Galley Wench Tales

Exploring the world through the people we meet
and the food they eat.

What You Don’t See

A small sampling of St. Lucia’s fresh fruit — bounty of theWindward Isles.  As we moved NW the optionsdwindled dramatically.Whenever NPR’s “Splendid Table” host Lynne Rosetto Kasper took a caller from Portland, she gushed, “Oh… Portland is such a...

Another “Pinch Me!” Place – Spanish Virgins

Wayne sullies this empty Spanish Virgin beach,gazing up at Isla Culebrita’s lighthouse.“Where are you hiding?” texted Keith from Kookaburra, our Ruyter Bay (also known as Elephant Bay) neighbor for over a month.We were tempted once we finally got moving again (click...

Hungry Sharks & Ravenous Rays

These nurse sharks looked comfortable snuggling upfor food like puppies at mama’s teat.Got your attention, huh?  Mine, too!  I was only a few feet away… by choice.  Ummm Mom, nurse sharks  are, according to National Geographic, “for the most part,...

Mofongo: Food Love, Puerto Rican Style

Inside, all the beach cafes were similar, every one hadsome kind of coinop kidde ride.“You must try the mofongo, at one of the beach stands” our Old San Juan Puerto Rico City Hot Dogs server insisted.  She sighed deeply as she said it, her face glowed and her...