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 explore pressure cookers; how they work, what they cook and do you really need one. Plus there is a scrumptious recipe for my Curry Chicken Cassoulet!  If you missed the May issue on news stands you can find the article HERE.

Love,

H&S

Column 11, Pressure Cookers

Holidays Onboard

This month in my Blue Water Sailing Column, Heather Francis Onboard, talk to several sailing families about how they celebrate holidays onboard. Check out the December Issue on news stands or zinio.com today! Celebrate the holidays this year with subscription for hour favourite sailor and never miss a story!

Love,

H&S

Guests Onboard in BWS

Considering inviting friends or family to visit you while you’re out sailing? Read all about how to plan and prepare so everyone has a good time while onboard in my latest BWS column. Pick up the October issue of Blue Water Sailing on news stands now! Or pickup a digital subscription on Zinio.com

Stove Top Bread Baking

Want fresh baked bread onboad but don’t have an oven? Or maybe you’re just looking for a way to cut down on fuel used and heat in the galley.  Learn all my tricks for successful STOVE TOP baking in the August issue of Blue Water Sailing. Available on news stands now!

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Sprouting and Yogurt Making Onboard

On newstands now is the April issue of Blue Water Sailing magazine where you’ll find all the info you need start making yogurt and sprouting greens in my column ‘Heather Francis Onboard’. Make a healthy choice and pick up a copy today!

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2-4-1 in thw BWS Feburary Issue

There is still a few days to pick up the February issue of Blue Water Sailing magazine where you’ll find information about building an onboard medical kit in my regular column, Heather Francis Onboard, as well as a story about our time in New Caledonia earlier this year! You can also subscribe to the digital addition at zinio.com so you never miss an issue!

BWS Feb ColumnBWS New Caledonia

And you can find these articles and more of my publishing writing on www.yachtkate.com

Heather Francis Onboard, the October issue of BWS

The October issue of Blue Water Sailing is on news stands now. Inside you can find the second edition of my column on crew health and welfare, “Heather Francis Onboard”. This month I address the aliment that lots of sailors have suffered through but not many talk about; Seasickness. Here’s a photo sent from Kim, a reader, enjoying a sunny morning on the dock with a copy of Blue Water Sailing Magazine.

October Column

October Column

Love,

H&S

HINT: For all of you that can’t find it on news stands head over to the “Articles” page of the website. Digital subscriptions are available through ZINIO.

Tsunami Stories on a Throwback Thrusday

Todays 8.3 earthquake in Chile has again sparked tsunami warnings throughout the Pacific, although it does not sound like it will affect us here in Vanuatu. Thankfully. But this isn’t our first tsunami warning.

In 2010 an earthquake in Chile caused a tsunami warning to be issued while we were afloat in Panama City, and in 2011 we were awoken in French Polynesia by the sirens of the Gendarme warning the seaside community about an earthquake and massive tsunami in Japan.

I thought I would post a piece that was published in Blue Water Sailing back in 2013 about our experience during these times. It’s called Tsunami, Tsunami

And we hope that everyone, afloat and on shore, is safe.

Love,

H&S