So why am I writing this blog........?

This blog is a way for me to record and reflect upon my day to day life and all the changes that have happened to me over the past 2 years. In a nut-shell I moved from the rich, bustling streets of London to the sleepy suburbs of Washington DC all in the name of love. My biggest reward in this adventure has been the love of my wonderful husband and the birth of our beautiful daughter. However this transition is not and has not been an easy one; it's been filled with tremendous highs and devastating lows- all part of life's rich tapestry and part of my story that I want to share as a mother, wife and of course as an English girl settling into life across the pond.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A bit more about food...

Since we arrived on Jubilee Tabitha has been eating like a King- breakfast, lunch and dinner not to mention the numerous 'milk' snacks throughout the day.  I'm devoutly following  the Annabel Karmel Baby Meal Planner and cooking up a storm for her.  Doug and I on the other hand are eating more like paupers....I haven't quite got to grips with how and what to cook for us on the boat and we're both down a buckle on our belts.

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!

The galley

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.....!!

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