Hi there.  My name is Katherine. My husband Dave and I are full of big plans.  In the next year, we are going to retire, sell our current 33 foot Four Winns Cruiser, buy a Trawler, sell our home and head off on our big trip; The Great Loop.

To be ready for our journey, we have a lot to do.  We want to be well prepared so that we can fully enjoy our dream trip.

One big part of the preparation for me is learning how to thrive in a small space, including sleeping, organizing, and especially, cooking.  I don’t want to be caught off-guard when we start to live in our small space. 

I love to cook.  Experimenting in the kitchen is my favourite pastime, with photography as a close second.  GalleyGoddess.ca is starting as a Blog for where I can share my favourite recipes and tell a few stories along the way.  It’s not just for cooking any food, it will be food that can only be prepared in a small Galley kitchen, utilizing a limited amount of cupboard space, a limited amount of utensils and gadgets, and a limited amount of supplies.  Wherever possible, I will try to keep it healthy(ish) as well as tasty and simple. 

We aren’t living on the boat quite yet but we will be spending a lot of time on our current boat this year and I plan to practice all of my recipes in my galley kitchen. My recipes are all prepared by me, utilizing only what I will have on my boat.  Techniques such as Frying, Barbequing, Instant Pot and eating fresh food will all be part of the menu. 

The best part of my dream is that other boaters, people living in trailers, and whoever may be working with a small galley kitchen, will read and enjoy my recipes and my stories, let me know what they think, and share their ideas and experiences with me.  This is a journey I don’t want to take alone and I’m hoping I can convince some good people to join me.