Family Camping Cookbook launched!

The second stage of our book launch celebrations happened last weekend, with a number of close family and friends attending a barbecue picnic in the secret garden of Boston Manor Park in West London.

Everyone bought their own picnic, and we cooked up some Indian Lamb Chops, Halloumi & Vegetable kebabs and Smoked Paprika Chicken Wings for every one to sample – They seemed to go down pretty well!

It was a very windy day, but the rain held off, and it turned out to be a fun event. We prepared some more marinade for more Chicken wings (I think we got through about 150 in total!) that evening for the Pitshanger Party  in the Park, which was held the following day up in North Ealing.

Here we had a stall, where we hoped to both provoke interest in our book and sell a few.  As well as the chicken wings, we had some Sticky Ribs to entice people over – with an opportunity for people to ‘taste’ the book!  We were both surprised and delighted to discover that lots of people had already heard about our book, and some had even bought it.  One woman told us all about how one of our weekend meal plans had added extra excitement to their rather rainy camping expedition.   So glad to be of service!


Easy camping recipes from New Zealand 2

Lamb Chops and Rhubarb Crumble

We think lamb chops are probably one of the best meat cuts to barbecue. They’re best cooked over a fairly high heat, so that they crisp up nicely on the outside, but stay fairly pink in the middle. All sorts of marinades or rubs work with lamb chops, but for this one we simply used a little cumin, and seasoned with salt just before cooking.

For pudding we made a rhubarb crumble in the bread oven.  It worked a treat!

preparing the barbecue

enjoying the lamb

stoking the bread oven

testing the crumble