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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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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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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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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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Wassail … It Must Be Christmas

Christmas is soon here, so let’s start celebrating. As we continue to recover from the devastating effects of the hurricanes, I am thinking of you and wish you all positive thoughts and the best to each and every one of …

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Farm to Table or Freezer to Table!

Freshly picked fruits and vegetables are exposed to a lot of light and different temperatures during their journey from farm to table via the grocery store and they lose some of their nutrition. Produce purchased at your local Farmer’s Market …

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Caribbean Recipes: Alaskan Pan Seared Halibut

The Caledonia Room Restaurant located at the Valhalla Resort, a 27-room hotel inside the Innsbruck Golf Resort in Helen, Georgia had their grand opening in July. Dean Hill, the executive chef did an amazing job, serving many delicacies, such as the Alaskan Pan …

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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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Polish Delights


  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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The Dish: Festive Fun From France

SHRIMP COCKTAIL – Shrimp with a cognac cocktail sauce on crispy lettuce salad with lemon and Melba toast

Lyon, France, is described as the ‘world capital of gastronomy’. In October, I was fortunate enough to be invited by Creative Travel of Belmont NC, to join them on the latest new-build to Uniworld’s boutique riverboat fleet, the 443ft S.S. …

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The Dish: It’s Thanksgiving Time Again

Families and friends gather and turkeys are prepared and cooked. But what is served with the turkey is important – side dishes that will impress and taste delicious!   SPICY KALE SALAD Prep time: 10 minutes. Serves: 4 20 large …

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The Dish: “Mad About May” Fish Tacos

The Dish: Mad About May Fish tacos

May is my transition month from the Caribbean back to North Carolina. During the winter season I have enjoyed tasting and rating Fish Tacos, which have become very popular. My favorite was from Heidi’s Honeymoon Grill on Water Island.   …

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