Category Archives: Caribbean Lifestyle

Captain Tim travels the Caribbean living the Caribbean lifestyle. These postings are all about interesting topics that epitomize the Caribbean lifestyle.

Pomegranate Tea Pastry Cream Recipe

Yum This pastry cream recipe brings a light mellow flavor of our pomegranate white tea!  It is a super creative way to change up the flavor of your pastry cream.  it is light and refreshing and not too sweet. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups whole milk ½ cup of CTC Pomegranate Bliss tea 1/2 cup sugar […]

Banana Strawberry Split Pie

banana split pie

This Banana Strawberry Split Pie recipe is a sweet little recipe that is perfect for hot summer nights or tropical living.  It is very easy to make! 1 cup Caribbean Trading fudge sauce, flavor of your choice 1 9-inch chocolate cookie pie crust 1 ½ bananas, peeled and sliced 1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened […]

11 Reasons Why Caribbean Fishing Will Make You Happier And Healthier

caribbean fishing

If you want to be happier and healthier, go fishing. Puerto Rico has an abundance of marine life, including tropical fish, but there’s also plenty to find in the rest of the Caribbean. The bonus? Caribbean fishing will help you reel in some nice side-effects, such as a boost to your mood and a healthier […]

Top 4 Local Foods to Try on your Puerto Rico Vacation

A collision of Latin and Caribbean culture, nowhere are Puerto Rico’s roots more evident than in the family-owned restaurants and street-side stands that serve up it’s national dishes. Puerto Rican food, or comida criolla, as the locals call it, is an intoxicating blend of indigenous flavors, with traces of African, European and even Asian influence. […]

Celebrate National Piña Colada day with Puerto Rico Resorts Recipes

In Celebration of National Piña Colada Day, July 10th, mix up these Piña Colada-inspired food, beverage and spa recipes from Puerto Rico resorts El Conquistador, A Waldorf Astoria Resort and The Condado Plaza Hilton. Puerto Rico is the island where the Piña Colada was created, after all! So where better to find recipes that highlight the authentic […]

Linguini with Shrimp & Creamy Roasted Tomatoes

“Yum ” This linguini pasta recipe is a quick and easy dinner recipe- perfect for a weeknight! Ingredients 1 1/2 cups Cherry tomatoes 3 Tbs. CTC Garlic Love Olive Oil 1 tsp. thyme leaves CTC coarse sea salt Ground pepper 3/4 pound linguine 1 cup heavy cream 3/4 pound large shrimp, shelled 2 tsp. fresh […]

Ginger-Honey Rice


This Ginger-Honey Rice recipe was provided by our very own Crew Member Noelia Ayala.  The honey ginger balsamic provides a wonderful depth of flavor to the rice and turn your rice dish from blah to WOW.  Careful with this one – it is addictive! Ingredients: 2 cups jasmine rice 3 cups water 2 Tbsp. CTC […]

Asian Ginger Chicken

asian chicken

This Asian Chicken recipe was provided by our very own Crew Member Noelia Ayala.  The honey ginger balsamic provides a wonderful depth of flavor without overpowering.  This recipe is super easy and delicious!  Perfect for a weeknight. Ingredients 1 Tbsp. finely chopped green onion 1 Tbsp. minced garlic 1 tsp. dried hot pepper flakes (optional) […]

Pineapple Dream Chutney


This pineapple chutney is given a fresh look with the additional of out Tropical Dream Green Tea.  THe Green Tea adds a nice flavor boost that really enhances the flavor of the pineapple. 21 oz fresh pineapple, cut into strips 1/3 cup white vinegar 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp tumeric 2 whole cloves 2 […]

Baby Carrots with Honey, Ginger & Lemon Glaze

Honey Ginger Carrots

This baby carrots recipe was provided by our very own Crew Member Noelia Ayala.  The honey ginger balsamic provides a wonderful depth of flavor to these baby carrots. Ingredients 2 Tbs. freshly squeeze lemon juice 2oz (1 sm bottle) CTC Honey-Ginger Balsamic 3 Tbs. cold butter 1 pound fresh baby carrots 1 tsp. CTC Fine […]