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

Dec. 29, 2009 4:36 am 
Updated: Jan. 25, 2010 7:32 pm
It doesn't quite feel like Christmas when the weather is 85 and sunny, so husband and I usually celebrate island style. Go to the beach, take a swim, work on our tans. Shortly before Christmas this year, we added another boat to our "fleet". In addition to the sailboat that we live on, and… MORE
Dec. 21, 2009 4:45 am 
Updated: Jan. 18, 2010 6:32 am
When you live on a boat like we do, there is not enough room for a Christmas tree...and you certainly don't want it tipping over when the boat rocks! So instead of a tree we decorate the part of our mast that comes into the boat. Doesn't take up any space at all!My siblings and I have a… MORE
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Dec. 16, 2009 4:38 am 
Updated: Jan. 11, 2010 11:04 am
I love to bake fresh bread, but one type I have never tried is pita bread. I had a taste for felafel for dinner the other night, but the flatbreads from the grocery all tend to have a freezer burn taste, so I figured I'd give pita bread a try! Husband took the laptop to work, so my only… MORE
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Dec. 13, 2009 5:04 am 
Updated: Dec. 22, 2009 7:48 am
Yesterday we took the day off and headed to my favorite beach on St. Thomas, known as Lindqvist. The sand is soft and white, the water is warm, and it has a great view of of neighboring island, St. John. It's also one of the few beaches on our side of the island that doesn't have a resort or MORE
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Dec. 3, 2009 11:23 am 
Updated: Dec. 5, 2009 9:15 am
Wow! High Season has hit the Virgin Islands...I have been so busy the last few weeks that I haven't had time to write my blog! I have been keeping track of my meals, though, and I think we have come in under budget every week. (Our goal is to spend $15/day on food and drink).I wanted to… MORE
Nov. 1, 2009 7:13 am 
Updated: Jan. 18, 2010 6:37 am
In the 6 years that my husband and I have been together, the ONLY fight we have EVER had has been about food. I can remember our first fight as if it were yesterday. T was upset because I didn't dice the tomatoes, but left them in wedges for the salad. Apparently it makes a BIG difference… MORE
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Oct. 20, 2009 4:49 am 
Updated: Jan. 18, 2010 6:40 am
As many of you know, my husband and I live on a sailboat. The last 3 months, though, we have been house sitting at one place and dog sitting at's about time to get back to the boat! While we've been on land we've used the opportunity to rehab our bathroom, also known as the Aft… MORE
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Oct. 13, 2009 4:05 am 
Updated: Oct. 17, 2009 6:53 pm
Well...that's one more thing that I don't need to try twice! Husband and I went out for happy hour a few days ago to our favorite restaurant, Craig and Sally's. They have great wines and a menu that changes everyday, but we like to sit at the bar and order tapas (which also change… MORE
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Oct. 6, 2009 12:53 pm 
Updated: Oct. 8, 2009 1:20 pm
Yep! We had one BIG fish three times this week! Husband caught a gorgeous Mahi Mahi earlier in the week and we were able to get two dinners and a brunch out of it. We were also given an avocado from a neighbor's tree that was gigantic... we had avocado with almost every meal! Quick… MORE
Husband with Mahi
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Sep. 28, 2009 11:29 am 
Updated: Oct. 5, 2009 6:10 am
We island-living beach bums are back from our mini vacation, a weekend in New York City for a friend's wedding! We traded in shorts and t shirts for dresses and suits (when is the last time I saw T in one of those?! Is that a TIE around his neck?)My grungy flip flops suddenlybecame killer… MORE
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Barbara K

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South Bend, Indiana, USA

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Apr. 2007

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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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