It’s peak eggplant season around here, so on a recent beach camping trip to Morro Bay I decided to campify one of my mother-in-law’s specialties, an Indian eggplant dish called Baingan Bharta. It’s a bit like baba ghanoush in its preparation.
At REI, where I work, we wear name tags with our favorite outdoor place listed on them. Mine says “Joshua Tree National Park.” For the past ten years, I have spent the majority of my days off in the park camping, climbing, hiking, and meditating. There is a quiet there that I haven’t experienced in […]
Summer! Always so busy, and this year even more so. We packed our schedule with outdoor events, which hopefully we saw you at, and had a blast. We went to San Francisco (twice), Tahoe, Powder Mountain, and Lake Mead near Las Vegas.
We taught cooking classes at REI’s brand new Outessa Summit last weekend. This was a festival celebrating women in the outdoors.
Ok, this is an involved recipe. You have to get a starter, and keep it alive for a while. Then you have to plan about 2 days of your life to be available for building your bread dough, and then you have to bake it in your dutch oven. But it is worth it, and […]
One of the first recipes we posted on our site was this Sweet Potato Corn Chowder.
Ok, so they aren’t exactly potato skins, but they taste the same, which is amazingly delicious, and the shape is much more appropriate for camping.
We recently had a great time hosting a camp cooking workshop with a cool local group of outdoorsy folks called Adventure Scouts.
We’ve been making a point to camp together once a month. It’s an easy enough goal when it’s just a local overnight trip, but the reward is huge. We get to spend quality distraction-free time together, the kids have learned to love camping, and we get some golden recipe testing out of it.
We’ve been out camping almost every weekend lately, and this past weekend was no exception. We taught a campfire cooking class to a small group of new friends, and made this now famous Albondigas Soup.