At Home, At Sea – The Red Book, 2nd Edition


The Sugar & Salt cookbook series is a collection of recipes, crafts, thoughts and stories from an adventurous, hilarious, sometimes frenetic, unique life off the Coast of Maine. Annie Mahle has two kitchens, one a floating restaurant and B&B that sails as a Maine windjammer all summer long, the Schooner J. & E. Riggin and the other her home, cooking for their family of four. As much a cookbook as it is a story of a lifestyle that is seasonal and sustainable.

At Home, At Sea, the second edition features some of Annie’s most requested recipes and variations (over 260 recipes) that have been created over the years, including:

  • Buttermilk Pancakes
    • Blueberry
    • Pumpkin Oatmeal
  • Shirred Eggs
  • Artichoke & Red Pepper Dip
  • Lobster Rangoon
  • Italian Sausage Soup
  • Roasted Red Wine Potatoes
  • Lemon Lobster with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
  • Salmon with Tri-Pepper Salsa
  • Crusty Peasant Bread
    • Roasted Red Pepper and Rosemary
    • Garlic Knots
  • Irish Soda Bread
    • Whole Wheat and Flax Seed
    • Stilton and Chives
  • Apple Crisp
  • Cornish Game Hens with Smoked Shrimp and Brandy Stuffing
  • Apricot Ginger Pound Cake with Rum Glaze
    • Maine Blueberry, Ricotta, and Lime
    • Cranberry, Almond, and Clementine

The book also includes sections on Social Responsibility, the History of the Riggin, Parenting at Sea, Baking Ethos, Lobster Bake, A Week at Sea, Happenings and Lore, Cooking on a Woodstove, and more.



Several years ago, guests clamored for a book with all the delicious recipes that Annie made and served on the schooner and so At Home, At Sea: Recipes from the Maine Windjammer J&E Riggin was published. Fast forward fourteen years and the book, sold out for several of them, have guests clamoring once again for that same book. We decided to give you what you want… a second edition!

At Home, At Sea has been printed as a second edition with the look and feel of the Sugar & Saltseries. It will have the same fabulous recipes (along with Annie’s many variations that have been created since that first printing) that made this book sell out the first time around.

The recipes and stories in At Home, At Sea recreate life on a Maine windjammer – a week in a different world, a different century – with homemade, old-world food cooked with fire and passion. In these pages, you’ll find memories of the Age of Sail- the gleam of brass, the sound of the wind in the rigging, and the delicious smells of Maine cooking- baked bread from the woodstove, steamed lobster, hearty stews, and mouthwatering desserts – all from the galley of the Schooner J. & E. Riggin.

Chef Anne Mahle started working on windjammers as a mess cook, and quickly developed a passion for cooking. She has spent the last 30 years working and learning, graduation from mess cook to head cook on the windjammers to private chef on a Caribbean yacht. She further developed her skills as a sous chef to classically trained Swiss chef Hans Bucher and at the Culinary Institute of America. She currently owns and operates the Schooner J. & E. Riggin with her husband, Captain Jon Finger.


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