Hello there Galley friends or should I say top of the mornin’ to you? I gave my guy a choice of what he would like for this year’s Saint Patrick’s Day treat.  A traditional cooked breakfast with some tasty Irish potato cakes or Irish bread pudding.  Silly me!  Of course he chose the dessert.  Lucky him!  Lucky you! I made a few changes to SIMPLE PEACH […]

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I’m chanelling my Irish roots today.  Some tasty Irish Whiskey Baby Back Ribs (recipe here) are crisping on the grill as I write this and some delicious Colcannon (recipe here) has been prepared ahead and kept warm while I whip up a little deliciousness for dessert But since life is uncertain, we had dessert first.  Two whole slices.  Shameful but oh so good. So richly […]

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Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations don’t have to come with raucous pubbing and green beer.  This year we are keeping it quiet, getting our Irish on with a few friends and filling our bellies with a simple warming soup made with a splash of good Irish beer. DUBLIN CODDLE 6 servings what you will need 1 lb pork sausage, cut into 1″ pieces 3-4 slices bacon, cut […]

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“You can take the girl out of the East but you can’t take the East out of the girl” For the start of Nova Scotia Chowder Week I’ve put together my six fave chowder recipes for you. All super easy to make. All have been made in our little boat galley. Some made while under sail. Some made during rockin’ storms. All made rich and […]

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Will this Canadian winter never end? I so want to create some great grilling summer recipes, but here it is another snowy day and just 4 days until spring. So for those of you waiting for this part of the globe to warm, here is a soul-and-tummy-warming fish stew for you. It’s easy and quick to prepare and most of the ingredients can be kept […]

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Every time I make shepherd’s pie it’s different. That’s the beauty of this dish. Sometimes I use ground up leftover roast beef and gravy, sometimes ground lamb. For our onboard, tiny galley life it’s easier when I use leftovers as I can make extra mashed potatoes one night and use them to top the pie the next night – economy of efforts. Today I decided […]

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MARCH – a good month for the IRISH

Let’s start this month off properly shall we? Here in the Great White North we are fed up with snow and ice. Weather forecasts for March are looking grim as well. So to get the March-is-for-the-Irish party started here is a little Guinness trivia for you…       1. What’s in a name? A stout by any other moniker might indeed taste as sweet. […]

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