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Seasoned At Sea

Caz Ludke grew up in Singapore, moved stateside and now creates amazing food from the galley of a variety of Tall Ships. Seasoned At Sea!

Taco Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing

52 weeks of cooking – Hot and Cold Summer is a time for salad and not just small side salads, big, hearty, filling, dinner salads. To me a dinner salad is your whole meal, lots of veggies, composed flavors and a spectacular dressing. This taco […]

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Raspberry Chocolate Crumble

52 weeks of baking – Cobblers, Crisps and Crumbles This creation was invented because I wanted to be different, I wanted to make something different than what I could already find. I didn’t want a chocolate cobbler on top of my fruit, I wanted something […]

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Nautical Knitters

I have been thinking about planning this menu since I heard this trip was happening last year, yarn and knitting needles are enough inspiration for food. I knew I wanted to make lots of noodley, yarn looking items, something braided to look like knitting and […]

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Zesty Stuffed Tomatoes

These tomatoes are packed with a zesty parsley mixture and heavily dusted in crispy breadcrumbs. As they bake in the oven the tomatoes soften and the bread crumbs toast to create a balance in flavor and texture. Feel free to use any combination of herbs, […]

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History Cruise

Day 1 Lunch: Sri Lankan shrimp curry with streamed rice and turmeric and coconut green beans Snack: Hot artichoke dip Dinner: Flank steak tacos with pickled red onions and cilantro sauce, coriander black beans and grilled zucchini with cotija cheese Today’s lunch was really great, […]

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Goat Cheez-Its

52 weeks of baking – Copy-cat I have a problem, I can’t follow a recipe, no matter how hard I try to use someone else’s well planned out recipe, I can’t. One of our current interns, Megan, is allergic to dairy and eggs, it’s been […]

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Broiled Green Beans with Pecans and Blue Cheese

As Barbossa from Pirates of the Caribbean would say “the code is more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules.” And that’s exactly how I like to look at most recipes. One of my husband’s old cook friends, aptly nicknamed Scook (sea cook), gave me […]

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Broiled Green Beans with Pecans and Blue Cheese

As Barbossa from Pirates of the Caribbean would say “the code is more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules.” And that’s exactly how I like to look at most recipes. One of my husband’s old cook friends, aptly nicknamed Scook (sea cook), gave me […]

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Malakoff Loaf

52 weeks of cooking – The Alps When cooking for a crowd I try to find alternatives to making individual appetizers, it takes too much time fiddling with small things, why not make a few huge ones and slice it up. This week’s Reddit challenge […]

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Lemon Butter Boiled Potatoes

Every time I make this potato dish someone asks abut it and I’m quite baffled, it’s just potatoes. I imagine when the average person cooks for themselves it’s not about making a new creation or a grand meal, it’s just food to fill the hole […]

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