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July is French month at our place. Always has been. The main reason is Bastille Day on July 14, which we always celebrate whether we are away on the boat or back home on land. Festivities have taken may shapes over the years. When lucky enough to be in France (or French territories) we would partake in the local events: fireworks over the bay of Benodet in 2006, military parade in La… Read More

Do you ever get tired of eating healthy? I do. It doesn’t happen often, but after weeks of eating low carb /low cal/sugar free meals, there comes a point where fatigue sets in and the prospect of a gooey rich treat becomes an obsession. When this happens my favourite go-to pick-me-up is chocolate. In can take many shapes: plain square of dark chocolate, dainty truffle, silky smooth tart or superbly decadent brownie…. Read More

July in Sydney: sunny and cold. Chilled to the bone, I am going over the thousands of photos taken during our last cruise and back in time when we spent the summer of 2012 sailing along the US East Coast. I’ve said it before, the great thing about cruising is the opportunity to meet local people other than thru tourist eyes. Once we anchor or tie up at a marina, the first… Read More

What difference 12 months make. May last year saw us making landfall in one of the most remote parts of the world, the Marquesas Islands, after spending over 3 weeks at sea. A time of sheer solitude and peace for us adults, it was lived as a challenge for the kids. Hot and bothered, no friends, seasickness…all Anne could think of was the prospect of her upcoming birthday, for which she begged… Read More

What a strange month that was! A mix of celebrations ( Australian Father’s Day, Terry’s birthday, some friends farewell, other friends return…) should have kept me busy in the galley, but strangely enough, it was the lousy weather that forced me indoors. 22 successive days of rain meant hours spent either in the galley, cooking favourites and experimenting with new recipes, or looking for inspiration on the internet. Here are some of… Read More

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Cooking while cruising. Or making the most of what you have, wherever you are...

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Cooking while cruising. Or making the most of what you have, wherever you are...