• Food

    Baking a campfire cake

    When you have family members with birthday’s that fall during camping season, it’s only a matter of time before you’re celebrating on a campsite. Emma’s birthday falls right around the May long weekend and Alex’s is at the end of July. So I have had a few opportunities to work on my campfire cake baking skills with a reflector oven. Baking a campfire cake is a level up from quick biscuits or bannock, in  my opinion. And I still need to do a lot more work on it. So it’s a good thing we’ll be celebrating birthdays on campsites for many more years! I don’t like packing a lot of…

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    Winter Camping Starts In The Kitchen

    We haven’t been camping in months. Months! We’re having some pretty serious withdrawal around here. So, we’ve been keeping ourselves in the spirit of getting outside by planning and prepping for our next trip. We’re heading out into the winter wild(ish) to camp in a hot tent at Algonquin’s Mew Lake Campground in less than a couple of months. Woohoo! Alex has been cooking up a storm, makinghis signature Polish Bigos as well as a mushroom and beef stew. We’re talking big batch cooking, here. And the house smells awesome. He’ll freeze today’s results (after we have a sample for dinner) and then we’ll enjoy them on the campsite as…

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    Campsite Baking And A Reflector Oven Review

    We decided to try baking with a reflector oven on our recent paddle-in trip to The Massassauga Provincial Park.  Almost all of the food we packed for the trip was dehydrated, and most of it was prepackaged meals we bought from an outdoors store. So, the idea of freshly baked goodies to compliment our meals or have as a snack had us very excited. Backcountry baking is a great activity to do with kids.  Emma was a great helper and really enjoyed helping out with each baking project. Here we are with a beautiful bannock loaf. I decided to try three different things on the trip – pizza crust, biscuits…