Galley Notes: Stove Top Granola

An oldie but a goodie from 2015! Made a batch yesterday and thought that it was worth revisiting, hope it inspires you to make a batch of granola too! Love, H….&S I am a HUGE granola fan. But never of the store bought variety. I grew up eating my Mother’s homemade granola. She made it…

Galley Notes: Pickled Pineapple

Nothing infers tropical in the culinary world like pineapple. Where do you drink Piña Coladas but on a beach? And when you put pineapple on a pizza where else could it be from but Hawaii? (FYI the “Hawaiian pizza was actually invented by a Canadian in 1962, but southern Ontario doesn’t exactly scream tropical so…)…

Solar Cooking Tips

I was introduced to solar cooking back in 2009. We had only just arrived in La Paz, Mexico when I spotted a box-type solar oven on the bow of a catamaran in the marina we were staying at. (Oh, the days when marinas were plentiful, and we were foolish enough to pay to be alongside!)…

Reading Round Up; Recently Published Articles

Steve is home, and as always has brought me a few treats. This time he presented me with a stack of out-of-date magazines! To you that might not seem so exciting, out-of-date and all, but when magazines are like unicorns, you don’t really care if they are a few months old. Yes, I do keep…

Pseudo-Single Handing & Cooking for One

Steve is away earning beer coupons, so we can keep doing this sailing thing. If you’ve been here for a while you know this is a kind-of-regular occurrence. By that I mean he spends 8-12 weeks of the year away working, just not necessarily on any regular or predictable schedule. This time however, it was…

Galley Notes: Chicken Stock in the Pressure Cooker

Making chicken stock in my pressure cooker isn’t some sort of revelation, but it is a process I recently started using to reduce food waste. I had experimented with the idea back in the beginning, 2008, when I first bought the PC, or perhaps I should say when I bought my first PC. Back then…

Galley Notes: Gluten Free, 3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Over the years we have had the opportunity to taste a large variety of bananas; stumpy starchy bananas, almost square ones, bananas that are not ripe until they turn brown, tiny sweet ones, red ones, green ones, bananas that are flecked orange in the centre.  Just before we left the Philippines banana season was in full swing….