Backwoods Kitchen

Gypsy Goulash

When you’re in the backcountry, sometimes you don’t have a lot, but you need something fast, tasty and hot. This is a simple, highly adaptable dish that can be made almost anywhere, with a wide variety of ingredients. This version uses kidney beans, but any kind will do. Only the eggs and tomatoes are essential. …

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Camp Fire Cake

Sometimes, you just need cake. I’ve baked this from scratch before, but this is the one time I’m going to advocate boxed over homemade: when you’re deep in the backcountry it’s just too much fuss to pack in all the things you need to make a decent cake. The last time I made this, I …

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Bush Gypsy’s Banquette

Sometimes when you’re in the bush you need lots of calories, but you don’t have lots of time (or energy) left at the end of the day. By prepping the first part of this three part recipe for dinner, you have yourself a hearty, quick breakfast, as well as lunch or dinner the next day …

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PIZZA!

I really like pizza. A lot.  What I really dislike is paying for pizza. In fact, I have no idea why any (sober) person pays for pizza. It’s much cheaper and healthier to make yourself, and really doesn’t take much time to make. The most time consuming part is letting the dough rise, which is done all by itself thanks to Saccharomyces cerevisiae, also known …

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Say it with Biscuits

I started learning how to cook about 10 years ago, when, as a poor university student, I came to the stunning realization that good food is very expensive. One of the very first cook books I ever bought myself was a second hand copy of The Tassajara Bread Book. While it would be many years …

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