"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.
Eggs are extremely nutritious. Eating 6-7 eggs a week will not increase your risk of heart disease when eaten as part of a healthy eating program. According to the Heart Foundation you can eat 1 egg a day or 2-3 egg filled meals a week. For further health information on eating eggs .... Heart Foundation The healthiest ways to cook eggs are to boil, poach or scramble them using reduced-fat milk. What you eat with your eggs is important. They recommend trying to get 1-2 serves of vegetables when you eat eggs.
Eggs make great tummy fillers we quite often have a hard boiled egg as snacks whilst sailing. They are also easy to add chopped up to the top of a salad for a quick meal. For a great start to the day making a 3-egg omelette with our favourite fillings for a satisfying breakfast prior to a passage is a great way to starve off seasickness, as we find having a full stomach with non dairy/fatty foods is the best.
Storing EggsAvoiding temperature fluctuation is critical to egg safety. A co…
The coconut sold in Supermarkets throughout Australia are de-husked, hard, brown (stone like) ripe coconuts or young, unripe, green coconuts, still with a little husk remaining. Sold and located in our produce departments. Queensland and Northern Territory dwellers are fortunate to have a temperate to hot climate where coconuts thrive. Though coconuts are not native to Australia, it has generally been accepted that the coconut originated in the Indian-Indonesia region and float-distributed itself around the world by riding ocean currents.
We now see them on all of our beaches in the North, this is partly due to the Old Government having a Coconut Tree plantation on Brampton Island many moons ago. We are still fortunate to come across many coconuts on the island beaches we sail to, and quite often we can harvest these if we are not in National Parks. Brampton Island
Under the husk they are a brown nut full of nutrition. Once the husk is removed the brown shell has three eyes at one end.…
The Greeks love of bread ensures the neighborhood bakery is still the focal point of daily life. They still have that old world charm of wrapping that fresh warm loaf of bread in wax paper. It is so much of their daily life that rarely do you find packaged bead in supermarkets, the expectation is that bread is bought and eaten fresh daily from the baker. I made the mistake of asking one supermarket owner "ópou eínai to psomí?" Where is the bread? He just simply pointed down the road "foúrnos!" Bakery!
Getting into the habit of always having bread on the table takes some getting used to. Bread, psomi, is the staple of Greek meals on which everything else is piled onto. Taverna's don't ask if you want bread they just plonk it on the table, if you consume that portion they will just keep serving it. Some of our clients were quite miffed on their first Taverna outing to find they were charged for the bread saying "We never asked for it!" Why would y…