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CHOCOLATE LOVERS’ MONTH

CHOCOLATE LOVERS’ MONTH

  I put together a few of my favourite chocolate recipes for you to celebrate Chocolate Lovers’ Month beginning with my latest Chocolate fix… A dear friend’s recent birthday pushed me to make a little something special to leave at his door. I know he’s crazy about my Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter treats but I wanted to try something new. Hot Chocolate Truffles sound good? I thought so too. This recipe from Your Cup of Cake was perfect, very much…

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ROASTED CRANBERRY CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL MIXER

ROASTED CRANBERRY CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL MIXER

I suppose for most of you the holiday party season is in full swing. In my land galley, we have been busy planning and preparing to receive Captain’s family en masse. Our current count 35. It has been really hard for me to break away from tiny galley, tiny living habits, even though for the next few months I have actual counter top space, a real refrigerator and freezer, and hot and cold running water making preparing meals so easy….

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THE FORCE COCKTAIL: Enjoy This You Will

THE FORCE COCKTAIL: Enjoy This You Will

Inspired by a recipe made with Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur, I decided to make my own very easy version of ginger liqueur, partly because the recipe looked really refreshing, partly because I love the taste of ginger in Asian inspired cooking, and partly because on a boat when it’s rockin’ and rollin’ a little sip of something ginger can help to alleviate seasickness. The addition of vodka is optional of course, especially if the syrup will be used as a…

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BOOZIE COCONUT HOT CHOCOLATE

BOOZIE COCONUT HOT CHOCOLATE

It’s that time of year Galley Peeps, as least for those of us above the frost line, when winds blow, and snow arrives and wintery evenings drive us indoors to share a comforting grog or two with friends. I tried this next recipe several ways – with milk, with evaporated milk… both were very nice by the way, but my taste tester’s fave was made with full fat coconut milk especially when a wee dram of rum was added, It’s…

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BULLSHOTS R.E.D. STYLE

BULLSHOTS R.E.D. STYLE

Chilly nights call for warming drinks. According to mixologists a Bullshot is typically made with spiced up beef broth and vodka. I however decided we needed another serving of vegetables tonight (potato-based vodka doesn’t count) so added tomato juice as well. More like a warming Bloody Mary. This is also wonderfully satisfying without the vodka. BULLSHOTS R.E.D. STYLE (makes about 48 oz) 20 oz of beef broth 20 oz tomato juice 3 tbsp horseradish 10 dashes of tobasco sauce 10…

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CAPTAIN COOKS: Grilled Blood Orange Whiskey Cocktails

CAPTAIN COOKS: Grilled Blood Orange Whiskey Cocktails

Time to fire up that barbecue Galley Peeps.. …but a little warning should accompany this delicious recipe from the Captain… The obvious, 1. if on the water make sure you are safely at anchor for the day. The not so obvious, 2. if on the water and back at the dock, the aroma of oranges on the grill may bring forth guests for cocktails, it was that intoxicating. and… 3. if on land camping or RV-ing, #2 above may apply…

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GINGER LIME JALAPEÑO COCKTAIL

GINGER LIME JALAPEÑO COCKTAIL

How about a zingy refreshing cocktail to put some spring in your Spring? I was saving these little cans of Stoli Ginger Beer for the boat, but they started calling to me from the depths of our boat cupboard and I just couldn’t ignore them any longer… GINGER LIME JALAPEÑO COCKTAIL 1 lime 1 jalapeño 2 tbsp agave syrup 16 oz (500 ml) sparkling water 16 oz (500 ml) ginger beer 2 peeled thin rounds of fresh ginger Cut the…

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MARCH – a good month for the IRISH

MARCH – a good month for the IRISH

Let’s start this month off properly shall we? Here in the Great White North we are fed up with snow and ice. Weather forecasts for March are looking grim as well. So to get the March-is-for-the-Irish party started here is a little Guinness trivia for you…       1. What’s in a name? A stout by any other moniker might indeed taste as sweet. Guinness’ dark, creamy brew was originally called Porter, and later Stout Porter, to denote its…

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PONCE LIVORNESE

PONCE LIVORNESE

Spurred on by our recent visit to R.E.D. we started working on our future plans… …AND… to help the Captain visualize these plans, I brought home from a recent trip to the US and bottle of Goslings 151 proof. (we can’t purchase it here, but thanks to our friend Pat, who helped me find the BEST PRICE EVER in New Hampshire, I secured the mixings for Dark ‘n Stormy aboard). I won’t even try to reproduce Pat’s version of Dark…

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CHOCOLATE BANANA AVOCADO SMOOTHIE

CHOCOLATE BANANA AVOCADO SMOOTHIE

With all the information on benefits of this and that floating around combined with the ever-changing information on what’s good for us and what’s not, what are we to believe? To put together the perfect diet, one would have to be a chemist, nutirtionist and food science expert all tied up in one. I’m not proposing that I am any of the above, but when it comes to a good start to our day I do know how to throw…

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