Galley Notes: Cooking for $15 a day...on a sailboat! Blog at (9/2009)

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

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
Sep. 13, 2009 8:44 am 
Updated: Sep. 29, 2009 1:31 pm
Earlier this week was my husband's birthday (37), and our tradition is to celebrate Birth Week: for a week before the birthday you get to be ridiculously pampered, then on the actual birthday you have to celebrate by doing something you've never done before. During Birth Week you don't have MORE
Sep. 7, 2009 1:49 pm 
Updated: Sep. 9, 2009 1:12 pm
We are a couple days into our 2 weeks of dog sitting, and this was a good week to not be on the boat...Tropical Storm Erika passed over us and we got a lot of rain- we get a few leaks on the boat when it rains hard and continuously. Of course, the tourists hate it, but those who live here… MORE
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Sep. 1, 2009 4:19 pm 
Updated: Sep. 2, 2009 8:32 am
Husband caught two gigantic crabs that will become dinner! The claws were so big that we had to use a hammer and a rolling pin to open them...and they were delicious. The dog agrees! We ate lots of delicious meals this week, though we went slightly over budget ($105) for the week.… 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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