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Prawning 101

Prawning 101

Buttered prawns, prawn curry, prawn pasta, pickled prawns in a caesar….the list really goes on. Prawns are super tasty and a relatively easy thing to catch, no digging, no wadding in the water, just a little arm muscle coupled with a trap. Prawning in BC waters is as simple as a few steps: 1. Get a Fishing License Fishing in BC waters, salt water or fresh water requires a fishing license.  Fishing licenses can be easily purchased online and at…

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Prawny Goodness

Prawny Goodness

Prawns can be one of the most easiest things to catch while on the boat. Prawning is like anything though, you need to know where to go, and when, and when the stars align you can feast on prawns! Between the gulf islands and the Broughton’s, there’s opportunities to catch prawns. I have to admit growing up in the city where you typically buy shrimp all nicely cleaned and packaged, getting use to fresh caught food where you have a…

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Coffee Snob A Float

Coffee Snob A Float

I love my morning coffee. Whether it’s enjoying a coffee with my breakfast, or savouring a quiet moment in the morning before the world gets up cuddled with a coffee. Coffee on the boat does not mean one needs to sacrifice, there are many great options depending on your coffee preference. Over the years I’ve experimented with several options to find what best suits my galley storage options. Here’s my favourite coffee equipment on the boat: Moka Pot Moka Pot’s…

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Happy Hour Roasted Chili Lime Chickpeas

Happy Hour Roasted Chili Lime Chickpeas

Happy hour is a boater staple. It doesn’t matter where you’re boating, what kind of boat you have, happy hour is happy hour. There are no real rules for happy hour, it merely involves the drink of your choice and something paired to snack on. It’s the relaxing part at the end of your day where you can put in as much or as little effort as you like. Crack open a beer and a bag of chips, or mix…

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Spicy Crab Stuffed Avocado

Spicy Crab Stuffed Avocado

I have to admit that while I enjoy crab, I’m not one of those people where dinner can consist of a whole crab on my plate paired with a bowl of melted butter. I enjoy crab meat in things, but not a dinner of crab with a side of butter. As a boater I sometimes get weird looks from people when they hear this as I seem to be a minority! This past week I stumbled onto a recipe for…

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A Perfect Pairing for your Morning Coffee

A Perfect Pairing for your Morning Coffee

I love morning coffee time. That quiet part of the day where you can just sit almost cuddling your coffee, pondering your thoughts for the day. The only thing that can make morning coffee time better is fresh baking! While I do love baking from scratch on the boat, there is definitely a time and place for cheater baking. The other year I discovered frozen cinnamon buns and croissants at Country Grocery. Always on the hunt for something new to try…

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Hash Browns Always an Option

Hash Browns Always an Option

Wake up in the morning wanting a proper bacon and eggs breakfast and saddened when you realize you don’t have any potatoes for hash browns? This used to be us until some foodie friends introduced us to dehydrated hash browns, they are fantastic! Ok, I know, dehydrated hash browns, really? If I didn’t have foodie friends introduce us I probably would have snubbed my nose up at them, but yes, on the boat they are perfect. Dehydrated mashed potatoes still…

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There’s Always Time For Fresh Pizza

There’s Always Time For Fresh Pizza

You’ve just woken up from your afternoon siesta, relaxing in the cockpit with a drink and a few happy hour nibbles, pondering what to make for dinner. Do you do roasted sausages with a spinach salad and maybe new potatoes, pasta tossed with parmesan, peas and bacon, ….hmmm, no wait, ….pizza! After being inspired by boating friends fancy flat bread, dinner tonight was definitely going to have to be pizza. Typically, it seems making pizza dough takes hours, requiring far…

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Fresh Tortillas at Anchor Anyone?

Fresh Tortillas at Anchor Anyone?

As I approach the summer cruising season, I start to think about what new recipe I will be adding to the galley repertoire. We may not be planning an offshore trip, but inshore sailing doesn’t mean that you’ll have a grocery store nearby either. Sure I can plan a food provisioning trip, but the more options I can carry on the boat, the less reliance I have on little grocery stores that may only get new stock once a week. This…

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Whipped Cream in a Jar

Whipped Cream in a Jar

Craving whip cream on that farmers market pie you bought while out on the boat? With or without a blender, whip cream is possible on a boat! I stumbled upon this link that shows you how to whip cream with only four things: a carton of cream, a mason jar, a freezer (or icebox on the boat) and a little arm muscle. Brilliant! http://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/whipped-cream-in-a-jar