

  Hurricane Irma and her sister Maria tried to eliminate our BVI and St. Thomas Charter Yacht Shows, but even these two ‘Blow Hards’ were unable to diminish spirit of those valiant yacht crews, brokers, and show organizers, who knew that …

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How to Make Barbados Rum Punch

Terry’s Cooking Light magazine had an article entitled “The Golden Rum Ratio.” It talked about how Barbados, “the Caribbean birthplace of rum,” has a rum punch recipe that is as foolproof as it is versatile. What a great idea for …

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