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 […]

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MAY ROUND-UP

My goodness this month went fast!   We’ve been so busy dividing our time amongst getting the boat ready for her spring splash, preparing for guests and tending to getting our new-to-us gardens cleaned up that it’s left little time for anything else. I did take the time though to put together a list of your favourite Galley Kat recipes for the month of May. […]

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CRANBERRY MIMOSA

What goes better with holiday festivities than a pretty cocktail.  Changing out the usual orange juice with cranberry juice adds that little extra something for your next brunch gathering. Adding a rim of lime tinged sugar, a few fresh cranberries and some sprigs of fresh rosemary makes such an attractive presentation. To your health! Happy New Year Galley Peeps.  May 2017 bring nothing but good […]

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ROASTED CRANBERRY CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL MIXER

I suppose for most of you the holiday party season is in full swing. In my land galley, we have been busy planning and preparing to receive Captain’s family en masse. Our current count 35. It has been really hard for me to break away from tiny galley, tiny living habits, even though for the next few months I have actual counter top space, a […]

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THE FORCE COCKTAIL: Enjoy This You Will

Inspired by a recipe made with Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur, I decided to make my own very easy version of ginger liqueur, partly because the recipe looked really refreshing, partly because I love the taste of ginger in Asian inspired cooking, and partly because on a boat when it’s rockin’ and rollin’ a little sip of something ginger can help to alleviate seasickness. The addition […]

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BOOZIE COCONUT HOT CHOCOLATE

It’s that time of year Galley Peeps, as least for those of us above the frost line, when winds blow, and snow arrives and wintery evenings drive us indoors to share a comforting grog or two with friends. I tried this next recipe several ways – with milk, with evaporated milk… both were very nice by the way, but my taste tester’s fave was made […]

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BULLSHOTS R.E.D. STYLE

Chilly nights call for warming drinks. According to mixologists a Bullshot is typically made with spiced up beef broth and vodka. I however decided we needed another serving of vegetables tonight (potato-based vodka doesn’t count) so added tomato juice as well. More like a warming Bloody Mary. This is also wonderfully satisfying without the vodka. BULLSHOTS R.E.D. STYLE (makes about 48 oz) 20 oz of […]

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CAPTAIN COOKS: Grilled Blood Orange Whiskey Cocktails

Time to fire up that barbecue Galley Peeps.. …but a little warning should accompany this delicious recipe from the Captain… The obvious, 1. if on the water make sure you are safely at anchor for the day. The not so obvious, 2. if on the water and back at the dock, the aroma of oranges on the grill may bring forth guests for cocktails, it […]

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GINGER LIME JALAPEÑO COCKTAIL

How about a zingy refreshing cocktail to put some spring in your Spring? I was saving these little cans of Stoli Ginger Beer for the boat, but they started calling to me from the depths of our boat cupboard and I just couldn’t ignore them any longer… GINGER LIME JALAPEÑO COCKTAIL 1 lime 1 jalapeño 2 tbsp agave syrup 16 oz (500 ml) sparkling water […]

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PONCE LIVORNESE

Spurred on by our recent visit to R.E.D. we started working on our future plans… …AND… to help the Captain visualize these plans, I brought home from a recent trip to the US and bottle of Goslings 151 proof. (we can’t purchase it here, but thanks to our friend Pat, who helped me find the BEST PRICE EVER in New Hampshire, I secured the mixings […]

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