Asparagus Omelette with Jarlsberg Cheese Sauce

The sun finally came through today, just in time for USNA Commissioning Week! It’s Annapolis’ rite of spring so what better way to celebrate than to prepare a dish with a local spring favorite…asparagus. The Chesapeake Bay area, with it’s loamy and sandy soil, produces some superb asparagus. I’m running late this morning, so this “breakfast” actually turned into…

Buccaneer’s Bacon Jam

  Bacon jam…two wonderful words, brought together.  When I mentioned this to my brother the first time, he said “what is THAT, and why haven’t I been embalmed in it?!?”  Essentially bacon and sweet onions caramelized together, this is a glorious condiment with cheese and crackers, or spread on a grilled cheese sandwich, perhaps with…

Caramelized Apples

I’ve never met a cruiser who doesn’t count apples as a primary food group.  Thrown in a produce hammock they last endlessly, fending off scurvy just as well as they did rumbling around in barrels on galleons.  I have recipes in every category using apples — breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizer, main, side, dessert…even mocktail.  For…

Nutella Banana Crepe Rollups

This recipe was actually a culinary accident; but some of the best are. How many times do you make pancakes and end up with batter still left when everyone is stuffed? I did on our trip around DelMarVa, and these roll ups were born. And a huge treat on a stormy, rough morning when a…

Crab Frittata

We woke up to a gorgeous calm morning moored at the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron, one of our favorite places on the Bay. The only thing that separates the mooring field from the Chesapeake Bay is a narrow causeway that enters exclusive Gibson Island. You’re protected from the bay current, but have an endless view…

Pirate’s Pain Perdu (or Ice Cream French Toast)

Avast ye, me hearties!  On this Friday in late September ye must know that when the moon crosses the yardarm this eve’…tis INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY ONCE MORE!  Woe be to the landlubber that wakes on such a day with “french toast” instead of the pirate’s booty of Pain Perdu, made not just…

Drowned Eggs (Huevos Ahogados)

There’s nothing better than friends that bring fresh, local food to your boat. Roger and Ruth carted 18 blue Bantam Chicken eggs from their backyard in Iowa to this very appreciative Galley Pirate. These were the same folks that Fed Ex’d eggs for Those Little Devils. The eggs were the perfect size for poaching. Nice…

Mardi Gras Morning King Cake

There is nothing like the New Orleans King Cake.  Like its medieval French ancestor the Galette des Rois, it is traditionally served on Epiphany or Kings Day, after the 12th night of Christmas.  But in that beautiful way that New Orleans takes delicate french things and makes them its decadent own, NoLA serves this giant…

Turkey, Sage & Leek Quiche

The last thing you’re thinking as you roll out of  your berth today is to get back in the galley and cook. Take-out sushi, carry-out pizza…anything but cooking…anything but turkey. But this breakfast recipe might change your mind. Turkey, Sage & Leek Quiche 5 eggs 1 2/3 cups milk 2/3 cup chopped leeks 1 tablespoon…

Blueberry Wild Rice Pancakes

From the Grand Portage Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota, comes this delicious hearty breakfast. These pancakes have so much crunch and chewy goodness you’ll never want a soft, spongy pancake again. Along with the great rich flavor come the nutritional benefits.  Wild rice adds protein and fiber to your pancakes, more than regular white rice,…