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.

Plantain Soup: A Healthy and Easy Recipe


Yum Plantain soups are found in many cuisines around the world, and is particularly popular in Puerto Rico in the Caribbean. Plantains, part of the banana family, is full of good vitamins and can be prepared many ways, but today we are thinking all about soup! There are several varieties of plantain soups that can […]

Coconut Gin and Tonic

coconut gin and tonic

This coconut Gin and Tonic cocktail is infused with naturally-sweet coconut water for a refreshing, healthier cocktail perfect any time of year. This recipe originally appeared on Minimalist Baker Serves: 1 Ingredients 2 ounces gin 2 ounces coconut water 2 ounces tonic water juice of 1/2 lime (1-2 Tbsp) Instructions Add ice to a serving glass […]

Champagne Mojitos

champagne mojito

Nothing is better than a champagne type drink for those weekend brunches.  This is a mojito style mimosa that is just lovely and makes a nice pairing with many brunch dishes.  This recipe originally appeared on Foodie Crush and was adapted from Bobby Flay Serves: 6 servings Ingredients ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, plus more […]

Berry Cab Caipirinha


For this punch-like take on the caipirinha, Cantina uses a Cabernet blended with a good amount of spicy Syrah. It offers a nice blend of a sangria type drink with a shot of sugar.  This recipe came from Cocktails 2008 via Ingredients SERVINGS: Makes 6 drinks 24 blackberries 4 ounces Simple Syrup 12 ounces […]

Caribbean Trading Exclusive T shirts now available Online

Discover the comfort of the Caribbean with these soft washed garment pigment dyed t shirts.  Relax with premium pre-shrunk 6.1 oz. ruing spun cotton that will forever fit as it did the first day.  Quality to last as long as you with that killer sunset would. Captain Tim has been designing his own t shirts […]

Summer Chickpea Salad

chickpea salad

Yum This summer chickpea salad is a favorite among the crew. It is perfect for those sultry tropical days. We use it as a main dish for a light lunch or dinner, but it is also great to bring for a potluck barbecues. Sure to please the vegetarians among you! And the carnivores will love […]

Quarterjack Cocktail from Puerto Rico’s Condado Plaza Hilton

In honor of the official start of the college football season this Labor Day weekend, the recently debuted Ashford Sports Lounge at Puerto Rico’s Condado Plaza Hilton introduces a new touchdown-worthy drink, “The Quarterjack.” A sophisticated blend of Jack Daniels, Amaretto, coconut water, pineapple juice and fresh lime juice, guests and visitors alike to the island’s historic […]

Mango Chow: An Easy Refreshing Summer Recipe

mango chow

Yum Mango Chow is popular and can be found in many Caribbean islands, but in particular Trinidad &Tobago. This is a really easy recipe that is perfect for a hot summer afternoon. The pairing of the sweet mangos with the heat of the hot sauce make for a great combination. Servings 2 Units 1 green […]

The Art of Palm Weaving

palm weaving

The art of palm weaving is alive and well in Puerto Rico, as it is in many parts of the world. With an abundance of natural materials, i.e. the palm tree, there is always the base material available to start the next project. Palm weaving is the folding and weaving of strips of palm leaves […]