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CHRISTINE’S BAKED POTATO DIP

CHRISTINE’S BAKED POTATO DIP

I’m on a roll here bringing you yet another Friends’ Faves recipe.  The challenge – baking potatoes.  Can you make this without a conventional oven Christine asked?  I’m confident was my response. I have ‘baked’ potatoes before – my favourite being the Salted Baked Potatoes and Roasted Garlic (recipe here), and another potato favourite in my galley is Potato Stacks – an elegant way to serve the lowly potato (recipe here).  But as you might have figured out by now,…

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POTATO CAULIFLOWER CURRY

POTATO CAULIFLOWER CURRY

My daughter invited us to dine with her a while ago and made the most delicious vegetarian meal.  The flavours for such a simple dish were so intense served with a side of fluffy rice and a few squares of crispy salty paneer, I just had to do a repeat performance for the two of us.  My husband, a meat lover, was amazed that a bowl of simple vegetables could be SO good. We had some leftovers so I mashed…

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CAPTAIN COOKS WARM POTATO and ZUCCHINI SALAD with SPICY GRILLED SHRIMP

CAPTAIN COOKS WARM POTATO and ZUCCHINI SALAD with SPICY GRILLED SHRIMP

It’s been far too long since I did a Captain Cooks post and what better way to kick off summer than with one of his yummy grilling recipes.  This one is so easy and the best part for she-who-is-in-charge-of-the-galley is there were so few dishes to wash up after…just one serving bowl, our dinner plates, forks and knives.  Oh, and Captain’s wine glass.  Can’t flip without a sip. The quantity of veggies and shrimp depends entirely on your appetite but…

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PORTUGUESE COD, POTATO and EGG CASSEROLE

PORTUGUESE COD, POTATO and EGG CASSEROLE

We do love our fish.  Haven’t had a lot of luck catching the critters during our summers on the boat but we do dream someday of improving on this skill.  When we are lucky enough to get hold of fresh fish it’s a feast aboard.  With a little pretending tonight I created this Portuguese dish with some fresh cod found at our local fish market. Starting with some sautéed  onions and garlic, the rest was easy. Sliced mini potatoes and…

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POTATO LATKE MUFFINS

POTATO LATKE MUFFINS

I was so pleased with the results of my little potato stacks (recipe here), that I decided to try another potato side dish.  Potato Latkes are one of my all time favourites, especially smothered in rich sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.  Years ago while watching the kids’ show Mr. Dress-up (anyone remember him?) with my son, he showed how to make these really easy potato latkes.  I’ve been in love with them ever since.  So when I stumbled onto…

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CHEESY POTATO CAKES

CHEESY POTATO CAKES

I’m all about making it easy on myself in my little galley.  Leftovers used to be considered a four letter word to me but now I purposely make extra so that there will be enough for another meal.  Quite often what was leftover from an evening meal will become the next day’s breakfast. In the case of this next recipe I had made enough mashed potatoes to be transformed into tasty potato cakes. And since this recipe produces  at least…

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POTATO PUTTANESCA SALAD

POTATO PUTTANESCA SALAD

I’m feeling the down-slide to spring with barely five weeks until we reach the Vernal Equinox. This is the time of year when our weather is really ‘blech’ and it helps me to visualize the warmer weather ahead and the beginning of boating season by creating some easy onboard recipes… Potato salad screams picnics and barbecues and this next dish is easy and tasty and the perfect accompaniment for some grilled meat or fish. Today I served it warmed by…

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HAM and SCALLOPED POTATO CASSEROLE

HAM and SCALLOPED POTATO CASSEROLE

WHEN EASTER HAS PASSED… All this talk about baked hams and scalloped potatoes has left me craving Easter food. Not those chocolate eggs but the real food of which childhood memories are made. I’m talking about rich creamy scalloped potatoes.. I don’t have my Mom’s recipe but I do remember that she used to also make the best new potatoes in a creamy parsley sauce. So I’m adding parsley. I’m not sure if she added cheese to her sauce –…

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CORNED BEEF, CABBAGE & POTATO HASH

CORNED BEEF, CABBAGE & POTATO HASH

As we move closer to boating season I am starting to imagine more vividly returning to our little home on the water… We have a plan this year to remain onboard for six months, one month of which will be spent cruising what I call the Little Loop or what is more commonly referred to as the Golden Triangle. Meals for a good part of this trip will have to be simple keeping in mind that we won’t always have…

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