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  • Night watch tomato soup

    Ingredients 1 large yellow onion 2 branches of celery 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 garlic cloves 1 can (28 oz) peeled tomatoes 1 cup chicken bouillon 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes 1/4 cup butter instructions In a dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the […] More

  • Peanut butter granola bars

    Ingredients 3/4 cup peanut butter (unsweetened) 1/2 cup honey 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2 1/4 cups oats 1 cup slivered almonds 2/3 cup chocolate chips Instructions Stir the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil together in a medium saucepan.  Cook on low heat until the mixture reaches a simmer and stir often so […] More

  • My frenchified boat lasagna

    For the “bolognese” 1 big onion 2 carrots 2 branches of celery 200g diced bacon 500 g ground beef 800 g canned crushed tomatoes 2 garlic cloves2 cubes of beef bouillon Bay leaves Thyme Rosemary Worcester sauce A glass of red wine Some tomato paste For the Bechamel 100 g unsalted butter 80 g flour […] More

  • #87: Our most life-changing upgrade

    How many times did I not dream of not having to walk kilometer after kilometer, the 20kg IKEA bags sawing into my shoulders only to end paying a fortune and wait hours for clean laundry? So when it became apparent that we where going to spend quite some time in Bonaire, where the laundry was […] More

  • 5 Underrated Sailing Channels

    5 Underrated Sailing Channels (In Our Humble Opinion) The constant motion of the rat race can be exhausting; wake up, go to work, come home, sleep, and repeat. Obviously, there are commercial-like disruptions to this otherwise monotonous pattern but what if you could change it all, forever? With the advancement of technology and changing social […] More

  • Gold Memories in Fools Anchorage

    “Deep breaths and eyes on the horizon,” I said to my aunt Alana who was slowly sinking into the cockpit seat, mummifying herself in the Mexican blanket she buried herself in. My uncle John was at the helm beside Chris, both adorned in heavy jackets bracing the crisp wind and water that occasionally splashed up […] More

  • An update from Fat Susan – on passage in French Polynesia

    Good morning from a calm and sunny Pacific Ocean, somewhere between the Marquesas islands and the Tuamotu atolls in French Polynesia.  Its 6am, the rest of the crew are in bed and it occurred to me that I haven’t written on our blog for quite a long time.  Well over Click here for full post: […] More

  • Another Lap Around the Sun

    The rumble of our trusty Perkins 4.108 purred under the cabin sole as we finished our pre-sailing checklist. It had been months since Chris and I left the breakwater, growing anxious with every second we got closer to casting off. It was our birthweek and we were ready to celebrate with wind in our sails, […] More

  • Powered by Home Built Batteries

    S/V Avocet’s Lithium Conversion Battleborn, Victron, Relion… These are only some of the most common drop-in lithium battery brands available today. While many boats are converting to lithium batteries, they are not always financially feasible for the cost conscious sailors such as Chris and myself. When we were first looking to replace our soon-to-be-expiring AGM […] More

  • 7 favorite local businesses in curacao

    We arrived back in Curacao on December 11th 2020, and we could immediately tell that the island suffered from the quasi total absence of tourists. Curacao is a lovely island and a wonderful destination, which we felt privileged to explore during our stay. So if you ever have the occasion to come to the island, […] More

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