No recipes in this post. But, in honour of my fair country’s 141st birthday, we did the typically Canadian thing: pack the car, pack some beer and get out of the city…and it was a great time for all.

This past weekend we went camping at Shuswap Provincial Park. I love camping. Love it. I don’t know if it is the childhood memories, of big campfires, swimming in a lakes, having fun with friends and cousins, but there is something I just adore about packing up the car and heading out to the “wilderness”. Pete likes to point out that how we camp, is not real camping…it is car camping. Fair enough. He is the strap on a 70 lb pack and walk up a mountain. I am the person who is completely satisfied to have a car to zip to the store if I need anything.

My favourite thing about camping now as an adult is to cook a delicious meal with pretty basic ingredients, and the kicker, is to try to cook everything over open flames. We always bring our camping stove, just in case there is a campfire ban, but there is NOTHING like grilled steak with a smoky wood flavour. A few pictures for fun are below. Our first night’s dinner was delish, grilled steaks, mushroom risotto and salad – no picture of that, we were too hungry to take any!

Breakfast: Eggs, Roasted Potatoes and Sausages

Dinner: Teriyaki Salmon, Grilled Asparagus and Roasted Potatoes