10 Easy Techniques to Preserve Foods on your Boat

Food preservation is to prevent the growth of microorganisms, or other microorganisms, as well as slowing the oxidation of fats that cause rancidity. You can preserve foods inexpensively by using canning, freezing, vacuum sealing or drying techniques. Modern-day food preservation methods, such as water-bath canning, help you can and preserve with ease. 
We use a number of different techniques on Our Dreamtime. You will find as I that some techniques work better than others depending on your situation at the time. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean I wouldn't use the dehydrator as we don't have the power source but i might can or make a jam out of the amazing chilli i just picked up at the markets.

These are 10 easy ways you can preserve food on your boat 

1. Canning. There are two ways to can your food. The first is a water bath method, which is used for acidic fruits, jams, jellies, syrups, and pickling. Water bath canning is immersing canning jars with food in a bath of boili…

You Can’t Have a BBQ Without a Rub

As long as you've got your cook times down, you're probably making some pretty good food on the BBQ. But if you want to turn good into great, it's time to master the art of dry and wet rubs and open up the door to delicious flavour. Our Galley’s got the how's, what's and why's along with some awesome, easy recipes to make up your own blends which will save you money, time but most of all take your BBQing to the next level.
Like many aspects of cooking, everyone has their own definition of what barbecue is and most often this comes from where they grew up and how their parents barbecued.
A rub is a spice and/or herb mixture that is added to foods before cooking. ... Rubs are used to add flavour and colour, as well as help to produce the "bark" surface on meats. Bark is a heavy, smoke-infused crust on the surface of slow-smoked meats that is so desired in barbecue.

Rubs can be completely dry or incorporate some liquids in which case it is called a wet rub …

5 Pasta Dishes to think you are back in Italy.

Pasta is also commonly used to refer to the variety of pasta dishes, however pasta is typically the noodle made from an unleavened dough of a durum wheat flour mixed with water or eggs and formed into sheets or various shapes, then cooked by boiling or baking.
But what is more important is what makes the pasta so tasty and that is the number of different sauces that we top our pasta with. They can be as simple as a tomato Napoli Sauce or as extravagant as Crab and Truffle Sauce. Whatever the sauce is, it is the reason we love the variety Pasta offers us. Our Galley has chosen 5 Pasta Sauces to share in this blog, that will take you back to Rome.

If you are staying away from carbs you will enjoy our use ofZucchini spirals, all our sauces are suitable for use with vegetable spirals, they are a great alternative.
1. Ragù Bolognese - Authentic Bolognese Sauce
Bolognese sauce known in Italian as ragù alla bolognese or simply ragù, is a meat-based sauce originating from Bologna, Italy, hence th…

What about Eggs?

Eggs are extremely nutritious. Eating 6-7 eggs a week will not increase your risk of heart disease when eaten as part of a  healthy eating program.
According to the Heart Foundation you can eat 1 egg a day or 2-3 egg filled meals a week. For further health information on eating eggs .... Heart Foundation
The healthiest ways to cook eggs are to boil, poach or scramble them using reduced-fat milk. What you eat with your eggs is important. They recommend trying to get 1-2 serves of vegetables when you eat eggs.

Eggs make great tummy fillers we quite often have a hard boiled egg as snacks whilst sailing. They are also easy to add chopped up to the top of a salad for a quick meal. For a great start to the day making a 3-egg omelette with our favourite fillings for a satisfying breakfast prior to a passage is a great way to starve off seasickness, as we find having a full stomach with non dairy/fatty foods is the best.

Storing EggsAvoiding temperature fluctuation is critical to egg safety. A co…

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