Saturday, August 16, 2014


A week "off the grid"
was a wonderful break!

We loaded up the Escape and went on the lamb
to one of our favourite Great Lakes - Huron!

It didn't take us long to
settle in, get out the books,
build a fire, put on our
camping hats and
enjoy our surroundings.

The bikes were unloaded 
and ready to ride!

Our first meal is typically
a marinated steak.
We had to try out our new
BBQ and it worked 
The roasted potatoes and 
beans from our garden were
also cooked on the grill
as was the lightly roasted
romaine lettuce - thanks to Lovella

The skewer dinner was
also a hit! 
The chicken thighs were marinaded
while we biked, hiked, and relaxed.
Easy and delicious Marinade:
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
4 cloves garlic - minced
2 tsp. honey
1 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
(I used half this recipe for 6 thighs)

One evening we served a 
simple wieners and chili
with guacamole - everything
tastes extra delicious when you dine 
outside on the picnic table!
I noticed that the food even
photographs better outside.

Can you tell by now that
the camping meals were
the "main" event???

There were high winds resulting
in roaring waves, much to
the delight of some brave
wind surfers!

Our evenings were long and relaxing
with beautiful sunsets and campfires......

The warm glow of those 
campfires is what's getting me
through these cool Fallish days
of late since we are
back home - sigh!

We sure feel privileged to have spent some down time
by the lake in our sweet
little Escape!

We are truly blessed.......

Back home on the farm there are lawns to mow, gardens and veggies to attend to,
a new baby great nephew to meet and many more blessings to come!!!

Now that I'm back "on the grid", I need to catch up with all of you!

Till next time - how are you enjoying these last few weeks of summa'?


  1. Were you near The Pinery Provincial Park, Rosella? Those breakers sure look like it. We used to love to camp there, in large part because of the beach. Your meals look delicious!

  2. That sounds like the perfect vacation! That sunset was beautiful!

  3. Looks just like the ocean... Those meals look so delicious. So glad that you had a wonderful time away. I like the name of your camper.

  4. Glad you had a wonderful time, Rosella! The food all looks wonderful -- it's always about the food, isn't it? Beautiful sunset shot, too. Welcome Home!

  5. Such wonderful & delicious pics of your off-the-grid Escapee week. Like you, we're taking full advantage of the summer although John would like more kayaking days!

  6. What a great time off! Your menu looked delicious, the scenery stunning, and how nice to unwind!

  7. You all make camping look so good. Your photos are just beautiful. Your meal is making my mouth water! Glad you could have a little escape!

  8. I remember the loving all the meals we ate while camping with my family! You're right; somehow they always tasted marvelous! Even the simplest fare pleased us all. Looks like you cooked up some winners :)

  9. I think we could really enjoy camping together. Wouldn't that be wonderful? Your food and your spot to camp look pretty much perfect. Glad you were able to enjoy some time away. Our mornings have been so foggy and the air has definitely changed.

  10. Oh, how beautiful to see the use of your 'Escape' It is so wonderful to enjoy those long hours cooking, creating the food, and smelling the freshness of your own garden vegetables. I don't want to think of summer ending....and yet I long for those "fallish days"

  11. So glad you are enjoying your escapes in your 'Escape'. What's not to like with meals like that? Lake Huron has quite the crashing waves! It would be easy to imagine one is sitting on the ocean shore.

  12. Camping fare sure looks better than I remember it to be. So nice you could escape to such a beautiful setting.
    I can tell you will enjoy this many more times in the future.


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