Post Boat Trip Blues

Home – whoosh…. And we’re back Two hours on a gorgeous scenic sea plane flight and I’m back in Seattle. It’s a whoosh of culture shock going from the quiet still space of being up on the boat and then being right in the city. Everything feels a bit loud and abrasive to the senses […]

Sullivan Bay and Santa Claus’ Summer Vacation

When I was younger my parents would range the boat further than they do now in the summer. We went further north up Vancouver Island where the water and weather is colder, the mornings are foggier, but the fishing is generally better. We often went to a small place called Sullivan Bay Marine Resort that […]

Boat Trip – Lingcod two ways

Having two lovely filets of lingcod is always a good excuse for me to prepare each a different way. I love love love lingcod and prefer not to cover it up with thick sauces, but rather keep the flavors light. I lightly rubbed one cod filet with olive oil and some of Tom Douglas’ Rub […]

Strawberry Pavlova with Greek Yogurt

    The Pavlova was received with ohhhs and ahhhs. It really is a pretty presentation, at least until you cut into it and/or scoop it. Then it’s a mixed pile on the plate. Still a delicious sweet and tangy pile, but a pile nonetheless. I suppose it’s not really the best term to use […]

Boat Trip Day 15 – sad meringue

Well, the Pavlova Meringue did not hold over well at all. After a night and part of a day in an airtight container it became crumbly and cracked and settled – a sad and tragic display, of which I did not take a picture. Good thing it’s super easy to whip up another batch of […]

Boat Trip Day 14 – rainy day outing

Another rainy day here. Dad and I took the grady over to Squirrel Cove and picked up some basics at the store there. Squirrel Cove is on an island serviced by a ferry, so there are actually cars and some houses in the area and the store is used not only by boaters. The Squirrel […]

Boat Trip Day 12 – boredom leads to donuts

It’s rainy and gray here today. A nice wash down for the boat, but it has me going a little stir crazy. The original plan had been to leave yesterday and head north with the big boat to an area with colder water but better fishing. But with the predicted southerly winds, we decided to […]

Restaurant Review: Percy’s & Co

Husband and I decided to go out to eat tonight. We are lucky to live within walking distance to thirty restaurants or so in Ballard, a neighborhood in Seattle. Percy’s & Co opened just a couple of weeks ago. We had tried to get in soon after they opened, but could tell upon approaching the […]

Jalapeno Peppers Stuffed with Cheese and Bacon

 I found some lovely jalapenos on our last excursion to Refuge Cove and made these tasty stuffed peppers for appetizers. I love that jalapenos are a bit like russian roulette – some peppers can be mild, some will burn your face off – and you never know what you’re going to get.

Boat Trip Day 11 – Meet Dave of the Garbage Barge, and yay honey!

We drank the last bottle of wine last night, which means we had to make a run into Refuge Cove today. It’s been pretty windy and blowing out of the south. We knew it would be a bumpy ride, but desperate times call for desperate measures.  Dad and I made the trip in the grady, […]