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PAT’S PERFECT PASTA (plus bonus recipe for Mushroom and Sage Pasta Dish)

PAT’S PERFECT PASTA (plus bonus recipe for Mushroom and Sage Pasta Dish)

Have you ever tried to make your own pasta? Friends have told me it’s super easy.  Recent guests to our humble seaside home said they make pasta for lobster filled ravioli….oh, be still my seafood loving beating heart! And recently someone from social media posted a picture of his outdoor pasta making.  So, I thought to myself, if he can easily make it in a camping environment, I can certainly make it in my teeny tiny galley.  Then low and…

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SUPER YUMMY LEMONY PASTA with CHICK PEAS and SCALLOPS

SUPER YUMMY LEMONY PASTA with CHICK PEAS and SCALLOPS

Well hello there folks.  Thanks for stopping by today and do I ever have a wonderful creation for you!.  It began with a simple pasta concoction earlier this week using my new spice crush…Urfa Biber (I haven’t yet found a local source but this company provided a very good online service – click here)…it’s a Turkish spice that offers a wonderful hit of heat without all the fire.  On a 1-10 heat scale it measures in at about 4.  The dish…

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CHINESE NEW YEAR 2019 – year of the pig

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2019 – year of the pig

Next week is the beginning of the Chinese New Year so I’ve put together some of our favourite Asian-inspired recipes for you, just in case you want to up your chances of more health, fortune or wealth, longevity, attract more loyalty and bring peace to your lives.  It never hurts does it?  And while you’re making this year more properous you get to enjoy some very VERY tasty dishes (simple click on each name to access the recipe) Eggs: for a…

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GENIUS NO COOK PASTA SAUCE

GENIUS NO COOK PASTA SAUCE

I’ve been heavy into easy cooking lately.  Now that we are back on the water I have absolutely no interest in complicated.  Some grilled meat or fish and a fresh salad is about as complex as it gets.  I came across this next recipe and it is just the best idea I’ve seen in a long while.  Made soley with tomatoes and butter and the best part…no cooking. The coolest part is I can make up a batch, pack it…

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LEMONY MUSHROOM SPINACH LINGUINE

LEMONY MUSHROOM SPINACH LINGUINE

Here’s an easy Meatless Monday treat for you Galley Peeps. Rich sauted mushrooms swimming in a creamy lemony sauce. Some greens to make it complete All tossed in to buttery pasta then a healthy sprinkle of Parmesan and fresh parsley to round out the dish. Bon appetit and you’re welcome. LEMONY MUSHROOM SPINACH LINGUINE   Print Author: Galley Kat Serves: 2 servings Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp butter 4 generous cups sliced mushrooms 2 cloves garlic, minced 1…

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EASY SLOW COOKER MAC ‘n CHEESE (a guest in my galley)

EASY SLOW COOKER MAC ‘n CHEESE (a guest in my galley)

Now that we’ve moved back to Nova Scotia my son Luke gets to visit us more often.  And he’s such a great helper, always asking  what he can do to assist.  One weekend he spent the time putting together some shelves so I could organize our wee place a bit better. Another time he spent the afternoon with Francois clearing the brush around Duck Pond, our newly discovered eco-system.  We knew there was a stream that ran along the side…

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SAVOURY BAKED NOODLES (KUGEL)

SAVOURY BAKED NOODLES (KUGEL)

I love kugel, especially the savoury kind.  Well, in truth I love anything with pasta and cheese.  It’s the ultimate comfort food especially welcomed now that we are heading into some chilly days.  I call it my hibernation food. This next recipe was made to be a complete meal with spinach and mushrooms and lots of dairy for protein.  I baked it no-oven-galley-style in my stove top Omnia but for you land folks it easily transforms to a more traditional…

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TAGLIATELLE with MUSHROOM ESCARGOT CREAM SAUCE

TAGLIATELLE with MUSHROOM ESCARGOT CREAM SAUCE

Every time I cook with snails I feel kind of fancy for some reason.  I don’t know if it’s the French word ‘escargots’ but it sounds very exotic. It’s a surprisingly inexpensive addition to a meal as one little can is more than enough for two of us and because I added them to this very rich mushroom sauce ladled over buttery pasta it became a generous four servings. They make the best tapas (my fave recipe here) and a…

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LEMONY TORTELLINI SOUP

LEMONY TORTELLINI SOUP

We’ve both been a little ‘under the weather’ lately and were craving something warm, comforting and healing for supper tonight.  Tortellini Soup (my favourite recipe here) always does it for me but I didn’t have any sausage on hand.  Lots of carrots, spinach and celery but sadly, no tomatoes either. Two juicy lemons were substituted  in and I think I now have a new favourite soup. A little sautéing  of vegetables first.  The addition of lemon zest came next.  Seven…

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STOVE TOP TUNA ORZO CASSEROLE

STOVE TOP TUNA ORZO CASSEROLE

I love the versatility of orzo pasta.  It’s one of those comfort foods that goes so well added to soups, salads, casseroles, cooks relatively quickly compared to rice yet gives a similar toothy texture.  I’ve used it many times while on the water because one little package goes a long way and takes up so little space.  One of my fave recipes I’ll share with you, was from a time before Sea Salt Galley Kat existed: recipe here Today’s recipe…

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