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Galley Wench

Galley Wench
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Living In: Rockport, Maine, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, 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 on the gorgeous coast of Maine. The day job supports the grocery bill, himself's sailboat habit and my yarn addiction.
My favorite things to cook
Yeast breads and comfort foods during cold weather (which is, like, nine months of the year up here); fresh seafood; and whatever odd vegs turn up in the CSA share.
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
Raising two kids - now teenagers - to be adventurous eaters who try anything and like just about everything.
My cooking tragedies
Well, once when we bought half a beef there was an incident involving the "variety meats." We shall not speak of it.
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.

7 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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