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…

Pheasant Under Isinglass

I’ve always wanted to make Pheasant Under Glass…it sounds so incredibly elegant. But sailors don’t come across this grasslands delicacy very often. We’re mostly handed duck and goose and such. So when my future son-in-law greeted me with a hug and a vacuum sealed frozen package of meticulously cleaned pheasant I couldn’t have been more…

Orzo With Peas and Shrimp

Boy, I really need to come up with a zippier title for this post before it goes out…note to self.  Because honestly, this is an absolute STAPLE dish.  When it is TOO hot in the galley to spend more time than you have to, nothing truly exciting on offer as far as ingredients, and —…

Blueberry Wild Rice Pancakes

From the Grand Portage Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota, comes this delicious hearty breakfast. These pancakes have so much crunch and chewy goodness you’ll never want a soft, spongy pancake again. Along with the great rich flavor come the nutritional benefits.  Wild rice adds protein and fiber to your pancakes, more than regular white rice,…

White Bean Hummus for a Moroccan Night

Saturday night at anchor in the West River.  Caroline is breaking out the pressure cooker for moroccan chicken, so we have starter and sides duty.  We’ll stay roughly in the region with tabouleh for a side (future post…nothing outrageously unique as a recipe, but one of my favorite summer sides — cool, with grain and…