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Camping With Cloth Napkins

This Is What We Ate . . .

When we are camping, we try to keep a running list of what we cook. These notes are fun to look at - "Did we really eat that for dinner?" or "Those were the best tacos ever!" - and are helpful in planning meals or the next trip. As you will see, nothing is too elaborate, we used very few recipes, and we worked with what was available at the markets. We use the same techniques over and over with a lot of variations of the same meals & recipes and using leftovers as part of most meals. Will add...

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From Our Pantry to Yours

At The CONDIMENTed Pantry we stock Our Pantry with a carefully selected collection of small-batch products made from the best ingredients and from our favorite producers to give you the best quality items with which to stock Your pantry. We seek these products when we are out traveling around the country, usually during the colder months. We love meeting, and visiting with, the producers and finding new and exciting products. Whether Your pantry is a room or a cabinet or a shelf, The CONDIMENTed Pantry would love to see our products become an essential part of Your pantry. Having the...

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Time Zones

Day: First Saturday in November  - Tomorrow morning at 2:00 am we sent our clocks back one hour, so don’t forget!  This reminds me of traveling east to west and going through different time zones. When you are driving the across the country, be sure to know when and where your time zones are. If you are like us and don’t make reservations, it is doubly important. Also, Arizona doesn’t have Daylight Saving Time – be sure to be aware your time. East to West The further west you go, the greater your camping options will be. If you go...

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Garlic in Oil at Home and On the Road

Garlic in Oil for Your Pantry   Love, Love, Garlic. Garlic in oil is one of those very handy things in your pantry refrigerator. I always have a container of garlic in oil to: add to dishes as I cook, brush on pizza or make garlic bread sauté some shrimp in add to pasta add just a little bit of garlic to something like a salad dressing The recipe is so simple and you can make as much or as little as you want. If you find you have used a lot of the oil, but there is still a...

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Strawberry Milkshakes on the Road - A Camping Post

A couple of years ago we went on an extended camping trip. We took the circuitous route as always, taking over 8,300 miles to get from Maine to the California coast. John on the California Coast  Eventually we left the beautiful coast of California and headed toward the Salton Sea, buying some strawberries at a farmers market along the way. We stayed at a hot springs RV park for a few days of soaking in geothermal mineral water; great for the body and spirit.  One hot, sunny afternoon (just happened to be my birthday) we decided to make strawberry milkshakes....

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