Mega Marinated Pork Chop, Stuffed Courgette Rolls
Looks like a dinosaur chop, right?
So two huge chops marinated in:
Lemon juice and grated zest
A generous splash of white wine
A glug of oil (I used avocado)
Chopped herbs (I used mint, oregano and parsley)
A couple of cloves of garlic, smashed
Chops in, left for the whole day turning when I remembered..
Grilled to perfection over a high heat to brown nicely, turning half way through cooking and (please) rest for a few minutes so juices sort themselves out! Add the marinade ...
Tandoori Lamb Skewers with Tangy Salad
The lamb here in Greece is just amazing, loving every mouthful :)
So I just got 500g of lamb, diced it at marinaded in 2 tblsp of tandoori paste, a squeeze of lemon juice, a tblsp of Greek yoghurt and some freshly ground black pepper. Leave this for a few hours (if you make your own, tell me how you did it please?)
Threaded onto skewers with chunks of onion, cherry tomatoes and a few mushrooms.
Grill for roughly 20 mins, this will cook the lamb to medium.
Crunchy courgettes sprinkled ...
Lovely open pancake lunch
Left over fajitas from last night, there's no way I was throwing them away. None of us like waste do we?
A delicious healthy filling combining some of my favourite flavours, yum!
Sauté onions, bacon lardons, mushrooms, spinach, freshly ground black pepper, a grating of nutmeg in a pan. Add a spoon of cream or yoghurt if wished, I did :)
Warm the fajitas and spoon the filling over. Wipe the pan and fry two eggs. Add to the topping and dig in quick!
Fajita Night “primal style”, why not?
Do you like fajitas? Most do, I'm not such a fan as find it a bit heavy if that makes sense. Anyhow promised the Boss as he loves them and these turned out really well for a first attempt.
1 cup tapioca flour
3 1/2 tblsp coconut flour
1 tsp sea salt
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 lightly beaten eggs
Combine dry ingredients. Whisk all wet ingredients, oil as well, and combine all together thoroughly.
I left this to sit for an hour before ...
Hooray the boat floats (but might have to come out next year again), the galley is open, finally off to anchor!
Life on the hard has been, well, hard! Five days of work, heat and ridiculous humidity (26 degrees, 78% humidity at 7h). Those of you who thought I was a tad smug about our new air con please feel free to giggle, air con is water cooled!
So no cooking at all, fortunately the local taverna was reasonable and served very good food plus the staff are so friendly and have gladly helped me learn a bit more Greek. Maria and Rula made us feel very welcome, thanks ladies.
So what's been ...
Holes! Alpha,beta,gamma,delta..oh the galley is closed! Poor tommy..
Love a challenge and Greek? Wow, it's challenging for sure! This clip is helping me learn the alphabet: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k6gCaGEi3rA
As is writing it out but, I suspect, I'll be carrying this bit of paper around for weeks..
The galley is closed until we get back in the water, at just after 7h it was already 28 degrees and 68% humidity so unless you want salad recipes I'm off duty. Actually forget that, even whisking dressing sounds like too much effort! That said I've got so ...
Flying Cat, Prop Swop and a Clean Bottom. Awaiting Captains Rant, it’s going to be good!
Well it's hoist day (gulp), doubt there's any of us who enjoy watching our boat being lifted? Very necessary as the last time was over 2 years ago in La Linea, Spain. We're at Cleopatra Marina in Preveza.
A little tight getting into the spot to be lifted but, watching them lift a boat yesterday, we saw that the guys operating the machinery were very good. Obviously being a catamaran means we can't just get lifted anywhere due to our beam so, yes if you've got a monohull, I'm ...
Amazing activities in Malta and Geo-caching, a world wide treasure hunt!
Yes i know I'm in Greece but for those of you in Malta and looking for activity, look no further!
As a self professed gym geek I can honestly say I've never trained anywhere as good, with such amazing trainers and members as this place. Seriously have a go, you won't be disappointed:
Personal training is affordable and damned good, hey Maja taught me how to do a Turkish get up in one ...
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 ...
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 ...