Sun is shining, sweet spicy meat skewers
Marinade was just zest and juice of a small orange, grated garlic and ginger, de seeded chilli very finely chopped, 1 heaped tsp of honey, a splash of soy sauce (can't buy aminos here), tsp of ground cumin, black pepper and a little mild olive oil plus a few drops of sesame oil.
Cut your meat into chunks (we've got pork). Thread the meat onto skewers alternating with whatever you fancy. I've used peppers, onions and mushrooms. Marinate for at least an hour.
Light your BBQ or grill, ...
A Simple Tea Loaf
There are moments when only a slice of cake can help. Start the night before please!
200g currants or sultanas soaked overnight in hot tea (I used 2 Lady Grey tea bags)
300g almond flour
50g coconut flour
3 heaped soup spoons of honey
2 heaped soup spoons of coconut oil
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp bicarb of soda and 1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp mixed spice
Method: preheat oven to 180. Drain the sultanas. Mix everything together and press into a lined loaf tin. Bake for 40 ...
Chicken “pseudo schnitzel”
All hail the very versatile chicken breast :) Quick to prepare and equally quick to cook. BBQ, oven bake (roughly 20 mins on 180) or sear in a griddle pan.
Combine some ground almonds, grated lemon zest, oregano, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper in a shallow bowl.
Cut chicken breast in thickish slices, press firmly to coat with almond mix. Cook, whichever way you wish, leave it to rest for a minute or two. Served ours just with salad and a tangy mustard & lemon mayo. ...
Meltingly tender Kleftico
Lemons, oregano, garlic and wine for a winning and oh so tender lamb dish. We are in Greece after all, yum!
Ingredients for 2 very hungry people (with left overs if you can hold back...debatable on our boat)
1 small lamb leg (mine was just over a kilo)
1 red onion, chunked
2 cloves of garlic, unpeeled and bashed
Fresh oregano to taste and a couple of bay leaves
1/3 cup mild olive oil
1/3 cup white wine
2 tsp mild mustard
Zest and juice of 1 large juicy lemon
A little sea salt ...
How this journey started, do I miss anything? Heck, no!
Nigh on seven years ago we were living aboard in Wales. Lovely place to be sure but rains a lot. Our Summers, please take the word "summer" lightly, were spent in the very beautiful Cornwall and Devon. Rained a lot there too. So one fine damp day I returned from the market and asked the Boss why we were staying where we were. He couldn't come up with a good reason, plans were soon made for a getaway.
Actually I need to go back a step, prior to moving on the boat I lived with a very young ...
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Mikki’s Lemon Chicken and Potatoes
I have many lovely cousins (so don't shout at me for selecting her ok?) Mikki used to ask me to make this quite a lot. It's tangy, sweet, juicy, packed with flavour and makes a great chicken salad or sandwiches from leftovers.
(Oops, how am I going to fit the sweet potatoes in there?)
1 jointed chicken, free range tastes so much better.
2 small unwaxed lemons. 1 zest and juice, other 1 cut into wedges.
1 red onion finely diced, few cloves of garlic left ...
Clip the dinghy on….
Or this will happen, sorry not really a cruising tip but was certainly one for the Boss just now (can't stop laughing)
Getting internet need not be a pantomime!
Before we left Sicily we contacted someone in Athens, all it took were a few details; an address and payment for a SIM card to be shipped to us along with codes (each code valid for 24 hrs of use). So far has worked a treat and best of all when we need more we just contact again and it's topped up. Happy to provide contact details for anyone interested, just drop me a line. Anchored in a beautiful empty bay, don't need to go rushing around to source wifi coverage - bliss!
Impellers, Big Fat Greek wedding terminology, who blinks first and other rambles.
So the Boss called for some assistance and over came an engineer who spoke less English than Captains Italian (didn't know that was possible). He'd predicted hours to remove the water pump, engineer did it in 10 mins! (Caption huh?!)
Minor drama over confusion of days of the week, manager said Thursday but meant domani, engineer turned up later the same afternoon with fixed part. Fitted back in which involves lifting the engine up, guess who got to assist??? Now running ...