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BLUEBERRY CHEESE TARTLETS

BLUEBERRY CHEESE TARTLETS

Hello to you my Galley Friends. Here’s my situation.  I’ve been invited to a friend’s place for bison burgers…a friend from Alberta who is a consummate  carnivore.  A bit of back story…we treated him a while ago to some water buffalo burgers (I made Juicy Lucys) and he wanted to return the favour.  I offered to bring a side dish.  Offer accepted.  Then I thought maybe I could bring some dessert too so I offered peach pie because, thanks to…

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CHEESY SPINACH STUFFED MUSHROOMS

CHEESY SPINACH STUFFED MUSHROOMS

Want an easy side dish for your supper tonight? These stuffed mushrooms were super simple to throw together and very tasty . I can even see them made with smaller mushrooms served as an appetizer.   I made six for the two of us but the filling could easily have been enough for eight mushrooms.  I really over filled them.     I spiced up the filling with some dried chilis but other seasoning could have been added.  Try tarragon,…

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EASY CHEESY FAUX-TATO CASSEROLE

EASY CHEESY FAUX-TATO CASSEROLE

Today’s post is all about the cauliflower. So many things can be made with this unassuming vegetable. I think it’s OK to call a vegetable unassuming. One of my favourites is to use it to make a faux alfredo sauce which I mix in with my Three Cheese Hash Brown Casserole (recipe here) And for a low carb alternative to a summery barbecue picnic type dish try using cauliflower in a salad instead of potatoes. (recipe here) Fresh cauliflower is…

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PRESSURE COOKER CHEESE CAKE

PRESSURE COOKER CHEESE CAKE

Here I am again, playing in the galley. I’m loving my little cooker that is similar to an Instapot in that I have the option of steaming, slow cooking or pressure cooking.  Versatility! A few days ago I made successfully a pizza with the slow cooker option.  That’s right, a pizza (recipe here).  Today I’m making a little dessert for a dinner party.  Simple cheese cake under pressure and it was surprisingly easy. Equipment required: pressure cooker of course, a…

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SMOKED SALMON CROQUE MONSIEUR

SMOKED SALMON CROQUE MONSIEUR

“OH MON DIEU!”…translated….”of all things holy, this was one amazingly delicious sandwich”…and one worthy of bumping all my scheduled posts to have it published today. I am in the midst of preparing a menu for an upcoming cocktail gathering.  Just a simple casual affair to bring together  a small group of friends for some bubbly, a few nibbles and lots of good cheer. Usually I go a little overboard…emphasis less on the ‘little’ and more on the  ‘overboard’.  I have…

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CLOUD BREAD – an experiment

CLOUD BREAD – an experiment

  Here I am playing with my food again.  This time it’s to find yet another way of providing my Frenchman with his bread fix. With no oven on our little boat, I rely heavily on my Omnia stove-top and occasionally to a lesser degree our back-of-the boat barbeque. Curious about all the ‘Cloud Bread’ recipes floating around, I thought I’d give it a try. Could a base of eggs and cream cheese with no flour really produce bread?  …

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CREAMY LEMONY CHICKEN and WILD GRAIN SOUP

CREAMY LEMONY CHICKEN and WILD GRAIN SOUP

I had some leftover grains  and grilled chicken from a recent dinner and had a real craving for some warming rich soup.  Imagine!  It’s mid-May and there have been ‘risk of frost’ warnings and evenings onboard our little water home have been very chilly. Very pleased with the results of this belly-warming soup though… CREAMY LEMONY CHICKEN and WILD GRAIN SOUP 4 servings what you will need 2 tbsp butter 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup…

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CHEESY SAUSAGE DIP

CHEESY SAUSAGE DIP

I was SO hungry after spending a day prepping the boat for late spring launch that I didn’t even take the time to snap pictures of the process for this recipe. Regardless of whether you see the steps or not, you HAVE to try this ….   Rich, creamy, spicy, cheesy, meaty…   It should have served 4, but there was precious little left after the two of us dove in…     CHEESY SAUSAGE DIP 1 lb of sausage…

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PINEAPPLE CREAM CHEESE BREAD PUDDING

PINEAPPLE CREAM CHEESE BREAD PUDDING

On good sailing days, breakfast onboard R.E.D. is usually really simple. Getting an early start to catch the best wind is the priority, so quick and dirty – eat, wash up and untie the lines is the way we go. Then there are those days when we like to laze around, when around the crack of noon breakfast has turned into brunch. While Captain is up on deck with his second cup of coffee, wiping off the morning dew or…

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ASIAN CHEESE BALL

ASIAN CHEESE BALL

Super easy and tasty treat for your guests over the holidays. We made this several times and each time it disappeared within minutes. Serve with rice crackers. Perfect for gluten intolerant guests …. and those who really like a little zing on their crackers…. ASIAN CHEESE BALL 1 package of cream cheese 1 tbsp chili sauce 1tbsp freshly grated ginger 1 tbsp freshly grated onion 1 clove garlic, grated 1 tbsp soya sauce or Bragg seasoning 1 tsp sesame oil…

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