Author Archives: Annie Mahle

A mom, wife, chef & author. Cooks aboard the Maine Windjammer J&E Riggin & author of 2 cookbooks ‘At Home, At Sea’ and ‘Sugar & Salt’. Also blogs at

Maine Marine Forecast

Do you ever wonder how Captain Jon knows what the weather on the bay is going to be while you are out sailing? He tunes into the marine radio on board and listens to what NOAA has to say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a federal agency focused on the condition of the […]

June in Maine – Land and Sea

The extended days of June make for perfect sailing.  We stay out later as the days are longer and the winds are just perfect for a little adventure.  Now, when I say adventure, I don’t mean sailing at mock 5, I just mean a little excitement to get your cheeks pink and then a relaxing […]

A Delicious Casserole and Congo Bars

For me the word “casserole” conjures up images of canned cream of-fill-in-the-blank soup from my childhood.  I grew up in the Midwest, in a household that watched the price of milk and bought in bulk when it went on sale, which meant that we were no stranger to casseroles of the tuna variety and others.   […]

Fantastic News!

Save America’s Treasures, a part of the National Parks Service, has awarded Association for Maritime Preservation (AMP) a $300,000 matching grant.  What does this mean for the Riggin?  AMP has agreed to take on the rebuild of the Riggin as their first project! While the actual work on the boat will begin the fall of […]

Adventures in Travel … and Blogging

Changes are fun and they are afoot in our world.  As you’ll see, we’ve shifted Artichokes and Asparagus, my food blog.  The new name is now At Home & At Sea.  Sound familiar?  Yup, it’s the name of my cookbook and WAS the domain name for the cookbook website. The cookbook website is no longer […]

Maine Family Vacation – Ella’s PR Campaign

Ella and Chloe like our Kids and Family trips because there are so many new kids to play with.  So much so that we almost never see them.  I don’t really know how that’s possible to, in only 89 feet, NOT see someone for an extended period of time, but it happens.  Routinely. As the […]

Another Maine sailing season comes to a close

The 2009 season has ended, the boat is ready for our cold and snowy Maine winter that’s coming much sooner than we’d like (we’ve already had our first bit of snow!!) and the crew is off on their next adventure. We’d like to say thank you to all our first time sailors, repeat guests and […]

Shrimp with Prosciutto and Green Olives on Fettuccini

This recipe from At Home, At Sea,  came from three years of working with Hans Bucher, my mentor.  He served it with pasta or risotto; it  was one of his wife’s favorite combinations.  Sometimes we would wrap the shrimp in Prosciutto and grill it while making the sauce with the olives. Recently,  Plating Up shared this […]

Grilled Chicken with Passion Fruit Sauce

This past Saturday Maine Food & Lifestyle’s blog – Plating Up featured one of Chef Annie’s recipes. If you own a copy of the At Home At Sea cookbook you may recall the story of the Pyrex explosion! This is what Annie made instead – it was both fast and easy. Grilled Chicken with Passion Fruit Sauce […]

Always New Places to Discover

The perfect sailing moments DO come!  Sunny, but not too hot.  Mixed with windy, about 15 knots of breeze from a fair direction.  Peppered with just enough time to sit on the rail and breathe in the clean, ocean air spiced with the faint scent of seaweed from the beach, salt and the warm scent […]


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