Strawberries Steeped With Basil and Pepper

This is a VERY simple, and light, but delicious dressing-up for the season’s best berries.  Having grown up in Ventura County, California — the Strawberry Capital of the World, we all knew well — I was at first perplexed to find that this part of Louisiana considers itself the Strawberry Capital of the Universe.  I’m not going to…

Portuguese Clams with Sausage

This is a great Mediterranean main course soup that can be served any season. With clams, linguiça, Cannellini beans and lots of vegetables, it’s got everything you need for a full meal. Plus it’s not a difficult or time consuming soup to make; it can easily be made under ways in calm to moderate seas.…

Flan-From-A-Can

Warm beer and bread they say can raise the dead…whiskey and women are in short supply…I got a spicy monkey ridin’ on my back…halfway through a Jimmy Buffett album you’re pretty clear that running out of decent victuals is high on a pirate’s list of concerns.  Realistically, what you run out of long before whiskey…