Interior

Pickled, Spiced & Everything Nice Potato Wedges

Boat show has come and gone, and it’s time to gear up for a new season of charters. This recipe was inspired from my love of salt-and-vinegar potato chips and…

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Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies with Maple Cinnamon Glaze

Provisioning for a recent trip out of Camden, Maine, the local market had bacon brownies in the bakery. At a county fair, I found a vendor selling bacon strips dipped…

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Safety, security, budget compromised during travels and shopping

Recently, I found myself in Rome at the Roma Termini Station with a man pointing a device at me. It was larger than a cell phone but smaller than an…

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Yacht crew beat stressful odds with relaxation

I used to think I was pretty calm, but after many years working on yachts, the constant pressures of life onboard got to me. The body responds to stress by…

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Ask for support to reduce the dread of feeding the crew family

Imagine being a single parent who works in a restaurant, cooking all day, and then going home to cook for a family waiting and hungry. If that seems familiar, it…

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Coconut-Crusted Grouper Tail in a Chili-Lemongrass Broth with Papaya Noodles

When asked why we are in yachting, as sure as the sun rises most of us answer “to travel”, or “for the adventure”. It’s instilled in most of us as…

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Holiday Ham Balls

The holidays are all about family. My mother, Joyce, is a terrific cook and always put on the fete during Christmas.She is famous for her Holiday Ham Balls. I therefore…

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Soup inspires creative ways to serve, sip, taste enjoy onboard yacht

I recently served a great soup for a starter course, and wondered why I didn’t serve soups more often. Is it because I generally think of soups only when the…

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New stews get a grip on overwhelm by being organized, prioritized

Being in “service mode” on a yacht can lead to stress, overwhelm and sometimes a few tears. There is a lot to learn in the beginning. Veteran stews can see…

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Tips to keep each guest visit like the first

Every guest visit should feel like the first visit of the day. Here are a few tips to keep the yacht looking fresh. Keep a cloth and spray bottle of…

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