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…

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…

Holidays Onboard

This month in my Blue Water Sailing Column, Heather Francis Onboard, talk to several sailing families about how they celebrate holidays onboard. Check out the December Issue on news stands or today! Celebrate the holidays this year with subscription for hour favourite sailor and never miss a story! Love, H&S

Guests Onboard in BWS

Considering inviting friends or family to visit you while you’re out sailing? Read all about how to plan and prepare so everyone has a good time while onboard in my latest BWS column. Pick up the October issue of Blue Water Sailing on news stands now! Or pickup a digital subscription on

Stove Top Bread Baking

Want fresh baked bread onboard but don’t have an oven? Or maybe you’re just looking for a way to cut down on fuel used and heat in the galley. Learn all my tricks about Stove Top Bread Baking in this months Blue Water Sailing Magazine. Available on news stands now! Love, H&S​

Yoga Onboard in BWS

Get your copy of the June issue of Blue Water Sailing Magazine and read all about doing yoga on yachts. Or subscribe one and never miss an issue!

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!