Intro to Boat Cooking, Part 2 (BR Podcast 14)

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2016 • all rights reserved

Cooking on a boat just isn’t quite the same as cooking ashore. Listen in for tips and tricks to easily cope with some of the biggest differences.

Intro to Boat Cooking (BR Podcast 13)

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2016 • all rights reserved

You can argue that cooking is cooking, but there are some big differences about cooking on a boat. Tips to make a smooth transition!

Thermal Cooker

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2016 • all rights reserved

Thermal Cooker: I absolutely love my thermal cooker — start dinner on the stove when it’s convenient then transfer the pans to the thermal cooker and let it continue to cook 4 to 8 hours without having to tend to it. Use less stove fuel and don’t heat up the cooking area. Best thing: go have fun and come home to a fully-cooked dinner!

I’m NOT Cooking

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2015 • all rights reserved

When it’s over 100 for days on end, I just don’t feel like turning on the stove. So what’s for dinner?

The Last Drop

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2015 • all rights reserved

Call it being cheap. Or environmentally responsible. Either way, how do you get the last drop of what you’ve bought?

Little Stove, Normal Pan

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

Got a tiny stove? You may have to adapt your cooking technique and times, but you can still have great meals!

Substituting in Recipes

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

Missing an ingredient? Or a recipe sounds good . . . except for one ingredient? My theory is that the goal is to create a dish that’s good, not necessarily a copy of what someone else made.

Stove Windscreen

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

Can’t keep your stove lit as wind comes through the galley and keeps blowing it out? Use a windscreen — here’s a couple of ideas.

Got a Dropper Bottle?

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

When you want just a drop or two of a flavor, why not literally use a dropper?

Making Do

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

On a boat, you don’t always have the gear called for in the recipe. Don’t worry — you can make do with what you have!

The Galley on the Hard

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Unfortunately, sometimes we’re not on the water . . . we’re in the yard. Can you really live aboard and cook? Yep!

Turn It Off . . .

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Tips for the galley aren’t just limited to cooking. Many of the boat’s systems support the galley — such as the freshwater system. Here’s a good habit to get into.

Burn Protection in the Galley

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

If you tend to just wear a swim suit when cooking on your boat, here’s an easy way to prevent all those annoying little spatter burns!

Provisioning & Water

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Be sure to consider your boat’s fresh water supply — and how long it has to last — when buying your provisions!

Try One First!

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Before you end up with an entire case of food you really don’t like, be sure to follow the cardinal rule of provisioning . . .

Stowage & Safety

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

One key safety tip in planning your food stowage . . . don’t get burned!

10 Great Make-Ahead Dinners

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Whether you’re just spending a few days on the boat, heading off on a passage or preparing for some hectic days, make-ahead meals can take a lot of stress off the chief cook — while still enabling everyone to eat well!

Using Stove Gimbals

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Stove gimbals are an important safely feature on a marine stove. Here’s some tips on using them.

Meals for Hot Days

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Five great meals on hot days — all served cold — plus lots of other ideas to beat the heat

The Galley in Motion

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

The very fact that a boat moves makes a galley more injury-prone than a kitchen. Eight tips to prevent injuries!

Food Allergy Awareness

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

With food allergies on the rise, here’s a simple way to help those affected know what’s in the food you bring to a potluck!

Four Easy Ways to Conserve Water

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Whether you’re in a marina or anchored out, these four ideas will give you more time to do fun things as you spend less time filling your water tank.

Food Safety 101

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Food poisoning is never good, but it’s worse when you’re away from medical care. Basics of food safety for cruisers.

Boat Cooking Is Different

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2010 • all rights reserved

6 ways that cooking on a boat is different than cooking ashore, and effective ways to meet the challenges