• Food

    What’s for breakfast? Fast, easy, “impossible” mini breakfast quiche for camping

    The last time we went winter camping, Emma and I “might” have *commented* to Alex – the camp chef – that it would be nice to not eat the same breakfast 5 days in a row. I know. We’re spoiled…. especially considering we weren’t the ones doing the cooking. So here’s the thing: In our tent, if you complain, you are the one making the change for next time.  So, I was  in charge of cooking two out of four breakfasts on our next trip. This caused me some stress, because the members of my crew aren’t big fans of some of the things I like. One doesn’t like pancakes. The…

  • 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…

  • Gear Reviews

    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…