Category Archives: Uncategorized

Every once in a while Captain Tim likes to talk about Caribbean things that don’t quite fit in the normal categories. These blogs are all about those random things.

It’s That Time of Year: Good Food and Good Friends

With less than a week until Christmas, I asked a few of the girls at our Palmer location what some of their favorite Christmas traditions are that are unique to Puerto Rico. Pasteles, Coquito, and Parranda were easily the top three. From this I realize that delicious food, a good drink, and spending time with […]

Coconut Lime Shrimp

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This Coconut Lime shrimp recipe is made very easy by using Caribbean Trading Company’s Coconut Balsamic Vinegar.  It provides that great coconut flavor, strong yet not overpowering.  It adds some extra pizazz and complexity of flavor to this recipe.  This recipe was provided by our very own Crew Member Noelia Ayala. 3/4 cup Caribbean Trading […]

Coconut Mousse

coconut mousse

This Coconut Mousse recipe is made very easy by using Caribbean Trading Company’s Coconut Balsamic Vinegar.  It provides that great coconut flavor, strong yet not overpowering.  It adds some extra pizazz and complexity of flavor to this recipe.  This recipe was provided by our very own Crew Member Noelia Ayala. Ingredients: 1 14-ounce can coconut […]

Caribbean Trading Company Store is Winner of 2016 TripAdvisor Excellence Award

Palmer, Puerto Rico – June 8, 2016 – Caribbean Trading Company, a souvenir and specialty gift shop in Bo. Palmer, Rio Grande, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for 2016, its’ second year in a row. Now in its sixth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is […]

Summer Chickpea Salad

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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 […]

The Many Ways to Use Coconut Oil

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There are lots of excellent uses for coconut oil!  With so many coconuts available for use in Puerto Rico, experimenting with the ways to use them has become a really fun hobby.  It is super healthy. Here is a listing of many non-edible ways to use coconut oil: As a body lotion and moisturizer: Smooth […]

Captain Tim’s Annual Blog Review – The Wisdom of 2014

It has been a busy year here at Caribbean Trading Company and 2014 marked the year where we tried to focus more on our blog and quality content, sharing all the pearls of wisdom and insights we have on the Caribbean. Located in Puerto Rico, we tried to bring an authentic perspective to our Caribbean […]