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Display Name: Michelle @TheTiffinBox
Member Since: 5/15/13

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@Anna at InspiredKitchenDesign, let's just call it my secret chocolate obsession? :)


Recipe: Campfire Banana Boat S'mores Recipes from The Kitchn
7/30/14 01:11 AM

@DanielleColorado, they are pretty awesome. Graham crackers add that perfect finishing touch :)


Recipe: Campfire Banana Boat S'mores Recipes from The Kitchn
7/29/14 02:45 AM

@first5times, those are excellent tips, thank you. Really like the Ikea bag one.

And yes, you really don't need a large car. We used to camp all the time when we rented the smallest car we could get away with.


The Beginner's Guide to Car Camping Tips from The Kitchn
7/24/14 02:02 PM

@happiness, I'd love an air mattress too, but that's apparently too much home comforts for camping according to the husband ;-)

Good point on the knife. We both each have a Swiss Army knife that we carry everywhere (yes, its gotten me in trouble sometimes) and they're super handy.


The Beginner's Guide to Car Camping Tips from The Kitchn
7/24/14 01:57 PM

@rebeccaal, ha, and I thought I was being a wimp with my mattress pad :)

We use screwdrivers for a lot of things, mainly pulling out stuff from the ground if it's stuck. A tool box also comes in handy if anything goes wrong with the car and needs a quick fix.


The Beginner's Guide to Car Camping Tips from The Kitchn
7/24/14 01:55 PM

@Michelle of Montreal, yes, towels. I prefer cotton to microfibre, but that's just a personal preference. Microfibre dries faster and they're useful too.


The Beginner's Guide to Car Camping Tips from The Kitchn
7/24/14 01:53 PM

@Brooklynnina, thanks for those links, they are definitely useful. You always learn something different in every person's experience.


The Beginner's Guide to Car Camping Tips from The Kitchn
7/24/14 01:52 PM

@Mike_NJ, bug spray, yes, yes! I usually carry mine in my First Aid box, so I don't forget. And Afterbite or Calamine, if you do get bitten.

Great tips.


The Beginner's Guide to Car Camping Tips from The Kitchn
7/24/14 01:51 PM

@moorglade99, yes, that's a very valid point. Most campsites here will allow alcohol until 11 PM, after which 'quiet hours' are in effect. But its definitely worth checking it out.

Also, that reminds me, make sure you carry any alcohol in the boot of your car and not with you inside.


How I Pack Food for Car Camping Tips from The Kitchn
7/24/14 01:47 PM

@elmstreeter, yes, that's what I do too. Medium to large Rubbermaid boxes come in pretty handy. And, yes that tip about storing marshmallows and chocolate in a cooler is also a great tip. It never gets super hot here, but sometimes the car does warm up.


How I Pack Food for Car Camping Tips from The Kitchn
7/24/14 01:44 PM

I use a lot of spices - obviously. I buy all mine whole from Asian groceries, where I can find big bags for very reasonable prices. I use Bonne Maman jam jars to store ground spices and my spice mixes, as they are the perfect size to store my larger quantities.

While whole spices will last for a long time, I must disagree with ground spices. 6 months is the maximum I will keep them for. I prefer to make my own spice mixes anyway, so I make them in smaller quantities so they stay potent. 4 years is waaaay too long to store ground spices.

Check out my Spice Box posts. I write a lot about how to source and store spices.

http://www.foodbloggersofcanada.com/category/food-drink/spice-box/
http://www.thetiffinbox.ca/search/label/Spice%20Mixes


Our Guide to Cleaning Out Your Messy Spice Drawer Tips from The Kitchn
7/17/14 12:17 PM

@Larsie, all right, all right, all right... you have to stop before I split my sides laughing :) :)


Recipe: Acadian Salt Cod Fish Cakes Recipes from The Kitchn
7/1/14 12:23 AM

@Naramri, oh no, that's not the recipe. It's my version of showing Canadian diversity, Devnagri script (cause I was born in India) with a maple leaf on top (Canada)... building our own traditions and finding my Canadian voice as an immigrant :) It would have been a cool handwritten recipe to have, though. I do have a lot of Indian hand written recipes, that only I can decipher here, seeing as they're written in Kannada script (a regional Indian language)


Recipe: Acadian Salt Cod Fish Cakes Recipes from The Kitchn
6/30/14 10:36 PM

@MichLeMac, thanks. I decided to save my arteries and go for these fish cakes instead, haha.

But yeah, I read that about the Acadians when I was doing my research (and studying for my Canadian citizenship test0, and found it so interesting. The maritimes have been on my to-visit list for a while now. Hope you enjoy this dish too, though I am sure you have your own recipe for it :)


Recipe: Acadian Salt Cod Fish Cakes Recipes from The Kitchn
6/30/14 08:58 PM

@SusanInToronto, haha, I almost went with my grandmother-in-law's famous butter tarts, but decided to avoid that Canadian cliche cause I was too scared of all the Canadians coming over and telling me theirs were better :) But oh my, butter tarts! Easily one of the best things about Canada for sure.


Recipe: Acadian Salt Cod Fish Cakes Recipes from The Kitchn
6/30/14 08:55 PM

@itsallabouttheg, I am sorry, I am not quite sure where. I find my salt cod at the local Italian store in the freezer section. So perhaps, somewhere like an Italian or Latin store?


Recipe: Acadian Salt Cod Fish Cakes Recipes from The Kitchn
6/30/14 08:52 PM

Hi Coco, you can easily replace with thyme, dill or parsley. Pretty much any herb will work. I have lemon thyme growing wild in my garden right now, and I love its flavour, which is why its in everything at the moment :)
Happy Canada Day!


Recipe: Acadian Salt Cod Fish Cakes Recipes from The Kitchn
6/30/14 12:55 PM

This is perfect for summer and so beautifully healthy. And perfect for all the gorgeous salmon we have in the freezer too.


Recipe: Korean Mixed Rice with Sashimi Recipes from The Kitchn
6/20/14 11:30 AM

@doilyglove, I used Progressive International popsicle moulds. They are available on Amazon. I looked all over for the classic shape and these are perfect and make ten pops. Plus, they're reasonably priced too.


Recipe: Chai Creamsicles Recipes from The Kitchn
6/19/14 09:11 PM

@Sarah:: EAT.PRAY.MOVE Yoga Retreats, comfort drink :)


Recipe: Chai Creamsicles Recipes from The Kitchn
6/19/14 09:10 PM