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Galley Notes: Cooking for $15 a day...on a sailboat!

Oct. 30, 2010 9:32 am 
Updated: Mar. 17, 2011 8:11 pm
We had some wonderful, fresh-caught meals this week provided by husband T, who had one very successful fishing day! He never fails to bring back something...and it's the only time I eat fish. After two bouts of fish poisoning (think food poisoning 10 times worse) I gave up fish unless it was MORE
Oct. 20, 2010 6:09 am 
Updated: Oct. 22, 2010 1:02 pm
We just spent two weeks housesitting for some friends, and were back on the sailboat this week...good to be home! Though our kitchen on the boat is tiny, it's so much easier to keep clean! The nice thing about a big kitchen every once in a while, is that we can "stretch out" and… MORE
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Oct. 8, 2010 3:05 pm 
Updated: May 13, 2011 11:47 am
We just completed a meatless week...and we made some great meals! Last week we did 5 out of 7 meatless, and this week we decided to go for it every day! Husband generally likes meat meals more than I do, but he was totally on board this week. I admit, it definitely takes more… MORE
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Sep. 27, 2010 4:59 pm 
Updated: Oct. 7, 2010 7:12 pm
I am not much into making sweets, but I sure made some this week! The artist community where my studio is located hosted an event, and all the shops made some finger food. My shop is called Water Candy, and I wanted to stay in theme... so to tell you about it this week I am sharing a blog… MORE
Sep. 22, 2010 6:02 am 
Updated: Sep. 22, 2010 7:37 pm
My husband T, describes his perfect day at the beach as such: "Best girl, cold beer, and flame-kissed chicken skin". Not sure about the last one, but this is from the guy who lovingly described the texture of a tenderloin I once cooked as "Noodles of Beef". Last w MORE
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Sep. 9, 2010 5:09 pm 
Updated: Sep. 12, 2010 3:52 am
How ironic that my last post was about preparing for a hurricane...and then we had one! If you follow the weather, you know that last week Hurricane Earl hit us here in the Virgin Islands. We knew he was coming on Monday, and I started the day normally...  showering, checking emails, etc...muc MORE
Aug. 26, 2010 7:38 pm 
Updated: Aug. 29, 2010 4:29 pm
Nope- not a bunch of pancakes or a really big sandwich...this is our marina during hurricane season! We are in the Caribbean, and those of us with boats take extra precautions. Many people like to haul out (take the boat out of the water) for the season, and our marina is a popular and safe… MORE
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Aug. 13, 2010 6:54 am 
Updated: Aug. 15, 2010 5:18 pm
Is there anything better than fresh-caught dinner? Especially when it's Caribbean lobster and crab!? The Sea was generous with husband yesterday when he set out to catch huge crab, 4 Slipper lobsters, and 8 Caribbean lobsters! He gave some to friends to chill until Sunday… MORE
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Aug. 6, 2010 4:47 pm 
Updated: Aug. 9, 2010 8:28 pm
I received the best surprise in the mail earlier in the week...a box full of good stuff from my sister's garden! She lives in North Carolina, and sent all kinds of things that I wouldn't even try to grow on the boat! There was a bunch of Chiogga beets (?), a bag of dried zucchini, and… MORE
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Aug. 2, 2010 4:46 pm 
Updated: Aug. 4, 2010 10:09 am
I am always looking for new recipes to make the perfect homemade veggie burger, so I was so excited to see the cover of my latest Vegetarian Times magazine promise "the best homemade veggie burger". Inside, they revealed the secret glue that holds the burgers together for even… MORE
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Barbara K

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South Bend, Indiana, USA

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Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

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About Me
I live on a sailboat in the Virgin Islands with a tiny fridge, so there is no room for leftovers. I love the ingredient search on this site...I never waste anything! It's very expensive to live here, so we do a menu challenge-trying to spend less than $15 a day on food.
My favorite things to cook
I am a jewelry designer and work for myself, so I have the flexibility to make time-consuming or complicated meals, but I usually end up making something quick and easy or using the slow cooker.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Oyster dressing is a must for Thanksgiving and Christmas! I keep Grandma's handwritten recipe and follow it exactly.
My cooking triumphs
My very first turkey for my husband! It's called a Black Turkey, and the best I've ever had!
My cooking tragedies
There was a Key Lime Pie that we do not talk about!
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