Lion’s Mane Mushroom “Crab” Cakes

My skipper and I went to the Annapolis Farmer’s Market last weekend and were a little overwhelmed. Along with all the root vegetables, berries, cheeses and honey, we were totally drawn to José and his table of mushrooms, from The Bay Mushrooms. I was on a mission to purchase some oyster mushrooms, but my eyes…

Sailor Jerry’s Champagne Grapes

With few fireworks or parades this year, the 4th of July sort of snuck up on us. It’s been a hot summer so far which means the holiday weekend calls for something cool, yet somewhat celebratory to make up for the lack of big BBQs and parties. These booze-soaked grapes are the perfect little treat…

Black-and-Blue Beef Salad

If you are the type of pirate who gets a periodic craving for a good piece of beef but a warm steak loses its appeal in the summer heat, this recipe might be just your thing. “Black and blue” is the designation for a steak charred black on the outside but still raw on the…

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

You know that exciting feeling when you move your boat to a new marina, right? Even though it’s the same old boat, the new location feels like you’re in a brand new home. There are new sounds, new waves and movement, and the sun casts its light in different beams through the portholes. We are…

Clafoutis aux Framboise

Clafoutis aux Framboise. The name sounds so elegant, but this classic French dessert is easily made with the most basic of ingredients. Originally from Limousin in central southwest France, clafoutis are traditionally prepared with cherries but most any fruit can be substituted. Today we’re are using beautiful fresh raspberries.

Patacones (Tostones) with Mojo Sauce

As face-to-face socializing (or rather mask-to-mask, 6’ apart) begins to open up in our world, I’m dreaming about future get togethers on the dock. No hugs, no handshakes, but maybe a few beers and some munchies? Maybe some fried plantains? It brings back memories of sailing into Shelter Bay, Panama with the 2018 World ARC…

Moroccan Orange, Carrot & Radish Salad

Radishes are one of the most rewarding vegetables in your spring garden. They are often the first seeds to sow and they are always the first to pull up and eat, just 4 weeks after they’re sown. You see bunches and bunches of them in farmer’s markets right a long side asparagus this time of…

Moussaka

In these very strange times of isolation…working from home (if we can work at all), communicating through Zoom, wearing masks and suspicious of complete strangers whose smiles are covered…I think we are all leaning towards things that bring normalcy to our lives. Comfort. We reread our favorite books, binge watch our favorite programs, and of…

Lillet Reviver

Every now an then we sneak in a mid-week, little…in this case petite, recipe. This happens to be a cocktail from David Lebovitz’s new book of cocktails, Drinking French. Infused with Lillet blanc, gin and Grand Marnier…with a lick of absinthe…it is totally worth risking cut crystal coupe glasses in the cockpit for evening sundowners.

Murgh Makhani (Butter Chicken)

Being locked up with little to do but cook and eat, I seem to be turning a blind eye to calories. Back in the day, when you could go to an Indian restaurant…any restaurant…I’d typically get Tandoori Grilled Salmon or Chicken Malai Kabab, nothing laden in heavy sauces. Watching calories, you know! But now I’m…