French Baguettes

Tough times we are in right now. The stores are cleaned out of everything….including bread. But who would have guessed, my SKIPPER would come to the rescue on SV Night Town. He spends little time in the galley, and I’m honestly ok with that. I don’t really like him nosing around in my lockers for…

Crawfish and Asparagus Risotto

We hope you all are well.  Social distancing and self-isolation being a normal, periodic thing for sailors, the day to day of this challenge has been manageable for Upward Wing.  Grocery store shelves are a bit stark, but if you shop local, you can find a breath of spring and down here on da bayou,…

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

It’s that time of year when it’s still a little cold and the season is still a little boring, but pirates turn into leprechauns and unashamedly drink Jameson instead of Mount Gay. We Galley Pirates have had a good six seasons of St. Patrick’s Day recipes, and no two are alike. So next up is…

Pressure Cooker Beef Short Ribs

Sometimes a crew just  needs meat and potatoes, ya know?  And no better cut than short ribs for flavor, well marbled and bone-in, but that’s IF you have a good long time to braise them until they fall off the bone.  Tonight I did not have that time.  We had a great afternoon sail and…

Celery Soup

The first time I had celery soup was at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. We were seated in a ballroom surrounded by one of the world’s largest collections of Rococo art. While the music played and people schmoozed, a handsome attendant dressed in 18th century attire stepped onto the dining room floor and pounded his…

Rice Calas

Joyeux Mardi Gras mes cheres!  It’s a cold and rainy day before Samedi Gras here in New Orleans — something outsiders don’t appreciate, that Mardi Gras weather is DICEY.  So rather than traipsing around the French Quarter in the cold rain, this Pirate is holed up in her warm galley making rice calas.  These are…

Scandinavian Almond Cake

There’s something about the simplicity of the old world pound cakes that are utterly romantic. The minimal basic ingredients; traditional recipes that have been around for hundreds of years. You’ll want to treat your love…whether a man or woman, a cat or a dog, a friend or a relative, real or imaginary…to some classical music…

Hawaiian Pizza

So maybe I’m posting this Hawaiian pizza recipe just so I can throw in my skipper’s recent photos of Oahu’s North Shore sunsets. Yep, he went to Hawaii for work. Or maybe I’m posting this because Hawaiian Pizza is one of my all time favorite pizzas. Salty, smokey, cheesy and sweet, all thrown onto one…

Gumbo Des Herbes

Or as they call it colloquially, “Gumbo Z’herbes” or just green gumbo.  Sure, it’s the Friday before Superbowl Sunday and we would normally be serving up a recipe for your game day snacking: something like our bourbon shrimp pops, crab stuffed mushroom caps, jalapeno poppers or — if the Saints were playing — oysters rocketfeller…

Tofu Pad Thai with Broccolini

If any of your New Years resolutions included eating less meat, this is a great recipe to keep in your repertoire. My skipper and I recently spent some time living the vegetarian lifestyle* and I labored over recipes I’d never ventured into before. Tofu was my challenge. Getting tofu to be crispy, like some restaurants…