Chinese Hot & Sour Soup

Throw back to one year ago: World ARC 2018. I planned this meal in advance of this epic trip knowing we had lots of tofu on board. Tofu is a great protein to take cruising, as purchased in cans, it does not require refrigeration. And beautiful Torie, Admiral of beautiful SV Solitude, loves her tofu…

Chicken Jalapeno Soup

Welcome to National Soup Month!  In the annals of made-up, commercially-exploitable holidays, this one’s pretty obvious.  It’s cold, you’re plum tuckered out with the challenge of packing a single buffet plate from a choice of twenty holiday dishes on offer, and maybe you’ve got a resolution to eat in a mildly more healthful manner.  Something…

Lucky Black-Eyed Peas

Bonne Année, mes Cheres!  In New Orleans — and, I’m told, much of the South — we eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for luck in the coming year. This purportedly dates to the end of the Civil War, when Confederate soldiers and those remaining Southern citizens had little to eat, and felt pretty…

Cucumber Gazpacho

A few weeks back we promised you a Cucumber Gazpacho recipe, reminiscent of my meal at La Poste in Panama City. As cucumbers are still ever-so-abundant in my garden, now is a good time to try to duplicate the restaurant’s delectable little shot of pale green heaven. They served this before the meal alongside some…

Kale & Quinoa Soup

This was the celebratory meal we made after crossing the equator into the southern seas heading toward the Galápagos. It was back in February but seems like just yesterday. As many of you know, crossing the equator is a big deal for sailors. It prompts all sorts of funky traditions like men shaving only half…

Pork Pozole

Since we Galley Pirates seem to have a Latin American theme going here, let me throw in my favorite pozole recipe, that spicy Mexican soup that’s packed with a variety of Latin flavors. There are no two pozole recipes alike, but the one ingredient all pozole includes is hominy…peeled, puffed corn. It’s a great sailboat…

Asparagus Soup With Lemon and Dill (Asparagolemono)

Spring has very much sprung here in the South — beautiful weather with just enough warmth, no humidity, and some great winds!  That means two things: get the diver out to scrub our bottom (go ahead…indulge your inner 12-year-old boy and giggle…), and asparagus season.  This soup is from the Old Farmer’s Almanac and is…

Irish Lamb Stew

I agreed to cover the St. Patrick’s Day post this year.  Even though we have a serious cold front coming through right now: 40s at night and only mid-60s during the day…oh the humanity!  But unlike Nightown, Upward Wing isn’t on the hard and snowed in.  So I persevered…but it very much called for a…

Fresh Tomato Soup

Tomatoes are still abundant in the Chesapeake region right now, so get up early and head to your local Farmer’s Market if you don’t already have neighbors offing their extras on you. This is a very simple soup to make and I think you’d be hard pressed to find a tastier tomato soup. It’s very…

Maryland Crab Soup

This is a classic Chesapeake Bay soup that is healthy, hardy and so easy to make. It’s basically beef vegetable soup typically using canned or frozen vegetables; perfect for sailors. In fact I’ll bet every restaurant that serves this uses canned vegetables. Then you throw in some lump crab meat and there you have it,…