Reading Roundup for a Tropical Depression

I woke up yesterday to a tropical depression.  Funny, I thought to myself, that’s what most of June felt like. Or was that May? Regardless, it was actually referring to the weather, not my mental health. (Which, before you start worrying, has been fine.) But what that TD means is that the hagabat, or monsoon,…

Galley Notes: Stove Top Granola

An oldie but a goodie from 2015! Made a batch yesterday and thought that it was worth revisiting, hope it inspires you to make a batch of granola too! Love, H….&S I am a HUGE granola fan. But never of the store bought variety. I grew up eating my Mother’s homemade granola. She made it…

Galley Notes: Pickled Pineapple

Nothing infers tropical in the culinary world like pineapple. Where do you drink Piña Coladas but on a beach? And when you put pineapple on a pizza where else could it be from but Hawaii? (FYI the “Hawaiian pizza was actually invented by a Canadian in 1962, but southern Ontario doesn’t exactly scream tropical so…)…

Reading Roundup 2019

As you read in the last post I took a bit of a break from life online during 2019. But, just because I wasn’t writing on the blog doesn’t mean that I wasn’t writing. I had a very productive year and had several articles published, one of which I am particularly proud of. So, here…

Living Low-Impact on a Boat

If you have been reading for a while, then you probably noticed that we try hard to live in a way fosters sustainability and that is low-impact to the world around us. A big part of this comes about by the small, everyday decisions that we make. Whether it is choosing reusable shopping bags over…

Solar Cooking Tips

I was introduced to solar cooking back in 2009. We had only just arrived in La Paz, Mexico when I spotted a box-type solar oven on the bow of a catamaran in the marina we were staying at. (Oh, the days when marinas were plentiful, and we were foolish enough to pay to be alongside!)…

DIY: Low-Impact Liquid Hand Soap

Living a low-impact life is important to me. It is also something that I practiced long before we moved onboard. However, living on a boat is living a little closer to the natural world than most, and I mean literally. For instance, our sinks drain directly overboard, which means everything that goes down the drain…

Pseudo-Single Handing & Cooking for One

Steve is away earning beer coupons, so we can keep doing this sailing thing. If you’ve been here for a while you know this is a kind-of-regular occurrence. By that I mean he spends 8-12 weeks of the year away working, just not necessarily on any regular or predictable schedule. This time however, it was…