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Recipes and Food

Billy Tea and Damper

Billy Tea and Damper from Bill and Heather Gardam aboard “Shiriri” Have you ever noticed how the simplest and most basic foods can be the

Cool Salads

Romaine, Dill & Onion Salad; Cool As A Cucumber Salad

Salt-Drying Fish

SALT-DRYING FISH This is best done outside in shade, with freshly caught, lean fish. While fish is still alive, remove gills and place fish head-down

Lobster Odyssey

Finding the “real” recipe for one of the signature dishes of the Greek isles involves an epic journey

Drying Fruits

DRYING FRUITS Pineapples, apples, mangoes, bananas, apricots, nectarines, peaches, figs, dates, and pears are all suitable. Wash, peel, pit and core fruit. Slice large fruit

Keeping Cheese

KEEPING CHEESE Well-aged hard cheeses, such as Parmesan, provolone, Romano, and aged Goudas keep longer than soft, young cheeses because their moisture content is lower.

Drying Toasted Coconut

DRYING TOASTED COCONUT Remove white meat from coconut shell and grate coarsely. Place grated coconut in roasting pan and bake at 200 degrees F for

Pressure Canning

PRESSURE CANNING (RAW PACK) EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Pressure cooker/canner with gauge or weights Wide-mouth pint canning jars with two-piece lids 1 pound meat, fish, or shellfish

Drying Mushrooms

DRYING MUSHROOMS Use small, fresh, whole mushrooms. Wash thoroughly and steam 10 minutes. Toss in ascorbic acid solution (dissolve 1 Tbsp. crushed Vitamin C tablets

Preventing Weevils in Dry Storage

PREVENTING WEEVILS IN DRY STORAGE A few bay leaves will prevent weevil infestation in dry stores such as flour, rice, popping corn, grains, pasta, cereal,

Billy Tea and Damper

Billy Tea and Damper from Bill and Heather Gardam aboard “Shiriri” Have you ever noticed how the simplest and most basic foods can be the

Cool Salads

Romaine, Dill & Onion Salad; Cool As A Cucumber Salad

Salt-Drying Fish

SALT-DRYING FISH This is best done outside in shade, with freshly caught, lean fish. While fish is still alive, remove gills and place fish head-down

Lobster Odyssey

Finding the “real” recipe for one of the signature dishes of the Greek isles involves an epic journey

Drying Fruits

DRYING FRUITS Pineapples, apples, mangoes, bananas, apricots, nectarines, peaches, figs, dates, and pears are all suitable. Wash, peel, pit and core fruit. Slice large fruit

Keeping Cheese

KEEPING CHEESE Well-aged hard cheeses, such as Parmesan, provolone, Romano, and aged Goudas keep longer than soft, young cheeses because their moisture content is lower.

Drying Toasted Coconut

DRYING TOASTED COCONUT Remove white meat from coconut shell and grate coarsely. Place grated coconut in roasting pan and bake at 200 degrees F for

Pressure Canning

PRESSURE CANNING (RAW PACK) EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Pressure cooker/canner with gauge or weights Wide-mouth pint canning jars with two-piece lids 1 pound meat, fish, or shellfish

Drying Mushrooms

DRYING MUSHROOMS Use small, fresh, whole mushrooms. Wash thoroughly and steam 10 minutes. Toss in ascorbic acid solution (dissolve 1 Tbsp. crushed Vitamin C tablets

Preventing Weevils in Dry Storage

PREVENTING WEEVILS IN DRY STORAGE A few bay leaves will prevent weevil infestation in dry stores such as flour, rice, popping corn, grains, pasta, cereal,

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