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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WHITE CLAM PIZZA

I know what some of you may be thinking…clam pizza???…Well, I have to tell you, unless you have tried it, you have no idea just what you are missing With visitors from away, we are always looking for new places to visit.  Like playing tourist in our own back yard.  A wine tour was on this day’s outing and after some most enjoyable tasting at […]

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STUFFED BAKED HADDOCK

I have a simple dinner for you today my Galley Peeps. Delicate white fish, some salad crab and buttery crackers crumbs, cooked to perfection in barely 20 minutes. The preparation was super simple too. Fish in pan, a couple of grinds of salt and pepper.  Crumbs, melted butter, seasonings all mixed with crab meat. Sprinkled generously over the fish. Baked. Could it be any easier? […]

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SUPER YUMMY LEMONY PASTA with CHICK PEAS and SCALLOPS

Well hello there folks.  Thanks for stopping by today and do I ever have a wonderful creation for you!.  It began with a simple pasta concoction earlier this week using my new spice crush…Urfa Biber (I haven’t yet found a local source but this company provided a very good online service – click here)…it’s a Turkish spice that offers a wonderful hit of heat without all […]

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OCTOBER RECIPE ROUND-UP

Hi all you Galley Kat Peeps. I thought that this month instead of a collection of your most viewed recipes, I’d re-post my favourite chowder recipes. Last week’s post of Fisherman’s Stew was one of your most searched of my little galley recipes this month (you can find that recipe here). Is it maybe because the time of year with changing leaves, crisp cool days […]

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EASY FISHERMAN’S STEW

We recently took a vacation from our little home by the sea to visit Cape Breton and the beautiful Cabot Trail.  Fall….in my opinion…. is the best season in Nova Scotia.  Crisp cool air and oh those spectacular turning leaves! Our final meal before returning home was at a small quirky little restaurant in Louisbourg.  Actually it was the only restaurant open as being a […]

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JULY RECIPE ROUND-UP

So you’ve been entertaining this month have you?  Well, according to July stats you have.  Quite heavily in fact in the appetizer category.  We have too.  With visits from near and far and a spectacular neighbourhood house warming, I’ve been a very busy Galley Kat. Top of the list was this tasty recipe for zucchini and chicken bites.  I guess some of you must already […]

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EASY CREAMY SHRIMP with SPINACH

I’m keeping it low carb and super easy again for tonight’s supper.  Low carb because we’re trying to lose some winter hibernation weight.   And easy because this is our first-of-the-season-dining-outdoors-meal and we’ve been trying to get on top of the gardening before being back on the water for the season. Sautéing the shrimp first in garlic imparts the best flavours to the overall dish. […]

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EASY SHRIMP PAELLA (pressure cooker version)

I hope you don’t feel inundated with my latest flurry of blog posts.  I’ve not been inspired to write much lately…that is until this week.  So many recipe successes have given me the push I needed during this winter down time.  While Francois uses his latest purchase to evacuate a blocked gutter, a fibreglass ladder (note the very cool orange colour) and shovels our first […]

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LOBSTER VOL au VENT with ORANGE COGNAC SAUCE

It’s lobster season here in our part of Nova Scotia and what a treat it is for us to be living just a few minutes walk from a fishermans’ wharf.  That’s right!  We can walk whenever we wish but the trick is, we have to be there when the boat comes in and before the refrigerated truck takes the catch of the  day away. Our […]

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