Food and Provisioning

Over the past few years we have found sources for certain items that are now mandatory provisions. We get no benefit from Penzey’s but we like the products enough that we’ve included them.

As for Mother Earth Products, they have given us affiliate status and if you order through one of the links below and use the code “Gaviidae” as a discount code, you will get a discount on your order and Mother Earth will contribute to our cruising kitty.

We buy 99% of our herbs, spices, and blends from Penzey’s. The quality is always superb. I would list all that we use but it would ridiculously long!

Dan’s been using freeze-dried vegetables and fruits for years and he’s found that they work in everything from salsas, casseroles, and even plain as a side-dish. We’ve used products from Mother Earth for years but they do not ship to Canada. North Bay Trading out of Brule WI does and their products have been excellent.

Tajin Clasico Seasoning is made from a unique blend of 100% natural chili peppers, lime, and sea salt. Try it on anything that needs a just a little kick. Exceptional on papaya, rimming a margarita glass and more!

Mother Earth Products is another source that we use regularly for freeze-dried fruit and vegetables. Staples in our galley from Mother Earth include mangos, raspberries, sweet corn, red bell peppers, mushrooms, and peas.

Another find from the Sea of Cortez – my bags got searched by Customs when I departed Mexico. All was fine except for the lecture I got from the Customs lady that I should’ve purchased more than just two packages of the Coconut Milk! She was right!

Regular whipping cream may last a reasonable amount of time but it takes space in the reefer and if it’s open it can spill. These 8oz boxes of whipping cream store on your shelf and when you need whipped cream, you just stick in the fridge for 6 hours prior to use. Or if you’re not whipping it, just add it to whatever dish requires heavy cream. Such a treat!

I was introduced to this on a WWS trip to the Sea of Cortez. I bought a bottle for Dan and it’s now a must-have year round. In fact, he averages one bottle a month! Salt Free. Note: if you have a local Trader Joe’s, you can probably buy it there for less than from Amazon.