Grilled Flatbread / Grillede Flate Brød

A great Italian inspired flatbread recipe found on food52.comGrilled Flatbread / Grillede Flate Brød

Grilling is a stone age way of baking bread but don’t let that lead you to thing that bread baked this way isn’t just delicious. Particularly when using this Italian inspied recipe complete with olive oil, salt flakes and rosemary.

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Navajo Flatbreads / Flate Navajo Brød

A great camp bread recipe found on jamieoliver.com
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Jamie Oliver: “A cross between Indian naan breads and Mexican tortillas, these flatbreads are brilliantly simple.”

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Kishkiyya – Medieval Hangover Cures / Bakruskur fra Middelalderen

A Medieval hangover cure found on medievalists.net
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Kishkiyya - Medieval Hangover Cures 2Feeling a little worse for wear after ringing in the New Year? Rolling out of bed with a banging headache and a mouth that’s dry as ash? Cringing as you scroll through Facebook and see photos of yourself dancing with a tie around your head at 2am?

Well, as you chug some water, and curse yourself for believing in your drinking and dancing prowess, here are a few hangover cures from days gone by, because people who partied like it was 1399 also needed a little help the morning after.

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Warm Cranberries and Juniper Drink / Varm Tyttebær- og Einerdrikk

A classic Norwegian campfire hot drink found on dagbladet.no
Warm Cranberries and Juniper Drink / Varm Tyttebær- og Einerdrikk

This is a fresh, warm and healthy drink for cold evenings – and for camping and hikes in the woods.

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1860s Crab Apple Jelly / Villeplegele fra 1860tallet

A historic wild fruit recipe found on World Turn’d Upside Down
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Stephanie Ann Farra who runs ‘World Turn’d Upside Down‘ writes: When Pehr Kalm, a Swedish-Finnish naturalist, visited Pennsylvania in the 1750s, he remarked that crab apples were plentiful but were not good for anything but making vinegar. Crab apples have a reputation of being a useless fruit and a nuisance. As Pehr Kalm suggested, I had actually intended to make vinegar out of my collection.

Once the tweeting birds were replaced with squawking crows, too close for comfort, I decided I had enough to make a small container of vinegar and one of preserves of some kind. I took the collection home and rinsed it in a few washes. I was still unsure of what kind of preserve I wanted to make. I was stuck between making marmalade and jelly. I ended up making jelly because more people would enjoy it.

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Campfires and How To Build Them

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How to build firesNo campfire cooking recipes for you today, but great advice on what sort of fires to build and how to build them. A real blast from the past from a time before disposable lighters and ignition briquettes. Back when a box of matches and birch bark was all you had.

A time when scouts was young people hiking in the woods and not a fat cat sitting at a sports event looking for athlets to sink his hooks into.

Download all these handy tips from people who knew what hiking was all about. You can get them in pdf format by clicking the icon below.

Tip: The pdf is a lot bigger than the image to the left and work best in 150 %

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Tiger Nut Balls / Tiger Nøttekuler

A 3.500 year old sweet recipe found on historyextra.com
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In every issue of BBC History Magazine, picture editor Sam Nott brings you a recipe from the past. In this article, Sam recreates a healthy snack thought to have been enjoyed in Egypt around 3,500 years ago.

Sam Not writes: If you, like me, have a sweet tooth but are trying to be healthier then try tiger nut balls.

I found lots of references to this being one of the first Egyptian recipes that we know of, found written on an ancient ostraca (inscribed broken pottery) dating back to 1600 BC. Although I haven’t found a definitive source for this (or why tiger nut balls don’t contain tiger nuts!) they sounded too delicious to pass over. As your average ancient Egyptian seems to have had a very sweet tooth and often added dates and honey to desserts, I like to think that this is a sweet that would have been made thousands of years ago.

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Campfire Bread / Bålbrød

A recipe for a simple and primitive way to bake bread
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Campfire Bread / Bålbrød

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Medieval Monday – Arbolettys

A medieval spicy egg dish recipefound on
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Saara who runs One Year and Thousand Eggs writes: This egg dish is kind of scrambled eggs with herbs. It is very good with toasted bread.

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Old Fashioned Griddle Cakes / Gammeldagse Takkekaker

An old fashioned recipe found on about.com
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Want to try some delicious, authentic hot cakes? This is a simple recipe that can be expanded if necessary. Try adding frozen blueberries, dried cranberries, or chocolate chips to the batter.These griddle cakes can be made using your grill, camp stove, or conventional stove.

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Hiking Muffins / Nistemuffins

A recipe from a promotion leaflet published by gilde.no
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I guess the name of the post and the picnic marking on the picture might seem a little confusing but it should at least cover both kinds of outdoor eating. I know that we Norwegians are more keen on hiking than most, so if you prefer to bring these muffins for a picnic rather than on a hike that is no skin off my nose – Ted  😉

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Foil Wrapped Hiking Food / Foliepakket Turmat

A great idea for the hikers out there found on joker.no
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When going on a hike your backpack quickly gets full and heavy, you quickly becomes aware of what the things you bring really weights. Then you may want to bring readymade packages like this. This food is great fuel for a hungry and tired body.

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Wholemeal Pancakes / Grove Pannekaker

A recipe for classic Norwegian hiking food
found on brodogkorn.no

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Wholemeal pancakes are great hiking food. Pour flour, whole wheat, oatmeal, eggs and milk in a bottle, and cook the pancakes on your camping stove or in a frying pan on your camp fire. Serve them with jam.

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