Brunch-o-licious campground fare

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.

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“Not your ordinary” free sample from French’s

Thanks to our friends at French’s, seven of our parks are giving away 35,000+ free sample cans of French’s non-alcoholic Caesar Mix.

Read on for a list of parks offering the sample cans of French’s Caesar Mix, and some yummy recipes you can use them to create!

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5 tips for perfectly grilled campfire grub

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.

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Cool summer salads…cooked over the campfire?!

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.

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5 must-have items for your picnic basket

Ontario’s provincial parks all offer FREE day-use on July 21, 2017, and our parks have all sorts of events planned, from treasure hunts to zumba to campfire singalongs!

And all that fun is sure to make you hungry.

Whether a romantic tête–à–tête by the river or a family reunion on the beach, Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day is a picnic-perfect event.

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5 ways to level up your camp coffee

You’ve got big plans. Today’s the day you conquer a stretch of whitewater, take the trail to the waterfall, or join that guided wildlife hike.

But the morning feels chilly. And your muscles are tight from yesterday’s portage. And your inner-naysayer has almost got you convinced to snuggle back in your sleeping bag and let the day go by.

But then the wind shifts.

And you smell the one thing that never fails to rev up your inner adventurer.
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Maple dough boy recipe

This wonderful campfire recipe was submitted by Marketing Specialist Sheila Wiebe.

rolling pin and flourDough boys are based on a cherished family tea biscuit recipe from Sheila’s grandma, Bertha Lee. Born in 1898 in Otterville, Ontario, Grandma Lee died at the ripe old age of 102.

Today, Grandma Lee’s recipe is one of Sheila’s most treasured (and used), and Sheila thinks Grandma Lee would be tickled pink to know it’s been shared with Parks Blog readers.

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