SALTED CARAMEL UPSIDE DOWN APPLE CAKE

SALTED CARAMEL UPSIDE DOWN APPLE CAKE

Our apple trees at R.E.D. by the Sea are finished for the season but there are still lots and lots of great Annapolis Valley apples here in Nova Scotia ready for the picking.  So, with guests visiting in the next few days this Galley Kat has been busy…I repeat…busy! ….preparing goodies to welcome them to our little home by the sea. This recipe is not for the diet conscious…I mean, butter and sugar and that’s just the caramel base. Then…

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SEPTEMBER RECIPE ROUND-UP

SEPTEMBER RECIPE ROUND-UP

My this month went quickly didn’t it?  And here we are again into fall and the beautiful weather that comes with it…and October.  October!  I barely can remember what happened in September, the days just flew by. I can see by the most viewed recipes that you too are getting into the cooler weather frame of mind with spicey sauces, apple dishes, belly warming chicken and comforting pasta.  Simply click on the caption below each image to access the recipes….

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CRUSTLESS TOMATO QUICHE

CRUSTLESS TOMATO QUICHE

When I first made this recipe, we were on the boat and I kind of just dumped everything into the pan, plunked the cheese on top and cooked it in my Omnia stove top oven.  It was delicious but not terribly pretty.  Notice how I tried to dress it up with a little basil? It did the trick as far as a healthy, easy and tasty boat dish but we are expecting more visitors soon at our little home by…

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AUGUST RECIPE ROUND-UP

AUGUST RECIPE ROUND-UP

I have a real mixed bag of most searched for recipes for you this month.  Simply click on the caption below each image to access the recipe.   Top pick and one of our own favourites too, Greek Lamb Stew. Greek Lamb Stew   This Peach Bread Pudding came in at a close second and very timely with fresh local peaches hitting the garden stands and farmers’ markets.  Canned peaches works really well too.  I always pack away at least…

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FISH TACOS with CABBAGE SLAW

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 our freezer…sixteen times! This recipe for fish tacos though is very do-able in any small…

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BEET VEGGIE BURGERS

BEET VEGGIE BURGERS

I thought you might be a bit tired of broccoli (my last two broccoli filled recipes can be found here for Broccoli Chicken Balls and here for Broccoli Potato Cakes) but right along the veggie theme this week is a very share-worthy recipe. Don’t you just love this time of year when fresh local produce is so readily available? The mixture came together really well and unlike a lot of veggie-type burgers that end up a bit crumbly, this actually took on…

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POTATO BROCCOLI CAKES

POTATO BROCCOLI CAKES

Broccoli, broccoli and more broccoli!  My world and garden are over flowing with broccoli! I’ve been working on another recipe for you using…wait for it….broccoli.  Did you try my last recipe for chicken and broccoli balls made in my little Omnia stove top oven?  Well, head on over to that recipe right here: Broccoli Chicken Balls. This time I’m using up some leftover mashed potatoes.  No leftover potatoes? Well it may be worth your time to boil up some taters,…

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BROCCOLI CHICKEN BALLS

BROCCOLI CHICKEN BALLS

Now that we live by the sea and not on the boat for the summer I get to spread out when I cook in our land galley.  Spread out AND use more than one pot – a real luxury.   Most of the onbaord eating is made ahead then reheated or I enlist the help of ‘he who cooks’ to fire up the  back-of-the-boat grill.  I also now have a little vegetable garden, a huge step up from my boat…

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JULY RECIPE ROUND-UP

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 be harvesting zucchini from your gardens.  Lucky you! Number two on your July faves was…

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LAVENDER INFUSED LEMONADE

LAVENDER INFUSED LEMONADE

So, I tried something new yesterday.  Since the weather has been so hot and very dry I’ve been craving lemonade.  Fresh homemade lemonade.  And then my brother-in-law who  recently retired and with his wife, have become homesteaders creating a bee and lavender farm, talked about all the wonderful uses for lavender. We inherited a wonderfully diverse perennial garden from the previous owner of our little home by the sea with four thriving lavender plants, so I got busy harvesting a…

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