Baked Stuffed Mushrooms
Quick lunch? These hit the spot for us with some salad.
Ingredients for 2:
4 decent sized mushrooms, remove stalk (keep it) and clean
1 small diced onion
2 slices chopped ham
Roughly 2 tblsp grated Parmesan
Pepper, lemon zest and herbs (I used parsley)
Pangrattato (recipe in "Now then, ooh")
Oven set to 180.
Sauté the onion, garlic and chopped mushroom stalks. Take off heat and mix in other bits. Fill the mushrooms and sprinkle with some Pangrattato. ...
Almond, Walnut & Herb “Pangrattato”
Crunchy little crumbs to sprinkle on baked eggs, stuffed mushrooms or anything that needs a little more texture!
1 slice almond bread
1 heaped tblsp chopped walnuts (not too fine, you're after crunch)
Grated lemon zest and garlic
Freshly ground black pepper
Herbs of your choice, I had to use this amazing local oregano!
Just toss this in a small frying pan with a glug of oil. Gently stir around for roughly 5 mins.
Keeps for just a couple of days so I only ...
Roast Lamb or Goat with Anchovies
I know it sounds insane but trust me (and if you don't then google endless recipes on the web). I tend to change the marinade depending on the season, it's Summer so we're all about lemons and herbs, works for us :-)
More than enough for 2 hungry people with leftovers for lunchtime wraps (which I will make as soon as I can source tapioca flour again..)
1 small lamb or goat joint, I got a smallish leg about 1.2kg
Zest and juice of an unwaxed lemon
Generous glug of olive ...
Proper anchoring is not just for boats — it’s for your life
Sailing around the world teaches you to have faith in your anchor. Sometimes it was nerve-wracking as to whether or not the anchor would hold, but after learning proper techniques, we knew we could trust the anchor to hold us through the worst of conditions. Having anchors in your life is important. The potential metaphors are endless.
My personal life anchors are mental convictions I can always count on. I confess they don’t hold 100% of the time, but they guide me and keep me from ...
Asian inspired Pork Tenderloin
Succulent, full of Asian flavours and effortless.. What's not to like?
Beautiful piece of pork tenderloin, cut into thick steaks, marinated in:
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 cloves of grated garlic
1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
1 heaped tsp honey
Splash of soy sauce (use alternative by all means)
1 de seeded chopped chilli
Dash of Chinese 5 spice
Mix all together and add the meat. Leave for at least an hour.
Heat a little coconut oil until smoking in a pan, sear pork for a couple ...
A little about what to expect here
This idea was given by other people who asked if I'd be interested in hosting "guest articles" on subjects that us, fellow cruisers, could certainly learn from and perhaps adopt ideas even if we modify whatever it is to suit our lives. Why not? Simply living the lifestyles that many of us do means we're very open to new ideas and views :)
Fantastic to still be in contact with Larry (larryjacobson.com) as have such fond memories of casting "Julia's" lines off in Gran Canaria then ...
Chicken with Lemon, Dill and Caper Sauce
Keeping things very simple, fresh and light! So easy I'm just writing it out, all you need is:
2 Chicken breast, sliced. 2 cloves of garlic, smashed. Zest and juice of 2 lemon. 2 tblsp olive oil.
Marinate the above for at least 30 mins (in a non metallic bowl to avoid lemon juice reacting).
2 heaped tblsp fresh chopped dill, 1 heaped tblsp capers, knob of butter, freshly ground black pepper, juice of 1/2 a lemon.
Fry the chicken slices on high heat until ...
Melting Chocolate Pudding
Light sponge exterior with a naughty, nutty oozing puddle of chocolate sauce as soon as you dig in. Have I sold the concept yet? So simple but looks like you've worked really hard, shush don't tell anyone!
Ingredients to make 4 individual puddings.
150g dark chocolate (minimum 70%)
2 tbsp honey
Melt these together until butter fully melted over a pan of barely simmering water. Remove from heat, stir and leave for a minute or so to cool.
3 egg yolks + 3 whole eggs.
Boat bits all in place, the windlass works (yipeeee) so we set off from Riposto marina at stupid o'clock. Luckily I was half awake so noticed that the Boss had only untied 2 lines, that would've been interesting!
Dolphins, dolphins everywhere for the first few hours. All hunting and too far away to get decent photos but never fail to make me grin like an over excited toddler.
So I was bored and decided to do a quick workout, Turkish get ups and Russian twists - not for the ...
Mount Etna, Risposto and Taormina
Well yes I could certainly get used to waking to this view, couldn't you?
Delighted to say our parcel arrived so we've got the gypsy, hurray! It's bright and shiny, I just want to kiss it. We stopped at Riposto marina for the night, http://www.portodelletna.com, first impressions are so easily clouded as within 20 mins of tying up there was thunder, rain and gusts of wind. I wasn't happy, but then the sun came out and we went exploring. Loved the ...