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CHRISTINE’S BAKED POTATO DIP

CHRISTINE’S BAKED POTATO DIP

I’m on a roll here bringing you yet another Friends’ Faves recipe.  The challenge – baking potatoes.  Can you make this without a conventional oven Christine asked?  I’m confident was my response. I have ‘baked’ potatoes before – my favourite being the Salted Baked Potatoes and Roasted Garlic (recipe here), and another potato favourite in my galley is Potato Stacks – an elegant way to serve the lowly potato (recipe here).  But as you might have figured out by now,…

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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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ROASTED CORN CHEESE DIP

ROASTED CORN CHEESE DIP

I so do miss our happy hours.  It seems that lately one day melts into the next and half the time the only sure reference of date we have is what month it is….as the conversation goes: what day is it?  I don’t know but I think it’s still September.  Our big move is coming up soon (a reference to our craziness on my other blog here if you are interested) so most days are consumed with making lists and…

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GRILLED BACON-WRAPPED PORK TENDERLOIN BITES

GRILLED BACON-WRAPPED PORK TENDERLOIN BITES

Missing my land-based Friday happy hours. The one day of the week that was a no-cook zone.  I could prepare things in advance but the whole idea was to create a no fuss, easy on the Galley Kat end of the week kind of dinner when we both got home from work.  Sometimes I would get a little carried away (who me?) with new recipes to try but it was that one sacred day…no not Sunday….sacred in the sense that…

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EASY CHEESY ARTICHOKE DIP

EASY CHEESY ARTICHOKE DIP

What to do with all that leftover holiday cheese?  Make a dip!  Add some greens, seasonings and a can of artichokes and voilà, dinner is served.  Anyway for us tonight it’s dinner with all the main components: protein, veggies with a side of bread and crackers. It made the perfect I-don’t-really-feel-like-cooking lap picnic. When we are onboard with no oven this dip can be ‘cooked’ a couple of ways.  Either place the heat-proof dish in the barbecue set on low or…

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MUSHROOM TARRAGON LEMON PATÉ

MUSHROOM TARRAGON LEMON PATÉ

I wanted to make an easy healthy appetizer for a recent docktails soirée but first I had to run it by my faithful taste tester.  I can always count on Francois to give a reasonably candid evaluation. Well, he loved it.  I meaned LOVED it! And the weirdest part was he thought it was creton, a typical French Canadian rillettes or terrine type of spread made primarily of pork and is quite often very fatty.  Well, this was neither fatty…

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PARSLEY GREEN ONION HUMMUS

PARSLEY GREEN ONION HUMMUS

So versatile when one night you are enjoying a fresh delicious cracker dip… So easy to make and will be a hit at your next docktails gathering. On its own with a cracker or add the crunchy tangy bite of an apple slice. …and the next night transform it into a tasty pasta supper… …add a salad of tomatoes, bocconcini and a fresh crop of onboard grown sprouts. PARSLEY GREEN ONION HUMMUS   Print Author: Galley Kat Ingredients 1 15…

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FULL MEAL CHEESY CHICKEN DIP

FULL MEAL CHEESY CHICKEN DIP

I’ve really been missing our cockpit dinners, especially cheese fondu. It’s one of the easiest meals. So little preparation and minimal clean up. Imagine a warm starry evening, perfectly chilled white wine, a little dip of this and a sip of that, great conversation with friends. All the best components for boat entertaining. I took my basic cheese fondu recipe and added chicken leftover from last night’s barbecue, added some chopped fresh kale leaves to the rich creamy wine and…

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MOROCCAN ROASTED CARROT HUMMUS

MOROCCAN ROASTED CARROT HUMMUS

Want to add a touch of the exotic North Africa to your next party? Try this mildy sweet with a touch of spicy dip. MOROCCAN ROASTED CARROT HUMMUS what you will need 1 lb carrots, cut into 1″ pieces 3-4 cloves garlic (skins left on) 4 tbsp olive oil, divided 1/4 cup tahini 1 tbsp Harissa 1 1/2 cups chick peas 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp…

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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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