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Old 11-04-2011, 18:06   #16
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Re: OK, How do you REALLY feel about cooking aboard?

No problem. Love it. It's the only way I can be really sure of what I'm eating.
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Old 11-04-2011, 18:32   #17
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I love my galley. It is sooo much better than the one I left on the ground. I cook every day. The refer and pantry are all within reach. Had granite installed. No scorched counters.
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Old 11-04-2011, 19:50   #18
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Re: OK, How do you REALLY feel about cooking aboard?

I'm a really good cook and love cooking on our boat. The only thinh I don't like is that the galley is set up for the Admiral. So I'm always looking for stuff. Plus the Admirals a better cook than me.

Cooking on the boat is fun, everything you need is close at hand. Not like a house kitchen where stuffs scattered everywhere...
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Old 11-04-2011, 20:09   #19
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Re: OK, How do you REALLY feel about cooking aboard?

On the boat that is my avatar...the Galley was approximately 8' square.

We served meals for 50 out of there........Teamwork was the key........
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I love to cook and my favorite place to dine is in the cockpit. If given the choice to cook on board or head to shore I'll always stay on board. I like that I don't choose my anchorages because they are near restaurants and I've always got a waterfront view.
I agree 100%!! We like eating the food we cook (better than most meals out) and no restaurant has the view we have from anchorage. We usually get together with others for snacks & drinks so it's more fun too!
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Old 11-04-2011, 21:21   #21
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Re: OK, How do you REALLY feel about cooking aboard?

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I love to cook, I just hate cleaning up afterwards.
+1, i hate cleaning up, but don't mind making well thought out, wholesome meals

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Old 11-04-2011, 21:32   #22
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Re: OK, How do you REALLY feel about cooking aboard?

I like to cook, I think mostly because I like showing off. I really enjoy cooking something amazing from whatever we happen to have rather than shopping for every ingredient from some cook book.
I always shopped for whatever was affordable rather than for whatever caught my eye so I've always been creative as a result.
Tonight we had chicken, pepper jack, and butternut squash quesadillas. We had all the stuff in stock.
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Old 11-04-2011, 21:39   #23
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Re: OK, How do you REALLY feel about cooking aboard?

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I love to cook, I just hate cleaning up afterwards.
LOL.

My sentiments exactly! Fortunately, Susan does not trust my cleaning skills! It seems churlish to disabuse her of her notions.

I just hold the tea towel and look pretty. (Well, I try anyway.)
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Old 11-04-2011, 22:05   #24
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Re: OK, How do you REALLY feel about cooking aboard?

I love to cook. I'm constantly trying recipes at home that would work well on the boat. There are so many delicious dishes that don't take a ton of ingredients or special cookware that the list is endless. The most ambitious was prime rib with yorkshire pudding and fresh veggies. There wasn't a clean plate or pot on the boat when finished but it sure was good. On the other hand a country apple pork roast done in the pressure cooker with bourbon flambe sweet potatoes only took two dishes (well three, we also baked fresh bread). Once you learn to cook on shore, it transfers quite easily to the boat.

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Re: OK, How do you REALLY feel about cooking aboard?

My (much) better half will not cook at home if she can avoid it. On the boat, she's always cooking, and very well! I dread the day when my daughter leaves for college and I'll have to do the clean-up!
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Re: OK, How do you REALLY feel about cooking aboard?

I love cooking on board. We have a two burner Seaward cooktop and a small Seward oven, big enough for a 9x13 pan and that's about it. There's a small charcoal barbecue on the aft rail. It's amazing the fantastic things you can do with these limited appliances. Having said that, onion rings turned out great but too messy! I'll not do that again!

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Re: OK, How do you REALLY feel about cooking aboard?

While I love to eat and do greatly appreciate the end results of the art and science of cooking, its little more than work to me. Oh, I can cook just fine, and well. But if I "won the big lottery" I'd eat in restaurants more, or more likely I'd hire a cook (more healthy food, onboard), and never look back.

When I was a teen with little money, I learned to repair my automobiles so I wouldn’t have to walk. Upon wanting to sail, I soon learned to build and repair boats because I'd rather do that than wait years to earn the money to hire it done or buy a newer boat. It’s pretty much the same with cooking - I cook only so I can eat excellent, healthy food without having to pay someone else to cook it for me.

To me, cooking a meal is just another job, a series of tasks to outline and perform, right up there with troubleshooting an engine, installing an autopilot, repairing fiberglass or re-bedding deck hardware. I love the results, but the work is just that, work. I don’t hate it, but its just work...

As for cleaning up, I have cleaning up down to an easy science and far prefer some relaxing, mindless tasks like that to having to apply myself to cooking.

Maybe when I'm more on my leisure cooking will have more appeal...

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Re: OK, How do you REALLY feel about cooking aboard?

I don’t know if this is common or just cultural, but growing up, my Greek mother (a fantastic cook) ruled the kitchen protecting her domain the same way she would one of her children in danger.

We were never invited or encouraged to participate and even my sister was given very few lessons until after she was married, when she then became part of that inner circle of culinary magic.

I seem to have always been attracted to women who loved to cook and for them shopping for food was the same personal communion of squeezing and smelling every tomato, before making their choice.

I never had that patience or desire to become the same, so I still view these wonderful meals as a “gift” to be reciprocated in other ways, so as to never challenge their special way of showing me love.
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On the boat that is my avatar...the Galley was approximately 8' square.

We served meals for 50 out of there........Teamwork was the key........
I'm jealous of the size of the galley - but you win for feeding 50!
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Re: OK, How do you REALLY feel about cooking aboard?

We live aboard a 30 foot sailboat and I still enjoy cooking! After many years of cruising and living aboard I think we have learned how store and cook good food even in a small space...although it definetly is an evolving art. Awhile ago I even wrote a blog on provisioning and took some pictures to show where we store it all on our little boat. I also encluded a complete dry goods provisioning list if it interests anybody. Provisioning and the Healthy Sailor

Eating well is a pleasure. Cooking on demand is not much fun anywhere. But cooking an enjoyable meal afloat doesn't have to be hard work.
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