With my new chapter about to begin with Zenith, I thought I should give you a little low down of what I’ve been up to in the build up to the 2013 season aboard Meercat…
This summer I have spent most of my time in the sunshine in Egypt preparing myself for life in the Caribbean. My days mainly consisted of kitesurfing, windsurfing, backflipping, meeting new people, making bracelets and generally having lots of fun!!….Gotta get in the right head space so I am doing my bit
I also set myself the challenge of trying to cook as much as I could whilst I was out there to practice my finest recipes. I was however presented with a few challenges… Things such as no equipment to cook with, no ingredients to buy, no scales and an oven with only two settings. However this didn’t stop me and I did manage to master banana bread as well as a few other signature dishes. It has all good practice for when my search begins out in our Caribbean locations to ensure I have all the local delicacies and finest fresh ingredients onboard.
I personally am a big fan of using as much fresh, local produce in my cooking as possible. I have done a lot of traveling myself and have been lucky enough to sample many worldwide cuisines. I like to explore and experiment and try as many different things as possible. I really enjoy spices and vibrant flavours in my food and love making a good curry. This accompanied with homemade flat bread goes beautifully.
I pride myself in big, juicy salads mixed up with as much as I can get my hands on. You would be surprised how filling and delicious one of my specially prepared salads can be… light and fresh…tends to help with the back flips!!
|Being aware that there are many people with special dietary requirements, including wheat and gluten intolerances, I have been doing my research into how I can ensure that no one misses out on a delicious feast. So if you do fall under this category then never fear, your hostess has it all under control. I have been reading up and educating myself on all the necessary information.|