I pat myself on the back a lot for my awesome provisioning job. Since we were leaving for about a year, I decided to take all the stuff we weren’t using up at home, in the hope that when we found food really expensive, we would finally actually eat the dried peas and canned beets. And yes, out here every speck of food is treasured as something that maybe you couldn’t even buy here if you tried. In later posts I will share food provisioning ideas more specifically, but let me just say dried seaweed (which I “didn’t mind too much” back home has turned into a key ingredient that has made so many of our meals truly memorable and exceptional.
In addition to taking advantage of all your already collected supplies that at home you merely wanted “to use up,” there are also certain items that are a lot more useful at sea than you might realize at home.
Take for example, our beloved wonderbag, from http://www.wonderbagworld.com. At home, the WonderBag isn’t that necessary to save fuel, or to keep the cabin cool, or to speed up preparation time. At home, in cold weather maybe we like standing in front of the stove for an hour. But in the Bahamas, our Wonderbag allows us to throw legumes and veg and rice together in a pan, off the stove in about ten minutes, bag and then have it hot for supper. As we use it daily, I will share some of our delicious recipes now and again.