Mudcat Café message #2010904 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #100324   Message #2010904
Posted By: Barry Finn
29-Mar-07 - 01:54 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Lowlands Low (Island Lass?)
Subject: RE: Origins: Lowlands Low (Island Lass?)
Hugill says it's West Indian & used at the hal'ards. Every thing on board an old sailing vessel is always damp & salty, hence the complaints about tasting more salt.

When I started on this one trip I was told by the skipper to use salt water for every thing, "we can't afford to use up good fresh drinking water". So my 1st round as cook I boiled up a pot of seawater for the pasta. Everyone started spitting & gagging & I couldn't stop laughing, no one else thought it funny until the next day when I gave them a decent meal. I still can't help laughing, I'm laughing right now thinking about it.