Super Bowl Feast

The first time I hosted a Super Bowl party it was 1980, the Pittsburgh Steelers were playing the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl XIV, and Bob and I were about to become engaged. Still living at home with my parents, I invited a few friends over to watch the game and I decided to…

Christmas Cookies Delight

Every year the holidays aboard Scaramouche are a mix of old traditions along with something new to make the boat feel a part of the local holiday ambiance. Some years we have stowed aboard our little Christmas tree and a small box of ornaments, a bin of outdoor holiday lights, even a few pieces of…

A Taste of Tuscany

Summer doesn’t have to end with this refreshing White Bean Salad evoking the warm, sunny days in Tuscany. This salad is a great side dish for any dinner off the grill or out of the oven. I found this recipe in a back issue of the Palm Beach Post newspaper and it called for crushed Aleppo peppers….

America’s Cup & Bermuda Island Menu

In 1977, Bob and I sailed our 16-foot Hobie Cat in Narragansett Bay off Newport, Rhode Island to watch the famous duo, Ted Turner (skipper) and Gary Jobson (tactician), successfully defend the America’s Cup aboard Courageous against Alan Bond’s yacht Australia. We could barely keep up with these 12-meter yachts in our Hobie Cat, catching the action…

Cookbook Craziness?

Eleven years ago we sold our home in the Northeast and moved aboard Scaramouche for the first year of our cruising “sabbatical.” Choosing which cookbooks would be coming along for the voyage was harder than packing up family memorabilia! Fast forward to 2018 and the cookbook shelf has become a rotating library depending on season and…

Stow & Go

Heading out for a day on the water and looking for a simple menu to take aboard? Try these “stow and go” recipes I developed for a cooking class while ashore. Targeted to the shore & boat communities, sharing techniques and tricks for cooking aboard works for boaters and landlubbers alike. In the spring and…

Basket of Breads

The year we cruised the islands of the Caribbean, I found a package of Brioche bread mix and was ecstatic until I realized the instructions were in French. The next morning at the local patisserie on St. Barth where I had been buying my morning croissants and loaves of baguettes, “French for Cruisers” book in…