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.

Orange and Strawberry Trifle

strawberry trifle

Cake: 1 Tbsp. butter 4 eggs 1 cup sugar 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp. baking powder 3/4 cup CTC Blood Orange Olive Oil 1/3 cup milk 1/3 cup orange juice 1 tsp. vanilla extract Zest of one orange Instructions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter a Sheet Pan and set aside. Beat eggs & […]

Fun Drinking Factoids about Puerto Rico

drinking in Puerto Rico

Who doesn’t love a good factoid?  Here are some of our favorites about rum, liquor and anything drinking-related Puerto Rico.  If we missed one please comment and let us know! Puerto Rico’s drinking age is 18. Drinking culture in Puerto Rico is more relaxed and not as strict as the United States. Rum is the […]

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) […]