Month: May 2007

  • Bacon and roasted pepper spread

    The next time I make this, I’ll probably add a little milk, sour cream, or yogurt to thin it down. This recipe is definitely a spread, but it would also be tasty as a dip. 1/3 lb bacon 4 oz roasted sweet peppers 2 packages cream cheese (8 oz. ea.) 1/2 cup almonds, whole, sliced…

  • Goombay Smash

    The original Goombay Smash recipe is a secret, passed down from mother to daughter at Miss Emily’s Blue Bee bar in New Plymouth (Green Turtle Cay), Bahamas. As you can see from the photograph below, you might need to have a non-alcoholic alternative on hand, such as my Virgin Goombay Smash. At the Blue Bee,…

  • Virgin Goombay Smash

    The real Goombay Smash is incredibly strong. This version is for your non-drinking friends, or for those who have already had too many. Shake together: Pineapple-orange juice Splash of apricot nectar Splash of coconut milk Pour over lots of ice and stir in a generous pour of orange or lemon-lime soda.

  • Lox Pizza

    Served by Karen, of s/v Panta Rhei, at the 2007 Puget Sound Cruising Club “Horrors de Hoover” Contest in Liberty Bay, Washington. There’s a photo of Karen’s boat in the article about the contest. The Lox Pizza did not take first place, but it was the loveliest entry there. Spread cream cheese on a purchased…

  • Cucumber dish

    This reminds me of an Indian “raita,” used to cool your mouth alongside super-hot curries. Or a Greek “tzatziki.” Karen, of s/v Panta Rhei, brought it to the PSCC “Horror d’Hoover” contest. From “Recipes for an Arabian Night” by David Scott 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced (seeding optional) 2 cups yogurt 2 or more…

  • Claudia’s Cheese and Peppers

    This tasty appetizer – also known as a “horror d’hoover” – comes from Barbara Cole of s/v Complexity, who got it from Claudia Hendricks of Ogden, Utah. Along with their spouses, they learned to sail together on Great Salt Lake, Bear Lake and the Sea of Cortez. According to Barbara, “As you know, my oven…