Vegetables and FruitYou can reduce your risk of food-borne illness by following these safety tips when buying, storing, handling, and preparing fresh fruits and vegetables:

Buying Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
•    Examine the produce carefully and avoid buying items that are bruised or damaged.
•    If buying pre-cut or ready-to-eat fruits and vegetables (e.g., cut melons, cut tomatoes, pre-washed salad), be sure they have been properly refrigerated (i.e., at 4°C or below). This means they should be displayed in a refrigerated container and should not just be sitting on top of ice.

Kenyon Induction CooktopCooking onboard can sometimes be a challenge. At Canadian Yachting we are impressed with the new SilKEN Induction 2 Burner Cooktop from Kenyon. This comes with special high-temperature Silicone mats. The biggest benefit is that induction heats the inside of the pot (and quickly) right through the Silicone mat. The mat holds the pot in place and is shaped to offer spill retention and quick heat dissipation.

Engel Portable FreezerGood food is an important part of the cruising experience for our crew – just as important as it is at home. When we traded our 27’ sailboat for a 32’ trawler, a big attraction of the new boat was its well-equipped galley, extensive stowage, and refrigeration. Hog heaven, if you will, compared to the tiny galley and icebox on the sailboat.
But as we prepared for our first extended foray up the BC coast, we realized we needed one more component in our galley toolset: a freezer. We like our fish and seafood but we’re not avid fishers; a freezer would allow us to pack along our favourite “catch.” Same with meats, which are scarce and

Welcome to Canadian Yachting's Entertaining Onboard Recipes. The offerings in this section are recipes that have been contributed by Canadian Yachting readers, staff writers and some featured product manufacturers. Please browse through and have a look at the great meals and appetizers you can make onboard while enjoying the company of family and friends on the water.

Grilled SalmonYou will need:
Salsa
Fresh pineapple
Red pepper
Cilantro
Red pepper flakes
Brown sugar

Grilled Lobster Stuffed with ShrimpGrilled Lobster stuffed with scallops and shrimp and calamari with citrus butter

2    Lobsters 2 pounds each cut in half
8    Shrimp jumbo, peeled and de-veined
8    Sea Scallops Jumbo
4    Calamari tubes cut into ½ inch rings

cioppino-calamariThis recipe is adapted from Seasonings: Flavours of the Southern Gulf Islands by Andrea and Spalding (Harbour Publishing 2012), who credit it to Chef Hubertus Surm of the Saturna Café. The base is easy to make and refrigerate overnight, then serve with fresh West Coast seafood. We enjoyed it first with halibut, spot prawns, scallops and mussels, then saved the leftover stew for a second meal with calamari (squid). Squid is delicious, quick to prepare, and will travel well frozen in your boat’s new portable freezer. Freezing and thawing also helps tenderize squid meat. We found this dish especially tasty the second night, when the flavours of stew and seafood had time to blend.

Blue Pacific MusselsThis dish is best served with a green salad dressed with oil and Balsamic vinegar.

White Wine: Dry if possible. Chateau Screw Top is O.K. to mix with the nectar
Pasta; fresh if you’ve got it, dry if you haven’t. Linguini is traditional, but any pasta will do.
Butter if desired
Olive oil, cold pressed extra virgin if possible. Your local food coop or natural food store may have it in bulk for less than the big chain gets for lower quality oil. Extra virgin olive oil has more flavour.

Oysters with Chipotle Hot SauceOysters with Chipotle Hot Sauce
 
Shuck Oysters or steam them open, squeeze on a drop of fresh lemon or lime, dip in the sauce and gulp ‘em on down. The smoky flavour of the Chipotle peppers fits oysters perfectly.
 
Chipotle hot sauce;
 
 Chipotle peppers have a wonderful smoky flavour. Mix (with the hand blender in a bowl) a small can of Chipotle Peppers with a can of unflavoured tomato paste. Add water and the juice of one lemon, to the desired thickness for a hot sauce. It’s still plenty hot and it keeps for a month in the refrigerator. For

Caribbean Tropical ShrimpMy name is Tatiana Zanardi, I’m Brazilian and I live in a sail catamaran called Ocean Eyes - a Voyage 43 2000 - with my husband Alcides Falanghe. We moved from Sao Paulo to the boat two years ago and we don’t regret one second of our decision. We have been sailing around Caribbean, from BVI till Aruba, stopping by almost all the islands in the Eastern Caribbean. When I have guests on board I like to serve this dish as the first one, to give them a taste of the Caribbean . They love it and in just a few minutes they are all relaxed and enjoying their vacations. The best place to serve it is in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean, a paradise for divers and for everybody who loves nature.

Destinations

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Thornbury on Georgian BayJennifer Harker

To borrow a line from Monty Python, “and now, for something completely different”.

Normally, our boating adventures are spent weaving our way amongst the picturesque backdrop of the 30,000 Islands of eastern Georgian Bay aboard our Sea Ray Sundancer 268. This time we’ve traded power for sail as friends welcome us aboard their 38-foot Irwin for the Canada Day long weekend.

We’ve set our sights on a decidedly different destination for this journey, charting a course for Thornbury. This small town, located in the southern reaches of Nottawasaga Bay, is an oft-overlooked area of Georgian Bay - but it shouldn’t be. Although we’ve explored this shoreline on countless road trips, this will be our first visit from the waterside.

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Boat Reviews

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Cruisers Yachts Cantius 46The Cantius 46 is the latest evolution of Cruisers Yachts’ Cantius line – now there are five models from 42 to 60 feet. The new Cantius 46 is a great example of “easy boating” the way Volvo Penta imagined it and how Cruisers Yachts has executed it. The idea is that you just come on board, unlock the glass doors, fire it up, cast off, and enjoy - alone, with a spouse, or with a huge group.

Since the first Cantius model was introduced, Cruisers Yachts has continued to refine the concept for ever-greater convenience, more clever and innovative features, and also greater performance.

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Sun Odyssey 410By, Zuzana Prochazka

The revolution continues – with a twist

The Jeanneau 410 is the eighth generation of the Sun Odyssey line, but even with that long history and umpteen years of tweaks and iterations, what the French builder has done in the latest revamp will make you say, “Wait, what?”

 Last year, Jeanneau turned the sailboat deck layout on its ear with the introduction of their Sun Odyssey 490 and 440, and the concept of the ‘walk-around deck’.

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DIY & How to

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Ask AndrewAndrew McDonald

Last time we looked at making proper electrical connections – the tools, supplies and methods needed to make connections between components and wiring.

When planning out electrical work, one of the more common questions that I address is on the set-up, installation and sizing of breakers and fuses.

Fuses and breakers are collectively called ‘overcurrent protection’ – and these come in many different shapes, styles and sizes. Their purpose is the same: to prevent a situation where a larger than intended electrical current is running through the circuit, which puts the circuit at risk of overheating, fire and damage to equipment. 

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Marine Products

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