"We eat very well on Our Dreamtime but I'm not about slaving away in the galley for hours to feed the crew. I would rather be sitting with a sundowner in hand with everyone else than spending hours at the stove top.
In this blog I show how I go about just that and include plenty of tips and recipes all of which I have cooked in our galley.” - Karen
Have we mentioned we like to eat well? That includes indulgences such as nice snacks with sundowners and the occasional naughty desert.
Karen will soon be publishing another volume of the Our Galley e-book series containing a huge range of her favourite snack and desert recipes. Meanwhile scroll down to see some of her suggestions. Click on any image to see larger versions.
Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
Bacon and Egg Fillos great for breakfast, lunch or a snack.
When living in small places like a yacht we need to be inventive when it comes to our storage solutions. On many occasions we need to store goods that will last us for many months while we cruise remote areas. Yachts have very awkward storage shapes and sizes that don't ever seem to be square. But if we are creative in how we use these spaces we can surprisingly fit an amazing amount of items. The key is to stay organised with a system so you remember where and when items were stored.
1.Roll instead of fold. In a home that hasn't got one square cupboard, folding towels and fitted sheets into these spaces is a chore in itself. So why not roll your linens? Just as it does in a suitcase, the rolling method creates more space and you do not have to worry about these items not fitting correctly. We store them grouped together eg: Vberth, aft cabin. 2.Did we mention baskets? Placing like items in baskets will add extra space to every shelf. Also, placing small items in a basket or an u…
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…
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…