Jinx Morgan

Jinx Morgan
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Four of Jinx’s paintings hang on the walls of the Legislative Council of the British Virgin Islands and one of her paintings is on display at Government House. In 2006, 15 of her watercolors were included in a show in London at BVI House.


Jinx Morgan
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Sweet-Potato Waffles with Orange Butter

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Jinx Morgan is a restaurateur, hotelier, cookbook author, food and travel writer, and water color artist. She and her husband Jeff own the Sugar Mill Hotel on the Caribbean island of Tortola, which is known for serving some of the best food in the islands.


With Jeff, Jinx wrote The Sugar Mill Caribbean Cookbook and Two Cooks in One Kitchen. In 1965, shortly after she graduated from college, she and her former roommate Judy Perry wrote Saucepans and the Single Girl. The book was re-issued in 2006, with a new introduction and some updating. Bon Appetit magazine said the book was “so retro, it’s cool again.”


Jinx and Jeff were contributing editors for Bon Appetit magazine for more than 25 years. Jinx was a contributing food and wine editor for American Airlines in-flight magazine, as well.


Both Jinx and Jeff are native Californians, but for more than 20 years they have owned the Sugar Mill Hotel on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, which they call home. In the slow seasons, they travel the world and write about their culinary and other adventures for a number of magazines and other publications.


The restaurant at the Sugar Mill Hotel was named “The island’s top boutique hotel and its finest restaurant,” by Caribbean Travel & Life magazine. Celebrated Living, American Airlines' magazine for its first class and business passengers, put the Sugar Mill on its platinum list as one of the three best restaurants in the Caribbean and Mexico. Conde Nast Traveller has named it  one of the 10 best hotels in the Caribbean. 

Jinx is a respected water colorist, primarily painting scenes of the beautiful Caribbean island she calls home.


Her websites are and



Latest Recipes

Caribbean Kebobs

The next time you host a crowd for a cookout, step away from the burgers and make this recipe for Caribbean Kebobs instead. This make-ahead recipe includes a homemade marinade that can be whipped up in just a few minutes. You'll also love the presentation of this kebobs recipe, as the beef is cooked on the skewer with an assortment of fresh fruit. How's that for unique?

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Lobster or Crab Eggs Benedict

When you think of breakfast dishes, you likely think of tried-and-true favorites like a bowl of oatmeal or slices of toast. But what if you wanted to add some decadence to the breakfast table? With this recipe for Lobster or Crab Eggs Benedict, you will. Featuring your choice of lobster or crab meat, this delightful take on the traditional eggs Benedict is sure to delight anyone stopping by for breakfast or brunch.

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Sweet-Potato Waffles with Orange Butter

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Stamp and Go

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Papaya and Prosciutto with Ginger Vinaigrette

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Tomato and Ginger Wine Soup

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Tuna Salad with Tangerine Vinaigrette

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Fish Escabeche

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Citrus Marinated Pork

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Capuccino Mousse with Créme de Kahlua

This simple, foolproof recipe makes light work of almost everyone's favorite dessert.

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Piña Colada

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Banana Daquiri

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Rum Punch

Every island—in fact, every bartender on every island—has a unique recipe for rum punch, This is the one we use at the Sugar Mill.

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