R.E.D.CORN CHOWDER

I scored four cobs of corn after our club’s corn boil the other day. It was young, fresh and so sweet. The corn chowder I make is rich and creamy and usually kept for chilly wintery days that call for comfort food but here we are still in the summer month of August and temperatures are already starting to drop. I have made it’s richer […]

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SPICY LENTIL LIME SOUP

I was asked recently if I (AKA Galley Kat) had any vegan recipes worth sharing. While I search back through my recipe bank I thought I would share this yummy soup we enjoyed for last night’s Meatless Monday meal. My original recipe uses dry lentils which take approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours to cook the lentils completely. But as always I try to speed things […]

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CAPRESE SOUP

This soup is easy enough in its original form but it requires roasting the tomaotes and garlic. I could roast fresh tomatoes and garlic on the barbecue but thought I would try to simplify it even further. There wouldn’t always be fresh tomatoes on board and if there were I would rather use them ‘as is’ in a salad instead of sacrificing them to cooking. […]

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SOPA DE AJO

In celebration of National Garlic Day… Spanish Garlic Soup is super easy, super healthy and super inexpensive to make. I made this with being onboard in mind – that is to say with limited fresh ingredients. There isn’t really a right or wrong way of making it. Sometimes chopped Spanish ham is added. Quite often the eggs are poached on top of the soup. I […]

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44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #6

The queen of all soups. That pretty much sums it up… New York Times food critic Amanda Hesser describes it as “One of the strangest and most delicious soup recipes… By the time it is done, the ‘soup’ is like a savory bread pudding and the top has a thick, golden crust that your guests will fight to the death over.” I posted a recipe […]

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LEMONY LENTIL SOUP

This is a repost for you, ‘anonymous reader’. My sister shared this recipe with me a few years ago and it has become one of our favourites. It takes just 30 minutes of cook time so can easily be made onboard, or made ahead and frozen and is a very flexible recipe in that it is good vegan, vegetarian or for meat lovers (François’ preference […]

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KIMCHI SOUP

A few years ago when my husband was on a tour of duty in Afghanistan we decided to meet part way during one of his leave periods for a little vacation. My daughter at that time was teaching in South Korea – which became the perfect meeting point and a chance for a family visit. Aside from the super memories of the raw beauty of […]

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TOMATO SOUP

Tomato soup is the ‘little black dress of soups’. Dressed up or unadorned it is the perfect elegant cold weather entrée or served with it’s mate – the grilled cheese     Simple Tomato Soup 1tbsp each olive oil & butter 3 small onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbsp flour 1-28oz tin crushed tomatoes 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock fresh herbs (I […]

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FRENCH ONION SOUP

I don’t actaully have a specific recipe for onion soup but it is so easy to throw together, even on a boat with limited resources… BOAT FRENCH ONION SOUP 2 cups caramelized onions 4 cups beef broth 2 tbsp flour 1/4 cup brandy 1/4 cup sherry or red wine French bread parmesan cheese, grated mozarella cheese, grated Add onions to a pot and gently heat […]

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SPINACH TOMATO ORZO SOUP

Spinach Tomato Orzo Soup This is a quick easy warming soup made with a few simple ingredients 1/2 cup onion chopped 2 cloves garlic minced 3 generous cups fresh spinach 1 – 15 oz can diced Italian tomatoes 1 cup orzo pasta 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock olive oil salt & pepper to taste a few fresh oregano leaves minced Drizzle saucepan with olive […]

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