2015-11-19 15.49.55

Over the last week, I’ve been on the nasty-baby-stomach-bug-weight-loss-plan and lost 4 whole pounds! The spammers filling up my comments should have a field day with that! Of course, I also spent the time lying in bed cuddling with Skye and dreaming up more things to do for us and our boat. I’m still ordering […]

Homemade Chapstick & Kisses

2015-11-04 17.07.37

So this week on my quest for homemade, I worked on my chapstick recipe. It clearly needs refining and so this will be updated over time. I’ve been addicted to chapstick since high school and there are always about two dozen open tubes floating around the boat/office/car/purse since I don’t like putting them in my […]

Homemade Beef Jerky

2015-10-29 20.20.05

Geoff would not give me his jerky recipe to post. So all I have is pictures. I can tell you that he gets the meat department to slice the beef he selects (I believe it was top round) into the thinnest slices he can, so we’re not handling slicing the meat. He also, of course, […]

Dehydrated Fruits & Vegetables

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One summer we were up to our ears in squash. I had the brilliant idea to join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture, generally meaning you get a box of local produce each week). I thought it would be a fun way to sample local fruits and vegetables. Lovely theory. The website listed dozens of different […]


2015-10-19 10.47.58

Theoretically, making soap is fairly straight forward. Lye and oil processed through a nice chemical reaction people have been using for centuries. But soap-making is one thing I’ve shied away from on the boat and my quest for homemade beauty. First, while I would have no problem finding the ingredients, I have no desire to […]

Eating Underway

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What we eat underway is highly weather dependent. If it’s at all rough, we’re certainly not cooking anything. If we’ve prepared ahead, we have beef jerky and a variety of dehydrated fruits and vegetables to keep us going, especially for snacking. But often we can cook. One person down below whips up a one-pot meal […]

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