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Spicy Crab Stuffed Avocado

Spicy Crab Stuffed Avocado

I have to admit that while I enjoy crab, I’m not one of those people where dinner can consist of a whole crab on my plate paired with a bowl of melted butter. I enjoy crab meat in things, but not a dinner of crab with a side of butter. As a boater I sometimes get weird looks from people when they hear this as I seem to be a minority! This past week I stumbled onto a recipe for…

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A Perfect Pairing for your Morning Coffee

A Perfect Pairing for your Morning Coffee

I love morning coffee time. That quiet part of the day where you can just sit almost cuddling your coffee, pondering your thoughts for the day. The only thing that can make morning coffee time better is fresh baking! While I do love baking from scratch on the boat, there is definitely a time and place for cheater baking. The other year I discovered frozen cinnamon buns and croissants at Country Grocery. Always on the hunt for something new to try…

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Hash Browns Always an Option

Hash Browns Always an Option

Wake up in the morning wanting a proper bacon and eggs breakfast and saddened when you realize you don’t have any potatoes for hash browns? This used to be us until some foodie friends introduced us to dehydrated hash browns, they are fantastic! Ok, I know, dehydrated hash browns, really? If I didn’t have foodie friends introduce us I probably would have snubbed my nose up at them, but yes, on the boat they are perfect. Dehydrated mashed potatoes still…

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There’s Always Time For Fresh Pizza

There’s Always Time For Fresh Pizza

You’ve just woken up from your afternoon siesta, relaxing in the cockpit with a drink and a few happy hour nibbles, pondering what to make for dinner. Do you do roasted sausages with a spinach salad and maybe new potatoes, pasta tossed with parmesan, peas and bacon, ….hmmm, no wait, ….pizza! After being inspired by boating friends fancy flat bread, dinner tonight was definitely going to have to be pizza. Typically, it seems making pizza dough takes hours, requiring far…

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Fresh Tortillas at Anchor Anyone?

Fresh Tortillas at Anchor Anyone?

As I approach the summer cruising season, I start to think about what new recipe I will be adding to the galley repertoire. We may not be planning an offshore trip, but inshore sailing doesn’t mean that you’ll have a grocery store nearby either. Sure I can plan a food provisioning trip, but the more options I can carry on the boat, the less reliance I have on little grocery stores that may only get new stock once a week. This…

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Whipped Cream in a Jar

Whipped Cream in a Jar

Craving whip cream on that farmers market pie you bought while out on the boat? With or without a blender, whip cream is possible on a boat! I stumbled upon this link that shows you how to whip cream with only four things: a carton of cream, a mason jar, a freezer (or icebox on the boat) and a little arm muscle. Brilliant! http://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/whipped-cream-in-a-jar

Skillet Cake – No Oven Required

Skillet Cake – No Oven Required

Ever have oven envy of those boaters that have ovens for making tasty desserts? An oven is not necessary and lack there of is no reason for not eating fantastic desserts on the boat. Also, I will add that on those hot summer nights even if you have an oven you really don’t want to turn it on. I’m a sucker for anything chocolate related and the ingredients in this cake are pretty much pantry staples on our boat. I…

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Stovetop Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Stovetop Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Being out on the sailboat, running out to the store to get something for your sugar fix is a little easier said than done. If you have a boat oven, baking is always an option, but just because you don’t have an oven is no reason you can’t make cookies. This is a great recipe for making chocolate chip oatmeal cookies right on your stovetop. With only a few ingredients in your pantry, you can have the cabin smelling of freshly…

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Never be Without Sour Cream Again!

Never be Without Sour Cream Again!

Two staples tucked away in your boat pantry and you’ll always have sour cream on board. All you need is two ingredients – Media Crema and either lemon juice or vinegar. Just add a teaspoon of an acid such as lemon juice or vinegar to your Media Crema, mix away and you’re done. Add up to 3 teaspoons of your acid of choice to get the consistency you like. I would recommend adding a teaspoon at a time and mix…

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Craving Fresh Food

Craving Fresh Food

When you’re out sailing around in the summer months, produce at the tiny grocery stores on the small islands can be very limited. Unless you hit the grocery store the day its fresh shipment arrives, the selection of fresh food can be very limited. As much fun as it is to buy the bottom of the barrel week old lettuce, sometimes you’d just rather pass. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this years ago, but alfalfa sprouts are…

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