Pork Tamales in Banana Leaves

We have pressure cooker madness onboard our sailing vessel today.  Nothing illegal or sinister about this pressure cooker, but I have to admit these Tamales Wrapped in Banana Leaves are so good they should be outlawed! Pressure cooking is a go-to method onboard a sailboat, using less time and energy than conventional cooking. Plus you can lock down the…

Greek Pastitsio

  Pastitsio is a Greek dish traditionally made with tubular pasta. However it can be made with Ziti, Penne or Elbow Macaroni as well. Whenever I happen to find tubular pasta at a specialty grocer I get it, just so I can make Pastitsio. I like to call this the Greek version of lasagne, but it…

Chesapeake Crab Chowder

Once in a blue moon…on a very rare occasion…you have left over crab meat. Not enough to make crab cakes or crab imperial. But just enough to throw into a soup. Today’s chowder is my favorite crab soup…not as heavy as Cream of Crab, yet a little heartier than Maryland Crab Soup and packed with great…

Conch Fritters

If you’ve ever cruised the Abacos, you probably have a similar collection of conch shells on board. Conch is a plentiful island treat that you don’t find in all places of the world. Markets in the islands are scarce, expensive and lightly provisioned so any opportunity to enjoy nature’s local bounty is welcome. Following is…