Galley Notes: Tips for a Greener Galley

I spend a lot of time in the galley. Not because I have to, Steve loves to cook and is very good at it. Simply because it is my happy place. The methodical and repetitive actions of slicing, dicing, stirring and kneading are calming. The fact that I must pay attention to the task at…

Galley Notes: Quick and Easy Pasta with Bacon, Sun-dried Tomatoes & Capers

This story/recipe recently appeared in Cruising World magazine. One of our favourite quick and easy meals this pasta tastes decadent but only requires 15 minutes and a few ingredients to make. I hope it whets your appetite and maybe solves that 1800 “What the heck am I gonna make for dinner tonight?!” problem. Love, H&S…

Galley Notes: Cranberry Blueberry Compote

Looking for a little something special for your New Years Eve cheese plate? You still have time to make a quick batch of Cranberry Blueberry Compote, it only takes 20 minutes! I wrote a nice little blog post about it for Marisa over at www.foodinjars.com, so head on over for the recipe. I certainly am…

Keep Fit and Have Fun Onboard!

Looking for a way to keep fit and have fun onboard? In my June BWS column, Heather Francis Onboard, I talk about how to stay fit afloat. If you missed it on the news stands you can check it out here, or get a digital subscription via Zinio and never miss an issue.

Pressure Cookers; A Galley Essential?

Almost everyone will tell you that a pressure cooker is a ‘must have’  in your galley, but is it really?  Sure they are economical, a great way to save time and very trendy right now but like any cooking technique pressure cooking does have it’s limitations. This month in my Blue Water Sailing column I…

How-to Make Dinghy Chaps

We just left the world of inflatable dinghies after a very frustrating and costly few years dealing with our problematic Takacat. There will be more info about our experience and disappointments coming up, as well as our reflections on our new hard dinghy from Porta-bote.  But if you’re still in the blow up boat camp and…

Tales From the Crypt in Cruising Helmsman Magazine

Don’t believe it is bad luck to leave port on a Friday? Well, six years ago we tested the theory when we departed from Isla Coco’s and sailed to the Galapagos Islands. The passage was one of our worst! If you’re near a news stand Down Under you can trip down memory lane with us…

Sprouting and Yogurt Making Onboard

On newstands now is the April issue of Blue Water Sailing magazine where you’ll find all the info you need start making yogurt and sprouting greens in my column ‘Heather Francis Onboard’. Make a healthy choice and pick up a copy today!