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Galley Wench

Galley Wench
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Living In: Rockport, Maine, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Boating, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy
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About this Cook
Musician, erstwhile free-lance writer, and recovering sheep farmer, living a charmed life with my always-hungry family in beautiful midcoast Maine. Currently holding one of those middle-management day jobs to support the sailboat habit, yarn addiction and grocery bill.
My favorite things to cook
Homemade breads and "comfort food" during cold weather (which is, like, nine months of the year up here); fresh seafood; and anything spicy.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making far too much food for guests, and holiday meals: pork braised in homemade sauerkraut on New Year's Day - a midwestern tradition that was part of the spousal package deal (he makes the sauerkraut; bonus!) - and oyster or lobster stew on Christmas Eve.
My cooking triumphs
Creating Thanksgiving dinner - with all the trimmings and without a single recipe - in my bachelor brother-in-law's bare-bones kitchen one year when a freak snowstorm scuttled our travel plans. Fortunately my nephew had bagged a wild turkey a few days before!
My cooking tragedies
Our 20-year-old stove is acting up. Currently anything that goes in the oven has potential to fall into this category.
Recipe Reviews 47 reviews
Heirloom Blueberry Cake
This was great as written; didn't find it too sweet at all. Added about half a teaspoon of strong almond flavoring and a handful of sliced almonds to the batter, then sprinkled more sliced almonds and a bit of sugar on top before baking.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2013
Nanny's Steamed Cranberry Pudding
Really nice - used an antique pudding mold and did not have time for the sauce (used storebought - ugh), but the pudding is delightful. Coarsely chopping the cranberries helps distribute the flavor. Perfect ending to Christmas dinner!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 25, 2010
Gingerbread Boys
This is a truly excellent recipe. The amount of orange zest is just perfect for a hint of citrus along with the spice. I rolled out and baked on parchment paper - easy peasy - and decorated with Sugar Cookie Icing from this site.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 19, 2010
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