HALIFAX DONAIR PIZZA

The trouble with setting goals is that you’re constantly working toward what you used to want.” According to Sarah Manguso author of 300 Arguments.  No wonder my goal-setting isn’t working out for me these days. My mind is a pinball machine this week.  ‘Ping’…change direction….’Ping’…there I go again…’Ping’…oooh, I think I’ll try that! Someone mentioned Donair Pizza and all of a sudden I was craving….you […]

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ROASTED PEPPER AND MOZZARELLA SALAD

Want a super easy and SO tasty salad to go with your next grilled supper?  The cool thing is that it can be made with all fresh ingredients: peppers, parsley, garlic.  Or for us folks on boats who don’t always have access to the fresh things, you can use bottled roasted peppers and Gourmet Garden parsley and garlic.  Garlic is very easy to store onboard […]

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CHOCOLATE BALSAMIC POACHED PLUMS with BUFFALO MOZZARELLA

Here’s another little culinary treat for you Galley Peeps. That wonderful chocolate balsamic vinegar is safely hidden away in my cupboard, but it keeps calling to me. …especially after that memorable grilled cheese So rich, so delicious! This time I used it to enhance some fresh plums, added in some toasted almonds, a sprinkle of herbes de Provence and fresh Buffalo mozzarella. CHOCOLATE BALSAMIC POACHED […]

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CAPRESE SANDWICH WRAP

If you are looking for a delicious, easy and elegant lunch treat, this one is for you… CAPRESE SANDWICH 4 servings 4 flour tortillas 2 tomatoes sliced 1 ball of fresh mozzarella, sliced 1/2 avocado, slices 2 couple of handfuls of arugula good quality EVOO balsamic vinegar (see Galley Kat Note below) Sea salt and pepper to taste Gather all your ingredients together. On your […]

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CAPTAIN COOKS: Apple Bacon Blue Cheese Pizzas

Grilling season is almost here Galley Peeps and here is one AAA-mazing recipe to get it all started… APPLE BACON BLUE CHEESE PIZZAS 2 apples thinly sliced 1/4 cup maple syrup 2-4 slices cooked bacon or proscuitto, loosely chopped 2/3 cups blue cheese, crumbled 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella 1/2 cup shredded provolone 2 heads roasted garlic 4 slices Naan Bread olive oil Toss apple slices […]

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POLENTA CRUST PIZZA

Here I am again with another great vegetarian meal for you. Just make some extra polenta for your dinner, (my recipe for Creamy Sage Polenta) spread the leftovers onto a baking sheet while it is still warm, and tomorrow night you will be able to enjoy this yummy pizza. It’s not the sort of pizza you can just pick up and eat with your hands […]

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SMASHED PEAS and WHITE BEANS on TOAST

I’m not a big bread eater like my Frenchman, so when I come across another great looking recipe for an open-faced sandwich (half the bread) I have to try it. My recent post of Avocado Toast with Sardines and Pickled Ginger was a big hit here is our little galley and this next Jamie Oliver-inpsired recipe has turned out to be just as good… The […]

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CAPRESE SOUP

This soup is easy enough in its original form but it requires roasting the tomaotes and garlic. I could roast fresh tomatoes and garlic on the barbecue but thought I would try to simplify it even further. There wouldn’t always be fresh tomatoes on board and if there were I would rather use them ‘as is’ in a salad instead of sacrificing them to cooking. […]

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NECTARINE CAPRESSE SALAD

This is such a simple, versatile and pretty salad.   Peaches or other firm stone fruit like peaches or plums can be swapped out for the nectarines. Mint can be exchanged for the basil. The balsamic vinegar reduction can be done in advance in quantity and used for adding flavour to a number of dishes or dressing up a salad. I made some for last […]

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CAPRESSE SALAD w/ CRISP PROSCIUTTO

Nothing replaces fresh herbs but in a pinch Gourmet Garden mades an excellent choice… This is a fresh tasting and quick salad – great as is with some crusty bread or accompanying a grilled dinner. CAPRESSE SALAD w/ CRISP PROSCIUTTO 2 servings 4 slices prosciutto 2- 3 tomatoes, sliced or chopped 1 unit fresh mozzarella, sliced or torn into chunks 1 tbsp Gourmet Garden basil […]

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