Category Archives: Appetizers

Anything-in-the-Larder Roll-Ups

It’s great to be back in Mexico! Now that we’re back in the swing of things at Tenacatita, our favorite Mexican anchorage, I’m reminded how frequently I need to produce finger foods for raft-ups, sundowners, or other social occasions.  Roll-Ups … Continue reading

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Eggplant — the Cruiser’s Friend

One of the vegetables that you can find in some form in most parts of the world is eggplant.  I didn’t cook much with eggplant until we started cruising, but now it’s one of my “go to” veggies aboard because … Continue reading

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Using Media Crema

One useful staple in the cruising galley is “Media Crema”, or canned table cream.  The most common version of this dairy product is made by Nestle and is available in Latin American countries, in many larger U.S. supermarkets, and elsewhere … Continue reading

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Fresh Mozzarella

We love fresh mozzarella and it is the cheese that attracted me to cheese-making in the first place.  I’ve made it ashore, but this was the first year I tried making it aboard.  Our results, although delicious, were somewhat different … Continue reading

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Delicious Homemade Ricotta

Okay, this is a cheese that any cruiser or home cook can make!  No special ingredients, equipment, or techniques are required.  The only things needed to make ricotta are milk, acid, and heat.  You also need some way to drain … Continue reading

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