Food on Fire

Tim Fowler

Timothy Fowler is a freelance writer, Red Seal Chef and RV traveler. His curiosity about fire and food leads him to write about both. You can read his blog at www.timothydfowler.ca or follow him on TWITTER @Timothydfowler

These three cousins are enjoying grandma’s homemade cookies in a hammock.
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Family reunion at Battleford, Saskatchewan

Time together as a family is precious as the years tick by, so better plan now.
Plate of fritters and dishes of sauce.
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Fantastic fritters from the fairground of my childhood

Every time I make fritters, I ask why we don’t do this more often.

Meat skewers on grill.
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Secret to granny’s burgers and meatballs revealed

Once you know the secret, making perfect meatballs, skewers or burgers for the campfire is perfectly simple.

Shortcake, strawberries and cream are a delicious way to celebrate the arrival of summer.
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Ripe Strawberries? Make shortcake

Adjust regular biscuits by adding sugar, vanilla and grated orange as a base to highlight the start of summer berry season.

A skillet muffin is a simple centre to build a winter brunch around.
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Mixed Berry Skillet Muffin for Brunch

A mixed berry skillet muffin is a luxurious launch to a lazy day.

Grab your axe; let’s make a chicken sandwich.
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Grab your axe: Let’s make a sandwich

Flattened and breaded, chicken breast makes a delicious hot tomato-ey cheese-topped sandwich.

 
RV oven-broiled nachos are like taking the night off from campfire cooking.
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Take the night off and use the broiler for nachos

Did you know your RV oven has a broiler function? Use it to make nachos.

A fully stacked Lodge Sportsman’s Grill leads to much anticipation.
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Just skewer it!

Marinated meat skewers are tender and tasty. 
Nasty weather keeping you off the water? A steaming bowl of pike chowder takes the sting out.
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Chowing on fresh chowder

When blustery weather forces fishermen off the water—make chowder—here’s how.
Landing a metre-long (39-inch-long) fish flips some caveman pleasure-switch deep within.
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Fish fry with friends

Simply fried fresh fish enjoyed with friends enhances the friendship, feeds the crew and extends the pleasure of the fish-camping trip.

Pulled pork is a tasty way to feed a crew.
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Smoked pulled pork and coleslaw

Once you figure out how to maintain a constant temperature, smoking is simple and you and your guests will crave the mahogany results. This orange and prickly pear-flavoured coleslaw will make for lots of “Wow!s”

Baby rye loaves for the kids, finished rye sourdough and fresh marmalade are the treats for the day.
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Seasonal marmalades: Blood orange and lemon-lime

Homemade marmalade is a great late-winter project to undertake with kids and to freshen your fridge with citrus.

Two dinner place settings with wine glasses and white flowers are set on a wooden table.
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A romantic dinner for two: Setting the stage and preparing the meal

Whether you are celebrating your first year together or looking back on decades of romantic dinners, nothing says I love you like a well-executed meal.

soup ingredients in a pot
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Soup: A framework

Nothing beats a bowl of homemade soup on a cold day.

three braid challah
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Celebrate with challah

Challah is loaded with history, meaning and deliciousness.

A fully smoked chicken thigh.
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Charcoal Chicken: Why quit smoking in the winter?

The art of BBQing and smoking - it's not just for the summer months.