Crew Life

My Galley

My Galley

A galley is much more than just where food is prepared on a ship, it’s the heart of the vessel. Each galley has its own style and feel to it, some feel homier with more familiar equipment like a home kitchen while others have industrial […]

How I Menu Plan

How I Menu Plan

Zodiac’s season is about to get underway and its time to start menu planning. For me it takes a good deal of time, it’s not just about thinking of different meals to serve and making a grocery list, it’s a balancing act of proteins, starches […]

Books a Sail and San Juan Escape

Books a Sail and San Juan Escape

As the season finally begins to comes to an end I am burnt out. I can image that when you don’t live and work in the same location going home is relaxing, you get away from the stresses of your job and are able to […]

Desolation Sound Part 2

Desolation Sound Part 2

Day 6 Breakfast: Blini with sour cream and jam, breakfast sausage, yoghurt, granola and juice Lunch: Squid stuffed with spinach in a white wine sauce, green beans almondine and leftover mac and cheese Snack: Lamb cigars with yoghurt tahini sauce Dinner: Cachapas with pulled pork, […]

Desolation Sound Part 1

Desolation Sound Part 1

This is the big trip of the year that everyone has been waiting for, 10 days in Desolation Sound Canada. It’s a beautiful place and well worth the effort it takes to organize everything to get there, but it is a bit of an organizational […]

Four Sheets to the Wind

Four Sheets to the Wind

This trip is named four sheets to the wind from an old nautical saying, usually in reference to less sheets, but if someone is three sheets to the wind then they’ve had a bit too much to drink. If two alcohol themed overnight trips are […]

Nautical Knitters

Nautical Knitters

I have been thinking about planning this menu since I heard this trip was happening last year, yarn and knitting needles are enough inspiration for food. I knew I wanted to make lots of noodley, yarn looking items, something braided to look like knitting and […]

History Cruise

History Cruise

Day 1 Lunch: Sri Lankan shrimp curry with streamed rice and turmeric and coconut green beans Snack: Hot artichoke dip Dinner: Flank steak tacos with pickled red onions and cilantro sauce, coriander black beans and grilled zucchini with cotija cheese Today’s lunch was really great, […]

Nauti-Gals

Nauti-Gals

Time for our annual all female trip, we kick off all the men, except the captain and bring on a full crew of badass sailing women. Some of these women only come once a year, old volunteers who’ve moved away, interns returning for one more […]

Seafood and Wine Tour

Seafood and Wine Tour

Other than our 10-day trip to Desolation Sound every year, this Seafood and Wine Tour is the big expensive trip of the summer. I get a bigger food budget, seafood is pricey and the boat takes passengers ashore for a few wine tastings at local […]