Still on my Galley Basics kick, I looked through some Friends Faves submissions and found this recipe delight from Jenn.  I love the name…Boom Boom Sauce.  No idea where she came up with this name but it does come with a huge flavour explosion…especially if you make it a few hours, or even a day in advance so the ingredients have a chance to hang […]

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TURKEY and STUFFING MEATBALLS (plus my fave appetizers)

Tis the season folks.  And because of the past couple of years that we’ve had, aren’t we all into prepping early for the upcoming ‘hoho’ season? Normally, our decorations would come out no earlier than December 1st.  This year. as soon as Remembrance Day was finished (out of respect for my veteran guy and all of those that have served to protect our freedoms, of […]

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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 […]

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So you’ve been entertaining this month have you?  Well, according to July stats you have.  Quite heavily in fact in the appetizer category.  We have too.  With visits from near and far and a spectacular neighbourhood house warming, I’ve been a very busy Galley Kat. Top of the list was this tasty recipe for zucchini and chicken bites.  I guess some of you must already […]

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What to do with all that leftover holiday cheese?  Make a dip!  Add some greens, seasonings and a can of artichokes and voilà, dinner is served.  Anyway for us tonight it’s dinner with all the main components: protein, veggies with a side of bread and crackers. It made the perfect I-don’t-really-feel-like-cooking lap picnic. When we are onboard with no oven this dip can be ‘cooked’ a […]

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I wanted to make an easy healthy appetizer for a recent docktails soirée but first I had to run it by my faithful taste tester.  I can always count on Francois to give a reasonably candid evaluation. Well, he loved it.  I meaned LOVED it! And the weirdest part was he thought it was creton, a typical French Canadian rillettes or terrine type of spread […]

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So versatile when one night you are enjoying a fresh delicious cracker dip… So easy to make and will be a hit at your next docktails gathering. On its own with a cracker or add the crunchy tangy bite of an apple slice. …and the next night transform it into a tasty pasta supper… …add a salad of tomatoes, bocconcini and a fresh crop of […]

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Want to add a touch of the exotic North Africa to your next party? Try this mildy sweet with a touch of spicy dip. MOROCCAN ROASTED CARROT HUMMUS what you will need 1 lb carrots, cut into 1″ pieces 3-4 cloves garlic (skins left on) 4 tbsp olive oil, divided 1/4 cup tahini 1 tbsp Harissa 1 1/2 cups chick peas 2 tbsp fresh lemon […]

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Happy hour aboard R.E.D. today was pretty tasty. VEGAN RICOTTA SPREAD 1 recipe vegan ricotta (find it here) 2-3 tbsp minced sun-dried tomatoes 1tbsp basil oil sea salt freshly ground pepper to taste 1 clove garlic, smashed & minced 2-3 tbsp slivered basil leaves Mix all of the above ingredients together Serve drizzled with extra olive oil & slivered fresh basil leaves and crusty bread. […]

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With all the wonderful produce available in the local markets it’s difficult to choose which to bring onboard. Afterall, I can’t have it all no matter what with limited space and refrigeration This week I chose zucchini. Two large zucchini and a couple of green onions formed the base. Grating them gave me about 4 cups of zucchini. Treating it to a good sprinkling of […]

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