For seasoned and novice campers alike, Ontario’s provincial parks hold cherished memories for generations of visitors.
And while modern-day camping features feather-light freestanding tents, fuel efficient radiant burner cookstoves that boil water in 90 seconds, and electronic gadgets that take campground games like Hide and Go Seek (a.k.a. geocaching) to New Ager heights, basic camp kitchen equipment has stood the test of time.
Continue reading Campfire fare that stands the test of time
In today’s post, Chef Deb Rankine, a.k.a. The Fridge Whisperer, shares her favourite campfire chili recipes.
Chili is perfect winter camping fare.
Cook it low ’n slow in a cast iron Dutch oven set over smoldering embers, or on a gas barbecue over indirect heat with the lid down. Or — if you’re on a serviced site — in a slow cooker according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Today’s recipes use everyday pantry ingredients that are easily sourced and, for the most part, require no refrigeration.
Continue reading Some like it hot: cooking the perfect winter chili
In today’s post, Chef Deb Rankine, a.k.a. The Fridge Whisperer, shares her favourite hot chocolate recipe along with 10 BEST ways to kick it up a notch!
What’s more welcoming than a hot mug of cocoa after a day’s hiking or a nature walk through a frosty forest?
In addition to our recipe for a rich tasting, velvety smooth hot chocolate mix, we’ve given you 10 fun and creative ways to make your hot chocolate experience the best one ever.
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In today’s post, Chef Deb Rankine, a.k.a. The Fridge Whisperer, shares two made-in-minutes warm dinner salads that are perfect fare for autumn around the campfire.
Can it really be September?
Here are two warm dinner salads to gently (and deliciously!) guide you into shorter days and cooler evenings around the campfire, keeping summer on hold for as long as you can.
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In today’s post, Chef Deb Rankine, a.k.a. The Fridge Whisperer, shares two impressive campfire recipes sure to capture the oohs and aahs of fellow campers.
Kefta, kofta, brochette, kebab: the aroma of these subtly spiced ground lamb skewers grilling over slow-burning embers will have everyone near your campsite pining for a dinner invitation.
And a colourful ’n crunchy Orange, Radish and Fennel Salad is the perfect accompaniment to round out this gourmet meal. Continue reading The 30-minute campfire gourmet
This summer, we joined forces with the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance and Butternut Productions to create some “tasty” new videos with some Feast On chefs (Feast On recognizes businesses committed to sourcing Ontario grown/made food and drink).
Planning a fall camping trip? You’ll DEFINITELY want to try this crowd favourite!
For this video recipe, we joined Chef Lucan Sutherland at Presqu’ile Provincial Park. Lucan discovered his love for cooking during childhood camping trips, and still loves cooking over the campfire.
We fell in love with the flame-grilled veggies and juicy ribeye steak, and we’re pretty sure you will too…
Continue reading Grilled fall salad with ribeye steak
In today’s post, Chef Deb Rankine, a.k.a. The Fridge Whisperer, shares two of her favourite on-the-go sandwich recipes.
Summer means longer days and warmer nights. And that means fun times spent outdoors birding, hiking, and canoeing.
It also means packing a hearty lunch that will really go the distance.
Here are a couple of sandwich loaf recipes to enjoy on your next trekking adventure.
In today’s post, Chef Deb Rankine, a.k.a. The Fridge Whisperer, shares recipes for two hardy seasonal soups that are quick to make and eat like a meal.
After a day of paddling, exploring trails, or hiking through forests awash in fall colours, who wouldn’t relish bowlfuls of goodness that warm mind, body and soul?
Here are a couple of hardy soups that do just that!
Continue reading Autumnal campfire fare
In today’s post, Chef Deb Rankine, a.k.a. The Fridge Whisperer, shares the recipes for two really quick, really delicious, really healthy salads that eat like a meal.
Anyone camping for more than a few days knows space is always a concern, especially when it comes to packing the cooler. But with a little creativity and know-how, you can plan meals everyone will love while making the most of the ingredients you have to work with.
Continue reading Cool summer salads…cooked over the campfire?!