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
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 two decadent brunch recipes loved by RVers and tenters alike.
Laid back mornings at the campsite deserve the finest brunch-o-licious fare.
Created in minutes in an RV kitchen, these recipes are also easily adaptable to those tenting on full service sites.
Today’s post comes from Marketing and Communications summer student Mitch Jackson. His campfire talents include cooking stuffed peppers, grilling barbecue chicken, and always managing to forget to pack a lighter.
For many campers, a fire is a must. Gathering ’round the flames, sharing stories with friends and family, making s’mores, and burning marshmallows are all part of the quintessential camping experience.
While you may have the perfect campfire recipes, or the perfect campfire building technique, you should also be aware of how to keep your campfire perfectly safe.
Continue reading Campfire safety: If you love Ontario Parks, don’t burn them!
Six more parks have jumped on board and will be distributing FREE sample cans of Bush’s Beans to campers!
Parks that will be distributing samples in August, 2017 are:
Continue reading The beans are back!
In today’s post, Chef Deb Rankine, a.k.a. The Fridge Whisperer, shares two of her favourite portable composed soup and salad recipes.
Healthy eating is tricky when you’re backpacking or hiking all day and making a from-scratch meal is not on the horizon.
Composed soup and salad jars, of course!
Continue reading A movable feast
Nothing beats the rich, smoky flavour of campfire cooking. Grills are simple to use and allow you to cook a variety of food at once, including faves like steak, burgers, and corn on the cob.
But too often we hear tales of campfire woe, from the classic charred veggies/cold meat conundrum to the tear-inducing “my steak fell into the fire” tragedy.
Fear not, would-be grillmasters: these 5 tips will have you whipping up the perfect fire-grilled meal in no time.
Continue reading 5 tips for perfectly grilled campfire grub
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
You’ve got some great camping adventures planned this August.
But you REFUSE to eat hotdogs and marshmallows for dinner even one. more. time.
Class up your camping snacks and beverages with these innovative, portable tools:
Continue reading 4 ways to level up your camp kitchen
Welcome to our “5 Questions” series! We chat with park staff around the province to give you an inside look at what it’s like to work at Ontario Parks.
Laurie Dulmage is now in her 16th season as the Park Clerk at Rideau River Provincial Park. She answered five questions from Marketing and Communications summer student Mitch Jackson about her career with Ontario Parks.
Continue reading 5 questions with a park clerk