IRISH ROUND-UP + bonus recipe

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Happy March to you all, Galley Peeps.  For most of us in the northern parts of the world it’s a month we all look forward to, regardless if we’ve had our last snow fall or not.  We know that gradually those dark winter days will turn into days that are longer and longer, warmer and warmer. Several birthdays to celebrate […]

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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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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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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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Twas the night before Christmas and all through the kitchen, Galley Kat used the vodka but only a smidgen. OK so I may not be hired to write for greeting cards. We’ve reached the cocooning phase of the holidays when candles are lit and the oven is fired up to the max to cook a tasty pizza. We made this terra cotta heater a couple […]

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” A lemon a day…and rum…keeps the scurvy at bay” This is a day to be aware of scurvy, the disease that afflicted many a sailor  on long voyages pre-18th century because of poor diet and Vitamin C deficiencies. So this 2nd day of May 2016, we, the good respectful sailors that we are, remember those poor souls  by adding a dose of lemon to […]

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  I put together a few of my favourite chocolate recipes for you to celebrate Chocolate Lovers’ Month beginning with my latest Chocolate fix… A dear friend’s recent birthday pushed me to make a little something special to leave at his door. I know he’s crazy about my Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter treats but I wanted to try something new. Hot Chocolate Truffles sound good? […]

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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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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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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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