Strawberries Steeped With Basil and Pepper

This is a VERY simple, and light, but delicious dressing-up for the season’s best berries.  Having grown up in Ventura County, California — the Strawberry Capital of the World, we all knew well — I was at first perplexed to find that this part of Louisiana considers itself the Strawberry Capital of the Universe.  I’m not going to…

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

Bananas Foster…there aren’t many more dramatic, glamorously celebratory desserts.  A tropical, rich concoction…it’s boozy sauce set aflame!  Tempted to ring in 2017 with this decadence I realized…you are breaking two of the cardinal rules of boat safety: no bananas (maritime bad luck magnets), and fire (the only thing, other than more water coming on than…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Galley Pirates wishes all of our fellow pirates a Very Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day of family, friends and food on land or at sea. And leave room for dessert!  

Mediterranean Yogurt Cake

As I’m staring out brass portholes and smelling a hint of diesel fumes and holding tank, I imagine lavender scented breezes blowing through french lace curtains in the Provence countryside. I can even hear the warblers calling. The imagination is a wonderful thing. A friend of mine directed me to this recipe that was published in the…

Malibu Cream Puffs with Fudge Sauce

Does your mother worry about you? Does she think you’re bound for a Darwin Award with your crazy sailing adventures? Well, this Mother’s Day show her what incredible delights can come from that tiny sailboat galley of yours. The perfect Mother’s Day gift is not flowers or Sunday brunch at a crowded restaurant. It’s cream puffs!…

Lavender Chocolate Pots-de-Creme

If you aren’t ready to crawl into your sea berth and tie up your lee cloth yet, you will be after this…chocolate pots-de-creme – a richer, smoother, deeper pudding – infused with vanilla bean and lavender and served with the world’s most contented dollop of freshly-whipped cream.  In fact, we are so sure of its…

Holiday Macadamia Nut Pie

Merry Christmas to all you pirates and land lubbers alike! Not sure about your marina, but out here, it’s not feeling too much like Christmas outside. Humid, low-seventies….not at all the Christmas that inspires hot toddies and pecan pie. So, let’s try something different this holiday. Here’s a Hawaiian variation of your traditional southern pecan pie.…