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Dusty Kitchen Elf
British Virgin Islands
Chef on a charter yacht sharing recipes from your vacation
Interests: Sailing, scuba diving, FOOD
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Chocolate is always a favourite, and these chocolate brownies couldn’t really get any chocolatier. I sometimes add hazelnuts or macadamia nuts and for that extra chocolate…white chocolate nibs. I recommend serving smaller portions and serving with something tart like a raspberry or strawberry coulis. The technique for these is fairly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at Dusty Kitchen Elf
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The dessert that I save for the last night of charter as a final send off for my guests is Malva Pudding. Malva pudding is a dessert of South African origin. Each time I present it I have to admit that I get a pang of homesickness. For the past... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2013 at Dusty Kitchen Elf
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When we lived in Africa we had a beautiful herb garden surrounding our restaurant. It is one of the things I miss the most about being on a boat, not being able to pick fresh herbs to serve with the meals I prepare. One of my favorite foods is salad,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2013 at Dusty Kitchen Elf
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Being a non-fish eater preparing fish for guests is a little stressful to say the least. I have scoured many fish recipe books, magazines and googled many web pages for dishes that I can comfortably serve my guests. After all the hours of research I put in it seems that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at Dusty Kitchen Elf
Thanks for the comments everyone. @ mone let me know what you think when you try it. @ mel... I hope you got to try it over Easter !@Bobbi SO pleased you had success!
Thanks Bobs, I am really happy it worked out for you. I have since tried it with cashews and fresh coriander and it is even better!
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The first breakfast post can only be Cinnamon French Toast with Caramelized Banana’s and crispy bacon, as it is the most often the first breakfast I serve on charter. With such a large name the dish has a lot to live up to. And it does! It has a myriad... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2013 at Dusty Kitchen Elf
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But now I can happily say that so far my mousse is not lumpy or over jellied and the chocolaty dreaminess just melts in your mouth. Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2013 at Dusty Kitchen Elf
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Posted Feb 28, 2013 at Dusty Kitchen Elf
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On many crewed yachts cocktails are under the care and direction of the captain. On my boat it doesn't really work that way as I get too irritated having someone else in my kitchen! For those who have seen the size of my kitchen, perhaps a little sympathy for me... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Dusty Kitchen Elf
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Cheesecake,cheesecake,cheesecake!!! I have tried many different recipes, combinations and disguises to reach the perfect cheesecake in both creaminess and texture. SO …. the cheesecake that has successfully been served to many cheesecake fans on my boat is The Raspberry and White chocolate cheesecake . The sort creamy texture of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2013 at Dusty Kitchen Elf
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Since this is the very first post of this Blog I hope to be excused if I want to thank my Mum! Surprised you all didn't I? The first memories I have of cooking are making pancakes on our glass top hob on a sunday afternoon as a special aftenoon... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at Dusty Kitchen Elf
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