Dia de los Muertos: Chicken Mole Poblano

Hola Piratas!  Welcome to Galley Pirates’ Dia de los Muertos celebration!  Dia de los Muertos — celebrated November first and second in Mexico and other countries or cities with a heavy Latin cultural tradition…in other words, cruising locales — is actually your Galley Pirates’ preferred holiday this time of year.  The tradition honors those who have…

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…

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…