Saturday, January 24, 2009

January 24, 2009.

It seems that we’ve survived another Florida cold snap. Thank god because I don’t know if I could take another night sleeping with the dogs. Its like sleeping in a running clothes dryer full of hammers. Little feet and elbows everywhere.

We’ve had some questions about what we eat while we’re living on the boat. Living on a boat doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to make big sacrifices in the food department. Well, I guess it would depend on the boat, but we enjoy most of the modern conveniences that land folk do. We have a refrigerator and freezer, a microwave, a 3 burner stove and oven, a toaster oven and a BBQ grill. The biggest difference is that all our “conveniences” are pretty much dollhouse size. It takes a little getting used to but really, we eat the same types of meals as we did on land.

The weather was warm enough today that while we were walking to the open air Farmers market we were down to shorts and T shirts again. The vegetable market is about a 1 mile walk out towards the ocean. The selection was great and we picked up corn on the cob, green peppers, green beans, lemons, snow peas, broccoli, limes, scallions, mangoes and a cucumber. Evidently, at one of the stands they let one of the Mexican guys write the signs.

Speaking of food, the other night when Christy was going to grill some chicken breasts it was so cold she decided to bake them in the oven to help heat the boat. Dinner made both my tummy and my toes happy.

Tonight we had some grilled salmon with rice and a vegetable medley after a first course of steamers. So we’re once again warm and as always, eating well. Bon Appetit!


Jon and Arline Libby said...

We love your blog and had a good chuckle over some of the stories you have posted. We seem to have a lot in common, if only we can get the hell out of our house. I noticed the last photo of the galley and your hanging basket with the onions in there, it brought back memories of a crossing gone bad. Ours shot fresh tomatos all over the cabin and for a month I found dried seeds as I would wash things down. Jon, Arline and (sarah & blue)

S/V Veranda said...

We're glad to hear that you enjoy the blog. We've had that basket system take flight a few times as well. Now its become just another thing to stow when we get underway.

Anonymous said...

did you say hamsters in the dryer?! i'm calling peta

S/V Veranda said...

One man's hamster is another man's fabric softener sheet.