Appetizers

Cabbage Confetti Salsa

Cabbage Confetti Salsa

This is my beautiful friend Beth or as she prefers to be called Lady BethFace. She started off as a friend of my husband’s before I met him, they sailed together on the Lady Washington in 2008. When I first started working on Zodiac she […]

Squiggly Wonton Shrimp

Squiggly Wonton Shrimp

52 weeks of cooking – Four in a row Week 21: Cheap Meals – ingredients for wontons are cheap and shrimp was on sale week 22: East Asia – Chinese Week 23: Deep Frying – deep fried it Week 24: From Scratch – homemade wonton […]

Tomato Pate a Choux with Ricotta Filling

Tomato Pate a Choux with Ricotta Filling

52 weeks of baking – Pate a Choux These deep orange colored pate a choux are tomato flavored and filled with a herby ricotta mixture. My first attempt at making these I adorned the tops of the dough with very thin slices of tomato, they […]

Mini Okonomiyaki

Mini Okonomiyaki

52 weeks of cooking – Multi-Course Meal Growing up my brother was the one who was more interested in cooking than I was, he even considered going to culinary school at one point. He was the one who introduced me to okonomiyaki, cabbage pancakes. The […]

Borek and Charred Green Onion Dip

Borek and Charred Green Onion Dip

52 weeks of cooking – Balkan When I think back on my vacation to Turkey I always think about the food first. The art that I saw, the beautiful mosques and the palaces covered in mosaics were fantastic but it’s the food that stands out […]

Mushroom Pinchy Pies

Mushroom Pinchy Pies

52 weeks of baking – Veggie You know those items that sit in your fridge for a long time and you keep planning on using them, but it never really happens? Well these mushrooms sat around for awhile, but I did finally end up using […]

Savory cheesecake

Savory cheesecake

52 weeks of baking – Cheese I never thought I would be annoyed making meat and cheese trays. Each ship has its own unique food needs, maybe they expect appetizers, snacks in the middle of the night, fresh bread all the time, or a set […]

Yeasted Blini

Yeasted Blini

52 weeks of baking – The Roaring 20’s I’m a bit of a history nerd, mostly when it comes to clothing and complicated royal family trees, not so much with food. The history of food is interesting, but what people actually ate as their everyday […]

Roasted Hummus

Roasted Hummus

While in the UK I gravitated towards hummus and discovered there was a lot better way to make it than the way I had been doing it.