We arrived in Friday Harbor on Tuesday after a beautiful run down Haro Strait and in through Cattle Pass. Sunshine and a fair current always improve the mood, and we loved it.
The one thing we missed that day was an open invitation to go fishing with our new water-rat friends from LaConner, Scott and Ellen, on Scott’s Skagit Orca. Scott is an accomplished outdoorsman and fisherman and had already shared some fresh catch with us a week earlier. Sigh. We can’t have everything. Continue reading Shakedown – Part 2 – SALMON!
It’s been a cookie winter. First the Tug Cookies, now the Scottie Cookies. Funny thing is, I’m not normally a cookie/sweets person, but that’s what I have to offer this winter.
We wanted to find a way to share Holiday Cheer with the boat builders at Tomco, but from such a distance, it was hard. After tossing around a few thoughts, we settled on COOKIES! Not just any cookies, but American Tug cookies. Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Now that I’m beginning to recover from shoulder replacement surgery, Bruce is down for the count with a stress fracture in his foot, in a metatarsal bone. It was misdiagnosed for the first three weeks as an infection, then (long story) correctly diagnosed as a stress fracture, after he had been walking on it for those three weeks. So now he has a long recovery of four to six weeks with NO WEIGHT BEARING (emphasis added by his foot doctor), which will be a real trial.
I am trying to take care of him, but as he is in prison on the sofa in his man-cave with his foot elevated, there’s not much I can do other than cook him a decent meal every now and then. He’s a carnivore so I should be focusing on meat, but today I was a little selfish and produced a Dill Roasted Plum Tomato Tart with a Pine Nut Crust. It’s from one of my favorite new books, Amy Chaplin’s At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen – Celebrating the Art of Eating Well. Continue reading Experimenting Again – With Food
I like to eat (and drink) seasonally. Each summer since we were married, we have spent the month of August sailing along the coast of Maine. There I indulge in my taste for Maine lobster and wild Maine blueberries. This year we are missing Maine, and I am missing my lobster and blueberries. Continue reading Wild Maine Blueberries (Not)
Hanging in Block Island on the boat for the 4th of July, we thought a few Bloody Mary’s might be just the thing. Wandering through one of our favorite little shops, The Glass Onion, this one caught Bruce’s eye. I’m generally not a fan of pre-mixed anything, but this stuff is great! We were on a minimalist kind of weekend so we didn’t want to load the boat up with all the fixings, but Ass Over Teakettle doesn’t need anything to perk it up. We drank it as-is, straight out of the bottle (plus vodka, of course), and garnished it with celery, chilled Gulf shrimp and some pepperoni slices we had hanging around. Ass Over Teakettle Bloody Mary Mix, handcrafted small-batch Bloody Mary mix from Skowhegan, ME