"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
Bread is a staple that isn't as freely available once you leave harbour and set sail so baking your own on board becomes a must. Karen produces a very nice plain bread but the creative streak in her won't let things rest there.
Here's a few different options she has come up with on Our Dreamtime.
Pumpkin Pie Damper
Keep checking back to see what's new. Recipes are posted regularly.
The Spanish mackerel the Spotted mackerel and the School mackerel are probably the most popular of the mackerel species in Australia and a very popular sport fish.
The Spanish mackerel can be mistaken for wahoo, but can be distinguished by the shorter dorsal fin with less (15-18) dorsal spines and the external bone and upper jaw which both extend to just behind the eye. Smaller Spanish mackerel may also be confused for other mackerel species such as slimy mackerel. They are blue to grey on their dorsal side (back) with many narrow vertical bands along their sides and a grey-silver colour on their belly. The Spotted Mackerel is easily identified with four rows of large black spots over its sides. The School mackerel is the smallest of mackerel caught along the coast. They have two or three rows of large dark blotches, with a white patch on the dorsal fin. They are great fighters with excessive speeds in the water.
Spanish mackerel is truly one of the greatest Pelagics in the ocean, wi…
What started as a little grassroots movement in Western Australia in 2011 has grown into a global phenomenon. This year,Plastic Free July will see millions of people around the world pledge to be more aware of their plastic use and “ choose to refuse”. Plastic Free July is part of a strong push across Australia to reduce our use of plastics and with good reason.
“Virtually every piece of plastic ever manufactured still exists in some form today,” says Executive Director and Founder of the Plastic Free July Foundation, Rebecca Prince Ruiz. “Plastic, particularly single-use plastic or ‘throw-away’ plastic items, are not getting recycled effectively and are having a detrimental impact on our environment.”
The Single-Use Plastic Challenge
The average plastic bag is used for just twelve minutes and the thrown out. The following 6 items are strictly designed for single use however they are easily swapped for alternatives. But there are so many hidden single use plastics that are part of ou…
Whether it is mud crab or blue swimmers you are catching, you are in for a culinary delight once you have bagged and cooked them. In our opinion there is nothing quite like fresh crab! On "Our Dreamtime" we love catching crab and will at any anchorage try to find a suitable spot to drop our pots. Not always successful but we do pride ourselves on regularly having a good feed of crab. Mud crabs are certainly one of Australia’s most tasty crabs and while they are found in the northern part of the country, those taking a cruise to the north, should at some point go on a crabbing mission. If your not sure ask someone in the anchorage your staying in. You just might find a crabber willing to take you along and show you some tips. Like all of the tastiest seafood’s available, it is always a mission to clean, cook and eat them. But at the end of the day, if you’re willing to go through the rigmarole of doing so, you’ll be pleasantly happy with a belly full of yummy crab. Mud Crabs can…