marine news features

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Wiles of Winter Cove

Winter Cove has become madly popular with cruisers and is the site of a Canada Day (July 1) barbecue that grows in fame with each passing year. Just pay attention to obstacles which can take the shine off your arrival.

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The Riverboat Pasta way

Riverboat Pasta is not a recipe, but a procedure for cooking noodles that is intended to save bother and fuel on small vessels with limited galley space. Works like a charm.

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Going on and on about style

Our guide users are roughly 50-50 Canadians and Americans, so we decided to use the spelling and measurement system of the country the destination was in. As if things weren’t complicated enough.

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Baking up a storm

As long as you are not adverse to “doughnutty shapes”, stovetop Omnia ovens will bake splendid breads, cakes, casseroles, lasagna… the list goes on and on.

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Copeland Islands are grand

The first sight of the islands triggers something in our psychological charting that tells us, yes, it’s now okay to begin thinking of ourselves as being on a holiday.

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Sweating the Swinomish

There are dark tales told about the infamous Swinomish Channel, the waterway that makes Fidalgo Island an island, from Dugualla Bay in the south to Padilla Bay in the north. The stories make brave men quiver.

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Our famous bread

This is an amazing no-knead bread recipe. Simple. Delicious. Foolproof. It was a closely guarded secret, till a few days ago when we shared it with our mailing list.