Category: Epic fail

  • Canning Ground Beef

    This recipe at the bottom of this page was given to me by Aggie, a circumnavigating sailor on Honey Moon from Mooloolaba, Australia. Unfortunately, when I tried it, none of my jars sealed, and the result was several pounds of gray, unpleasant-looking meat that I had to eat immediately, because I do not have a…

  • What’s a cross between fudge and cookie?

    Barry came back to the boat recently and found me laughing my head off like a lunatic. Because we’ve been doing fiberglass work in the main cabin, we’ve moved out of the galley and are cooking on a 2-burner Coleman stove on a picnic table under the boat. But I can’t let the Coleman stove…

  • No-bake oatmeal cookies

     You can read about what happened when I tried this recipe in the article, “What’s a cross between fudge and cookie?” This came from Practical Sailor’s Mailport, Sept. 2007. They printed the recipe as proof that one can make cookies aboard without an oven. They’re not much like cookies. More like peanut butter-chocolate fudge with…