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…

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…

Provisioning, Passages and the Peanut Butter Princess

We are preparing for our next passage to the Philippines, which means we’ve been doing lots of schlepping of provisions. It’s not that I am worried about finding good provisions in PI, it’s just that I know there are somethings I may not be able to find. For me part of the excitement of sailing…