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Welcome to Portside Cuisine

My name is Peg Donahue and I have a passion for cooking. I spent a number of years as a chef on several yachts and decided to share my collection of recipes and stories. I hope to share lots of information, tips and cooking ideas through portsidecuisine.com and hope you will visit often. Portside Cuisine covers a whole range of culinary and yachting topics. It is a compilation of recipes, photos, stories of my life at sea as a live-aboard. You can also read travel experiences like a journal of Baltic cruise adventures and my vacation in Copenhagen, and tips and techniques as a sailor and as a chef aboard private and charter yachts. Also discussed are personal stories of family memories and many international friends. We talk about my new cookbook, The Portside Cuisine Cookbook, A Yacht Chef’s Recipe Collection. The reader is invited to subscribe and receives a free download of a small collection of recipes which are also in the cookbook. The cookbook is currently available both as a digital cookbook and as a printed cookbook chock full of beautiful color photos. The recipes and stories are archived by date posted for easy access. You are welcome to become a member and rate the recipes and leave comments on both the blogs and the posted recipes.

Recipes

My Posts

Hurricane Storm Tracking, Circa 1989 in the Caribbean-The Antiquated Method

I was sorting through some of my “Ideas” folders for new ideas for some topics...

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Bucatini Pasta with Roasted Chestnuts, Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese

During the winter months, there’s nothing more warming and comforting than wonderful pasta with hearty...

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Antipasti D’Cortona

The Holidays are a special time of the year. You hopefully get the opportunity to...

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Pinecone Holiday Cheese Spread

It seems like this year just flew by … We’ve had our more than fair...

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Double Layer Pumpkin Pie

I don’t know about you, but I love Thanksgiving, and I especially love all the...

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Flavorful Ice-Cubes Performing Double-Duty

It’s summer again, and we all have to keep hydrated!  We all should be drinking...

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Caribbean Duck Breasts

Over the many years I spent in the Caribbean and cooking aboard various yachts, I’ve...

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Breakfast Waffle Panini

Fun fact:  Did you know that the term for one panini is panino?  Panino is...

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Ziti with Portabella Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, and Goat Cheese

Ziti with Portabella Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, and Goat Cheese About 14 years ago, I worked...

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Cruzan Rum Cake

 Way back when I lived on a 43 foot sailboat (a Mason 43 Custom Catch)...

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Smart Batter Whisking

When making your cake batter, try separating your eggs and put the egg whites aside. ...

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Dividing Cake Batter Evenly

Nothing can ruin the look of a layer cake more than uneven layers … the...

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Snow Topped Strawberries

Chocolate dipped strawberries are wonderful and gorgeous and perfect for Valentine’s Day! Try using your...

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Easy Bake Biscotti

Making biscotti normally involves baking your biscotti 3 times; baking as a loaf to start;...

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Freezing Cookie Dough Balls

preNow that the Holiday Season is upon us, we are starting to do whatever advance...

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Overnight Breakfast Casserole

I love to have company, especially during the holidays, and when I do, I want...

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Magnificent Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving is a time to share with family and friends, and I really want to...

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Keeping Your Hollandaise Sauce Warm

Timing is everything, especially when you’re making breakfast or dinner… Everything usually comes together at...

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Press Release!

PRESS RELEASE: New – The Portside Cuisine Cookbook: A Yacht Chef’s Recipe Collection FOR IMMEDIATE...

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Press Release

Life takes us down many paths, some of them planned and some that are very...

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Women of Distinction Magazine Selects Peg Donahue

I have been selected the Women of Distinction Magazine a “Distinguished Professional in Her Field”. ...

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Charter Chef Publishes Favorite Recipes in Portside Cuisine Cookbook

This a really nice article recently written about me and The Portside Cuisine Cookbook that...

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Throwing a Dinner Party

As a yacht chef, I learned quickly the importance of being organized and prepared for...

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Easy-Peasy Polenta

Polenta cooking tip for less mess… Cooking polenta can be messy and if you’re not...

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