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

Saturday, June 14, 2014

a book I must get and a couple I already have...

I'm not a huge fan of the add a can of this to a can of that school of cookbook writing... Fact of the matter is to put it bluntly I hate them.

Of course, most cookbooks of the cruising on a sailboat ilk are by and large full of add a can of this to a can of that recipes. Kind of bummer that.

It does not have to be that way...

One of the food blogs I read on a daily basis is Nourished Kitchen whose stated purpose is to revive traditional foods (which in my mind translates in real food).

I've never read a bad recipe on the blog which from me is say a lot. So it's not a real big surprise that I'm excited about the current cookbook "the Nourished Kitchen" by Jennifer McGruther...

More importanly all of the recipes in the book are actually a lot more boat and cruiser friendly than you'd expect. Fact is cooking with real ingredients is a lot easier than yopu've been told by folks who have a vested interest in selling you value added/overly processed products with highly inflated prices.

So yeah, "the Nourished Kitchen" is going to be a permanent fixture on my galley shelf.

Another new cookbook I recently bought is "The Homesick Texan's Family Table" by Lisa Fain and it is even better than her previous book
"The Homesick Texan's Cookbook" which is actually a a pretty impressive feat considering how good the first one is.

Not only a lot of good recipes but all are very boat friendly, simple, affordable, and very, very tasty.

Three books dealing with real food and not a single add a can of this to a can of that with an envelope of onion soup mix recipe anywhere...