SWEET POTATO, SPINACH and TORTELLINI SKILLET

With rising prices and uncertain fresh food supply, I’ve been turning to simple meals, with easy to keep on hand ingredients.  Sweet potatoes are the  perfect example.  Long shelf life.  Very nutritious.  And usually inexpensive. This easy recipe using frozen cheese tortellini pasta with a few handfuls of fresh spinach offers a delicious supper with a rather pretty presentaion.  Making it even simple as far […]

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ZUCCHINI GNOCCHI with CREAMY SAUCE two ways

True confessions from the Galley.  I’ve never made gnocchi before.  Never eaten gnocchi before.  I’m not sure why exactly except I always had the impression that it was some sort of doughy tasteless pasta.  Boy, was I wrong! As I was making the gnocchi, I kept sampling the little ‘slugs’ as they rose to the top of the boiling water. Shameful I know, but I […]

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GALLEY PIZZA DOUGH

It’s time to talk pizza, my Galley Peeps! I’ve been posting pics of my creations for the past few months on social media because baking soothes my isolated soul and after several requests for my recipe, it’s time to write it up and share. We love pizza in our little home by the sea.  I mean LOVE pizza!  It’s become our Friday night special.  When […]

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ITALIAN SAUSAGE and TOMATO RISOTTO

Risotto is one of my all time favourite dishes for so many reasons. It’s the ultimate comfort food…easy, creamy and flavourful. The base ingredients keep so well in our tiny galley…rice, garlic, onion, chicken broth and parm. Easy to throw together…gather the ingredients and 20 minutes later…pure Italian heaven! With a few additions the basic recipe can be transformed into a multitude of options. This next […]

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R.E.D. TORTELLINI SOUP

Yup! we are still on the boat. Lots of work remains to be done before haulout and we are remaining onboard until the bitter frigid end. I have removed most of the functional items from the galley: dishes, most seasonings, cutlery and other cooking utensils. What remains are the bare essentials: my favourite cooking pot, my travelling bento boxes and a few odds and ends. […]

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ZUPPA TOSCANA

One of Captain François’ all time favourite soups is Italian Wedding Soup. My version may not be traditional but I love making it because it is so easy to throw together when I don’t feel like cooking… It’s basically the soup base (chicken broth), bits of Italian sausage, some small pasta (acini de pepe or orzo), spinach or other greens, dressed with some Parm. Easy. […]

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SWEET CORN RISOTTO

As far as fresh produce this has to be my favourite time of year. so many fruits and vegetables are in season and available locally. The gifts of tomatoes from our neighbour’s community garden keep flowing in with gift bags of them left on our doorstep. My little basil plant continues to thrive onboard Lately we were given several ears of local corn. And I […]

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ITALIAN EASTER PIE

Because of where we live, April has yet to be a time when we are on the water. But someday within the next few years there will be an occasion to enjoy some Easter treats onboard. Last year I compromised with my own galley version of something a bit simpler… …and a little green eggs and ham brunch …and then with all the delicious looking […]

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SIMPLE PASTA PRIMAVERA

When you are craving something easy, using up pantry stock… wanting something healthy… and super tasty… …dinner can’t get much easier than this… …sauté your veggies… …add the tomato party… …a bit of grated cheese and some fresh basil flash fried… …perfect Yum for a cold winter night… SIMPLE PASTA PRIMAVERA 1 small onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 carrots, chopped 1 zucchini, chopped […]

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BRUSSELS SPROUTS RISOTTO

This may seems a bid odd but I had a dozen Brussels sprouts, and about 6 large mushrooms and not a whole lot else in our land galley and we were leaving for a week on our little adventure. Plus with all the excitement of preparing and packing last week I had neither the interest nor energy to put a lot of thought and effort […]

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