Galley Notes: Cooking for $15 a day...on a sailboat! Blog at Allrecipes.com (12/2009)

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
 
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Barbara K

Home Town
South Bend, Indiana, USA

Member Since
Apr. 2007

Cooking Level
Intermediate

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

Hobbies
Camping, Boating, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting

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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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