Mushroom Galette

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip, that started from this tropic port aboard this tiny ship… When friends from California spring onto your boat sporting Gilligan and Skipper hats, you brace yourself for a fateful trip. But instead of our tiny ship getting tossed, the three…

Curried Chicken and Greens

Well.  After all my whimpering last week about how not-carefree the year had been, as I prepared my lucky peas for New Year’s Day, I turned the corner into the new year with a resolution to simply incorporate a little more paradise wherever I can.  So for a beautiful southern winter day and a late…

Peas, Greens, and Andouille Stew

One of the challenges of food blogging is how to select the photo that makes the food look best empirically vs. the photo that makes it look genuine in the context of your own reality (and, if you are remotely calibrated to your readership, their own).  I am going to be abruptly honest here: 2019 has…

Holiday Crab Rangoon Cups

I had Crab Rangoon at a restaurant last week. It was one of their week’s specials, and knowing I was going to make a version of it for the upcoming Parade of Lights party, I thought I’d give it a go. Hmmm. Well, I realized how not to make my Holiday Crab Rangoon Cups…seemingly all…

Gingerbread Crew

If there is one thing the internet has done, it’s to bring home the fact that, with 6+ billion of us on this planet (most of us with smart phones), there is very little new under the sun.  That said, I just had the opportunity to wonder if I was the first person in the…

Shepherd’s Pie Made Easy

I can’t believe I’m the Galley Pirate lucky enough to happen upon Shepherd’s Pie as dry blog-powder.  This is the third of our series “Ace the Eleven Year OId Comes Aboard and GP Panics About What to Serve Him.”  Ace is a camping aficionado, so I figured Shepherd’s Pie had to be in his repertoire. …

Pheasant Mushroom Cream Soup

Happy day after Thanksgiving! Or Black Friday as many call it. We will still be on our boat celebrating a pirate’s favorite holiday as this publishes so no shopping for us. I just wanted to share with you the soup we served at our Thanksgiving feast. Don’t think for a moment this can’t be made…

Pumpkin Pierogis

Having drinks in the cockpit with friends we thought we knew, a “past life secret” slips out. Nancy and her mother had a pierogi business, Pirogi Priest, in her earlier days in Connecticut. They made each pierogi by hand to benefit a children’s charity started by a local Catholic priest, then sold their pierogis nationally.…

Dirty Bird

This pirate is not much of a sports fan.  I like sports … just don’t have the time or bandwidth to follow them fanatically*.  But Louisiana has this fabulous tradition of cooking the opposing team’s mascot — mostly a college football thing, they roast a Cochon de Lait when they play the Razorbacks, alligator when…