In the Galley: Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Quinoa Stuffing

If you are looking to serve up something a little different this Thanksgiving, Chef Gus has the perfect recipe for you in our second edition of In the Galley with Mariposa Cruises.

This Thanksgiving recipe is gluten free and can be used to stuff your turkey or acorn squash, or you can simply serve it as a side dish.

Without further ado, here is Chef Gus’ Thanksgiving quinoa with sweet potato and dried cranberry stuffing.

4-5 Servings

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A no-stress-no-mess solution to hosting Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving-thumbnailBail out of the hassle of prepping Thanksgiving dinner thanks to Mariposa Cruises

Planning and hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for the family is no easy task. For many it involves days of planning, scouring recipe books and websites for the perfect thanksgiving recipe, battling epic lines at the grocery store, carrying heavy bags of food home, challenging one’s spatial intelligence in an attempt to fit everything into the fridge, a mad dash back to the grocery store to buy the missing ingredient forgotten on the first trip and some serious time management skills to prep and cook each dish to perfection.

That’s not even taking into consideration the time needed to keep your guests entertained while you’re feverishly preparing the meal in the kitchen or the mess and clean-up that awaits you when the meal is said and done. It’s a herculean, almost thankless task that doesn’t always garner the full appreciation of the guests who come to consume it.

It’s no wonder why even the mere prospect of hosting thanksgiving dinner can make many people feel overwhelmed and a little on edge. If it’s your turn to host this year but you’d rather cut and run from the hassle there’s a safe haven just over the horizon. (more…)

Yo-ho-ho it’s a pirate themed party for ye!

Inject a little fun and swagger into your next party by throwing a swash-buckling, Jolly Roger hoisting, treasure hunting pirate party. A pirate themed party is a great way to lighten the mood and break the ice among guests and it’s perfect for creating a fun and casual setting. Whether it’s a kid-friendly party for wee-lads and lasses or an adults-only celebration for wannabe buccaneers, guests are hooked on the adventurous and fanciful idea that a “pirate’s life” inspires at all ages.

Pirate-Theme-party

At Mariposa Cruises we’ve hosted a number of pirate themed parties and cruises over the years. It’s a much-loved party theme among many of our charters. After all there’s nothing that sets the mood of a pirate party better than cruising out on open water, so naturally our fleet is a perfect venue for any pirate party.

For anyone looking to throw their own pirate themed party, here are some helpful tips. (more…)

Willkommen to a tranquil Oktoberfest Experience on the Toronto Harbour

Showboat-OktoberfestCome aboard the Showboat on Saturday October 4th when it is transformed into a floating festhallen and beer garden for Mariposa Cruises annual Oktoberfest Cruise on the Toronto Harbour.

It may not be your typical Oktoberfest venue but it certainly will have all the charm and gemuetlichkeit spirit of a Bavarian celebration. It is the perfect alternative for anyone looking to avoid the crowded, boisterous and at times overwhelming experience that so many Oktoberfest celebrations become this time of year. (more…)

Behind the Bar –Making a Tropical Breeze Martini

At Mariposa Cruises we make several scrumptious beverages behind our bars for our guests to enjoy. No summer is complete without enjoying a delicious fruity cocktail. That’s why we wanted to share with you, one of our favourite tropical cocktail recipes, in case you’d like to try this at home.

Our Featured drink is the Tropical Breeze Martini

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