Hot Curry, Cold Beer, Crusty Roll

20151015_19381420151015_193823With Paula out for the night at the gun range sighting in the laser sights on her new 50 cal. pistol it is time for the third sitting of the Thursday Dinner Club. This could be described as Lazy Asian Fusion. It is a chicken and mushroom curry made with an Indian style paste and I have thrown in Ramen noodles. It was a fiery curry but luckily enough all member (myself) like a hot one. Just to add to the mix I had a nice cold American beer and an excellent crusty  French roll.

Gnoch Gnoch Gnocchi on Heavens Door

20140903_185322There’s a lady I know that thinks all that glimmers is gold…but it could be Avocado oil from 7/11. Zeppy enough? despite the bad lyrics this was a great meal. It was gnocchi with a garlic white wine cream reduction. I added 20140903_185339chopped artichoke hearts, mushroom, chicken and shavings of carrot and zuchinni. It was delicious.

Sailing Food


 First day out stomach settler.

Even salty seadogs can get a queasy stomach after a while off the water and while I have never suffered seasickness I think the best remedy for nausea often is to feed it. One of the few times I will bother with breakfast is when we are out at sea and I generally have a 1st day out breakfast something like the one pictured. Things like bacon, beans, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes the possibilities are endless, oh and toast always toast, allowed to cool and go crunchy of course. Because we are often out at sea for weeks and months on end bacon and eggs can be become luxuries, a welcome change from fish, oysters, crabs etc. Pies are another thing we get cravings for, we have found Fray Bentos Pies in a can which are great as we can keep them for months on board. The only problem is Fray Bentos make heaps of flavours but the only one available in Australia is steak and kidney, I despise kidney but there is so little in them they are edible enough when you have been at sea for a long time. When we go out for a weekend or short trip we tend to eat smaller snackier meals or deli stuff like hams and cheese’s and roles. The last weekend out we had a rack of lamb in the fridge and Paula had seen Devils on Horseback on tv so we had short cut bacon and big fresh dates ( better than traditional prunes)  so she made the DOHB and I cut the rack into cutlets and we had it with supermarket salads. Nice and quick, took about twenty minutes and next to no dishes. thats good sailing food.