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Comfortably providing food during the first days of passage
The first days of a passage can be challenging to the entire crew as this is the time when seasickness has its most marked effect.
How to make potatoes last longer
Potatoes are an ideal fresh food for long passages. However, as temperatures increase and when they are sourced in hot climates, their longevity rapidly decreases.
A recipe for sprucing up corned beef
The traditional tin of corned beef, as for any tinned food, provides a staple food for long-term cruisers. But you can very quickly get fed up of eating plain corned beef, for some this may even be before the first tin has been opened.
A rule of thumb for the budget conscious novice selecting wine
When cruising and away from trusted sources, in countries where your preferred speciality wines are not available, the selection can be limited or hard to discern due to language differences. This can make it virtually impossible to identify a good wine whilst stocking a vessel. To make things worse it makes sense for yachtsmen to opt for wine in bulk cartons as they are lighter, less brittle and can be more easily stored than the equivalent amount of bottles. As often as not these cartons are typically bought in quantity at wholesale prices in discount stores where sampling is not possible or at the very least most unusual. Typically, the purchase is also performed as part of an overall provisioning run, where it is not the focal point of the agenda. Hence the wine can be subject to on a wing and a prayer purchase.
Preserving fish without refrigeration
Fish caught during long deep ocean passages are usually too large to be consumed by the average cruising couple. The largest part needs to be preserved and not wasted, but the problem is many long distance cruising vessels do not have any form of refrigeration.
Onions and garlic the magic duet for the deep ocean sailor
Onions and garlic are an ideal fresh food for long passages. However, they need a little attention to last and be at their best.
Stowing eggs for longevity
Eggs are an excellent food provision for a yacht but they are both fragile and perishable. They are often shipped in paper cartons, that in hot climates, often play host to cockroaches and thereby can introduce cockroaches aboard a vessel.
Keeping food fresh and dry aboard in containers
Dry foods have a very short shelf life on a seagoing vessel due to the damp environment.
Chilli con carne, perhaps the best tinned food product
Tinned food products have an excellent shelf-life making them an ideal food for the long distance cruiser. However when you rely on them extensively, irrespective of the food product they happen to contain, they all begin to taste like the tin can they came in.