CACIO e PEPE (cheese and pepper) PASTA

Another snowy day with nothing much in your pantry? Got pasta? Got butter? Got Parmesan? some dried chilis? salt & pepper? Well you’ve got dinner! CACIO e PEPE Spaghetti or Fettucini (enough for 2 servings) 1 generous tsp freshly cracked pepper (extra to garnish) 1 tsp dried chilis 3-4 tbsp butter 3/4 cup grated Parmesan (+ 1 cup more if making ‘Frico’, see below) Cook […]

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SPINACH BITES

These little spinach morsels are great for a little happy hour treat or a small pick-up snack any time of day. Kids will love these too (a great way to inject some greens into their diet) SPINACH BITES 1 package of fresh spinach, finely chopped 2 green onions, minced 3 eggs, beaten 1 cup panko crumbs 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 cup melted butter 1/2 […]

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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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LEMON THYME STEEL CUT OATS ‘RISOTTO’

Oats for supper? Absolutely… although at first I thought it a sacrilege to mess with one of my favourite dishes – risotto. Apparently it isn’t as unusual as I first thought. There are many recipes replacing rice with steel cut oats or pin head oats as it is sometimes called. I gathered together all my usual risotto ingredients, heated the broth and proceeded…. …after a […]

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CHEESY GARLIC POTATO PUFFS

I love potatoes in all forms but there is something about the combination of potatoes, cheese and garlic. I came across a recipe for tater tots baked in the oven …a very easy fix for a little boat with a tiny galley with no oven …just boil, grate, season and fry in a minimum of oil. …season well and serve. CHEESY GARLIC POTATO PUFFS 3/4 […]

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RISOTTO ON A BOAT

I used to think Risotto, my all time favourite meal, was this delicious mysterious dish that could be enjoyed only in the best of Italian restaurants. Then one day while channel surfing I came upon a cooking show where (get this) a French chef was teaching the Italian host how to cook Risotto. He sautéd minced onion and garlic in some olive oil, added some […]

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CHEESY BACON DIP

When I cook bacon onboard I usually add a few extra strips for future meals like BLT’s (there’s that ‘cook once eat twice’ thing) or this little dip, perfect for an impromptu cockpit party or a pot luck offering. The original recipe is baked for 15 minutes in a 350 ° oven but it needs only a minimal amount of heat to render it that […]

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SAUSAGE and VEGGIE PASTA

Many years ago when Francois and I were dating, we reached that point when I was faced with inviting him to dinner ‘chez moi’. It was intimidating on so many levels. Firstly, my meal preparation revolved solely around cooking for my kids. You know – Mac ‘n Cheese, Shepherds Pie, Fish Sticks, PB&J… and yes, my dear daughter, if you are reading this, I did […]

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CHEESE and CORN SOUFFLÉ #10 – 44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE

While we are waiting for R.E.D. (our boat) to ‘splash’ , I figured I might as well get back to working my way through these 44 Classic French Meals I need to modify for my galley… This next one will be a challenge… Soufflés are tricky in the best of conditions (they can fall) …and we don’t have an oven onboard. So out comes my […]

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