Tulips in Winter

I remember growing up of a commercial for a bath product whose byline was ” Calgon take me away”. Life does present us with moments in our everyday lives where a phrase similar to this one is used more than once. So how do we cope with hectic lives? Being in the moment is one […]

Green Beans 101

I awoke with Captain Rick for his fishing charter. He leaves before the sun rises so I took the opportunity to pick our two rows of green beans in the coolness of the morning. I had some interesting company while I was out in the field. A young doe was not the least bit flustered […]

Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce

I was going to make the traditional dipping sauce for our fried fish last night.  Then I got to thinking what if……………  the what if turned out to be a combination of flavors which, as Captain Rick stated “The sauce knocked my socks off.” translation….. he liked it.) I hope you do as well.  Please […]

Braised Short Ribs

While having lunch with a girlfriend, I decided to bring my husband a sandwich from the restaurant. Captain Rick had been working on the boat all day and I was certain that a sandwich would bring a smile to his face. My husband is a man’s man,a charter boat Captain who does not eat sprouts […]

Boat Food

Boat Food is making its way ever so slowly to the printing stage. It has been 15 months since i first endeavored on this project. I need to tell, i am hooked on writing. Boat Food has been a lot of fun. My kitchen was kept up as I learned early on to clean up […]

Day Trips

The Outdoor Epicurean encourages day trips. We live in or near interesting towns and weget so caught up in our daily routines that we forget to go out and see what beauty is around us. It does not have to be expensive. It is good advise to pack a light lunch and water for the […]

Socks and Bulbs

I am finally getting around to preparing my Amaryllis from the winter holidays. While I was sorting the laundry,  The Outdoor Epicurean finds herself with a lot of mismatched socks.   An idea hit me.  Why not use the mismatched sock s to store my bulbs.  The fabric will let the bulbs get air and the […]

Can Do Spirit

I love this time of year when the strawberries are in full bloom. I remember as a child attending a strawberry festival every year with my family. We would get a string on our wrist and this would entitle us to eat as many strawberry shortcakes as we could. I thought it would be fitting […]

Stuffed Mushroom Caps

The Outdoor Epicurean has a delicious mushroom recipe that could become your go-to appetizer. You can substitute shrimp or a mild fish in place of the crab meat. Enjoy!

Boat Food Busy Days

The Outdoor Eepicurean The Outdoor Epicurean has been very busy editing the final draft of it’s cookbook. From previous posts she told us that she took the manuscript on holiday to a remote island free of distraction. Another item is was free of is internet. Alas, I retreated to our little home and finished the […]

Oriental Style Pasta Salad

      The Outdoor Epicurean thinks this could easily become one of your go to recipes.  The pasta salad is pretty as a picture and just as delicious.  It is vegetarian and is a  great picnic food or contribution to a potluck and church supper. I have taken it to work as a quick […]

Burgers stuffed with Blue Cheese

This should become your go-to recipe for delicious burgers.  You can vary the cheese you.  I like it because it keeps the cheese from falling out of the rill when you first take a bite. Top the burger with your choice of condiments.   Enjoy!  

What do you think we eat?

We have all heard the expression “You are what you eat.” For a person who painstakingly packs the lunchbox of their child, we know that we will never find out if your healthy lunch was traded for a bag of chips and a candy bar. That is unless you volunteer for lunch duty every day. […]

Getting a Signal from The Outdoor Epicurean

Margaret The Outdoor Epicurean has taken a retreat to finish the editing of Boat Food, The Cookbook for Boaters. I left the everyday scene of family, pets and routines. Captain Rick and I ventured to an island off the coast of Maryland where wild houses run and the ocean waves are hypnotic. The abode is […]

Special Outings

My eldest daughter and I finally had a day to ourselves. It is a cherished time even though she lives and hour away. We are generally entertaining the grandchildren at the same time. In depth adult conversation is limited. We ventured into town and checked out the new restaurants that had recently opened in downtown. […]

The Season of Promise

A slow and steady rain has soaked the earth of our farm with promise. We planted our first rows of peas on Saint Patrick’s Day. They are sprouts. The sprouts are symbolic of relationships. Similar to a plant, they need attention. In our everyday, hectic lives, it is easy to lose focus on what is […]

Lunchtime Dip It!

This is a continuation of a theme I started, Lunch Box ideas. Here is a creative way to get your child to eat vegetables.  It is salt free and can be fat-free depending on the cottage cheese used.  Send your child to school with a bag of their favorite vegetables and they are good to […]

Remember When

I can remember the time before computers. Yes, I am that old but I do not act it! I amazed how technology has taken over our lives. I truly do not know anyone who does not have at least one computer in their home. I have to laugh at my Captain. He is retired from […]

Brilliant!

This is a fresh and delicious salad that can be made in minutes.  It make a welcoming statement at any party or in a lunch box.  Simply brilliant!

Vegetable Soup

The days of spring can be chilly when Mother Nature wants to remind us that she is not quite ready to let us bask in warm sunshine quite yet. For these types of day, I recommend a bowl of hot vegetable soup. This is something that warms the inside of your tummy and heart. Of […]

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