Thick as Pea Soup

By the time you read this my skipper and I should be happily onboard beautiful SV Solitude in USVI, soaking up the sun and sipping cocktails with good friends Gary & Torie. Come back in the next few weeks for upcoming recipes from the Virgins as I plan to take full advantage of cooking in their luxurious…

Pork Tamales in Banana Leaves

We have pressure cooker madness onboard our sailing vessel today.  Nothing illegal or sinister about this pressure cooker, but I have to admit these Tamales Wrapped in Banana Leaves are so good they should be outlawed! Pressure cooking is a go-to method onboard a sailboat, using less time and energy than conventional cooking. Plus you can lock down the…

Braised Roast Beef

If you’re needed more in the cockpit than you are in the galley, here’s a versatile recipe that can be easily made under way and thrown into a multitude of yummy meals. I prepared this braised roast beef one evening while we were looking for anchorage. 10 minute prep time: brown the beef, toss the ingredients into a pot, set to…

Pressure Cooker Moroccan Chicken

I have to admit, I’ve been a little intimidated about using my pressure cooker. I was so gun-ho when I bought it at last year’s Sailboat Show. But there it sat for months, a gadget so out of my comfort zone. It’s not completely obscure, though; you hear about it these days, but never in…