Bruschetta at Baltimore Harbor Light

I love the burst of energy that comes with Indian Summer.  The languid August heat breaks, winds pick up, and you sense that it all will end too soon, so grab as much of it as you can, while you can!  That goes double for summer crops.  Ripe summer tomatoes and bushes of fresh herbs…

Grilled Apples & Brie Sandwich

This is a scrumptious lunch that’s so easy to make under way and is always a crew pleaser. Apples are soooo sailboat friendly. Just hang them in an airy fruit hammock and they’ll last for weeks off shore or in the harbor. Granny Smith apples are the preferred variety for these sandwiches as they are a very…

Caramelized Apples

I’ve never met a cruiser who doesn’t count apples as a primary food group.  Thrown in a produce hammock they last endlessly, fending off scurvy just as well as they did rumbling around in barrels on galleons.  I have recipes in every category using apples — breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizer, main, side, dessert…even mocktail.  For…

Hot Crab Dip

I don’t think I’ve ever attended a local Chesapeake party where someone didn’t bring crab dip. It’s pretty much a staple around here, and understandably so. Crab meat is plentiful in the Chesapeake (…yet within the past few years, VERY pricy. Be sure to profusely thank whoever brought it because they probably dumped a good…

Ahhh….Ginger

We once had a crew member, affectionately known an Pauly, join us in Nantucket for a trip south to Annapolis. Pauly came on board with seven bags of ginger snaps. Seven. In sailboat terms that’s about 3 square storage feet of ginger snaps. But I have to admit, all but one bag got consumed. Ginger…