Lasagne with Fresh Tomato Sauce

It’s cold here. It’s cold everywhere (except that “F” state!) When the water is too cold for your reverse cycle heat to function, it’s time to break out the ceramic space heaters. And bake, roast, broil or braise. Now is when you want a warm oven to help heat your cabin. And a big pan…

Limoncello Tiramisu

  If you want to treat your valentine to something unforgettable this Sunday try making this tangy, citrusy twist on an old-time favorite. Tiramisu seems so elegant and sophisticated that we hardly ever think to MAKE it. But it’s crazy easy with the help of a few off-the-shelf items such as packaged ladyfingers and pre-made…

Hungarian Goulash

  The weather forecast called for 3 days of snow starting Sunday morning. I excitedly anticipated this by purchasing all the necessary ingredients for an all-day-long pot of Hungarian Goulash. This is one of those dishes that could be made far more efficiently in a pressure cooker, especially when you’re offshore. But when you’re snowed…

Avocado Eggs

Eggs baked in avocados are so easy, so nutritious and so delicious! Best to make these in a smooth anchorage or marina. They are hard to manage in a rock-n-rolling sea. Be sure to use eggs no larger than medium size or you’ll have eggs whites sliming out all over the avocado. You can top…

Caprese Bites

Every now and then we do the easiest of appetizers…like popcorn and bruschetta…that are so old school and obvious we often forget to make them. Sometimes we post these recipe as merely a reminder to make them. This does not even really need a recipe at all, Caprese Salad on a toothpick: 3 ingredients, 10…

Pasta with Asparagus & Feta Avgolemono

It’s a beautiful day on the Chesapeake, with the sun filling the cockpit and hinting of spring to come. I’m jumping the season a bit but will take full advantage of any nice day in January. So my thoughts turned to asparagus. And I had all the makings for a wonderful avgolemono…silky Greek lemon and…

Ham Bone Soup

It’s a ham bone soup kind of day. A damp cold overcast kind of day. If you have any left over ham from the New Year’s buffet, this is a perfect use for it. Adding nothing but vegetables and broth, this soup is about as healthy as you can get ham to be. It’s based…

Endive, Apple & Walnut Salad

Happy New Year! I’m sure everyone is looking forward to a great 2021 after the roller coaster ride…or runaway freight train…of 2020. Staying healthy and eating healthy is probably top-of-mind for many of you. So Galley Pirates is starting off the year with a scrumptious salad. With candied walnuts and blue cheese, it’s not entirely…

Lobster Newburg

Happy holidays to all of you out there! Many are hunkered down weathering flooding, many are shoveling a foot of snow. No matter what your weather conditions, hopefully you are within your bubble of loved ones now. Or are dreaming about 2021 when you hopefully can be.

Almond Rum Balls

No, it’s not Friday. It’s Wednesday. Pump out day. Everyone knows it’s a good idea to tip the pump out crew well, especially on cold, blustery mornings. But hand them a bag of Almond Rum Balls along with their tip and you’ll have them believing in Santa again! And these aren’t your typical vanilla wafer…