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Old 14-08-2010, 06:46   #16
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I am having a great giggle reading this thread.

At the supermarket here in Nice, France there is cryovac NZ legs of lamb for 6.5 euros per kg (NZD$12, AUD$9) sensationally cheap!

Now for all you cruisers dying of starvation in Va'vau or other bits of the Pacific or Asia & the Middle East may I please describe the supermarket here? Its is about the size of a football field (OK not MCG, but definitely a soccer field) the canned, dry grocery areas are quite small, or at best medium size. However the fresh, refrigerated and deli sections are frekkin HUGE. The Fromagarie (cheese counter) does 3 laps of the supermarket and the butchery does another 3 laps. The deli covers the area of 3 Sydney suburbs and the bakery and patisserie covers a couple of small African countries. Any further space under the creaking roof is full of wine.
We canít afford the restaurants but we can go wild in this supermarket.

Plus the anchorage is free, the bus fare 1 Euro and I'm becoming a fat pig.


LMAO and so did the wife.
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Obviously none of you have been hungry before, as a simple can of corned beef with instant mashed potatoes can taste like heaven...if you're hungry enough
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When we were in the Tuamotus, we got invited over to eat with a family or two. They had the usual Poisson Cru, Lobster, Giant Clam, Fish but the piece de resistance for them, was the can of corned beef. They only served the locally procured sea food to keep us happy.
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Old 14-08-2010, 23:40   #19
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EllanVannin, not sure where you will formally clear out of N.Z., but if do so in Opua, you can "top" back up again. You can anchor off Paihia and there is a Countdown within easy walking distance. There's a Caltex right across the street for LPG and petrol if need it as well. Cheers.

Just don't get caught - the fines are pretty steep - could cost you your boat.
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Not to change the subject, but someone posted on another thread something about a way to preserve ground beef by frying it and then drying it and putting it in zip lock bags. Anyone have a link to that thread?
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Not to change the subject, but someone posted on another thread something about a way to preserve ground beef by frying it and then drying it and putting it in zip lock bags. Anyone have a link to that thread?
Here ...Cruising on $500 per Month . . .
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The worst place I found for meat was in Micronesia where manís best friend was the preferred cut.

We have that same problem here in the Philippines.....

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Mark.....stawpppppppppp it... your just being mean now lol.

I am going into salivation mode just thinking about eating and food in France...sigh.


And what's with the cheap NZ lamb!!! It is out of my budget here in NZ, last time I looked a leg of lamb was like $30 bucks.

NB: Just bought my Eziyo and looking forward to trying it out. Cheap as chips at $15 on sale.

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Not to change the subject, but someone posted on another thread something about a way to preserve ground beef by frying it and then drying it and putting it in zip lock bags. Anyone have a link to that thread?
Vintaeray I believe it was on the Cruising on $500 a day thread by Goprisko. I plan to try that one out too....when I get motivated lol
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The worst place I found for meat was in Micronesia where man’s best friend was the preferred cut.

We have that same problem here in the Philippines.....


My sister lived in the Phillipines for some while a few decades ago and they had no choice it was eat the dog meat or go hungry!!!! No different to us eating cows for Hindu folk I suppose but I grant it would feel kinda odd at first
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"...None the less, we and countless others have cruised these islands for years, and managed to eat good meals...."

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One more vote for the beef in Vanuatu. It is ALL grass fed, as mother nature intended, and ALL organic. All you corn fed beef lovers should start thinking of your hearts and quit whining. That marbling fat that gathers in your favorite cuts of beef is there because the poor cow's body can't cope with the crap that is being fed to it. Cows were never designed to eat corn. Preaching over.

You can buy sirloin for as low as USD 11/kilo, rump for USD 10/kilo or low fat hamburger for USD 9/kilo. The best two butchers in Vila are beside Wilco Hardware (downhill side) and at the back of Bon Marche supermarket at Nambatu. As you step off the seawall the bus to Wilco goes right - left and you can turn right and easily walk 10 mins to Nambatu.

There is an equally good butcher in Luganville. Same cows.
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Years ago I was on passage from Cape Town to Brazil. After being becalmed for ten days on the way, I was down to rice and lentils plus a tin of processed cheese. I hated cheese About 60 miles off the coast I was becalmed again. That tin of cheese, chopped into nuggets and mixed with the boiled lentils was the best meal I can remember having.

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