Fish On! Secret to Enjoy Spanish Mackerel

Spanish Mackerel, seems cruisers either love it or hate it. Luckily when we caught our first mackerel, a buddy boat taught us the “secret” — I hate “fishy” fish and I love Spanish Mackerel.

Chilly SW FL Evening … Tuxedo Soup Simmering!

The wind is howling outside, making the boat cabin chilly. We needed a quick tasty meal after working on our windlass all day. And if it made the cabin nice and toasty at the same time … win win!

Grilled Margarita Grouper!

From “The Boat Galley Cookbook”, Grilling Chapter.  There’s nothing better than fresh caught grouper … or mahi mahi.  And there’s no better way to enjoy it than Grilled Margarita Grouper! Makes my mouth water & wish I had fresh grouper to fix tonight! We spent literally hours in the water so we could have fresh […]

Sunsetter Appetizer: Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

Looking for another way to enjoy zucchini aboard? We crunched our way through these tasty parmesan & panko crusted zucchini rounds in no time! Great as an appetizer in the cockpit with friends. YUM!

Cruising World: Catch-of-the-Day Cioppino Recipe!

Looking for something different and absolutely delicious for the fresh fish you just caught? Try my “Catch-Of-The-Day” Cioppino recipe … from Cruising World Magazine’s People & Food April 2013.

Grillicious! Basic Food Grilling Tips for Extraordinary Meats!

Did you know that some very basic food grilling tips can make your meal mouthwatering?  Too many cruisers tell us they don’t use their grills because the meat always turns out like shoe leather…   But David, being the grilling guru aboard Winterlude, tells me that using some really basic grilling techniques will greatly enhance chances […]

English Muffin Bread: Step By Step Photo Essay!

As anyone who knows me knows, I am not the world’s best baker.  In fact, more of my attempts have ended up as leaden anchor weights than edible.   David is always willing to try anything I make, but the leaden bread is just not one of his favorites!  🙂  So imagine his surprise when my […]

We Love Leftovers!

When we hear boaters swear they won’t eat left-overs, we can’t help but think they’re missing something really yummy! For us the challenge for leftovers is to make each dinner slightly different so we never feel like we’re eating the exact same thing. With only two of us, I usually cut the original recipes in […]

Hello Valentine’s Day! (Szechwan Lobster Recipe!)

There’s no better way to spend Valentine’s Day than anchored in gin clear waters with every imaginable spectrum of colors – aqua, deep inky blue, blue-green, indescribable in words.  We’ve spent several Valentine’s Days anchored in some of our favorite locations – we always try to make it a big holiday that’s just for the […]

Cruising World: February 2012: “Supply-Ship Salad”

Cruising World Magazine published my Japanese Cucumber Salad article in the Sailing Life/People’s Food column,  February 2012!   Click here to read the online Cruising World  Supply Ship Salad article! Supply-Ship Salad In an anchorage far from fresh produce, the veggie boat’s impending arrival sets all the sailors on edge. Two cruisers discover that while […]