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This dish is really a cross between the French dish Tartiflette, Spanish dish Tortilla and a Frittata. Called Hurd's Deep as I was making it one day when we saw a 35 foot basking shark off Alderney near Hurd's Deep Channel, so the names stuck ever since! This takes about 30 minutes to make and depending upon how hungry you are will feed 2 very hungry people. I'm ashamed to say we eat this in 15 minutes.
Oh my god this is such great comfort food on-board, plus is delicious hot or cold. When you bite into it you get the sweetness of the onions, gooey Camembert oozing out and crispiness of cooked cheese.
Cats have been found aboard ships since early times, accompanying explorers, merchants and navies. Popular for rodent control, the cat would get the rat before the rats and mice could eat the crew’s food supply or any edible cargo. They also offered companionship to the crew when away on long voyages and many were seen as a lucky mascot.
Thinking of selling your boat? Prepare your boat ready for sale or ready for a brand new season after a very harsh winter.
Last week a mother and her daughter (aged 10) died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. Three people were on board the boat on Windermere and early enquiries suggested a faulty generator could have been to blame.
Cyprus after the banking crisis is still alive and kicking as people turned out in their thousands to attend a charity concert. Admission to the day-long event in Nicosia- organised by Cyprus Aid - was free but revellers were asked to donate items, such as food and clothing, which could be distributed to the city's poor and unemployed.
Now these are really good and one of my favourite boating lunches or snacks whilst sailing along. The smell of cheese cooking is great on a boat, gets everyone hungry, including the dogs.
Any fans of Gibbs amphibious vehicles may remember the Aquada from back in 2003 that Mr Branson broke the car/boat record across the channel from UK to France.
An Easter egg is a secret message or hidden feature in a film, book or in computer software. The idea is that once you know there is one to be found, you may hunt for it the way you would look for eggs in an Easter egg hunt.
Steve Booth is a broker at Boatshed Essex. He has always liked water based sports including sailing and canoeing. He started off dinghy sailing, and his first ‘proper’ boat was a Hurley 22. Steve’s been a Boatshed broker for six years and loves the people you meet through boats and boating. He also loves being his own boss.
If you have a long lazy weekend on the boat coming up, or simply feel like a nautical read, you could pick up For Better, For Worse, For Richer, For Poorer by Damian and Siobhan Horner. This husband and wife team have written a travelogue and memoir about leaving their careers and lives ashore in England, to travel the French canals with their two children, both younger than three.
The March boat auction which takes place from Friday 22 to Tuesday 26 of March, 2013. Over 40 boats are in the auction.
This Valentine’s day Boatshed Essex is offering some match-making suggestions for those still seeking The One.
Most of us have been inspired by Roger Taylors adventures on Ming Ming a 21 foot junk rigged Corribee and how he converted the boat to be set up for single handed sailing from the comfort and dryness of his cabin.
Boatbookings.com offer world-wide yacht charter and sailing holidays, but if you are looking for a sail boat or powerboat for sale in Essex then they have a handy distance and cost calculator that can be used by anyone with access to the Internet.
Cooking on board is always interesting on our Westerly Konsort, the galley area is not vast, but this is the season that I am going to see just what I can come up with to feed a hungry crew.
You’ll find Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle on South Lake Union at the 2013 Seattle Boat Show!
Now is the time