LEMON RICOTTA SPREAD

photo by Wolfram Schubert Hey there Galley Peeps, the Kat will be away again, this time only briefly. Here is something yummy to snack on while I’m away… …ricotta, artichokes, spices and some tangy lemon…   …mix it all together…     LEMON RICOTTA SPREAD 2 cups ricotta 1 lemon, juiced and zested 2-3 cloves garlic, grated 1 can artichokes, well drained and chopped 1/2 […]

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ASIAN CHEESE BALL

Super easy and tasty treat for your guests over the holidays. We made this several times and each time it disappeared within minutes. Serve with rice crackers. Perfect for gluten intolerant guests …. and those who really like a little zing on their crackers…. ASIAN CHEESE BALL 1 package of cream cheese 1 tbsp chili sauce 1tbsp freshly grated ginger 1 tbsp freshly grated onion […]

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#17 – 44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE

A few years ago on our way back from a trip to Portugal we made our routine stop at the duty free shop. One of the sales people encouraged me to buy a complete Bloc de Foie Gras… ‘Madame, it is on sale, just 99 €’… Well why not? So buy it I did. You would think that because the sales person had to know […]

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HALLOWEEN HAPPY HOUR

Now that we are back on land for the ‘pre-spring’ season (‘winter’ has been obliterated from our vocabulary) I’m bringing back Friday Happy Hour. It will be the one day each week when instead of Galley Kat making supper, we will enjoy snack-y type foods usually made in advance…. …and drinks of course. I saw a picture of a great Fall-inspired cheese ball on Pinterest […]

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ITALIAN FENNEL BLACK PEPPER PRETZELS

The other day we had to drop by our local Volkswagen dealer to have my key battery changed. Darn thing no longer recognized me and wouldn’t let me open the door. Anyway, the sales agent who sold us our tow beast was just arriving and with her she brought a big bag of Italian pretzels that her Momma had made in the early hours (apparently […]

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SNAIL TAPAS

OK… Now this one I am really pleased with… An inexpensive can of snails, some Spanish ham, roasted tomatoes, A little garlic & onion, spicy paprika… Toasted Tuscan bread.. A sacrificed splash of wine… …equals… a really good and super easy one pan meal.   SNAIL TAPAS …here’s what I used… 2 garlic cloves, smashed and chopped 1/3 cup chopped onion Serrano ham, about 1/2-2/3 […]

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R.E.D. MEZZE

Halloumi is a wonderful flavourful salty squeaky cheese that lends itself so well to grilling. Serve with a fresh green salad (check out my Quinoa Salad) or whatever you have on hand in your galley. Tonight it will be the perfect addition to a cockpit-end-of-day mezze feast…. with a little taste of this with a little sip of that… I simply sliced the Halloumi, dipped […]

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CHEESY BACON DIP

When I cook bacon onboard I usually add a few extra strips for future meals like BLT’s (there’s that ‘cook once eat twice’ thing) or this little dip, perfect for an impromptu cockpit party or a pot luck offering. The original recipe is baked for 15 minutes in a 350 ° oven but it needs only a minimal amount of heat to render it that […]

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SMOKED HERRING with BEET and LIME

Appetizers onboard don’t get any simpler… or more elegant… than this…     SMOKED HERRING with BEET & LIME several slices of crusty bread 1 clove garlic 1 tin smoked herring, drained 1 raw red beet, shredded 1 raw orange beet, shredded juice and zest of 1 lime 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley small handful pea sprouts, chopped 1 tbsp olive oil sea salt & […]

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CRISPY RAVIOLI with MARINARA SAUCE

  What started out as a Happy Hour blog post turned into a full scale meal… …some Mache greens drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sprinkled with salt & pepper and grated parmesan completed this Happy-Hour-turned-main-course. CRISPY RAVIOLI with MARINARA SAUCE 12 fresh cheese & spinach ravioli cooking oil 1 cup of your favourite marinara sauce 6 Merguez sausage, cut into 2″ pieces 1 egg […]

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