Maryland Breakfast Arepas

I know we’re all prepping for the holidays but I just can’t help getting one more Arepa recipe in! Rewind to January, Santa Marta, Columbia, with the 2018 World ARC…my Arepa inauguration. Breakfasts onboard have never been the same since. I’ve created other breakfast arepas on Galley Pirates, but this Maryland-influenced Arepa is by far my…

Banh Mi Burritos

Do you ever have those gastronomical descision-making crises where every single ethnic food category seems like exactly what you’re craving?  Do I want Thai or Middle Eastern or Vietnamese or Mexican?  And then do you ever want said cravings to be available almost instantaneously?  And then … do you realize you’re on a boat somewhere…

Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead)

Happy Halloween! It’s that time of year again when Galley Pirates celebrates Día de Muertos, the Mexican holiday that honors the dead from Oct. 31–Nov. 2. Last year we brought you Chicken Mole, hauntingly spicy enough to raise the dead as they’re begging for beer. This year is the traditional Pan de Muerto or Bread of the Dead.…

Spinach Salad With Apples and Maple Vinaigrette

  This is a short-but-sweet recipe just meant to get the seasonal culinary juices flowing!  I served this recently with a bacon and sweet potato galette on an evening when we desperately wanted it to be autumn, but were still a couple of days early.  The combination gave us the satisfaction of seasonal flavors, but…

Poor Man’s Lobster

I’ve always looked suspiciously at menus with seafood items called “Krab Sticks” and “Imitation Lobster” knowing how incredibly processed and artificial the “seafood” must be. But then I came across this simple recipe that is very natural, totally unprocessed and absolutely delicious. So I took a successful stab at turning cod into lobster. Now if…

Ratatouille, His-n-Hers

  The crew of Upward Wing are very compatible; few sources of friction; all maritime marital bliss.  I say this so that you will know I’m NOT complaining but…Captain Peter doesn’t eat eggplant.  This is something I can generally live with, but not during Indian summer when eggplant, summer squash, tomatoes, herbs and peppers are…

Crab Cake Sliders

With old friends in town, the plan was a late summer day sail on the Chesapeake serving Crab Cake Sliders for 7. But the day turned out being this… …so we bagged the sail but kept the sliders. Cozed up in a cabin with beer and sliders on a rainy day is not such a…

Nanaimo Bars

These absurdly delicious no-bake, almost fudge like cookie bars originate from a Canadian city on Vancouver Island, but this weekend aboard Upward Wing I made them decidedly Cajun by adding them as a “second verse”  of a local joke.  As it’s told, as a hurricane was approaching the bayou country* one Cajun turned to the…