The saga of the abandoned camping trip is almost over: remember I told you that at the time, the lovely people at Waren Mills campsite phoned us after we returned home and, although they couldn’t return our camping payment, were happy to transfer it to another booking?
Articles in Category: Outdoor Cooking
The weather has been pretty variable for our holidays this year so we were glad we’d planned a hot lunch with shelter the day we set off round the point in the canoe.
The minxes are turning into teenagers early – every morning they wake up grumpy, declare they’re not hungry, and try their best to overturn my steely rule of no TV in the morning. Yesterday I decided I’d be inspired by this, and take them out early to have a beach breakfast.
I decided that the next thing we would rustle up on the Mini Trangia would be courgette fritters. These fitted the bill as something tasty and nutritious that would cook quickly and required a high heat. They’re also quite easy to make.
Whenever outdoor cooking is happening, the question our two ask first is, “Can we toast mishmaows?” (Ever since a little family friend mispronounced marshmallows whilst accompanying us on an adventure, this has been what we call them).
Now, I am a fresh coffee snob so how we have managed to end up living in the most coffee shop deprived area in the country I have no idea! It is not uncommon for us to drive an hour for a day trip but have a favourite coffee destination at the end!
The first thing the boys wanted to do as soon as school broke up for the summer was to camp out in the garden. If you haven’t done this, you really should give it a try. It’s dead easy and, while it might not sound that exciting to you, to the children it’s a real adventure.
When he got home from work, I told Jon about our mini adventure with a mini Trangia. The minxes raved about their beach pancakes. So naturally he wanted to try it out himself at the very next opportunity.