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Sailing and Cooking in Belize

Jeannea, Karen, Carolyn and Donna

Jeannea, Karen, Carolyn and Donna

There is no greater challenge of your cooking skills than when you are appointed a “ship’s cook” as I was on our bareboat charter of a 41 foot Beneteau sailboat out of Belize.   Our Moorings boat, “SS Tonic” set sail on April 9 out of Placencia.   With a boatload of food, no cookbooks and my own culinary training, my charge was to feed five hungry women in between sailing and snorkeling adventures for the next seven days.  We set sail with 2 pounds of shrimp, 10 T-bone steaks, 2 pounds of chicken, 3 pounds of snapper, 2 pounds of bacon, 5 packages of lunchmeat ham, 5 packages of american and cheddar cheese, 6 loaves of bread, 2 packages of bagels,  2 packages of pancake mix, 5 boxes of pasta, 3 ripe pineapples, 3 large papayas, a watermelon, a pile of bananas, green oranges,  lettuce, potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, a head of cabbage, broccoli, eggs .   This together with assorted condiments, snacks, juice and desserts filled out our larder.   I decided in Los Angeles to bring fresh herbs from my garden and yeast in my luggage, which proved to be smart thinking.  Wish I added my chef’s knife!  That and a quick bike ride to the local market in Placencia where I grabbed some fresh garlic, flour, EVOO and a bottle of local rum helped too…and thanks to Donna for snatching up some fresh ginger root before boarding.  For cooking, our galley had a two burner stove, a toaster sized oven and a BBQ attached to one of our rails. (more…)

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April 19, 2011 at 3:48 pm 10 comments


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I am a Chef, Cooking Teacher and Food Blogger. Learn how to create delicious and healthy food in a FLASH.

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