It was our second trip of the year and it was a great one.
It was Ellen’s Birthday weekend and we chose to stay at the all inclusive Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park on Bottle lake. Why is it all inclusive you ask? Well, unlike our interior trips, this single-lake paddle allowed us to bring a full sized dining tent, a cooler of fresh (not dehydrated) food and some celebratory beverages to honour the birthday girl. We had it all.
It was a great way to repair from the disappointment of our first trip this year, and we consider this to be our true kick-off to the camping season.
It’s a backcountry burrito bonanza. We are serving up an eggs-quisite meal for the great outdoors.
Preparing food in the wilderness where kitchen conveniences are not available should be easy, fun and delicious.
To help you with your camp meal preperation, we have provided an easy-to-make and delicious-to-eat breakfast recipe.
Sunrise Breakfast Burritos ( 4 servings )
What you’ll need:
4 large tortillas
1/2 cup of powdered eggs (makes approx. 6 eggs)
3/4 cups of water
1 package shelf stable bacon
1 large potato
Tbsp cooking oil
Your favorite toppings
1. Prepare your egg mixture. Combine water and powdered eggs and set aside. If you purchased a retail package of powdere eggs, follow the directions on the package.
2. Chop your potato into bite-sized cubes. Add oil to pot or pan. Fry until tender for approx. 10-15 mins. on medium-high heat. If your stove only has one setting – high, like the whisperlite – keep an eye on the potatoes and stir to keep from burning. Set aside. We season with roasted red pepper and garlic seasoning for some extra flavor and also place inside a container and rest it inside a pot cozy to maintain its heat.
3. Cook your egg mixture by simmering on medium-low heat. If your stove does not simmer, stir constantly to avoid burning the eggs. After approx. 2 mins the eggs will start to solidify. Continue cooking until all the eggs are solid but still moist. Set aside.
4. In the same pot, heat your shelf stable bacon. This is fully cooked so it only requires 30-60 secs to heat up.
5. Add potatoes, eggs, bacon and your favorite toppings to a tortilla, wrap and enjoy. We like to top with Ketchup or rehydrated salsa, shredded cheese, salt and pepper to taste.
With a breakfast like this you’ll wish every morning started with a little sun and salsa!
Yes, the TwoCanoe crew goes into hibernation along with many of our woodland friends. In fact, it seems like we went into hibernation a little early last year. But this was not for lack of getting out there, but getting in here…on the computer. Fortunately, our winter hiatus is over and we are back in action.
What do we have in store for this camping season? Well, we are going to reminisce about our end of season trips from last year. We have recipes, videos, gear reviews, tips, etc. We are also very eager to revisit our online wilderness community!
We are glad to be back and can’t wait to enjoy this season’s camping adventures with you all!
The TwoCanoe Crew
Ellen, Michelle, André & Anthony
Here’s a brief overview of site 440 on Vixen Lake in the Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park. We spent one night on this island site last weekend and had an overall good experience.
A few trees offered some protection from the winds which were coming in from the NW at approx 20 km/hr. The site featured a small sandy area – which would be great for swimming – as well as enough tent pads to fit 2-3 small or medium sized tents.
One downfall to the site may be its close proximity to the neighboring island which is no more than 100m away…. so if your neighbors get rowdy, you’ll be sure to hear it!
Great site overall – I’ll definitely plan a return visit.