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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SPARKLING SANGRIA with MIXED FRUIT, GINGER and MINT

It’s been difficult for us as retired folk to keep track of the passing days. When I ask Francois what day it is, he usually responds with the month or the season.  The only reason we keep track if it’s a weekend or not is to avoid having to face overpopulated markets and shopping centres and frustrating traffic jams.  But I do miss our after […]

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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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BUBBLY and NIBBLES – a docktails party in the making

One of the very best parts of a boating life is the people we meet. After spending several years living in a large city and now after three seasons of boating adventures I can’t help but compare the two existances. I can walk down the street here in Montreal, pass by dozens of people and no one will speak, or offer a greeting, or sometimes […]

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MY BOOZIE BEDREST BIRTHDAY

March 21st, 1950, a momentous day 65 years ago, the first full day of spring, Vernal Equinox, ….the beginning of my existence. Putting that in writing, it sounds SO old! Have to share a little story with you… Several years ago now, my grandson asked my then son-in-law how old he was… Answer: “29” My granson’s response: “Woo, you’re almost dead!” Moving on from that […]

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BLACK VELVET COCKTAIL,GUINNESS STEW, COLCANNON and FISH CAKES

Let’s begin with the important stuff…   BLACK VELVET COCKTAIL 1/2 flute champagne 1/2 flute Guinness Do you really need any more instructions? I can suggest three options:   Option # 1 Half fill the flute with bubbly. Over the back of a spoon gently pour Guinness into flute. This way the densities of the two will remain separate…. so they say… Couldn’t quite get […]

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CHAMPAGNE & OYSTERS

We haven’t had a dinner party since BB (before boat) but tonight was the night. I really enjoy the planning much more than I enjoy the actual cooking but this was one of those rare times that I thoroughly took pleasure in the whole process. …we began with… Champagne Cocktails place a sugar cube in the glass add a couple drops of bitters a splash […]

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