Recipes

A Recipe for Cilantro Watermelon Ceviche From San Juan

 Puerto Rico’s latest ceviche recipe By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Contributor As temperatures hit record highs all across the country, you’ll no doubt be looking for something light and refreshing to fill you up without weighing you down. Maria Germania Diaz, executive …

A Recipe for a Hemingway Daiquiri

  The Hemingway Daiquiri – a twist on the classic cocktail of rum, lime juice and sugar – is the subject of some debate among the drink’s enthusiasts. The recipe commonly associated with the order of the “Hemingway Daiquiri” is actually …

Nigel Spence: A Lobster Roll Recipe Fit for a Caribbean Summer

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Bwoy, I hear seh Jamaica slowly a fret again! No sooner than dem get hit with the mosquito-borne disease Chik-V, which according to the song, “mek a bag a young people walk ole” is as quick …

LATEST NEWS

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor There was great excitement in Jamaica last week as President Barack Obama paid a visit to our island paradise. He was the first sitting US President in over 30 years to have made an official visit …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor With this winter’s tundra-like temperatures (hopefully!) behind us, its time to celebrate spring. Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort offers a novel way to toast to the season’s arrival with a refreshing coconut sangria, made, of …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor In the United States and more recently in Canada, February is celebrated as  “Black History” month in remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African Diaspora. Additionally, Presidents’ Day, which is hosted …

 Above: Chef Nigel Spence By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor This New Year 2015, like many years past, offers a chance of renewed energy to fulfill failed resolutions, achieve newly set goals and to live your dreams. For years, my New Year’s …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Christmas time is here once again, folks, and, if asked, I would have to say, it is one of my absolute favorite times of the year. You know, I used to find it puzzling, (until now) …

 For CJ readers who aren’t in the Caribbean right now, we sympathize. And we have some help for you. Phil Greene, the author of To Have and Have Another, an Ernest Hemingway cocktail companion, has offered the recipe for what …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Procrastinators rejoice! If you still haven’t decided on your Thanksgiving menu or even bought your bird, we’ve got this last-minute suggestion for you from San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Condado Plaza Hilton. It features turkey …

 Above: Chef Nigel Spence’s Ripe Kitchen and Bar By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Recently, I’ve been hearing about more and more people in Jamaica contracting a new disease called Chikungunya which has been making its way throughout the Caribbean and elsewhere. …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor While we’ll never say no to a cramping-cold island brew, sometimes we’re in the mood for something more fruity, less filling. Enter Rockhouse’s rummy watermelon cocktail, the perfect accompaniment to afternoons spent swimming leisurely laps …

 The latest edition of Caribbean Cookbook heads to the famous Half Moon resort in Jamaica, where Chef Omar Sybblis of the Pepperpot Restaurant has offered up his special recipe for braised oxtail, Jamaican style. Here’s how to make it: Ingredients …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Need a nibble to go with that rum punch? Do what the folks at Ocho Rios’ Jamaica Inn do during their nightly cocktail hour and whip up a bunch of these crispy coconut chips. The …

 Aug. 16 is National Rum Day in the US, a holiday we continue to believe should be made an international holiday. Whether you’re in the US or not, make Saturday your own Rum Day with one of these rum cocktail …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I spent a week in Nevis recently, a magical trip that revolved around two resorts and imbibing at least that many tumblers of rum punch a day. After all, every hotel seemed to have their …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor SUMMER IS officially here folks!  It’s time to clean up that grill and get your barbecue on…

Many of you may think that grilling is a simple matter of lighting some charcoal and searing your choice of …

 No, no — it’s not what you think! Our latest Rum Journal recipe comes from our friends at Naked Turtle Rum, a terrific white rum that is doing its part to help protect the critically endangered sea turtles of the Caribbean. …