I’ve been eating this dish since I was a kid, my mom would make it in California and when I lived in Singapore our housekeeper would make it. When I started cooking on boats and looking for recipes to make I looked back to my […]
My food mood changes during the winter, all I want to do is eat things that are bad for me, high in calorie and not as many vegetables as I pack into my summer meals. As the cold sets in I become less active and […]
My favorite ways to prepare potatoes is in salad form and the second best is roasted, this is the best of both worlds. Crispy roasted potatoes are sauced with fresh ranch style dressing, green onions, parsley and dill to make for a pleasing textural combination and tangy side dish perfect for any summer BBQ.
I like to make food from everywhere, I pick up ideas on my travels but most of the time I make things that I haven’t eaten before. Researching and planning food is half the fun of my job, I get to be creative and look […]
When I make Mexican food I usually end up making salsa or pico de gallo, I like to remove the inside seed gooey bits, the tomato caviar. It’s perfectly good to keep in, but I remove it so that my pico de gallo isn’t too […]
When I grill something for dinner over charcoal I feel bad letting the coals go to waist, so I try to plan ahead and grill a second item to use up that heat. Even if there is only enough heat to leave grill marks or kiss the items with a little BBQ flavor they are intended for another meal and can be reheated until they are cooked through. This sandwich was birthed from one of those second grill sessions, the chicken got some grill marks but didn’t cook through, but that worked out fine because I wanted to reheat it for lunch and this way the chicken wasn’t overcooked and dry. The BBQ sauce is packed with the spiciness of black pepper while the other components of the sandwich help balance the heat. Sharp vinegary red onions, earthy roasted peppers and creamy cheese to mellow the impact of the black pepper heat.
52 weeks of cooking – Tofu It may be hard to believe, but there are some days when I don’t want to cook, the key word there is some. And on those rare occasions where I don’t want to cook but still need to cook […]
The group of friends I made on Bounty will always be with me even if we are miles apart, we bonded over a shared love of the ship. Every few years a group of us gets together for some event, recently it’s been weddings, but […]
As the season finally begins to comes to an end I am burnt out. I can image that when you don’t live and work in the same location going home is relaxing, you get away from the stresses of your job and are able to put the day behind you with a little more ease. When I relax I just go over to the other side of the galley, to the mess table and sit there thinking of all the things I could and sometimes should be doing instead of sitting. So with that in mind, that I’m getting tired of the season I glomped two overnight trips together in one post.
Books A Sail
Think of this sail as a mini book club, the passengers are told in advance what books to read and each day they discuss a different book. This year we read Feathers by Thor Hanson, Wind by Jan DeBlieu and Mink River by Brian Doyle. We even had Thor Hanson the author of Feathers come on board with us and help lead the discussion on his own book. Last year on this trip a passenger asked me if I had a cook book, I don’t, she said I should and that she worked for a small publishing company and was willing to help me out. We had a few conversations about writing a cook book and I did some of my own research, starting this blog is my first step towards writing cookbook. My plans for the winter are to start choosing and testing recipes for my future cookbook.
Lunch: Calzones stuffed with pepperoni, ricotta and green bell peppers, Italian dressed salad
Dinner: Chicken paprikash with crème fraiche, egg noodles and grilled Brussel sprouts
Breakfast: Oatmeal, honey bun muffins and fruit
Lunch: Split pea soup with pulled pork and sauerkraut open faced sandwiches
Dinner: Korean BBQ meatballs, rice, doenjang green beans and kimchi pancakes
Dessert: Swedish apple pie with cinnamon ice cream
Breakfast: Artichoke quiche with bacon, fruit and sourdough toast
Lunch: Preserved lemon chicken wraps with garlic sauce, Mediterranean pickles and tabouli
San Juan Escape
This trip is always done towards the end of the season, I get it, sometimes you just need a name for a normal trip, but we’re not escaping the San Juans, we are going right to them! I need to escape them! Help! I guess the idea for this trip is more so to explore the islands, have some time ashore for a hike or so, but we had some pretty wet weather so there was really no time ashore.
Lunch: chicken pot pie with leeks and fennel, green salad and brown butter peas
Dinner: Turkish meatballs with rice and yoghurt, tahini roasted eggplant
Breakfast: Apple and cheddar biscuits with ham, fried eggs and fruit
Lunch: Shrimp laksa noodle soup with bok choy
Dinner: Cornbread and chorizo stuffed pork loin with poblano cream sauce, boiled potatoes and green beans
Dessert: Poached pear tart
Breakfast: Pancakes with pecan maple syrup, sausages and fruit
Lunch: Mushroom and beet soup with onion rolls
During the summer I’d visit my grandparents, all by myself, we called it Grandma Camp. Most of the time my grandma would be the one entertaining and taking care of me, but when it came time for dinner my Papa took over. He always made […]
I’m a tall ship cook, I prefer to cook with water beneath me, no land in sight and lots of mouths to feed. I like to play with bold flavors, pushing people’s taste buds in new directions and using a recipe as a guideline, my hands are my measuring spoons. Read More about “About Me”…