Cruising Canada’s West Coast

February 22, 2017

Canada’s West Coast through the Straights of Georgia, Vancouver Island and the Desolation Sound is fast becoming “The Place to Cruise”. Wildlife abounds, there is marvelous history, First Nation ceremonies and spectacular Scene.

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The secret to great Paella is the Sofrito

September 21, 2016

The Sofrito Blend altogether to form a paste… 60 ml extra virgin olive oil 25 ml sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar 1 ripe tomato 3 garlic cloves peeled 1 shallot sliced 1 tsp. thyme leaves 1 tbsp. chopped mint 1 tbsp. chopped coriander 1 tbsp. chives chopped 1 tsp. smoked paprika For the Paella […]

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The Moussaka

August 11, 2013

Having just returned from our Sailing Adventures Grecian Odyssey, I have come up with my take on that classical Greek dish…. INGREDIENTS 1kg peeled potatoes 1.5kg eggplant 150ml olive oil 5 cloves garlic, crushed 5gm Sambol Olek (or chilli paste) 1 large red onion, finely chopped 250g minced beef 250gm minced lamb 1/2 teaspoon each […]

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Greece, Croatia & Montenegro here we come!

January 27, 2013

It may only be the third week into the New Year, but looking at the calendar for 2013, we only have 15 weeks until we meet everyone in Athens for our Greek Odyssey and 18 weeks until we gather in Split for the Croatia/Montenegro tour. The Greek Odyssey The Greek Odyssey we are doing in […]

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Croatia, Cricket, Cods and the odd Peka

May 13, 2012

In September we head off to Croatia for a sailing adventure around the many beautiful islands off the coast there. The whole area is steeped in history from the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans right up to modern times and is regarded by many as the most beautiful coastline and absolutely one of […]

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Lamb Peka

May 13, 2012

INGREDIENTS 2.5 kg. lamb shoulder (cut into 6 pieces) 1 kg. potatoes 2 bell peppers cut in half 2 Roma tomatoes cut in halves 1 onion cut in halves 1 large zucchini cut in half 1 large carrot cut in 4 1 cup dry white wine sea salt, cracked pepper, rosemary and sage leaves 3 […]

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The Perfect Pizza

March 19, 2012

This recipe comes to us from the Napoli area of Italy. Pizza is now found all over Italy, but the south is its traditional home. Like many cuisines from around the world, pizza was a dish created by the poor, utilising local ingredients which were abundant and cheap. Hence the concept of putting tomato on […]

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Highlights from Koh Samui

March 1, 2012

Sailing Adventures entered a team in the Koh Samui Regatta in 2012. The dynamic crew featured in Television Asia’s review by Laine Grady.

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Flavours of Italy

February 26, 2012

What you can expect on our sailing adventure in Italy As you know we spent some time over the Christmas break scoping out the Amalfi Coast for our next adventure in May, now only three months away! No matter where you travel around the Mediterranean there is a style of dish that is common to […]

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Mediterranean Seafood Soup

February 26, 2012

The Stock 

INGREDIENTS 50ml OLIVE OIL 150g CARROT (rough chopped) 100g CELERY (rough chopped) 100g ONION FRESH THYME BAY LEAF 1 lge RIPE TOMATO 2 cloves GARLIC 1 pinch SAFFRON 30g TOMATO PASTE 1kg FISH BONES & HEADS 250ml WHITE WINE 1L WATER METHOD Combine (n pan & sweat gently & slowly 10 minutes): OIL […]

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