New Spice Pouches Make Cooking on Island Easy & Affordable

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Looking to make a delicious dinner on island, but don’t feel like cooking for hours? Well Kitchen Creole’s got just the thing for you.

Kitchen Creole recently began offering Villa Spice Pouches. Each pouch contains two tablespoons of one of Kitchen Creole’s seven spice flavors, which can be used to create two to three quick, easy and affordable recipes. The spice pouches will allow you to create a unique, personal cooking experience while visiting the island. It also allows you to sample one of Kitchen Creole’s delicious flavors without the financial commitment of buying jars of each.

These spice pouches make Kitchen Creole’s blends accessible as you can use just the right amount while on vacation … without worrying about leaving a half used jar behind. All of Kitchen Creole’s blends can easily be used as a rub or marinade for grilling meats, fish or veggies; however you can check out their website at for more detailed recipes.

I tried out one last night and within 10 minutes I had a pretty yummy dinner. Here’s what I did…

I stopped at Starfish Market and picked up some cheese tortellini and precut vegetables. I put two tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan and added one tablespoon of the Primavera spice. I let it simmer for a bit before tossing in some vegetables. About eight minutes later I put the vegetables on top of the tortellini and voila, I had an amazing meal.

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kitchen creole cookingkitchen creole packetsKitchen Creole’s spice pouches can be purchased for $3.50 each at Shipwreck Landing in Coral Bay. They offer a discounted price of $3 each to villa managers and owners. The pouches are a great addition to welcome baskets or simply to have on hand in the pantry.

If you are a villa manager or owner and are interested in purchasing spice packets for your villa/s, please contact Chef Jim at (340) 626-8484 or email him at You can also visit for more information.

Free Villa Giveaway Contest Happening Soon!

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Sweet Surrender

Now this is something I’m sure all of you are going to like … how does a free villa stay sound? Pretty amazing, right? Well here’s how you can win it…

Cimmaron St. John wants you to join them in “Livin’ the Dream” on St. John so they’re holding a free villa stay giveaway contest in conjunction with Small Business Saturday, which happens next weekend. Want to know what you can win?

The winner of Cimmaron’s Livin’ the Dream giveaway will receive a free, one-week stay for up to four people at Sweet Surrender, an incredible five bedroom villa located in the gated community of Virgin Grand Estates on St. John. Sweet Surrender is impeccably decorated and has a large swimming pool that overlooks Great Cruz Bay and out toward the Caribbean Sea. Sweet Surrender has some pretty “sweet” sunsets too.

(Click here to learn more about Sweet Surrender.)

The way to enter is simple: Beginning at 6 a.m. EST on Black Friday, November 28th, visit Cimmaron’s Facebook page at and click on their Living’ the Dream contest button. Then all you have to do is upload your favorite pic that shows you, your family or even your friends Livin’ the Dream. You can submit your photos until 11:59 p.m. EST on Cyber Monday, which is December 1st. A winner will be chosen at random and announced during the first week of December. Sounds pretty fabulous to me!

Good luck everyone!

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Any takers?

November 19th = World Play Monopoly Day!

Oh my goodness, there’s a world holiday for this?? So exciting!!!! Seriously, it’s true. Check it out:

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Well clearly we need to celebrate this. Anyone who places a St. Johnopoly order today November 19th from 10 a.m. AST through 11:59 AST (that’s one hour ahead of our East Coast friends) will receive a 10 percent discount. In order to redeem this discount, you must write the word HOLIDAY in the coupon code section. All orders placed today, November 19th will be shipped by Friday, November 21st.

Click here or visit to purchase yours.

Image courtesy of Sandra Klose

Image courtesy of Sandra Klose

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Image courtesy of Paul Florkowski

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Image courtesy of Tom Pelton