Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Flashlight-in-your-teeth-change-the-bottle-two-step...

We use propane for cooking and grilling aboard "So It Goes" and it's a fact of life that we always run out of gas in the middle of cooking at night... Oh the fun and frolic of doing the flashlight-in-your-teeth-change-the-bottle-two-step!

That said, we seem to get a lot of cooking out of a 20 pound tank of propane as a tank lasts about 2 1/2 months which works out to a bit less than 27¢ a day.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Musing on the price of chicken...

I have always liked chicken wings, and truth be told given the choice grilled chicken wings always works for me...

The last few times shopping I've noticed that chicken wings are priced just about the same as chicken breasts. Fact is, just about any sort of cut up chicken now seems to be the same price per pound... Odd! Not sure if it is a local thing confined to the USVI but it does throw out a whole new slant on things as while I still love chicken wings they do suffer greatly on the bang for the buck scale if par with other cuts of chicken.

Meanwhile Grilling Companion makes a great case for wings...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Where I go for information on rum...


Ed Hamilton is the The Man from the Ministry of Rum and what better place to start than Rum 101!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tasty...

Stone Soup does it again...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Rum and spice...

Serious Eats continues with their rum series How to Make Spiced Rum From Scratch
and only one word comes to mind... YES!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pancakes...

Chuck and Laura Rose make pancakes on their Albin Vega 27...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A quest for a decent Mai Tai...

It's pretty amazing when you think about it, but I don't think you can get a decent Mai Tai anywhere in the Caribbean...

Beachbum Berry (my main resource when it comes to Tiki culture and libations) has been on  something of a quest for Mai Tai's in Europe and having a lot better luck than he'd find here in the Caribbean. You should also note a previous post of his on the correct recipe for a Mai Tai... You might be surprised!

Monday, November 8, 2010

A good read...

A great (albeit in French) explanation on why dried fruits and vegetables make sense on a boat...

Check it out!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Just the thing...

Garbanzo beans or Chickpeas are a very boat friendly staple and Smitten Kitchen has a great way to use them in Spaghetti with chickpeas...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A quick pre-Thanksgiving thought...

Most folk have more sense than to deep fry a turkey on a boat but then again, a lot of folks just voted Republican, so you can't be too careful...



That said, you may want to reconsider that deep fried T-Day Turkey in the cockpit idea...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Chocolate cakes...



 More importantly she does it right!