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.

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 […]

Passionate Hurricane – An Easy Tropical Cocktail Recipe


This cocktail serves up passion fruit juice with some lime and rum.  It is the perfect Caribbean cocktail!  As usual, it is that time of year again when the passion fruit are falling off the vine so fast that I am struggling to find new and exciting ways to use it.  I learned last year […]

Steak with Hot Butter Sauce

steak butter sauce

Yum This recipe for hot butter sauce takes your steak and bumps it up a notch!  The heat and the buttery yumminess take steak to the next level! ·         Grill a big steak ·         Make the Hot Sauce butter by mashing 1/2 stick room-temperature unsalted butter with 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro. ·         Add some salt […]

Puerto Rico Food Must Have: Adobo Seasoning

adobo seasoning

If you are a fan of Puerto Rican food, or you would like to start cooking Puerto Rican typical food, you will definitely need Adobo in your pantry. It is a must have for any Puerto Rican cook. Adobo simply means “seasoning mix” and every spanish speaking country has their own. You can put it […]

Rum-Beer Cocktail Recipe

rum beer cocktail

Anything that combines beer and hard liquor always seems a little strange to me, mostly I think because I went through college following the mantra of “beer before liquor…..”. anyway, I have found that sometimes it makes for a nice combination after all. It will want to make you do the rumba, hence the Rum-Beer […]