Galley Notes: Cooking for $15 a day...on a sailboat! Blog at (11/2011)

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

Nov. 30, 2011 7:47 am 
Updated: Dec. 24, 2011 6:56 pm
We such a small oven on the boat that cooking a turkey is out of the question, but in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I asked my husband to make his famous turkey and cranberry chili. He won’t tell me the recipe, but it involves turkey and dried cranberries. I set off for some of the ingedients,… MORE
Nov. 21, 2011 7:37 am 
Updated: Nov. 22, 2011 6:59 pm
Despite living in the West Indies for nearly 10 years, we don’t often cook West Indian cuisine. My preferred meal is any kind of carb and lots of cheese (favorite food= fried mozzarella sticks). Not a lot of cheese in West Indian cooking. Curiously, goats are raised here and goat meat is… MORE
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Nov. 15, 2011 7:42 am 
Updated: Nov. 20, 2011 3:46 pm
Our dinner highlights this week were definitely Tapas and Fondue! We love to have tapas dinners on the boat…small bites, small plates, small table! We usually eat in the cockpit of the sailboat, and our table is maybe a foot by two feet. Tapas nights are also a great way to use up random… MORE
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Nov. 7, 2011 8:37 am 
Updated: Nov. 8, 2011 12:15 pm
One of the best things about living in the Caribbean is the (usually) great weather. This week however was gray and rainy and almost cold at times. Though bad for the island visitors, the residents love it when it rains! We do not have a fresh water source other than the rain, and most people… MORE
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Barbara K

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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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