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April and May are big birthday months in our extended family. I have at least 5 dates to remember in April, including my own. May is no less busy, with 4 occasions to celebrate. Starting with Anne’s birthday last week. As usual, she had 2 feasts: one on the actual birthday, with the family and another on the friday night with her friends. Turning 14 means she’s now a teenager, with well… Read More

As far as I can remember, Easter in Sydney has always been rainy and cold, but not this year.Not that I am complaining about the Indian summer we’ve had. I mean, who would ever tire of balmy nights and sunny warm days extending for ever… Salads and BBQ anything have been staples thru February and March, to the point where the family was craving for a good old roast or casserole. Then… Read More

Here is a very easy dinner to make at home or on the boat. It uses very common ingredients, often found in the fridge any day of the week: tomatoes, ham, leeks (or onions), eggs…This is my take on Huevos Rancheros or Shakshuka: eggs cooked in a tomato based sauce. It only takes a few minutes to prepare (mostly chopping), cook (let the tomatoes stew for a while), and most importantly, satisfies… Read More

Monday morning 6.30 am. Rush hour on board, it has been a busy weekend entertaining with friends and my usually organised self is all over the place today : I am wrapping lunches, kids are getting ready for school looking for clean uniforms and matching socks, their father keeping an eye on the watch…” we leave in 20 minutes!” Me: “ Hurry up and have breakfast” Son: “ We’re out of milk,… Read More

“Real men don’t eat quiche”. That’s what an Australian friend once told me. He has since tasted a lot of quiches of mine, and so have my men as these open-face savory pies with a custard filling feature on our onboard menu nearly every week. Nothing draws my kids faster to the table, than the aroma of buttery pastry baking! The pastry is a cinch to make, I often make a double… Read More

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