World’s best Coca’ Cola Chicken Wings. Last week we were treated to rarity from Mother Nature with the forecast calling for several days of “light and variable” winds. Most of the islands in the tropical seas of the western Atlantic are located in the trade wind belt. The historical naming of the “trade winds” comes from the fact that the wind blows from an easterly component pretty darn close to 24-7-365. This is primarily due to the massive North Atlantic high pressure system which typically remains anchored over the central Atlantic with its clockwise flow of air….
Chinese 5 Spice Wings, I’m always looking for creative ways to cook chicken wings. So when I discovered an unopened jar of Chinese 5 Spice powder the other day I decided to experiment. As with most of my chicken wing recipes I bake the wings in the oven verse frying them in oil, creating healthy good for your soul wings. If you follow this recipe you’ll get the world’s best crispy wings that you’ll swear were cooked in oil….
Pizza, Pizza and Pizza, this post is all things Pizza. I’ve compiled my 7 most unique and interesting Pizza recipes in one mouth watering post; 1) Cheese Fondue, 2) Crab Rangoon, 3) Reuben, 4) Peking Duck, 5) Chicken, Leeks & Dijon Mustard, 6) BBQ Chicken, and 7) Anchovies, Jalapenos & Sun Dried Tomatoes. When these pizzas are made using my World’s Best Pizza Dough recipe along with a Pizza Stone and you’ll have a winning combination, enjoy.
It’s been an interesting week in the Bahamas, great fishing with a Mahi and tuna landed on the sail down from Staniel Cay to George Town. Mother Nature started today quietly however a cold front came thru and ushered in rain squalls followed by 35+ knots of wind with the forecast indicating 20 to 25 knots all week! …
OK, I know that I’ve been verrrry lax at posting for the past three weeks, my excuse; we’ve visited some fantastic areas however most of them were far removed from cell towers and internet access. So this post is not going to contain a recipe or mouth watering pictures of food, just photos from the past three weeks, enjoy!…
Snapper Francaise. We don’t visit marinas very often so when we do tie up to a dock we typically find ourselves trying to do things we can’t do when anchored. Laundry, fixing the leak in the dinghy, equalization charge (it has to do with the batteries and requires a good supply of uninterrupted electricity), washing the boat and a bike ride all took priority over sightseeing or relaxing in the cabana at the marina. We did manage to squeeze in the sunset BBQ dinner the locals made for us on Saturday evening….
We departed Ft Lauderdale at 5pm Thursday evening, thru the power of diesel fuel and 22 hours later we stopped for a swim in the warm clear Bahamian water off Great Harbour Cay. We’ll be spending the next 4 to 5 months exploring the islands and will be posting about our adventures and creating some great recipes with the food we catch, spear or find interesting….
Leftover Mashed Potatoes? How about using them to make great tasting Mashed Potato Bread. I first started baking breads when I was a young kid after my mother gave me a hard covered book titled “Baking Bread”. The book detailed how to bake a loaf of bread, from activating the yeast to finishing the loaf with butter to soften the crust. And for the years right up to high school I would bake a loaf every few weeks, I even had the recipe committed to memory. Then as I progressed in life very little to no baking that’s not to say I gave up cooking. I just didn’t bake; there was the exception when I made Bagels for Christmas gifts one year while living in Colorado they turned out far from perfect.
Then during the summer of 2013, Barry King a friend of mine who owns the windjammer Mary Day needed a cook mid-way thru his summer chartering season. …
Easy to make Vegetarian Burritos. We spent the past two weeks in Disney World enjoying the Food & Wine Festival at EPCOT which I’ll discuss in the next post. While camping there I made these burritos using our grill as an oven, easy, healthy and delicious! I discovered the recipe when I returned to school at Colorado State University in the late 90’s while studying for my teacher certification. A burrito stand served these and I’ve been a fan ever since, the combination of broccoli and other veggies is wonderful, (adding canned tuna or chicken makes for a great healthy non-veggie version)….
The World’s best Pizza Dough. This past April my wife Katie and I spent 5 days in Manhattan vigorously researching a topic of great importance. In addition to getting to watch the production of several TV shows; Late Night with Colbert, The Larry Willmore show, Wendy Williams and Dr Oz (I even corrected Dr. Oz’s scientific mistake he made while filming, really) we also had culinary motivations. Our research was focused on sampling some of the city’s best pizzas more specifically the classic NYC slice, plain cheese. Our prior trips to the “city” have focused on finding the best chicken wings, deli’s and Peking Duck….