Coconut Grapefruit Mahi

The Mahi we caught on our westward sail through the Caribbean was the gift that kept on giving. The fish was the perfect size for 2 full meals plus ample leftover fish for tacos and such. We were under way today with about 24 hours to reach historic Santa Marta, Columbia, on a beautiful broad…

Apple Cheese Turnover … underway at 8 kts

Regular followers will know that Pirate Kristin has been whining prodigiously for some time about the TRULY unprecedented cold plaguing the Gulf Coast this winter — which is only exacerbated by Pirate Caroline traipsing around in Caribbean climes.  Well…today, after a ridiculous several-days’ freeze, the bayou dwellers awoke to high-60s, sun, and a brisk 15-18kt…

Fresh Lobsters, Two Ways

Cruisers rave about the San Blas Islands. And I get it. Totally. These are remote islands off the Atlantic coast of Panama inhabited by a few local Kuna Indians. The islands are tiny, with canopies of coconut palms shading the scattered make-shift dwellings of the locals.

Mahi Sashimi

Day four of our off-shore excursion from St. Lucia to the Galápagos….we caught a fish. Gary set out lines and caught the quintessential Mahi; the exact picture you see in every Caribbean tourist guide. Not only did it give us three dinners but it gave him an important contribution to the ARC’s twice-daily check-in: the…

Green Figs & Salt Fish

LIVE from St. Lucia… (not really….posting this via dodgy internet access in Santa Marta, Columbia) I’m sure most of you cruisers live by the adage “When in Rome….”. Yes, buy local food, stick with the local recipes, and live the culture of your surroundings. With this dish, we assimilated into the local St. Lucian lifestyle…

Cajun Singapore Noodles

So by now you all know Pirate Caroline is spending the first two months of her 2018 lounging about a luxury yacht on the passage of a lifetime.  I, on the other hand, have two months full of business travel (and alas, I am not a professional sailor).  That said, some of my destinations have…

Lemon Ginger Macaroons

If you like coconut and occasionally experience URGENT cravings for a fresh, warm, homemade cookie that require sating in “slice-n-bake” timeframe or less, then this is your recipe.  A handful of ingredients — most of which you probably have, and which are easy to keep on the shelf for just such emergencies — and about…

Happy New Year from Galley Pirates!

Greetings, fellow Galley Pirates! And a Happy New Year to you all! Looking forward to a fantastic start to 2018, this Galley Pirate is headed out on the excursion of a lifetime! Well, my lifetime anyway. Crewing in the World ARC on beautiful SV Solitude, captained by Gary with Admiral Torie in command, we will…

Green Tomato Salad With Satsuma Cane Syrup Vinaigrette

Caught you off guard, didn’t we?  You got up and checked your e-mail this morning thinking “it’s the Friday before New Years…Galley Pirates is going to have something rich, or boozy, or both…maybe a cocktail made with bacon fat!” (don’t laugh…we have those in New Orleans).  But instead you get…a SALAD?  With fruit AND vegetables? …