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JANA’S COATING MIX

JANA’S COATING MIX

Hello there galley friends. Today I have a recipe for you that is easy to throw together, make ahead  with what you have in your pantry and it’s versatile. Easy and uncomplicated is my day to day focus and I do love pantry diving whenever possible..especially with that dreaded virus still among us.  I still haven’t been in a grocery store since last March.  Truth! I don’t do a lot of self care stuff…you know…hair and nails…spa treatments.  I was…

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CORN MUFFIN MIX – an update

CORN MUFFIN MIX – an update

Hi there folks.  I realize that I’ve been a wee bit absent lately.  I get that way sometimes, feeling my inspiration lacking but every time I start thinking about spring and what form it might take – specifically, picking up our little land trawler, RED II camper extrordinaire – I get motivated. Planning is my thing and at the moment I’m making lists of what we’ll need.  Making mood boards is an easy way to visualize the ‘look’. You should…

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UTTERLY AWESOME BROWNIE MIX

UTTERLY AWESOME BROWNIE MIX

Good day my Galley folks.  While this COVID thing has meant outing restrictions, I’ve focused my energies on simplifying my already simple life even further.  This combined with my dislike of commercial mixes had me coming up with a plan for a make-ahead treat. Today in my little land galley, I’m mixing up a batch of chocolatey brownies. Before I go any further, a word about mixes. I follow a lot of blogs of you folks on boats, in campers…

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GALLEY CAKE MIX

GALLEY CAKE MIX

Continuing on with simplifying my life in the kitchen/galley, I have a super fun recipe for you this week. Those who have been following along for a while, know how much I dislike commercial preparations, preferring instead to make my own whenever possible and practical. Growing up in a small farming community with a father who always preached ‘the closer to nature, the better’ and in a time when convenience foods were just becoming popular, we ate mostly locally grown…

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TEX MEX RISOTTO with bonus TEX MEX SPICE MIX

TEX MEX RISOTTO with bonus TEX MEX SPICE MIX

 Here’s a tasty one for you Galley Peeps.  It was inspired by one of our home delivery plant-based meals.  A simple risotto with a Tex Mex flair. You’ve probably noticed that I’m big on making my own spice mixes.  For one thing, in my tiny galley there’s precious little space for a gazillion spice containers.  And we do love our Mexican type foods so this Tex Mex combo has become a favourite.  We love a little heat too so I…

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PRESSURE COOKER ‘ROAST’ CHICKEN and BONE BROTH with bonus EASY GRAVY MIX

PRESSURE COOKER ‘ROAST’ CHICKEN and BONE BROTH with bonus EASY GRAVY MIX

I have a super easy and quick two for one recipe post for you today, my Galley Peeps.  In truth it’s actually three because I added my recipe for gravy mix which comes in handy if you don’t have real chicken stock on hand.  Now that we are off-season country dwellers, I have become very conscious of supporting local enterprises.  My latest find is ordering vegetables and meats every two weeks from a nearby farm.    They send a list…

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EASY MAKE AHEAD GRILLED CHEESE MIX

EASY MAKE AHEAD GRILLED CHEESE MIX

Finding ways to improve conveniences in our tiny galley is always welcomed and this next recipe is simply brilliant in its simplicity.  We love grilled cheese.  We enjoy them often.  They are easy to throw together, tasty, satisfying and depending what you serve with them or add to them, a complete meal.  So what if I tell you that you can make grilled cheese even easier? Mix all of these flavourful ingredients together and keep them in the refrigerator until…

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FURIKAKE GRILLED TUNA

FURIKAKE GRILLED TUNA

We were recently gifted with some tuna from our sailing/fishing friends and wanted to put together something worthy of their generosity. In my search, I landed on what looked like a winner from The Domestic Man.  Simple, very quick to prepare and cook, plus I was introduced to a new-to-me seasoning, Furikake, a combination of sesame seeds and nori seaweed.  Well, I thought to myself, I can make my own, which is what I did. All this to say, my…

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POOR MAN’S PARMESAN

POOR MAN’S PARMESAN

I’ve been using crumb topping on the boat for the past 2 years. It works really well to simulate that crusty finish to casseroles à la Stove Top. But when I started reading more about this Poor Man’s Parmesan, it kicked up my topping game several notches. Yes good quality Parmesan is expensive but a little adds so much to a recipe. After trying this though I am a convert. Add as a topping to your next pasta dish, a…

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GOOP PAN RELEASE

GOOP PAN RELEASE

I honestly don’t know what else to call this…pan release maybe? not Pam because I can’t spray it. The main issue is not what to call it but does it work?  Onboard as you by now know, I don’t have an oven but when one is needed I use my little stove-top Omnia Oven.  We found it so useful that Captain suggested we have one for land use and one for the boat.  The only problem with it is that unless it…

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