Food Wise/Wise Food

Food-wise, this weekend is shaping up to be the poster child for On A Dime. The wise food we’re talking about makes straight As in preschool and sings Stairway To Heaven a cappella on You Tube. And just how, precisely, is this accomplished? By pointing an ice chest and Coleman stove in the direction of snow camping in Kings Canyon and tossing in an outstanding specimen of a dog and 5 (collectively) outstanding specimens of women.

 Collectively, outstanding, and specimens? Waiting with bated breath and a confused bladder, right?

 Well here’s how it goes. Five trail-blazing women, are collectively pooling resources for outstanding camping potlucks and will have photos of the successful specimens next week. Screech of the tires! At this point we shall let the word “specimen” go, as it should not be used in conjunction with “food” in this little story.

 Chapter One – I, your vittles guru (oxymoron to the tenth), made up a list for our community feasts and sent it right out. This shared cost/responsibility is financial genius as well as logistically smart but please be patient as first glance renders it suspect. The list was supposed to be easy and designed to please everyone but remember the days of Spam (edible variety, sort of) and Vienna Sausages (Viennese, not so much)? Easy peasy, right? Wrong. Those days were for Cro Magnon women who most likely ate their young at the first mention of s’mores. Evolution thankfully, delivered fireside percolators, battery latte foamers, and child psychology. Well….. we can thank modern civilization for two out of three.

So, within our thoroughly modern, partially civilized, posse we have a natural – “eat only ingredients you can pronounce” – crusader who signed up for quinoa, tempeh, and spanakopita, a raw cow eater, and a gorgeous wind-maker anytime she frolics with dairy. Add in a 60s flower child whose trail mix looks suspicious and may include what used to be illegal flora (she is not allowed to bring brownies), and me, a pine-scented goddess, skipping along with daisies in perfectly combed hair (hey now, I am the one writing this). Well, you get the point and we here at On A Dime “get” that sometimes it’s hard to cater to everyone’s peculiarities.

 So this weekend, we plan to make it happen and share how we pulled it off as well as our recipes. Next week’s post will either celebrate the emergence of a whole new movement in communal camping cuisine or focus on food poisoning triage.

We do have an article on food on the site and will be expanding to include recipes so if you have any favorites and wish to share, let us know! Also check our info on gear and have a great week!

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Guacamole and 99 cent candles
Guacamole and 99 cent candles
Fish is quick and easy
Fish is quick and easy
Chicken k-bobs can be purchased at the market
Chicken k-bobs can be purchased at the market

 

 

 

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