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Sally in the Galley is a cooking blog about cooking on boats but not only for cooking on boats. Many of the challenges faced in a galley are also found on dry land. For example: you have limited space when you cook in a galley, but some of the flats I’ve lived in haven’t had that much more counter space. Sure, you’re are limited to the utensils, appliances, and ingredients you have on board, but if you’re on a budget you may encounter similar issues. Or what if a recipe calls for something that isn’t available in nearby stores?
I am starting this blog a little before I start my circuitous circumnavigation. For the past 3 years, I have been writing another blog, Adventuresse Travels. In 2013, I joined the crew of Umineko, the first Japanese catamaran to circumnavigate the globe, on her trip up the Erie Canal, from New York City to Detroit.
I still was working on Adventuresse Travels, but when the skipper, Sato San, invited me to continue on with Umineko back down the Erie Canal and beyond, something clicked. I love sailing, I adore cooking, and now I was planning to circumnavigation. I had cooked on boats for years, but more piecemeal adventures. Now I was going to be on the water for an extended period of time. A cooking blog was perfect! I could share recipes, tips for cooking underway or on land, with finite resources, in a tiny kitchen, not to mention experience of sailing around the world. And so Sally in the Galley was born.
Sally in the Galley is about the food, but it is also about flexibility and creativity. It offers simple recipe ideas that anyone can cook (almost) anywhere, tips for making the most of a small space, substitution, or jerry-rigging kitchen utensils, and much more. I firmly believe that you are not limited by the size of your kitchen or galley, or by the size of your wallet, only by the breadth of your imagination.
Now let’s get cooking!