LEMONY POTATO SALAD

Good day to you my Galley friends.  I hope you are all in fine spirits and good health….and of course ready for some summer time cookin’. Nothing says summer dining than potato salad.  Serve it warm.  Serve  it cold.  Perfect side for back yard grilling, camping or picnicking. Make it creamy or vinegary.  It’s all good.  Everyone seems to have their favourite but this one […]

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GALLEY ADDITION (plus new easy recipe)

Good day to you my Galley friends.  I decided it was time to introduce you all to my new Galley assistant, Zula, our five month old Abyssinian kitten. Years ago when we began our sailing adventure together, we subscribed to a blog, Bailey Boat Cat, fur baby to a live aboard young couple.  Their antics were charming and engaging and we dreamed that one day […]

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CRISPY TOPPING

Hi there Galley folks.  As we head into the colder days, I’ve been taking stock of some basics in my little land kitchen.  I’m not a big fan of frequent shopping trips especially looking ahead to some nasty wintery days when I would much rather be curling up with a good book or binge watching some seasonal faves. Today’s recipe is one of those great […]

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CELERIAC – my new favourite vegetable

A while ago now during a family gathering, we were treated to a wonderful buffet.  One dish immediately caught my attention.  A tangy, creamy side dish with a light crunch and  subtle hint of Dijon. It was love at first bite.  What is this, I asked?  The response… rémoulade de céleri-rave…from a local catering service.  English translation…celery root salad. Once we returned home I immediately […]

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HADDOCK MILANESE with DEVILED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

I’m back!  Did you miss me?  I’ve been so involved with my new project (details to come soon I promise) that I almost forgot about my Galley Peeps.  So sorry. I promise to be more attentive in the future.  As an apology  I’m offering a very easy and super tasty meal for you.  A two for one. The warm Brussels sprout salad could easily be […]

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FISH TACOS with CABBAGE SLAW

Adding to my recent keep-it-local kick, I ordered ten pounds of fresh haddock from a local fisherman.  Ten pounds is a lot of fish, I’ve found out.  I vacuum sealed sixteen portions to freeze for future meals.  Sixteen!  Hardly a practice I’d undertake on our small boat for sure, but oh how delicious and what a treat for me to be able to dig into […]

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GRILLED STEAK SANDWICHES with BLUE CHEESE SLAW

I wasn’t going to bother posting this.  Grilled steak isn’t news.  Nor is salad…although I couldn’t stop digging my fork into this one.  Blue cheese and crunchy cabbage…really addictive!   Then I realized just how great it is to have in your back pocket of summer recipes. It’s a make ahead kind of meal that you can pack up for a picnic, or take for […]

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FIG and CAMEMBERT GRILLED CHEESE with CRISPY MUSHROOM SALAD

I’m loving this sandwich/salad combo that was inspired by one of  our recent meal delivery recipes.  The sweet fig jam, ooy gooy creamy cheese and toasty crispy bread was a sensory delight.  Then you have the tangy/sweet-ish salad dressing over fresh greens.  But what drove it over the top was the addition of crispy mushrooms that have been tossed, then grilled in parmesan and bread […]

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FRESH DIGBY SCALLOP and GRILLED CORN CEVICHE

Fresh is the name of the game here in the galley today.  Our local market just got in some fresh (never before frozen, or soaked in sodium tripolyphosphate) Digby scallops all plump and juicy.  Some green tomatoes and farm fresh corn on the cob came together to produce our supper tonight. I was feeling a little oink-ish and bought a whole pound of the little […]

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WARM WILD MUSHROOM SALAD

At the beginning of each boating season I buy a big container of dried wild mushrooms.  They’re easy to re-hydrate for so many delicious meals.  I also grind them to add richness to sauces. Look at those rich beefy looking babies.  They’ve been soaking in water all day even though it usually takes about 15 minutes to re-hydrate. And all deep brown broth is so […]

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