Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to proclaim to be an amazing cook but over the past couple of years thanks to Jamie Oliver's 'Anyone Can Learn to Cook' I have really begun to enjoy being in the kitchen. To me cooking is very emotive; it's a way to nurture and show love for your family and yourself. My lack of cooking on the boat is not a deliberate act of malice to starve Doug and I, I just don't know what to do or how to do it. For the past 10 days we've been living off sandwiches, cheese, bsicuits and coffee from the local deli.
There are a number of obstacles that seem to be getting in the way...
1- we have very limited storage space for ingredients, although we do have a good fridge and a small freezer (but that's full of various baby meals for Tabitha).
2- Once Tabby is in bed, we have to monitor our noise levels so crashing and banging in the galley would not go down well and I don't appear to be well organised enough to cook before she goes to sleep.
3- Cooking equipment- in the galley we have 2 gas burners, a kettle, one saucepan, one frying pan, a chopping board, one small cutting knife and a sink...that's about it really!
I'm embarking upon a trip to the local supermarket this afternoon for inspiration and I am determined to try and bring something more than bread, cheese and olives to the dinner table tonight.....wish me luck.....!!