Watermelon Salad

‘Tis that time of year, no?  HOT.  But good summer fruits are ridiculously plentiful and cheap.  Captain Peter had quite enough Watermelon Gazpacho with the last monster melon I bought, so tonight we’ll stay solid with a salad.  It’s hot enough this time of year on the Gulf Coast that, at best, we get out…

BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad

So if you had grilled chicken with homemade BBQ sauce and maque choux sometime in the past few nights, you are IN LUCK.  This is a take on one of my favorite salads from the late California Pizza Kitchen chain, and it uses up pretty much all the leftovers from that dinner — plus a…

Just Beet It Salad

Beets…as any root veggies like carrots, parsnips and potatoes…are some of the best vegetables to have on board a sailboat. They store easily, last a long time, can be knocked around without much damage and also offer some very high nutritional value. This salad, which merges beets with oranges, arugula, feta cheese and pine nuts is packed with vitamins…

Strawberry Arugula Salad

Nothing says spring like a strawberry salad with refreshing cucumbers and arugula. And although we’re well into May, we haven’t had “spring” here on the Chesapeake due to a 3 week holding pattern of cold rain. Well, today finally, the sun is shining! Although just for a few hours. So let’s take a moment to celebrate…

Salade Niçoise with Tarragon Vinaigrette

This salad always makes me think of the South of France…sitting in a breezy outdoor cafe in Nice sipping a glass of Rosé, with toes still sandy from the beach. Ahh. But it’s 54º and rainy here on the Chesapeake. So we needed something to brighten our day and take us to warmer places. This recipe may be a…

Seared Tuna Salad With Lavender

So the holidays are stressful, yes?  And lavender is a natural stress relief, yes?  So that is what we’re going for this New Years…to draw a line under a really stressful 2015 — terrorist attacks, layoffs, yacht club fires — and sail a gentle beam reach into 2016 amid a haze of herb-induced peace.  Three…

Sweet Potato Salad

Struggling to relate this post to Columbus Day (or Annapolis Sailboat Show) weekend, I typed “Columbus Sweet Potato” into Google…and got the following history of the sweet potato.  I shouldn’t be surprised; I knew it was a great cruising recipe because sweet potatoes store well and are found in most parts of the world where…

Greek Salad

A fresh Greek Salad is found alongside every Greek meal. And it can be a meal in itself with the addition of some gyro meat or grilled chicken. Be sure to add Kalamata olives. I thought I had a jar of olives on board Night Town this evening, but alas… a Greek Salad with no…

Weavers’ Warm Potato Salad

The challenge this week was to create a special dinner aboard for Mother’s Day that would please both my mother, who loves her fresh fruits and vegetables, and her friend Gary who likes meat and potatoes and wonders why you would bother to eat vegetables when that is what meat eats.  Enter Captain Peter’s grandmother’s…

Caesar Salad Tartufi

The “tartufi” in this recipe is the touch of truffle in the dressing. I’ve become a huge fan of truffle salt, as you can see in Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese and Turkey Tetrazzini. Fresh, quick and easy. Goes with most any Italian meal…for this night, Clams Linguini.