Chartering? Take These!

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Charter companies always say they provide everything . . . and they do a pretty good job of it. But tucking a couple of extras in your suitcase will ensure you have the galley tools you need.

Propane 101

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

If you’re not familiar with using propane on a boat, you may have some questions. I know I did!

Hawaii — Maui and the Big Island

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Tips and resources from our recent trip to Maui and the Big Island . . . no, it has nothing to do with cruising or galleys, but I’ve had a lot of questions!

Street Food

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

New cruisers always wonder if it’s safe to eat from food carts. We follow a few basic precautions and have had some of the best food —

Using a Fire Extinguisher

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Learn how to use your fire extinguisher BEFORE you need it — it’s five minutes that could save your life some day!

Measuring Weird Amounts

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Making a half batch of something and end up needing some strange measures? Don’t worry, with these tips you’ll be able to figure it out!

Eyeball Estimates: Measuring by Hand

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

If you don’t have a measuring spoon, use your hand and these eyeball estimates!

Fresh Herbs and Spices vs. Dried

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

When you need to substitute garlic powder for fresh, how much do you use? Or fresh herbs for dried? Here are the answers!

Choosing the Right Water Filter

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

All sorts of water filters are out there. Figure out which one is best for your needs.

Pork: FREE Downloads

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

4 great FREE PDF downloads with pork cuts and cooking information, plus a bilingual chart (English and Spanish)

How to Cut Up or Bone a Chicken: FREE PDF’s

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

FREE downloads with step-by-step directions for cutting up a whole chicken and boning the breast.

Chili Pepper Guide: PDF & Tips

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Download a photo ID chart of hot peppers, with information on relative heat — also a few tips on cooking with chiles.

Spices in Foreign Languages: PDFs

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Common spice names in Danish, English, German, French, Spanish and Italian.

How to Grill Guides: FREE PDF Downloads

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Wondering how to grill something? Three great grilling guides — all FREE and downloadable in PDF format.

FREE Beef Information for Cruisers

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

What cuts are best to use, English to Spanish translations, grilling information and more.

Rice Servings & Amounts

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

How much rice is one serving? How much uncooked makes how much cooked? How much water? All this and more!

Downloadable Provisioning Spreadsheet

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2010 • all rights reserved

Downloadable .xls inventory and provisioning spreadsheet for cruisers and anyone else wanting groceries for a week or more

Equivalent Measurements

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2010 • all rights reserved

Conversion table for teaspoons, tablespoons, cups, pints, quarts, gallons, ounces and metric.