Over Easter we camped on the shores of a beautiful lake and spent our days fishing, boating, canoeing, yabbying and losing track of time with my family.
Our camp ovens were packed carefully and I was determined to make bread using a well practised recipe from the Bourke Street Bakery cookbook. I like the way cooking outdoors away from the comforts of the kitchen requires you to improvise and simplify things. This loaf was a perfect example of basic ingredients put together with simple equipment and baked over red hot coals in the camp oven. No temperature controls on the open fire!
We devoured this rustic loaf with a piece of blue cheese and a jar of home made Ploughman's pickles.
In the evening we cooked a piece of home raised lamb in the camp ovens...a memorable family meal enjoyed by the fireside. I only managed to get decent photos of the vegetables, the heat haze and shimmer from the fire provided tricky conditions for this photographer!
Camping brings the most important things in life into perspective.
Is there something you do with your family to gets things back into perspective?