Dirty Bird

This pirate is not much of a sports fan.  I like sports … just don’t have the time or bandwidth to follow them fanatically*.  But Louisiana has this fabulous tradition of cooking the opposing team’s mascot — mostly a college football thing, they roast a Cochon de Lait when they play the Razorbacks, alligator when…

Satsuma Creole Cream Cheese Pie

T’was the night before Christmas…or so we claimed, and comported ourselves accordingly!  Having land-obligations for the actual holiday, Upward Wing had Christmas dinner aboard with friends this past weekend.  With weather in the mid-70s, your southern Louisiana Pirate wasn’t feeling rich stuffings or green bean casserole or pumpkin pie.  Enter Satsumas, a local crop cousin…

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…

Walnut & Cranberry Acorn Squash

These little gems can be a wonderful addition to next Thursday’s Thanksgiving meal. A slightly more nutritious alternative to Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole (although we see nothing wrong with doing both!), this stuffed acorn squash is as pretty as it is delicious. My Skipper and I will be rafted up with Captain Alex, friends and…