s/v Kaimu Wharram Catamaran

Vessel Name: Kaimu
Vessel Make/Model: Wharram Custom
Hailing Port: Norwalk, CT
Crew: Andy and the Kaimu Crew
About: Sailors in the Baltimore, Annapolis, DC area.
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Recent Blog Posts
08 July 2024 | Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD


I was out of cheese and ham. This meant a grocery trip and then of course, visit the American Legion. Cuddily said she would be there after baking fresh fish that she got from her neighbor fisherman.

25 June 2024 | Somers Cove, Crisfield, MD

June is Too Soon

It is Juneteenth, election day for the City of Crisfield, twenty four hundred voters. Up for election are two city council seats for three candidates. The mayor wants to keep her current city council team.

12 June 2024 | Somers Cove, Crisfield, MD

Raindrops and Rainbows

You can take the Mediterranean diet too far, especially with the wine consumption. The noodles are OK if you are burning up the calories, but otherwise they will put on the pounds. So you are left with antipasto, not much else, salad? Chicken Parm? Yes, the chicken parm is probably in itself pretty [...]

03 June 2024 | Somers Cove, Crisfield, MD

Prejudicial Treatment

The excitement of a new baby in the family had me receiving phone calls from all over. The common denominator is that we talked about the weather and food. That makes me hungry and start planning to cook. Cuddily suggested we go to Sysco in Pocomoke to see what wine selection they had there and also [...]

25 May 2024 | Somers Cove, Crisfield, MD

Cap'n Granpa

The Memorial Day weekend was coming up and it is a big deal in Crisfield as well as most of the rest of the Chesapeake. It is the traditional beginning of the summer season. All the boats are launched or commissioned, lots of activity in the marina, motors started up for the first time in a long time, [...]

21 May 2024 | Somers Cove, Crisfield, MD

Cap'n Overboard

The awful jobs get done last. The Atomic Four was waiting for me to pull off the cylinder head, but there was an emergency job, sort of, the mainsail cover was torn and exposing the sail to U/V, very bad.

Assparagrass Soup

30 December 2013 | Bodkin Inlet/Chesapeake Bay
Capn Andy/winter
The end of year retrospect. The end of year suicides, murders, hostage takings, and bleakness of almost everyone. I suppose it is all related. We look back on the old year and look ahead to the new year. We remember all the struggles and disappointments of the recent past and expect the same in the new year. For some it is too much and they opt some sort of end strategy that turns out bad. Spring with its green cheeriness is 3 months away, so if we don't throw ourselves off a building, we have to wait in the snow, discolored by dog turds, or ice, yellow.
Meanwhile, some of our friends have struggled with a sailing regimen and are in warmer climates, such as Florida or the Bahamas, or even the Caribbean. In the southern hemisphere they are in their summer. It is only us who are afflicted, the stubborn, who remain in the snow belt.
So, my own retrospect reveals a real struggle during the whole sailing season, when I was building and replacing crossbeams, and then a chance at sailing in the fall, but then having more repairs and more reconstruction, and then the close out of the season early with polar weather freezing us out. There might be more reconstruction and repair demanded in the new year, but I feel more confident now, having struggled this past year, to be able to continue a successful transition to more sailing and less fixing required, in the new year.
Yet another recipe. This one is significant, created out of desperation. The local restaurant had a bad batch of cream of asparagus soup and we were warned by our server that it wasn't very good. We tried a little taste of it and it was awful. It was like a nice soup with dental floss in it. The head chef said the guys in the kitchen made the soup before he got there and didn't peel the asparagus, which is his technique. I may try that sometime.
Here it is, the Kaimu stovetop version:
snap 2 lbs of asparagus spears and reserve the tip halves, put the base halves in a pot with a quart of water and a couple chicken boullion cubes, a bay leaf, dust with onion powder, teaspoon of thyme, ½ tsp sage, black pepper, bring to a boil and cook till stalks are very soft.
cut tip halves of stalks into rounds about 3/8 inch long. Preserve tips. Set aside.
When stalks have finished cooking, ladle them out and drain with a strainer reserving stock in the same pot. Keep it boiling and add the sliced stalk tips.
Make a roux in a second pot using 1/3 cup butter and 1/3 cup flour. After a couple minutes begin adding stock and tips from the first pot. Add amount equal to the roux in the pot, mix, thicken, add again amount equal to thickened roux and so on till all the stock and tips have been incorporated into the roux and bubbling and thickened. Add julienne mild cheese, about ½ cup. We used monk's cheese. When cheese has melted into the soup, add 1 pint of half and half slowly, keeping the temperature at or almost at a boil.
Next time I'd like to make the stock using a hambone. They all should go together, ham and cheese, asparagus and ham, asparagus and cheese.

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