Granola Bars


A bagged lunch is not complete without a little something other than a sandwich and fruit, maybe a muffin or some chips, but the best option is a granola bar. On Class Afloat the students had field trips every time we were in a new […]

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 […]

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

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