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Passionate Winter Dining

Passionate Winter Dining

February 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

We long for brightness and warmth in winter, and Valentine’s Day makes the perfect day for hosting a party! A romantic theme with a special guest, or a gathering of good friends, provides an opportunity to serve a variety of delicious dishes. I’ve created a dreamy and satisfying menu, including a tempting and festive first […]

Autumn Boating and Fall Food

Autumn Boating and Fall Food

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Fall’s focus is on hearty and comforting foods as we spend cooler days on the water. An exciting part of this time of year is the fabulous recipes prepared using squash, apples, and dark leafy greens from the farmers market! Did you ever notice how the beautiful hues present in autumnal produce resemble the striking […]

Seafaring Summer Salads

Seafaring Summer Salads

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Nothing is more welcoming on a sweltering summer day than a chilled salad. Instead of using leafy greens as the key ingredient, how about cool and inviting dishes centered on farm-fresh produce like crisp cucumbers, colorful sweet peppers, ripe tomatoes, and aromatic herbs? These delightful salads travel well and are a breeze to serve aboard. […]

Spring on Your Plate

Spring on Your Plate

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Springtime offers us the gift of tender sweet produce, freshly picked from local farms. I love cooking with thin asparagus spears, baby greens, and hearty artichokes this time of year. Asparagus is one of the first crops of spring. My grandmother grew asparagus in her back yard and often served it lightly steamed — everything’s […]

Eat to Your Heart’s Content!

Eat to Your Heart’s Content!

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to host a theme dinner party for cherished friends. With colorful cuisine, satisfying flavors, and a chocolaty dessert, this menu fills the bill for a fun party that will warm hearts any time of the year as well. Stuffed Red Pepper Boats Makes 4 servings Vibrant red pepper […]

Breezy Brunch Menu

Breezy Brunch Menu

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

As the weather warms up and segues into the sizzling heat of summer, sharing food with friends becomes particularly appealing. I love serving a breezy brunch to my guests when they appear at the lake for a weekend visit — my cruise-worthy menu can be prepared well in advance of a summer excursion. A smooth, […]

The Tastes of Autumn

The Tastes of Autumn

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Autumn is the perfect time for purchasing gorgeous fresh picked produce at your local farmers market. I love the various varieties of seasonal squash, abundant leafy greens, and colorful, crisp apples that grace the stands. It’s this abundance that inspired me to devote an entire episode of the new season of Jazzy Vegetarian, my public […]

Sea-Going Sweets

Sea-Going Sweets

January 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Summer is now in full swing, which makes sweet seasonal breezes welcome.  And what better way to do that than by sharing good eats with friends and family while cruising? Enjoying good food onboard is always great fun, especially when a tantalizing dessert is on the menu. After all, being on the boat is already […]

Fabulous Floating Fare

Fabulous Floating Fare

January 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

As long as I can remember, I have loved boating. When I was a very little girl, my grandpa took us out on his 36-foot yacht, cruising the awesome Lake Erie waters. Grandma would pack enticing snacks to savor on board. Growing up, my family spent summers on Kelleys Island, where my parents owned a small but sturdy Chris Craft. Mom often packed yummy treats and we’d embark on a fun day of boating, traveling to neighboring islands. These days, my husband and I live on a stunning lake and love to spend time floating on our deck boat. I now prepare the food and drinks to share with family and friends.