Campfires and fruitcake! Two of my favourite things.

This weekend, I was in my happy place. I was outdoors with a bunch of amazing scouts and leaders building catapults, leading camp songs around a campfire getting kids to shout really, really loudly, listening to the owls at night and watching the clouds whizzing past the full moon. We were lucky with the weather,…

Brazilian Feijoda

One more recipe from Jamboree – festival day meant food from our assigned countries.  We had represented the 4th Beaconsfield country of El Salvador with Pupusas for our activity and had an El Salvadorean cooked breakfast but Maisons-Laffitte scouts had been assigned Brazil as their country.  So what else but the national Brazilian dish of…

El Salvador Pupusas

I promised some recipes after camp which seems like a long time ago.  Autumn is coming and it is getting cold.  School has started and holidays are over so seems a good reason to revisit good times in the Summer. The first recipe I promised was pupusas from El Salvador. Pupusas are like maize tortillas with…

Scout camp kitchen, Interamericas style.

19 people to feed for a week when the kitchen is a gazebo, a couple of fold up tables and 2 sturdy, double gas burners with 14 of those being fed are 6 to 13 years old, one of whom does not eat gluten or dairy. A culinary challenge you might say….especially when you add…

Not binning food equals Glamorgan sausages – mmmm.

How am I doing with my not binning food challenge? I don’t think I am doing too badly.  I have to admit to having to put a chunk of pumpkin in the compost as I didn’t get around to making soup quickly enough.  Oooops.  And I didn’t quite finish up a small carton of cream…