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Many of us are familiar with Japanese teriyaki sauces and marinades. Korean versions are similar but sweeter and just as salty and savoury. Both make great use of the umami (the fifth flavour) in soy sauce, A true marinade involves a combination of oil and acid which will penetrate proteins. Each version adds appropriate flavourings. Most commercial Korean sauces we’ve tried are

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Chimichurri is a traditional Argentinian steak sauce which is interesting because it is nothing like the North American idea of steak sauce. Yet, if you top a lovely grilled steak with it, you will understand! The herby flavoured sauce relies mainly on fresh parsley. Many varieties exist throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Some use oregano and others contain a lot of

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We camped at Charleston Lake Provincial Park recently and enjoyed an easy hike along some of the Westside Trails. The Boardwalk trail is accessible for folks with wheelchairs or strollers and quite lovely. The remainder of the Quiddity trail is not accessible but a moderately easy walk. Beautiful rock outcroppings and a canopy of trees provide cover and scenery. Make sure you use

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Korean style short ribs are perfect for camping because the traditionally thin cut cooks quickly over the grill or campfire. These ribs are cut thinly across the bones rather than along the length of the bone. They are quite rich, so a little goes a long way. Look for Korean short ribs at an Asian market or specialty butcher. Sometimes

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Whether you’re camping in Presqu’ile Provincial Park or just visiting the  Brighton area for the day, don’t miss the Presqu’ile Point Lighthouse. The shallow waters of Presqu’ile Bay claimed many a ship in the 1800s, particularly in periods of dense fog. The lighthouse and fog station provided a vital service. The first lighthouse keeper took up residence in 1840 and

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Here is a simple and tasty omelet that you can make on your next camping trip. The trick is to have a large enough sauté pan for a 3-4 egg omelet, but not so large that it won’t fit over a small camping burner. You can scale it down to a two-egg omelet for one person. A week ago we

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We’ve added more campsite photo albums to our Camping Junkies facebook page. Most are sites we’ve camped in and a few look nice for future trips. Check out pictures and notes for… Arrowhead Provincial Park Bon Echo Provincial Park Presqu’ile Provincial Park Silver Lake Provincial Park

Lake Ontario is not the deepest, nor the largest, of the Great Lakes, but weather can make dramatic changes in conditions. The waters may be calm and nearly still, or wind can whip up the waves in an almost ocean-like fashion. We have had the pleasure of watching sun and clouds move across the lake as well as storms and fog

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The Main Beach at Murphy’s Point Provincial Park 20 mins outside of Perth, Ontario, is family-friendly and a great place to spend the day. The water is shallow and you can rent canoes & kayaks to paddle around the bay. There is a well-equipped playground directly adjacent to the beach area for convenience. Picnic tables and benches in full sun or

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Here is a vegetarian option for a camping meal that will satisfy even the hungriest carnivore. You can add grilled meat if you want to stretch this out. If adding meat, grill thinly sliced Greek pesto marinated steak, pork loin, lamp, or chicken.   Serves 4 – 6 1 bell pepper, sliced into strips 1 sweet or red onion, cut in

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