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GINNY’S BUTTER CHICKEN MEATBALLS

GINNY’S BUTTER CHICKEN MEATBALLS

Digging into my stash of Friend’s Faves submissions, I found this delicious recipe  for easy butter chicken from Ginny, using ground chicken made into tender juicy little meatballs, floating in a buttery tasting tomato sauce.  The surprise was how buttery it all tasted with only a small amount of butter added at the end. This would be the perfect time to try making the meatballs, blenditarian style. Never heard of it? Well, it’s a great way to cut down on…

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RHUBARB MUFFINS

RHUBARB MUFFINS

Since the overwhleming success of the Rhubarb Cocktail (find the recipe here.  If you haven’t already tried it…you MUST), I’ve been in love with the rhubarb/lime/ginger combo.  So I took one of my favourite Galley Kat muffin recipes Lemon Ginger Muffins (recipe here) and transformed it into the ideal tea-time treat.  The perfect combination of tart rhubarb, a hint of lime and the bite of ginger.   This recipe works equally well for the Omnia stove top oven as it does…

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DUCK SOUP

DUCK SOUP

Remember Francois’ duck-in-a-bag post from several days ago? (recipe link here in case you missed it) WELL!….I stripped that baby of it’s meat, then plopped the carcass, seasonings and veggies into my slow cooker and boiled the bejesus out of it for 18 hours.  Then I carefully pulled the remains of juicy bits of meat from the bones.  It’s surprising what I harvested…enough meat for 2 more meals and 8 cups of bone broth.  Frugal little Galley Kat! So for…

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GINGER POACHED EGG SOUP

GINGER POACHED EGG SOUP

Today’s recipe qualifies as an easy meatless meal. Lots of garlic, broth and ginger for the base. Eggs and bok choy filled in the rest to give us a well-rounded nutritious supper.   I used vegetable broth but chicken or beef broth would add extra dimension.  I’ve also used a spoonful or two of miso paste in the past for that added immunity-probiotic boost. Loosen the miso with a bit of broth or water then stir in at the end…

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EASTER TRIFLE

EASTER TRIFLE

Easter dessert this year started with a feed of muffins…all lemony and gingery.  Not too sweet.  Just right. (Recipe here)   Cut into little chunks they made the base for our sweet treat.  And the great thing about this dessert was that each component could be enjoyed separately.  A little muffin with our morning coffee for example. The crème anglaise, made with Bird’s Custard Powder is also great on its own, or with some fresh fruits added. Sweet morsels of…

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SPARKLING SANGRIA with MIXED FRUIT, GINGER and MINT

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 work Friday rituals though.  It was the one day when we would put aside all…

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PAN SEARED SCALLOPS with GREENS and GINGER VINAIGRETTE

PAN SEARED SCALLOPS with GREENS and GINGER VINAIGRETTE

I don’t think I could ever get tired of eating scallops.  Just writing this makes me want to make this easy salad again and again and again.  Light plump bites, sprinkled with just a touch of salt flakes and a grind of pepper served over a fresh salad.  The beauty of this dish is the scallops can be served either warm straight from the pan or chilled.  Delicious either way. The dressing with a hint of fresh ginger and squeeze…

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LEMON GINGER MUFFINS

LEMON GINGER MUFFINS

I  finally took the time to use my new Omnia stove top oven insert and I must say that I love it!  Cleaning up in our little galley is always a challenge with the tiny sink and hand pump faucet.  We’ve made lots of improvements to our little chalet-on-the-water so that our summer live-aboard life is as comfortable as possible but I still dream of the day when I can wash both hands at once. Anyway, back to my Omnia.  I…

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THE FORCE COCKTAIL: Enjoy This You Will

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 of vodka is optional of course, especially if the syrup will be used as a…

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CAPTAIN COOKS – Soya Ginger Marinated Tuna

CAPTAIN COOKS – Soya Ginger Marinated Tuna

Be still my little Galley Kat heart! François asked: “Can we do another Captain Cooks blog post?” He plans it. He shops for the ingredients. He prepares it. AND… He even cleans up! Could there be any other answer than YES!!!? The following is the latest of his galley creations, always made (he says with a wink) with a ‘secret ingredient’ (don’t worry, I took the photos so I know what it is and promise not to leave it out)…

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