Coastal Cooking – Seared Tuna Steaks with Papaya Sauce


  It’s Memorial Day weekend.  Many of us will bring out the grills and have a good old  fashioned BBQ.  Standard fare will include hamburgers and hot dogs, but I’m going to give this seared tuna steak recipe a try.   1 firm-ripe papaya (about 1 lb.) 1/4 cup finely diced red onion 1 fresh […]

Coastal Cooking – Coconut Shrimp

Coconut Shrimp

Lately I just can’t get enough shrimp!  This is one of my favorite recipes for coconut shrimp.  Give it a try and let me know what you think! Coconut Shrimp 1 egg 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2/3 cup beer 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups flaked coconut 24 shrimp 3 […]

Island Decor at the W Retreat and Spa

I’ve got spring fever. I am oh so ready for the summer. Scratch that, I’m ready for an island get-away. NOW! Join me as I daydream about the beautiful W Retreat and Spa on Fesdu Island, Maldives. This private island is the perfect remedy for anyone in need of recharging their batteries. Imagine with me […]

So, you’re having a beach wedding

Beach Wedding

He popped the question.  You said yes.  Now what?  If you’re like me you’ve dreamed of a beautiful romantic wedding by the sea and now you are able to make it a reality. Define Your Beach Wedding Style Defining your beach wedding style early can help make subsequent decisions (like invitations, wedding favors, and decorations) […]

Coastal Cooking – Eastern Shore Oyster Fritters

2 c flour 1 T baking powder 3 c oysters with juice, chopped 1 1/4 c cream 3 eggs 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper Drain oysters and reserve the juice.  Combine ingredients, mix well.  Place oil in a frying pan and heat.  Drop batter from tablespoon into oil ( be sure to get 2 […]