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Rum Light or Dark?

What is the difference between light and dark rum, anyway? Real rum begins as sugarcane that is then distilled. The color of rum comes from the ingredients and the aging process. Dark rum is aged in oak barrels while light rum is not. Dark rum may also have burnt sugar or caramel added for color. … Continued

Caribbean Stuffing

Sweet potatoes in the Caribbean are a common dish all year, but around the holidays they become the most popular potluck dish at the party. Sweet potatoes, raisins, pureed tomato, onions & sugar make up this traditional dish. Checkout this site for some wonderful native dishes. Sweet potatoes come in a variety of colors, from … Continued

St. John Festival 2019

The annual St. John Festival is in full swing, culminating this week at daybreak on July 4th in Cruz Bay with J’ouvert @ 4:00am, the Carnival Parade @ 11:00am, and Fireworks @ 9:00pm. For schedule details, checkout the 2019 St. John Carnival Schedule. The St. John Festival Parade takes months to prepare, with dozens of … Continued

15 Reasons to Summer on St. John

Looking for a fun family vacation this summer? Consider St. John in the US Virgin Islands! Low off-season rates and a wide selection of vacation villas from Windspree make planning a trip to St. John a great decision. Consider these 15 reasons St. John makes the best summer vacation destination around! Beaches.  St John beaches … Continued

St. John Carnival Schedule 2019

FRIDAY JUNE 14th St. John Festival – Senior Variety Show  7pm Lumberyard, Cruz Bay, St. John  Local seniors prove they’ve still got what it  takes in this fun and entertaining talent and fashion show. For information, call 776-6450  St. John Festival Bike Race  St. John National Park, Cruz Bay, St. John  Pedal your bike fast for prizes and … Continued

Easter Bun Recipe

A traditional Caribbean delicacy, raisin buns, similar to hot cross buns, is essential to any Easter Sunday meal. They are often eaten with cheese. If you like Raisin Bread, you will love these Raisin Buns. Ingredients 2 cups brown sugar, plus extra for sprinkling 3 tablespoons active dry yeast 1 1/2 cups warm water (115 … Continued

Rock the Roti

Travelers around the Caribbean will recognize “roti” from local menus. A roti (pronounced ro-tee) is a West Indian flat bread. Put something delectable inside said roti, and bwam! Best lunch ever. It all starts with the unleavened bread (i.e., roti with a small “r”). Fill it to make a Roti! roti bread 2 ½ cups … Continued

Boogie On, Painkiller

The Painkiller, that classic rum drink of the Caribbean that rose to fame nearly 50 years ago at the famous Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke. The popular tropical drink is a bucket list for many who arrive at White Bay and make the swim to shore. Without a boat dock, most folks obviously … Continued

Johnny Cakes

Fried, Caribbean goodness, better known as Johnny Cakes, are a local favorite. Enjoy yours with butter, honey, or jam. We’ve tried a few different recipes, and this one from Moria at Food52 really takes the cake. 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 2-4 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 tablespoons room temperature … Continued

Island-Style Turkey

Cooking a turkey on St. John is a true island experience. And no baking oven or deep fryer will do. An interesting tradition among those who cook their own birds for the holiday includes smoking the turkey with a termite’s nest. Sounds gross, but some of the most squeamish among us declare this method produces the … Continued