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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BAKED R.E.D. CAMEMBERT #2 – 44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE –

#2 This French classic will be easy to reproduce on the boat. We were in the habit last year of keeping a good supply of these canned cheeses onboard. No refrigeration needed, perfect for a late evening sunset cockpit meal or should we have unexpected guests drop by. Uncork a bottle of Bordeaux… Enjoy… BAKED R.E.D. CAMEMBERT 125 g Camembert 1 clove garlic, slivered several […]

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PIZZA MUSHROOM PULL APARTS

I’m adding the ingredients for these to my provision list this summer for sure. So fast and easy. and really tasty… An excellent Happy Hour snack. PIZZA MUSHROOM PULL APARTS 4 cups Baby Bella mushrooms, stems removed 1/4 cup pizza sauce pepperoni slices, enough for each mushroom 2 cups mozzarella, shredded ….place mushroom caps upside down on grill sheet…   …fill the mushroom cavity with […]

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LENTIL POLENTA CANAPÉS w/ BALSAMIC FIG CONFITURE

In preparation for a little cocktail party tonight, I am making some appetizers using lentils and polenta. Lentil Polenta is so easy to prepare, takes very little time to cook, and is a really versatile dish. (not to mention nutritious and delicious)     For Lentil Polenta 1 cup water 2 cups milk 1/2 cup polenta 1/2 cup split red lentils 1/2 cup Boursin Pepper […]

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JELLY CARROT JUICE SNACKS:

My recent post for Cosmopolitan Jelly Shots got me thinking… why not make some non-alcohol ones for an onboard snack? I know that health-wise, eating real fruit is better that fruit juices for many reasons, but if we are unable to always have fresh fruit available on the boat this could be an alternative… relatively healthy… quick energy snack… easy to make… doesn’t take up […]

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GRILLED STRAWBERRY BRUSCHETTA & COSMOPOLITAN HEARTS

We have been invited to a Valentine dinner party and the hostess is very conscious of coordinating colours for pleasing presentation appeal. Obviously something in a red palate… Pressure is on… My contribution: GRILLED STRAWBERRY BRUSCHETTA 4 cups of sliced fresh strawberries 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar goat cheese 1 baguette, sliced olive oil A few basil leaves Heat grill Gently mix strawberries & balsamic vinegar. […]

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BEST SHRIMP COCKTAIL

When I first saw the title for this recipe I thought isn’t all shrimp cocktail the same? I have to now admit that this was indeed the best I’ve had… It’s due in part to the seasonings but the passive cooking is what makes them succulent… Best Shrimp Cocktail 2 pounds deveined (shells removed and tails left on) – I used Jumbo Tiger shrimp 3 […]

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ARANCINI

Arancini Ahh! leftover risotto! It doesn’t happen very often but it’s worth making extra risotto just to have these ‘little oranges’ the next day. Such was the case from a recent dinner party of Fresh Mushroom Seafood Risotto… 3 cups of leftover risotto I added 1 egg, some extra parmesan, a little more salt & pepper formed the mixture into golf-ball-sized balls (keeping your hands […]

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CHOCOLATE DIPPED FIGS w/ SEA SALT

Today I am plagued with AAADD (Age Activated Attention Deficite Disorder) You know those times when you start something but on the way to completing it you get distracted by something else? Everywhere I look I see opportunities for more delicious recipes that take me in new directions. The latest was when I returned to the store for the second time to buy ingredients to […]

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