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Old 10-10-2010, 15:14   #16
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No point me ever provisioning for an ocean crossing as it would soon be fish bait.
Do you get sea sick?
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My $0.02:

Hit up a farmer's market literally the day before you leave and get a lot of unrefrigerated produce. Apples work good. They last a long time and are fresh and crisp. No matter what I eat onboard I always miss fresh produce quickly.

I eat ~10 prunes a day. Especially helpful when you introduce processed foods in higher concentrations (maybe you will maybe you won't). Constipation although not a very sailorly topic can wreak havoc on personal health and marine plumbing. Trader Joe's sells prunes that are really dry and taste great. Not at all gooey / slimy.

Minimize the amount of snack food / junk food onboard. Try to eat regularly scheduled healthy meals.

Bring a cup/mug different than everyone else's so you know which one is yours.
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Do you get sea sick?

Just a lot, otherwise, im not, if you get my drift?

Im the one who always gets to sort out everyone elses tangled fishing gear and then im sick. Only worsened by the smell of cigarettes, chum, petrol etc.
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Old 10-10-2010, 15:42   #19
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Just a lot, otherwise, im not, if you get my drift?
Poor girl.

Prolly sick from eating the Chum.


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chum fajita hadn't thought of it
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This is a bit of an ancient thread but since were closing on ARC time maybe useful. I crossed three years ago and we had 40 -50 knots at times but we always cooked a nice dinner.

El Cortes ingles is the best place meat is very cheap in the canaries and very very good ( mostly south American)we brought several KG of filet beef vacuum packed and it's keeps in the fridge. They also do boxes of par baked bagquettes that lasted virtually all the way across. For fruit go to the vegetable Market in las palmas. Canary potatoes last very well ( don't buy the English varieties ) as do onions. Mandarins last about two weeks max and apples a bit longer
With all the rolling we didn't use hanging slings as they were like missiles in the cabin. We cooked lots of stews , beef bourginon , and beef in Ginger. If you have some good cooks indulge them. It's a long crossing.

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Old 10-10-2010, 19:08   #22
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About a trolley load of food each is about right. Onions teabags cereal coffee longlifemilk plus whatever. Oranges last ages, lots of other stuff just doesn't. Hiperdino delivers the food.
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provisioning

Spanish melons also last for weeks as does flat leaf parsley great for salad and very good for you! dont forget the bimbo bread who knows what kind of mierda is in that stuff but i think it would survive a nuclear bomb! also recommend stocking up on spanish wine for your arrival its impossible to get the selection and value outside of spain, penedes whites are delightful not as acidic as the ruedas. carrefour and corte ingles deliver usually the same day nice one!!!
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You can't have too many eggs. Just before going on night watch, hard-cook two eggs, wrap in paper towels and put one in each pocket of your jacket. They'll serve as hand warmers for almost an hour. Then peel and eat. Make tons of your own gorp (recipes found at CreateAGorp) and seal in individual snack bags. Forget salty, sugary, fatty junk food like toaster pastries and potato crisps. Combine healthful ingredients and snacks stick to your ribs longer.
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Did I show you my lag of ham?

Jamon de Serano
Of course plastic is off it, has material around it to protect from flies and a bit of plastic film over the cut section.


should last 1 year .... well, it'll be eaten by then, but you know what I mean.

In Carefour for 40 euro to 150 euros... this one was from Hiperdino (love that name!) for $50 euro
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Nice one!!!forget san danielle prosciutto, Spain jamon capital of the world!! those things are illegal in the states, too bad
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those things are illegal in the states, too bad
Illegal!??????!!!!!!!!

Really?

Because its not refrigerated? Or processed some way?
You can't buy old style cured ham in the USA?

That would take the taps out of a flememco dancer!
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dont buy "cheap" Serano Ham, its can be awful, it can go racid in certain conditions especially high humidity.

Serano is the cheapest of the cured meats, try and get Jamón Iberico de Bellota, which is a organic version of the best type of Ham , Jamon Iberico, ( however its about 550 euros for a whole ham!)

PS, never refridgerate Serano, also prosciutto is the italian equivalent

The other thing is that cheap Serano, tends to be salty, so you consume way more water!.

Mind you its lovely stuff and teh fact that the US bans it is further proof as to the culinary wasteland that it is. ( Though I know for a fact you can get it over the internet shiped into teh US). pre sliced serano is rubbish. ( especially with the little pieces of plastic between them).

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Fajitas love them. I could roll damn near anything in a fajita and its good. stores flat lasts well. Omlette fajita chicken fajita, bean and rice fajita. You just need good sauce to mix it up.
I think you mean flour tortillas. Fajitas are the marinated grilled meat, usually thinly sliced, that are grilled (sauteed) with green pepper strips (capsicum) and onion strips.

Fajita - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wikipedia gives credit for the original fajitas to several different people, but I have always been under the impression that fajitas were created by Mama Ninfa in her home on Navigation in Houston, Texas, about 70 years ago and later became the featured item in her restaurants.

And, yes, tortillas are great for wrapping many foods. When visiting Australia a family in Mackay called tortillas "burrito bread." Whatever you want call them, they are good and very easy to make.

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Illegal!??????!!!!!!!!

Really?

Because its not refrigerated? Or processed some way?
You can't buy old style cured ham in the USA?

That would take the taps out of a flememco dancer!
That is the first I have heard that these are illegal in the USA. I have seen them in specialty markets in Houston, Texas, at a premium price. But we also have the dry cured Virginia hams in the USA that also do not require refrigeration.

As for menus for long ocean crossings, we freeze small quantities pre-cooked foods: pasta sauces, meatloaf, de-boned rotisserie chickens, carne guisada, etc. The day of departure I bake a couple of chickens cut into pieces -- to be eaten either hot or cold. Each person eats whatever they want, when they want; and only dinner is usually eaten together and is more of a real meal.

Also, it is impossible to have too much dark chocolate on a boat during a long crossing. I also bake a batch of brownies on day of departure. Gotta feed my chocoholic husband's night watch cravings. Dark chocolate Hershey Kisses are wonderful for satisfying that tiny chocolate craving. Great with a cup of coffee during watches or with glass of nice red wine to help you sleep when it is your time to rest.

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