Category: Provisioning-Cooking Q&A

Provisioning-Cooking Q&A, Sailing Green, TIPS & IDEAS

Slow Cooking (with a Solar Oven) on a Slow Boat


Heather McCarthy has been sailing with her husband, Dan, and their three daughters, the “McMermaids” since 2011. They are currently cruising the Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas, and the Bahamas onboard s/v Jullanar.

Here, Heather answers a few questions about how solar cooking has opened up a whole new suite of cruising food options for …Read more

ASK YOUR QUESTIONS, Provisioning-Cooking Q&A

Is it worth it to get a pressure cooker?


Gwen Hamlin, Beth Leonard, Kathy Parsons and Lisa Schofield answer this question:
I don’t have a pressure cooker and have never used one. Do you think it’s worth it to get one?

We will be sailing in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. I love to cook but currently cook most things at home and then freeze them for longer vacations or bring them to the boat for the weekend. We tend to eat on the boat primarily. I am a bit concerned about having the oven running all of the time to cook in the heat of the Caribbean. Just curious about what you think are the biggest advantages to having …Read more

ASK YOUR QUESTIONS, Provisioning-Cooking Q&A, TIPS & IDEAS

What should I cook on our BVI sailing charter?


Gwen Hamlin answers this question:

We are planning an 8 day catamaran trip to the BVI’s. This is a first sailing trip for my boyfriend and I, and my sis and her hubby. My boyfriend and I love to cook, grill, prepare, etc. My sister and her husband prefer not to bother. So here is my question, do you have some recipes that you could share that are fun and easy to prepare,Read more