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Capt. Jan Robinson

Capt. Jan Robinson’s Ship to Shore Cookbook Collection is available at your local marine or bookstore. Visit www.shiptoshoreINC.com email [email protected] Tel: 704-277-6521. Don’t miss the new cookbook added to Jan’s collection: DINING ON DECK

Celebrate Summer

  Beat the heat and the clock with easy to prepare recipes using the freshest produce. Chef Tim MacDonald on the new-build charter yacht motor yacht Elixir emailed me both the Ceviche recipe and photo. Enjoy!   BREAKFAST ROOT CAKE …

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A Touch of Magic

Mindful eating changes everything! Step into summer with the clarity of eating more consciously; to obtain better health and more energy. The photo below I took at the famous Langan’s Brasserie, Mayfair, London where I was invited to join one …

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Polish Delights


  A trip to London in April and May gave me plenty of opportunity to try different restaurants and different nations’ recipes. First dinner out with members of the Hammersmith Rotary Club was at a Polish Restaurant. Below are three delicious …

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In Praise of the Toaster Oven

Jeff and Sandy Hamel are owner/operators of the 46ft Charter Catamaran Magic Inspiration, which has recently ‘joined’ the quirky community of Water Island. Sandy leads Yoga classes on selected mornings at Honeymoon Beach and has shared some easy recipes that …

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That’s What Friends Are For!

  Recently I spent a weekend in Ft. Lauderdale with my favorite family and fortunately for me, they love to cook. Not only did I enjoy scrumptious meals, they also shared these delicious recipes. KALE SALAD WITH GRAPES, PROSCUITTO AND PINENUTS …

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Say Cheese!

  ROASTED CARROT AND BRIE SOUP Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 70 minutes. Serves: 4 2lb (1 kg) carrots, cut in 1-inch (2.5cm) pieces 1 large sweet onion, cut in 1/2-inch slices and separated 1/2 head garlic, cloves peeled …

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Charter Yacht Society 2016 BVI Culinary Contest

Chef Georgia Stoica’s winning Chocolate Lobster Mafongo. Photo by Paul Hubbard, Rainbow photography, BVI

Chef Georgia Stoica, of the 58ft catamaran Secret Oasis, blew the competition out of the water at the Charter Yacht Society 2016 BVI Culinary Contest. Her winning dish, Chocolate Lobster Mafongo cup filled with Mount Gay rum flambé lobster tail …

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New Year’s Resolution Recipes

New Year's resolution recipes

The holidays are over and now it’s time to bring out our New Year’s resolution recipes to help you start out in the right direction . Hopefully your resolutions include eating healthy. No need to cut your favorite ‘not so healthy’ …

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The Dish: Festive Fun From France

SHRIMP COCKTAIL – Shrimp with a cognac cocktail sauce on crispy lettuce salad with lemon and Melba toast

Lyon, France, is described as the ‘world capital of gastronomy’. In October, I was fortunate enough to be invited by Creative Travel of Belmont NC, to join them on the latest new-build to Uniworld’s boutique riverboat fleet, the 443ft S.S. …

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The Dish: It’s Thanksgiving Time Again

Families and friends gather and turkeys are prepared and cooked. But what is served with the turkey is important – side dishes that will impress and taste delicious!   SPICY KALE SALAD Prep time: 10 minutes. Serves: 4 20 large …

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The Dish: Farmers Market

farmers market

The weather may be getting cooler, but your produce choices are heating up; a perfect excuse to visit your local farmers market. SPICY PASTA WITH TINKERBELL PEPPERS, CHERRY TOMATOES AND PINE NUTS Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes. Serves: …

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THE DISH: Easy, Healthy Food

healthy food

People think cooking healthy food takes a lot of time, looks too complicated, and they don’t know where to start.   But to eat healthy, you are much better off eating at home, then you know what is actually going …

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Quick Meals for One or Two

Quick Meals

Being hungry is not fun, and that’s a scientific fact! I don’t know about you, but when I’m hungry I get grumpy! So instead of spending hours cooking a gourmet feast, try preparing a nutritious and delicious meal, in say …

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The Dish: Show Your Colors!

July 4th : The Dish

  The Fourth of July is definitely a favorite holiday throughout America especially for those who enjoy barbeques, beer, boating and the beach! This is a great opportunity to get creative in the galley. Here’s to a healthy and enjoyable …

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The Dish: Enough to Make Your Mouth Water

mouth watering

Summer has arrived along with some mouthwatering ingredients, so let’s start the day with a great breakfast. Make meal-planning a snap with these quick, healthy, and delicious recipes.   ASPARAGUS WRAPPED WITH SMOKED SALMON AND SCRAMBLED EGG Prep time: 5 minutes. Cooking …

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The Dish: “Mad About May” Fish Tacos

The Dish: Mad About May Fish tacos

May is my transition month from the Caribbean back to North Carolina. During the winter season I have enjoyed tasting and rating Fish Tacos, which have become very popular. My favorite was from Heidi’s Honeymoon Grill on Water Island.   …

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Stride Into April with These Exciting Recipes

The Dish: April Exciting Recipes

HEALTHY HOT ARTICHOKE DIP Prep time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 30 minutes. Serves: 4 – 8 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided 1 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided 1 (4 oz) can mild …

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Healthful Cooking with Great Recipes

The Dish: Healthful Cooking With Great Recipes

Steaming food is a healthful cooking method. Steaming preserves vitamins and minerals and uses no fat. You can place the food directly on the bamboo-slat base or on a plate set on the base. Should you choose to do this, …

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