Recipe: Dehydrated Chickpea Curry (the best!)

I got this recipe from my sister-in-law (thanks Jennifer!). It is the best curry I’ve ever had. That’s a big statement, but it’s true. Others who have tried it, say the same thing. Now imagine having the best curry you’ve ever had, and having it at camp… oh yeah. I decided to take her recipe and…

My Camping Checklist

I’m about to embark on my first-ever solo canoe trip. I’m going for 5 days and waiting patiently for the ice to melt off the lakes in Algonquin Park. I plan to go the first week of May, so if the ice isn’t out of Algonquin, I’ll have to go to a different location. I’m…

Recipe: Dehydrated Crackers (Super Easy!)

As a gift for letting my friend borrow our Excalibur Dehydrator, she made crackers and gave me some to try. I fell in love as soon as I took the first bite! These are soo good. The smell is unbelievable when they’re fermenting, and even more delicious when they’re in the dehydrator. 

Recipe: Dehydrated Mexican Lentil Stew (My Fav!)

Hands down, my favourite meal to dehydrate and eat out in the backcountry. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because it weighs practically nothing, but it’s full of protein-rich red lentils. Maybe because it has the word Mexican in it (Mexican flavours are my favourite). In any case, you have to try this!

Recipe: Vanilla Cranberry Energy Bites

When you have plans to spend almost 40 nights outside over the camping season, it makes sense to have some variety when it comes to snacks and meals. I made up these Vanilla Cranberry Energy Bites the same day that I cracked a cerveza and made Coconut, Lime and Macadamia nut energy bites.

Recipe: Coconut, Lime, Macadamia Energy Bites

My gosh these are good! I’m a real lime person, meaning I love limes! So, no doubt these energy bites are right up my alley. There’s enough lime juice and zest to really kick these up a notch. You’ll be taken away to some tropical island with a cold cerveza in your hand rather than…

Recipe: Dehydrated Mushroom Stroganoff

Gourmet in the backcountry! That’s what I thought when I had dehydrated Mushroom Stroganoff on a canoe trip in Killarney Provincial Park. We ate it on our last night of a 9-day trip and I was disappointed that we didn’t try it sooner or bring more portions.

Food for a Long Weekend Canoe Trip

You know that idiom “live and learn”? Well that’s exactly what I did when I packed enough food for a small army (6 people, actually) for our 2015 Algonquin Thunderbox Tour. The “live and learn” moment happened on the portage between Big Crow and Hogan Lake when I carried 1 of the food barrels and…

Recipe: Dehydrated Hummus

I tried dehydrating my own hummus for a canoe trip in Killarney last fall. It turned out extremely well! Every time I go out I learn something new. In previous trips, an elaborate menu was put together. Lunch items were too labour intensive and not worth putting together while portaging and paddling all day, and we’d…

Seven Mouths to Feed

The dehydrator has been going non-stop for almost 4 weeks, camping gear is scattered everywhere, Banjo’s been wandering around the house with her life jacket on, meals are piling up in storage bins as they are being put together, the house smells like a tropical cocktail as we dehydrate more fruit leather, and every time…

Dehydrating – Mushrooms

Well I had my first go at dehydrating today. I purchased the Excalibur 5-tray 3500 a couple of months ago but just haven’t had time to get started. I looked at the calendar today and realized that I only have a couple of months to prepare for a backcountry trip in Algonquin! I used cremini…