Amanda’s Galley Essentials Finale: Creating One-Pot Meals

In Amanda's final Galley Essentials column she offers up tips and advice for creating delicious meals when space is at a premium. The convenience of easy one-pot meals is no secret. At the end of a long day if you’re cooking…

World’s Best Potluck Spot: Mopelia

When someone with Amanda's vast experience has a favorite cruising potluck stop, one would do well to listen! Editor's note: The voyage to the tiny French Polynesian atoll of Mopelia may be long — especially if starting from…

Galley Essentials: Spuds in Spitsbergen

The first throwback of Galley Week is one of Amanda's favorite culinary memories... What to do when the officers welcoming you to a remote Norwegian port give you a giant bag of one overstocked ingredients? Magdalene Fjord,…

Cheesemaking a Cruiser’s Guide

This month’s Galley Essentials was written by Fi while she was cruising Australia. When Fi joined us on a South Pacific sailing expedition, we caught a glimpse of her talents as an Irish dancer but she did not let on that…

Galley Essentials: Stories from the Galley of Kiana

I came across Alie and Ben through social media sites and after enjoying their posts I asked her if she’d share her onboard experiences of galley life. I have been sailing for one year almost exactly while Ben has been…

Galley Essentials: A Winter Kayak to Henry Island

An offseason kayaking trip to Henry Island pairs well with some delicious dishes. Splish, splash, splish, splash is the recurring rhythmic sound emanating from my paddle blade as it dips into the cool water. I pull the blade…

Galley Essentials: Fall Harvest Season in the Pacific Northwest

Now that the foliage on San Juan Island is revealing autumnal hues, I focus on the ever-changing landscape instead of gazing out wistfully across the blue Strait of Juan de Fuca. As reductions in both temperatures and…

Galley Essentials: Seven Efficient Galley Gadgets, and Recipes to Match

I delight in efficient galley gadgets, so I’d like to introduce you to Morgan’s review of onboard essentials plus some great recipes she’s eager to share. A few years ago, she and her husband downsized, sold their home in…

Galley Essentials: Let’s Go Sprouting

If you’re considering growing your own food or creating a “tiny plant garden” there’s not much that’s more uplifting, rewarding, easier, faster, or nutritious than growing sprouts and microgreens.  Sprouts provide health…

Galley Essentials: Recipes from a New Friend’s Galley

48° North columnist Amanda Swan-Neal checks in with Friday Harbor liveaboard Margot McKirdy to see what secrets her galley holds I recently met Margot McKirdy here in Friday Harbor, and not only was I delighted to discover…