Food & Drink

Places to eat, recipes to try and some useful tips form us

Food store cupboard.

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in Featured, Food & Drink | 2 comments

Food store cupboard.

Good food while on holiday is possibly one of the top 5 things to enjoy for many holidaymakers and we are no different. I really enjoy cooking when away and I’m pretty sure the family love eating whatever it is I have made. To make cooking easier, in fact, to make buying food easier when we are on holiday, we have some essential “Store cupboard” items that we always carry with us. And for the keen eyed of you – you will also see that these items can be mixed up together and can create a simple dish. We organised the store cupboard items in such a way that if we were unable to visit a store...

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Is it gin o’clock yet ?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Featured, Food & Drink | 3 comments

Is it gin o’clock yet ?

Its important to remember that our breaks away in the ‘van are a family adventure. But both Angela & I enjoy a drink to unwind with when we are away but what is our favourite tipple ? Apart from the occasional glass of wine and fine ale we don’t actually drink that much. However, the one drink that both Angela and I enjoy is Gin with Ginger Ale. Its refreshing, its warming, its perfect for cold nights in and warm nights out. So here is the recipe. In a tall glass, place a shot or two of your favourite Gin. Our current favourite gin is Tanqueray Cut a lime into 8 segments, gently squeeze...

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Stovetop Coffee

Posted by on Feb 27, 2016 in Featured, Food & Drink, Reviews | 0 comments

Stovetop Coffee

Let’s face it, one of the most important tasks to perform in the morning is to put the kettle on for a tea or coffee. In the mornings our household is exclusively in the coffee camp and we really love our fresh coffee. I’ve wanted a stove top coffee percolator for some time, but finding one that is big enough for everyone and is suitable for use in the caravan has proven quite tricky. However I did by chance find a great coffee pot in Lakeland. It makes up to 8 cups (and these are real cups, not expresso cup sizes) and is made from stainless steal. It works like this. You fill the pot with...

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Chicken chorizo casserole

Posted by on Feb 6, 2016 in Food & Drink | 0 comments

Chicken chorizo casserole

You cant really go wrong with a casserole can you ? but casseroles from my youth were wet flavourless and frankly awful. I went off of them for a very long time. You also cannot go wrong with a slow cooker. We have owned four of them now. Each of them were used for about a month then consigned to the loft, then the bin. But strangely this cooker has made it almost to a year of constant use. Ironically it was purchased for the caravan, yet has only made it to the caravan once! Ok so here is the recipe for four hungry people. 3 chicken breasts – diced. 1 chorizo sausage – the pre-cooked...

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Pulled pork

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Featured, Food & Drink | 0 comments

Pulled pork

This recipe may break the convention of what being able to cook while camping. In fact we cooked this pulled pork in our slow cooker at home, but as you will see you can in fact cook this well in advance and simply warm up when you are al set up on site. – We plan on doing just this when we go for our big family get together later in 2015. This recipe is a perfect one for when there are many mouths to feed, you’re having a bit of party – or just incredibly hungry. The preparation can be quite time consuming but I can assure you it is worth it. What you will need. 3Kg pork shoulder roast 2...

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Garlic Chicken kebabs.

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in Featured, Food & Drink | 0 comments

Garlic Chicken kebabs.

Every now and then we enjoy making these kebabs as another family favourite. We serve these kebabs with finely sliced red onion, tomatoes and lettuce. A garlic mayo and sweet chilli sauce really make these simple kebabs a perfect meal. These are so versatile that they can be cooked either on the BBQ or on rainy day they work just as well being cooked on the hob.   What you will need. 4 large chicken breasts 2 cloves garlic Olive oil 1 Lemon Salt Pepper 3 teaspoons Rosemary – (Dried is fine) Preparation. Dice the chicken into 2 cm cubes. You can make these bigger if you want to...

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