When I first started reading my Grandfather's journals, the yearn to learn built quickly. Learning to cook so that I could replicate the dishes he created also gave me an unexpected bonus. I had often wondered what secret an average looking man like my Grandfather possessed that attracted the exotic and amazing women with whom … Continue reading Why a man should learn to cook and why women like it.
Mahi Mahi Lettuce Wraps with Citrus Rum Sauce, Rum Aioli, and Mango Salsa Oa’oa translates to delicious but that only begins to describe these wraps. The tastes range far just like the fish, crossing the Pacific from the islands to Mexico. Mahi mahi is a mild sweet fish that combines wonderfully with the salty Asian ginger/ soy glaze. The … Continue reading Oa’oa Tahitian Tacos
As long as I can remember I have had a strong “Yearn to learn”. Learning to cook has been a recent passion. My journey of cooking with rum started when I was lucky enough to inherit my Grandfather’s journals full of recipes. Until then I thought of rum as something to be enjoyed while … Continue reading Some basic thoughts on cooking with rum
Cooking in places where beef is not a big part of the local diet means you can run into some pretty tough cuts. I’ve found this recipe to be about the best method of tenderizing while “flavorizing” meats, especially steak. The meat soaks up the sweet boozy goodness of the rum and … Continue reading Grilled ginger rum marinated steak with grilled rum pineapple and island yams
I’ve been preparing a post centered on R. B McCarthy’s recipe for grilled ginger and rum marinated steak with grilled rum pineapple and island yams. It’s called Samba Pa Ti (Samba for you) because the story that goes with it made me think of my all-time favorite music for “those intimate times” bearing the same … Continue reading Ramblings on the effects of Tuneage and sex
I hope you're sitting down. Huge surprise ahead. Sailors tend to drink and can often be found in beach bars. I know. It shocked me too. Plus as an added revelation, the better the beach bar the better the chances of finding those with bigger crews. Amazing, right? When you're looking to sign on as … Continue reading Of Rice And Mein 2
There are times when just twenty more minutes in that hammock means everything. And there are times when certain tasks regardless of importance seem, shall we say, tedious? With maturity comes a stronger desire to prioritize ones’ own time and too many outside demands are frustrating. Still, there remains the need to maintain … Continue reading Of Rice And Mein