Šaltibarščiai (Lithuanian Cold Beet Soup)

Can you believe the color of this soup? I have never seen anything like it! I was looking for new ways to use beets and came across this most unusual Lithuanian soup. It’s pronounced shalt-eh-barsh-chay and is incredibly popular in Lithuania especially on hot summer days as it is served cold, usually with a side…

Gazpacho Rápido!

We had dinner the other night with some friends we met on the World ARC (they spent two years circumnavigating so they could “stop and smell the roses” of New Zealand and South Africa…the way to do it, in my book!) and a discussion came up about gazpacho. I asked them their secrets; it seemed…

Tonno e Cannellini (Tuna & White Bean Stew)

Being the isolated spontaneous chefs we all are now, I’m guessing I’m not the only one investigating what’s in the bottom of my freezer. Well, lo and behold, there is still about 20 pounds of tuna left from Alex’s off-shore bachelor party! The culinary gears start turning. And when you are also gifted a FABULOUS…

Phở (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)

Many people are finding themselves at home with more time on their hands than they ever thought imaginable. And many of those people’s homes are boats. Close quarters. Projects like rebuilding the head pump, replacing impellers, …even French whipping the wheel, are starting to get monotonous. Looking for more rewarding ways to spend time? Try…

Celery Soup

The first time I had celery soup was at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. We were seated in a ballroom surrounded by one of the world’s largest collections of Rococo art. While the music played and people schmoozed, a handsome attendant dressed in 18th century attire stepped onto the dining room floor and pounded his…

Gumbo Des Herbes

Or as they call it colloquially, “Gumbo Z’herbes” or just green gumbo.  Sure, it’s the Friday before Superbowl Sunday and we would normally be serving up a recipe for your game day snacking: something like our bourbon shrimp pops, crab stuffed mushroom caps, jalapeno poppers or — if the Saints were playing — oysters rocketfeller…

Peas, Greens, and Andouille Stew

One of the challenges of food blogging is how to select the photo that makes the food look best empirically vs. the photo that makes it look genuine in the context of your own reality (and, if you are remotely calibrated to your readership, their own).  I am going to be abruptly honest here: 2019 has…

Pheasant Mushroom Cream Soup

Happy day after Thanksgiving! Or Black Friday as many call it. We will still be on our boat celebrating a pirate’s favorite holiday as this publishes so no shopping for us. I just wanted to share with you the soup we served at our Thanksgiving feast. Don’t think for a moment this can’t be made…

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…