recipes

Take It In: Pro’s and con’s of the ketogenic diet

Take It In: by Carol Bareuther The ketogenic diet was first a hot topic when it was introduced in the 1920s. Physicians at the time found that the high-fat low-carbohydrate…

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Top Shelf: Antigua lobster case in point for buying local

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald One of the biggest expenditures during a week-long or 10-day charter is the caviar and lobsters. And one of the biggest annoyances – and…

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Crew’s Mess: Guava Duff

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler I have been running yachts throughout the Bahamas for over 35 years. When it comes to regional cuisine, there is nothing better than pigeon…

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Top Shelf: RT’s Blueberry Muffins

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald While on board my last vessel, I developed a unique relationship with the owner, RT. Three years ago, we started breakfast with a massive…

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Top Shelf: Sweets’ Violet Gelato Gingersnap Short Stack

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald What does it take to run an interior on a busy 180-foot (55m) charter yacht for a year? Not on rotation, but old-school style.…

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Crew’s Mess: Stuffed Bacon Meatloaf

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler I am pre-positioning a 70-foot motor yacht to Nassau for the owner-operator, who will fly in direct from the Northeast (I fly out) and…

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Top Shelf: Sunchoke Vichyssoise with Smoked Salmon and Golden Quail Egg

Top Shelf: by Chef Timothy MacDonald All that glitters is not gold. But when in desperate need to elevate a dish to new heights, gold, silver and bronze leaf is…

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Crew’s Mess: Irish Beer Cheese Soup

Crew’S Mess: By Capt. John Wampler Back in my flying days, we had a Gulfstream trip in which we flew eight bankers to Dublin, with a four-day layover at The…

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Crew’s Mess: Sweet and Spicy Steak

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler In February, my crew and I delivered a 580 Sea Ray from Grand Cayman back to Florida via the Windward Passage route. Because of…

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Top Shelf: Banana-Coconut Bread

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald Two quick Wadadils at the Rubis corner gas station and I board the English Harbour-to-St. Johns rocket. Think Gene Wilder’s “Willy Wonka” gondola ride,…

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