In My Belly: Camping

Download episode 2 of ‘In My Belly.’ Goes nicely with white wine. Maybe a vodka tonic.

I had no idea camping could be a culinary adventure. Our friends opened our eyes and mouths to the pleasures of bacon, pancakes and good food at the campsite in Scotts Valley.

Breakfast at the Campsite

Last June, Catalina made reservations at the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. We packed everything into our little Corolla, survived the twists and turns on Highway 17 and spent the night under the stars. In my next episode of ‘In My Belly’ – we cover all yummy options for tent-side eating.

In My Belly: Campsite Cooking from Kris Vera-Phillips on Vimeo.


Stoke it
Time to check out some liner notes on this episode.

  • I first blogged about our camping trip on my Brainpickings.
  • Reserve your campsite online at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
  • In addition to park signs with slashes over martini glasses, the park rangers reminded us about the strict ban on alcohol. In an SUV’s trunk, we made a discreet mini-bar of ‘grape’ juice, ‘potato’ water, ‘wheat’ soda and other delightful beverages.
  • By the way, there are also park signs saying ‘No pets.’ However, we camped next to a family with an adorable beagle. Bottom line: it seems like the park rangers are selective when it comes to enforcing the rules.
  • S'mores in Scotts Valley

  • If you forget food and other supplies at home, there’s Safeway nearby on Mt Hermon Rd. That’s where we picked up bacon plus Hersey chocolate bars, graham crackers and marshmallows for s’mores.
  • I loved using Scott’s Grill. I think Target is selling an updated version of the the Coleman 2-burner stove. It runs on propane and it’s really easy to use.
  • So. This is my second episode of ‘In My Belly’ – like it? Any questions? Comments? Ideas for another episode? Please let me know by leaving a message on this entry.

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3 comments

  • Suzanne Phan

    πŸ™‚ love the line about grape juice, potato water, wheat soda!
    BTW, I agree! ramen rocks…and bacon is the best.

  • Queenkv

    Anytime is a good time for ‘wheat’ soda. I love ramen with odd food combos – like bacon, mustard and oyster sauce…separately. PS – Suz – I think you’re the only one watching this video podcast πŸ™‚

  • Catalina

    Thank you for posting this. It was a lot of fun πŸ™‚
    BTW…
    Potato juice = Vodka
    Rice juice = Sake
    Grape juice = Wine
    etc… Lol!

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