Caveman Caprese

  Yep, still in our open-air galley here in New Orleans, doing as much as we can on the transom grill and otherwise up top until autumn weather kicks in.  Tonight we adapted a recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks — The Thrill of the Grill — into what I like to call a…

Cajun Singapore Noodles

So by now you all know Pirate Caroline is spending the first two months of her 2018 lounging about a luxury yacht on the passage of a lifetime.  I, on the other hand, have two months full of business travel (and alas, I am not a professional sailor).  That said, some of my destinations have…

Malva Pudding

Rumor has it Galley Pirates is getting a reputation for pushing calorie rich, dare I say…fattening…food. Guilty, I suppose. But sailors tend to be a lively bunch, generally burning off what they take in…and have a high appreciation for really good food. So to add to our booty of “satisfying” foods is Malva Pudding. I…

Blueberry Wild Rice Pancakes

From the Grand Portage Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota, comes this delicious hearty breakfast. These pancakes have so much crunch and chewy goodness you’ll never want a soft, spongy pancake again. Along with the great rich flavor come the nutritional benefits.  Wild rice adds protein and fiber to your pancakes, more than regular white rice,…

Ghostly Three Flare Chili

If you’re hiding skeletons in your wet locker tonight, watch out! You may hear your engine start, your dock lines hacked, and the heron calls turned to raven cries. It’s Halloween. So beware that the dead may come alive in your cockpit to take you out to sea.

Chongeun’s Favorite Chicken Wings

Our friend Chongeun loves these chicken wings, from a favorite cookbook called “Thrill of the Grill.”  I have seen her race Marshall to the bottom of a bowl of a dozen and then take a spoon to the remaining sauce.  In fact, that’s why I only have a half-consumed batch to show you…I had no…

Pressure Cooker Moroccan Chicken

I have to admit, I’ve been a little intimidated about using my pressure cooker. I was so gun-ho when I bought it at last year’s Sailboat Show. But there it sat for months, a gadget so out of my comfort zone. It’s not completely obscure, though; you hear about it these days, but never in…

Impromptu Brunch with Mom’s Magic Sauces

Our plans to sail to Rockhall and eat crabs with friends were scrapped when the weather forecast showed 80% chance of rain with 50% of thunderstorms all weekend.  We are not simple fairweather sailors, but a forecast like that just looks like no fun at all.  So, with a long list of chores aboard anyway,…