LUNAR NEW YEAR 2023 – year of the cat (new recipe included)

Hello all you Galley friends.  Soon it will be the beginning of the Lunar New Year.  Last year, was my year according to Chinese tradition….the Year of the Tiger…so fitting for this Galley Kat isn’t it? And when I checked for this year 2023, I found that in the Vietnam culture it’s the Year of the Cat so thought it fitting to introduce you to […]

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Cabbage Rolls are one of those meals that screams comfort.  Maybe it’s because it brings back memories of my Mom’s version with it’s rich tomato sauce, tender cabbage and savoury meat filling.  I don’t make them often…well, hardly ever…and have never tried them while in my tiny boat galley because it always seemed like so much work. When going through some Friend’s Faves submission, I […]

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Keeping along the vein of easy camping meals, I created this next recipe with minimal prep in mind. It’s packed full of veggies and fresh herbs, with no fuss rice noodles, a final addition of Asian inspired vinaigrette and sprinkling of crushed peanuts. I mixed the vinaigrette in a small jar, chopped most of the veggies in advance, and even cooked the noodles, drained and […]

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BIBIMBAP (Korean Beef and Rice Bowls)

Good day to you my Galley friends.  Today’s recipe is one I’ve been making since visiting South Korea several years ago.  F was on a military mission in Iraq and my daughter was teaching English at a Korean school at the time.  It was the perfect location for F and me to meet for a wee break during his deployment. Bibimbap was a dish we […]

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Good day to you my Galley Friends.  So nice of you to drop by.  I have for you my next recipe using Smothered Cabbage and it’s really a no brainer.  Too in, I basically dumped everything into a pot, simmered a bit, then served a bowl or two of delicious, nicely spiced Asian-style soup for today’s supper.  What made it even easier is that […]

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Hi there from your absent Galley Kat.  We’ve been so busy here in our little home by the sea that I can barely turn around before another round of guests from away arrive.  I’ve been told to stop being such a good Welcome to Nova Scotia ambassador but when you’re so much in love with living in paradise it’s really hard for me to stop […]

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Hi there my Galley Peeps.  I’m so glad you dropped by for a visit today.   I’m cooking up a delicious Korean meal for you.  Some very intense spice going on here but it’s all balanced nicely with crunchy cucumber pickles, steamed broccoli, a pile of fluffy basmati rice (I used the brown version this time) all nestled beside some tasty sautéed ground chicken. The […]

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My Happy New Year greeting is a little late, I know.  Stuff seems to always get in the way and before I realize it another month has passed.  I have been busy though, trying very hard to keep my resolutions and am proud of what has been achieved so far.  Decluttering with minimalizing my possessions and consistent exercising tops the list…which is probably why blogging […]

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It’s surprising to me sometimes what you folks are looking for when you search for Galley Kat recipes.  Sometimes if runs the line of special holidays as it did last month. Lots and lots of Irish/Saint Patrick’s Day hits.  And I shouldn’t be surprised at the delicious Easter Trifle because, well, it was Easter and it is a truly easy dessert. But why Batsaria received […]

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Remember Francois’ duck-in-a-bag post from several days ago? (recipe link here in case you missed it) WELL!….I stripped that baby of it’s meat, then plopped the carcass, seasonings and veggies into my slow cooker and boiled the bejesus out of it for 18 hours.  Then I carefully pulled the remains of juicy bits of meat from the bones.  It’s surprising what I harvested…enough meat for […]

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