Michela spent yesterday teaching Vivian and I some of her cruising galley/cooking secrets. She demostrated how to make fresh yoghurt as well as sharing her recipe for authentic Italian bolognese sauce.
The most valuable lesson was "canning". Canning, or "jarring" is essential for cruisers, especially on long crossings and when anchored in remote areas without acces to super markets & grocery stores etc (such as most of the Pacific Islands). It is basically the method of preserving fresh food/sauces in sterilised glass jars that do not have to be refrigerated and can last up to one year. This way you can have home cooked meat sauces over your pasta, in the middle of the Atlantic, without having to lift a finger, other than to boil the pasta!
Check out their blog or facebook page for more info and rad videos of their travels as well as their flikr stream for some amazing shots of the places they have visited. If you are interested in cruising they are now accepting crew for their Atlantic crossing, to Brazil, in June. We definitely hope to see these two again, on our travels, soon!
All photos by Francesco & Miki