Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Man, I sure cook a lot of cakes...

Yesterday I baked a cake and it got me thinking.about my Omnia stovetop oven and how it's made it easier to bake onboard. So easy, in fact, that I use it about twice a week.

For those of a number crunching bent, that would add up to something like three hundred times or so in the last three years.

That's a lot of cake!

Aside from a couple of tiny dents it's still good as new and I'm pretty sure it will continue to provide baked goods for a long time to come.

Of course, nothing is perfect as there was a pretty awesome recipe I just read and adapting it to the Omnia is going to take a bit of thought but rest assured I feel a cunning plan coming on...

I'll let you know how it goes.


Monday, September 15, 2014

A link you should check out...

Some really good advice over at Nourished Kitchen (one of my favorite food blogs ).

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Drought and prices...

Folks on boats tend to take a lot of things for granted where provisions and provisioning are concerned... I know I do.

Here in the Caribbean things tend to be pricey but the current climate change induced droughts are going to play hell with prices in the coming year.

For instance, the current drought in Spain is seriously going to impact the price of olives and olive oil especially by the time those products wind up in the Caribbean. What's even worse is that some products set their price as a percentage of other products so when olive oil goes up in price so does corn and peanut oil.

Sadly, the standard advice to eat local doesn't help all that much as very little in the way of food is actually local to the Caribbean and what there is tends to be geared for the uber-high markup of the tourist industry.

Might be a good time to start stocking up on some staples, looking at alternative products, and taking a longer view on provisioning habits...




Friday, June 27, 2014

Something of a must read...

Here's a really good post over at Gin & Tacos on what tends to pass for food poisioning these days that anyone cruising or plans to cruise should read...

Nuff said.

Friday, June 20, 2014

a different kind of bread maker that certainly seems perfect for a galley...

Now, does this make sense on a boat or what?


The big question is whether or not it will fit inside my stove top oven...


 

Thursday, June 19, 2014