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Balsamic Tomato Lunch in a Bag
At Anchor Recipes - Lunch
Here is an easy recipe to make ahead and pull out at anchor .  No cooking necessary.  The cheese takes on the texture of meat as it marinates.


Two ripe beefsteak tomatoes
1/2 lb sliced mozzarella cheese
Fresh basil
4-5 tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
1 large ziplock bag

Slice the tomatoes and layer with mozzarella cheese and fresh pocket option bonus basil leaves.  Reassemble and place in a zip lock bag.  Add the vinegar to the bag, seal and gently circulate around the tomato.  Then set aside in a cool area until ready to eat.  We have kept this in the cooler for up to three days.

Serve on a plate with extra basil for garnish.

Mango Sorbet
At Anchor Recipes - Desserts

Who doesn't love ice cream? We sure do, but our freezer will not keep it frozen in this heat so I had to figure out a better way to get our fix.

Sorbet is a super-easy and fun treat to make on a boat. Pretty much any fruit can be used . Raspberry-Banana is always a winner, as is Banana with some chunks of dark chocolate. Here I use fresh mangos.

Don't over-freeze sorbet as you want it to be the consistency of a nice smooth gelato. I pour the sorbet into small ziplock bags and stick them right onto the evaporator plate of our freezer for a few hours. When I'm ready to serve I knead the bag until pocket option broker the sorbet is smooth. Then I cut a small corner into the bag and squeeze the sorbet into a bowl.

I use my stick blender to mix up the sorbet. It works well on the inverter and doesn't take up much space.

1-2 ripe Mangos or other fruit
2 Tablespoons Honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-3 limes* or lemon to taste

Whip everything together with a blender, food processor or stick-blender. Add more of any ingredient to taste. Pour into ziplock bag. Freeze.

* I use the tiny Mexican limes so add regular sized limes/lemons slowly


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Cruising... finally!

We did! The people that bring you this fine website are finally full time cruisers themselves! Follow our journey aboard Camille at

Galley Gadget | Soda Maker

Not enough room on board to carry a large variety of sodas? Don't feel like carrying hundreds of cans of soda to your boat during provisioning? Save space and your back, and get huge variety by making it yourself with this handy gadget! Just fill the included reusable carbonating bottle with water, add the flavoring of your choice, screw it into the machine and press the large button on top to add fizz. When the bottle is empty simply rinse it and use it again - no trash to store. Oh, and if that wasn't enough... it doesn't use any electricity!

Featured Galley Chef | Carolyn Shearlock

GalleySwap member Carolyn Shearlock has enjoyed cooking since she was a young girl helping her mother. While still in grade school, she learned to cook most things from scratch as well as over a wood fire with no refrigeration while camping. Add in the fact that her dad had worked his way through school as a butcher and taught her about various cuts of meat, cutting up a chicken and boning it, and she had an excellent foundation for living aboard a cruising sailboat outside the US. Read more...

Pressure Cooker Cheesecake

At Anchor Recipes - Desserts
8 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg

Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Add egg and beat till smooth. 

For the crust I used cookie crumbs and melted butter pressed into my metal 2 quart bowl.
Pour cheesecake mixture over crust and tightly seal with aluminum foil. 

Place water and trivit in bottom of pressure cooker.
Place bowl on trivit and seal cooker.

Cook at pressure for 15 to 20 min.depending on your cooker.


Galley Gadget | Hanging Food Dehydrator

Wish you have more fresh fruit on long passages?  Dehydrate your foods naturally without electricity.

This food dehydrator/dryer folds flat for easy storage on board.

Suitable for all types of fruits and vegetables. Also great for jerky. Can be used to sprout seeds and wheat-grass, too!


Congratulations to another book winner!

We've got a winner! GalleySwap member Bob from s/v Sisiutl posted well over 20 recipes to receive Nancy Aadland's excellent cookbook "Notes from the Galley". Bob is currently cruising in Malaysia after having set sail in 2002 from Seattle.

About the book and author

For several years, Nancy wrote a monthly column  about cooking and provisioning on boats based on her experiences as a weekend sailor, live-aboard, and cruiser.  “Notes from the Galley” is a collection of over 250 tried and true recipes from Nancy’s galley, stories about the recipes, photos of cruising destinations; and helpful hints. You’ll find breakfasts, lunches, dinners, appetizers, and special occasion menus – all are great tasting and easy to prepare. For a sample of her recipes visit Nancy's GalleySwap profile and click on "Articles".

Nancy Aadland (The Galley Slave) and Jim Aadland (The Captain) are airline pilots who retired from the Federal Aviation Administration to sail the seas in their 41’ Morgan Sailboat, Solitaire. Experienced in both sail and power boats, Nancy and Jim taught classes in navigation, weather and boating safety.  After six years as full-time live-aboards, they now spend their winters cruising in the Bahamas and their summers in Florida.


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Galley Gadget | Human Powered Espresso Maker

I just came across this handy espresso maker which requires no electricity and is very small at just 11¾"H x 8"W x 5”D. Just add boiling water and press its arms gently down for an easy, quick hit of fresh-brewed coffee anytime, anywhere. Who says you can't have it all?

If you don't want to spend quite that much (and who really does?) there is also the AeroPress coffee and espresso.

Featured Galley Chef | Sandie Parker

GalleySwap member Sandie has been a first mate for 15 years. She has always loved to cook, but never knew it would turn into a career at this stage of her life. Cooking on the boat was a real challenge for her to create easy meals, with little space, that were semi-gourmet, easy on the eyes, and down right good to eat. Fellow boating friends would always want her recipes of the dishes she took to their weekly potlucks. That is the reason for the cookbooks, “Sandie’s Galley” and “Gone Overboard.”    Read more...

Galley Gadget | No More Clumpy Salt

Is your salt getting clumpy? Try getting an all acrylic grinder. No parts to rust and no need to add rice to your shaker. I even use it right over my steamy pot...  If you shop at Trader Joe's you can buy their all acrylic salt grinder for a couple of bucks and just keep on refilling it. If you're not lucky enough to have a Trader Joe's nearby, you could order the Olde Thompson grinder from Amazon. They also make grinders for many other seasonings. No more clumps!

GalleySwap Gear

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