Saturday, September 18, 2010

Cooking outside with outside materials

A few days ago, I came up with an idea to cook things over our fire pit. We didn't want to waste good food if things went wrong, so we decided to cook with the materials that we found outside: Acorns, berries, tomatoes, onions, leaves,.... that sort of thing.
It was so fun! Nothing was edible, but we made it look realistic, and we even used real recipes! I got into some of Mom's cook books, and changed some of the recipes to fit the materials that we had outside. For example: The recipe called for ham, eggs, beans......We had the eggs right beside us freshly laid from our hens, but the ham and the beans we got by frying bark for the ham, and cutting up and roasting some acorns. :)
The only thing we had to look out for was that we didn't cook stuff that would put off toxic fumes like certain berries and bark. Other than that, we had a blast at experimenting with cooking things over the fire and seeing how they turned out..... :D

Gathering wood for the fire

Our ham and bean soup ready to be dished :) (Acorns and bark)

Tea made by heating up water, flowers and dry leaves

Hay fire starter

Nate's fluffy chicken-Twix-Eating by our "stove"

Fire tender

Cutting Acorns



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