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

Coconut Tofu Curry 
Jul. 8, 2009 4:20 pm 
Updated: Jul. 28, 2009 4:23 pm
OK- sorry, ladies, no photos of my husband shirtless today- though he was flattered by all the positive comments! I have photos of the island of St John instead...I had to deliver a jewelry order  there today. My account here is a cute little boutique in Cruz Bay; the ferry stop and most of the shopping and restaurants are clustered here. The ride from St Thomas is about 20 minutes and costs $10 round trip...the last ferry from StJ to StT is 11 pm, and that is a fun one- packed with people who have been drinking on the beach all day and don't want to get stranded overnight! StJ is a lot smaller and a lot less populated than StT- about two thirds of the island are designated National Park so it's mostly wilderness. Very pretty beaches though, and always a nice day vacation from St Thomas.

The budget is going very well so far this week:  Monday I made "Tofu Parmigiana"- this is one of my favorite recipes on this site. I had bought a few things on sale Sunday ($22.48) so for this I only spent $9.48. Tuesday was "Danish Potato Soup" with a few alterations.($4.89). I made it in the crockpot and added a chicken breast and some cheese butts and pureed everything but the chicken at the end. Had bought some crescent rolls to go with, but the package exploded in the fridge. Does anyone know if this means they were bad? We didn't eat them. Tonight is another slow cooker night, I am making a Curry with coconut and peas, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, lots of spices, and served over jasmine rice.($12.14)  It is smelling delicious! If there are any leftovers we'll do a West Indian-style roti for lunch tomorrow- everything rolled into a tortilla.

Tomorrow night some friends visiting from the States are taking us to dinner at the Schnitzel House...a restaurant with  the same knd of interesting vibe as at the Toad and Tart...but the menu is every kind of schnitzel you can imagine and not much else. It's really good if you like schnitzel! It's right on the water, so we will probably take the dinghy instead of the Jeep, which is always fun.

Have a great day everyone!
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Jul. 8, 2009 9:59 pm
Hi Barbara, I always like stopping in to see photos from your idyllic world and reading about island life. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Jul. 9, 2009 4:24 am
MMMMM, coconut tofu curry sounds heavenly.....but so does The Schnitzel House! Thanks for sharing. :)
Jul. 9, 2009 1:08 pm
I love to read your blogs. We went to St. John a couple of years ago and stayed at the Westin. We had a ball! Hard to get to your end of the world from the southwest, but it was worth it.
Jul. 9, 2009 8:30 pm
How many of the people reading this blog can say they are taking their dinghy to dinner and leaving the jeep behind?
Jul. 28, 2009 4:23 pm
Avon you said it perfectly. These are really fun blogs to read. Please keep them coming.
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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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