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 […]
The transition between summer and fall always brings a bounty of peppers, which are a great main ingredient for many camping recipes. I received a bunch of beautiful heirloom peppers recently in my farm box, and decided to use the roasted peppers and make a dip for a day trip to the beach.
We’ve been thinking a bit more simply lately when it comes to camping food. As much as it is possible and encouraged to create amazing gourmet meals from scratch in the backcountry, sometimes it’s just nice to have things ready already.
Beer Cheese Fondue is a fun recipe for camping with a group. Cheese fondue is quick and easy to make as well as clean up, and you can dip almost anything!
This Smoky Cheese and Pepper Spread is made with roasted red bell peppers three different kinds of cheese: Provolone, Smoked Gouda, and Sharp Cheddar. Pickled serrano chile adds some heat, and a touch of beer adds some extra oomph.
When you get back to camp after a full day, everyone is hungry. Keep them happy until dinner is ready with some delicious, quick camping appetizers.
This surprising Butternut Squash Tahini Spread recipe comes from the cookbook “Jerusalem, A Cookbook” by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. It’s an easy and delicious recipe to accompany you on a picnic or hike.
Olives in paprika sauce are a delicious snack to take on any trip. Crisp olives hold up well, but absorb the flavors of the sauce as well. True “dirty gourmet” material.
Gin marinated potatoes require little prep and make a flavorful easy camping side dish. Serve warm or cool on a picnic or on the side during a car camping trip.
Orange Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip is easy to make, and is the perfect snack for on the trail. Make it at home and take it backpacking, or make orange honey mustard pretzel dip at camp for your day hike.