Tuesday, 6 May 2014

British Camping Endevours.

Ahoy there!

The only other time I had ever been camping before last weekend was after the remarkably sweetened idea of beautiful sunny weather in the open English country side was falsely planted in my mind. It did not go as planned and after our tent was flooded by the arctic waters, we left behind our planned 3-day expedition, after only one night.

Needless to say, I was rightly precautions after our - me and le family - second camping trip was booked for the middle of April. Summer in England (that one day) leaves a large enough room for negative anticipations and extra safety measures to be undertaken. I often wonder why British love camping so much and then I remember that one day of summer. We have to use our weather-related opportunities to the absolute maximum. It may be minus temperatures, but if it's not raining; everybody navigate the exit and go and frolicking in the sunshine. Quite so! This is my theory, anyways. Surprisingly, I was mistaken to think that it would result in disasters not dissimilar to my previous camping experience. We were greeted with sunshine and a very mild climate every day. I had a very light-hearted adventure. I feel like ecstatic is taking it a bit too far. It was refreshing to not have any access to wifi for 3 days!

Curried Veggie Potato-Based Fritters/ Burger Patties
(vegan + natural + sugar free + gluten free)

2 large potatoes  //  3 large carrots  //  1 tin of drained chickpeas  //  1/2 tin of tinned tomato  //  1 diced onion
Salt/Pepper  //  Chilli, Garlic, Curry Powder, Mixed Spice

Peel/prepare all the ingredients. Chop the potatoes and carrots and boil until tender. Drain. Blend all the ingredients together (until chunky or smooth - optional). Mould into thick palm-sized discs. Bake until crispy on either side (flipping every 10-15 minutes) at 180 degrees Celsius. 

1 Ingredient Hot Banana Pudding
(vegan + natural + sugar free + fat free)

Banana  //  Tin foil  //  Barbecue

Slice banana peel from end to end. Wrap the banana in tin foil and place on the barbecue for roughly 10 minutes. Spoon out the hot banana 'pudding'.

I would give you some professional, Pinterest worthy pictures and camping tips but, guys, really, I'm a novice. However, I will say this: barbecuing has to be on the agenda and bring extra socks.

That's all. What did you guys do this weekend? I'm nosy. I'll go now. Toodle pip!