Year: 2012

  • Original Brunswick Stew

    At the 2012 Brunswick, Georgia “Rockin’ Stewbilee,” this was one of my two favorite stews. So imagine how excited I was when Tom Bullock, a volunteer with the hospital, sent me his recipe! You can read about Tom and the Stewbilee in my article about Happy Stew. Makes 1.8 gallons 1-1/4 lbs beef 1-1/4 lbs…

  • Chocolate Pecan Pie with LOVE

    This comes from my beautiful and generous friend Lisa, who refers to herself as “Your friendly neighborhood LOVE-terrorist!” Ingredients: 1 Large Bucket Filled to the Brim with LOVE!! 1 unbaked pie shell 1-1/2 C pecans 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips 4 eggs, beaten 1/2 C sugar 1/2 C light brown sugar 1/4 C Steen’s 100…

  • A Tablespoon of Happiness

    A Tablespoon of Happiness

    “It’s the fruitcake of stew,” said the young man in a chef’s hat, stirring a gigantic pot over a propane burner. His companions from the Altamaha Technical College Culinary Arts program laughed, but they all nodded their agreement. That Saturday morning in November, I’d gone looking for the tiny Brunswick, Georgia farmers’ market, and instead…

  • Either-Or Oriental Chicken Salad

    This is an either-or recipe. You can either use this or use that. It’s easy to make with standard things we keep on the boat, no shopping required. 1-2 C chopped cabbage (2-3 large leaves) or spinach leaves 2-4 T finely diced onion (more if you use sweet onion, less if you use yellow onion)…

  • Red-white-and-blue rhubarb cake

    This is a beautiful summertime treat, and kids love it! 5 C sliced rhubarb (if it’s not very red, you can mix it with a few drops of red food coloring) 1 3-oz package strawberry gelatin 1 C sugar 3 C mini marshmallows 1 box white cake mix (we substituted Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free) 12…

  • Ovos recheados (stuffed eggs)

    Here’s a completely different approach to eggs for an appetizer. Instead of making the usual deviled eggs with mayonnaise, this version uses bread crumbs, cheese, and butter — and they’re served hot. 8 eggs 2 T bread crumbs 1/2 grated Parmesan or other hard cheese 2 T melted butter Salt and pepper Preheat oven to…

  • Brazilian Fish in Coconut Milk

    4 white fish steaks, about 9 oz each Juice of 2 limes 2 garlic cloves, minced Handful of fresh cilantro, chopped Salt 1 onion, diced 2 green bell peppers, seeded and diced 2 tomatoes, diced 2/3 C coconut milk 2 T tomato paste 1 T olive oil In a bowl, marinate the fish in the…

  • Salada de Xuxu (chayote salad)

    The first time I saw a chayote, I was almost 40 years old. It was in a grocery store in New Orleans, and there were enormous heaps of them for sale in the produce department, labeled “merlitons” or “mirlitons.” I bought one out of curiosity, peeled it, removed the pit, and sliced it up. It…

  • Manjar (Brazilian Rice Flour Pudding)

    5 C milk 1-1/3 C rice flour 1 C + 2 T sugar Pinch salt In a saucepan, heat the milk with the rice flour, sugar, and salt, whisking until dissolved. Remove from heat before it boils and set it in a pan of boiling water. On low heat, keeping the water simmering, cook for…

  • Avocado Cream

    3 ripe avocados 1/2 C + 2 T sugar Juice of 1 lime 6 T milk Pinch salt 3 T port wine Peel and chop the avocados. Place in a small bowl and sprinkle with lime juice and sugar. Cover and chill for 15 minutes. In a blender or food processor, blend the avocado mixture…