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MIGHTY SPICY BAERSAR

MIGHTY SPICY BAERSAR

Sometimes all of this cold frosty and very icey weather calls for a spicy and hearty cocktail. We have beer on hand… We have a small bottle of Clamato juice… and the rest of the ingredients for this tasty drink, a lighter version of my Blood Thirsty Caesar Shrimp Shooters (recipe here), are staples in our galley…land or water-based.   MIGHTY SPICY BAERSAR 2 servings 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice 1 tbsp sriracha 1…

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HALLOWEEN HAPPY HOUR

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 and thought it the perfect Halloween Happy Hour treat… I pulled out my 60’s style…

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BULLET PROOF TEA GUMMIES

BULLET PROOF TEA GUMMIES

Further to my COFFEE TO GO post the other day and a couple of comments from a friend who is not a coffe drinker, I tried Tea Gummies and they are really quite nice. I would suggest when you make you tea, either regular,green, black or herbal that you make it fairly strong.   BULLET PROOF TEA GUMMIES 1 cup of brewed tea of your choice (I used a combo of Rooibus and Thé des Impressionnistes – a long time…

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BULLET PROOF TEA GUMMIES

BULLET PROOF TEA GUMMIES

Further to my COFFEE to GO post the other day and a couple of comments from a friend who is not a coffe drinker, I tried Tea Gummies and they are really quite nice. I would suggest when you make you tea, either regular,green, black or herbal that you make it fairly strong.   BULLET PROOF TEA GUMMIES 1 cup of brewed tea of your choice (I used a combo of Rooibus and Thé des Impressionnistes – a long time…

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COFFEE TO GO

COFFEE TO GO

Well, didn’t I stumble upon this next recipe the other day and thought, …’woo, coffee on the go’? …’an extra kick of energy on the run’? So I got busy this morning while consuming my second cup of coffee… …blended up all the ingredients, poured into my two little pans.   …20 minutes later. Now I’m ready for a high octane day!    COFFEE GUMMIES 1 cup freshly brewed coffee 1 tbsp salt-free butter (I didn’t have grass-fed which would…

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PUMPKIN SPICE SMOOTHIE

PUMPKIN SPICE SMOOTHIE

I found another way of using our little Baby Boo pumpkins and everywhere you look there is something be PUMPKIN SPICE SMOOTHIE 2 servings 1 banana 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 plain yogurt 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (link to my recipe) 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups coconut milk 1 tbsp maple syrup or agave Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth     Galley Kat Note I like to add other things to my smoothies which…

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R.E.D. MULE

R.E.D. MULE

My future son-in-law recently made us a very refreshing cocktail: Moscow Mule (a certain combination of Ginger Beer, vodka and lemon) While provisioning the other day we came across Spruce Beer and thought why not? ..very much a different but still very pleasant taste from Ginger Beer… R.E.D. MULE 2 oz premium vodka 1 oz fresh lemon juice 4 oz chilled spruce beer lemon slice to garnish Serve with ice (if you are lucky enough to have ice onboard)  …

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BLACK VELVET COCKTAIL,GUINNESS STEW, COLCANNON and FISH CAKES

BLACK VELVET COCKTAIL,GUINNESS STEW, COLCANNON and FISH CAKES

Let’s begin with the important stuff…   BLACK VELVET COCKTAIL 1/2 flute champagne 1/2 flute Guinness Do you really need any more instructions? I can suggest three options:   Option # 1 Half fill the flute with bubbly. Over the back of a spoon gently pour Guinness into flute. This way the densities of the two will remain separate…. so they say… Couldn’t quite get this one right…   Option # 2 Reverse the above process adding Guinness first. Again…

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SAZERAC for MARDI GRAS

SAZERAC for MARDI GRAS

It’s kind of cool that the Captain (French) and I (Irish) can celebrate something from each of our cultures in the same month. So with Mardi Gras approaching this week, I thought I would concoct an appropriate cocktail for the celebration of ‘Fat Tuesday’ In researching, I found that Sazerac is a cocktail specifically tied to the French Quarter of New Orleans, specifically Bourbon Street so even though the original Sazerac was made with Cognac I chose Jack Daniels (although…

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GRILLED STRAWBERRY BRUSCHETTA & COSMOPOLITAN HEARTS

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. Spread onto a grill sheet, cover grill and cook for 5-7 minutes. Remove and let…

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