Hummus with Fiery Chili Oil

August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

I don’t think we’ve ever gone camping without hummus, it’s our go-to snack for day hiking or to nibble on while the campfire gets going before dinner. It’s so easy to make fresh homemade hummus (Read More)

Homemade Pickled Vegetables

July 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

You don’t need to be a chemist to make your own pickled vegetables. This marinated mix (based on Italian giardiniera) is about as tough to put together a salad. And they will stay crisp through your (Read More)

Pepitas and Peanuts Mix

June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

After a long day hiking, fishing, or swinging in a hammock, you need to recharge before lighting a fire and jumping on dinner. One of our favorite campsite snacks are these salty-spicy-sweet pumpkin seeds. But (Read More)

Rustic Refried Beans

June 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s one of the great food mysteries: Why do homemade refried beans taste way better than canned even when you make them with canned beans? The mashing, we reckon. You can make them as rough (Read More)

Quick Pickled Red Onions

January 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

These tangy pickled onions are super easy to make and keep for up to a week in the fridge or a couple of days in a cooler. If you don’t like bitting into a stray (Read More)

Picnic Pico

December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Think of pico de gallo as a super-simple relish. You can use it anywhere you’d use salsa, only since it’s chunky and uncooked, it delivers a salad-like freshness to whatever it touches. A word about (Read More)

Easy Roasted Garlic

July 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Freshly roasted garlic is an instant flavor enhancer to campfire meals. Roasting brings out all of the sweetness and isn’t as pungent as raw garlic. Add it to pasta dishes, use it as a topping (Read More)

Great Outdoors Granola

June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Whole grains, nuts, and a hit of sugar give you plenty of fuel for a day of outdoor exploring. Sure, you can buy a bag or box of granola. But once you try making your (Read More)

Little Heirloom Tomato Salad

May 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Plum and cherry tomatoes are two of the hardier varieties of tomatoes, making them one of our summertime Camping Kitchen staples. Like most other fruits, they fare better outside of the refrigerator. Packed in a (Read More)