I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and is excited about the possibilities that 2020 holds. I have a lot of plans, but with teenagers in the house, I realize my schedule is not truly my own...on the plus side, though, I'm very busy with "doing" and don't have a lot of time for…Read more Happy New Year!
There's a Scout I've been getting to know for a couple years now. He is quick to volunteer to cook for his patrol on group campouts, and he has a favorite go-to recipe for dutch oven lasagna. The problem is, something has ALWAYS gone wrong. It hasn't necessarily been his fault - Cooks and those…Read more Success! A Dutch Oven Lasagna Shortcut
Quick show of hands, who has ever picked a pawpaw? Did you know you could? I mean, Baloo, the bear, sings about them in Disney's adaptation of The Jungle Book, but have you ever stopped to think about just what it is he's talking about? In the tropics, a pawpaw is a papaya - the…Read more When You Pick a Pawpaw…
I've been doing some creative things lately in camp cooking - but I've been negligent in posting. Most of my energy has been in matching the aggressive schedule of a bunch of YouTubers, and collaborations around "Canteen Cup" cooking. Truth be told, the canteen cup (the aluminum or stainless, kidney-shaped pot, about 2-1/2 cups in…Read more Peep S’Mores Fondue (Easter Canteen Cup)
Where I come from (not necessarily where I AM), eating black eyed peas on New Year's Day brings good luck for the year. Who else had some? It's great that little cultural things like this persist even as the world gets smaller and homogenized. Happy New Year everybody!
A quasi-guest-post by my brother, Mike, here - we had the joy of sharing a Christmas celebration at his house this year (and for a good solid week, I've been completely absent from the internet!) I'd witnessed the creation of a Feuerzangenbowle before, but this time I was able to get some instruction, and video…Read more Feuerzangenbowle – German Christmas Fire Wine! (Wilderness Chef #8)
If you're spending any time outside this Thanksgiving - hiking, camping, paddling... there's no need to pass on traditional holiday fare. Heck, even if you're not in the woods, this recipe yields a really tasty result, including the satisfaction of cooking over a fire! Equipment Let me just confess up front - a standard dutch…Read more Thanksgiving Outdoors, with a Dutch Oven Turkey
One of the great things about a cobbler - it's supposed to be unstructured. It's not only ideally suited to cooking in a less-than-meticulous manner, it can also be approached pretty much however you want to do it. I've cooked it twice, two completely different ways, just this week! Batter-first with fruit poured in (like…Read more Blackberry Cobbler