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Medieval Camping and Cooking Over an Open Fire

I’ve been bustling non-stop for the last few days baking loaves of garlicky, Turkish flatbread, mountains of cookies, and a big bucket of chicken curry, all in preparation for three days of medieval camping with my dear friends this weekend.



We’re heading over to beautiful Bribie Island for the annual Abbey Medieval Festival and I am so excited.

Three whole days of camping in our oh-so-cozy Bedouin tent, making cheese and smoking homemade sausages over the campfire, and spending hours talking and laughing with old and new friends.



I can’t wait to taste steaming mugs of my friend Jack’s homemade chai tea cooked in a little cast iron pot – a recipe he’s been perfecting over the last few weeks. It will be so good on these frosty winter mornings before the sun warms us up.

And now I must check my to-do list one more time then head to bed where no doubt I shall sleep like a rock.

What are you looking forward to this weekend?

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  • bellini

    Sounds like the perfect way for you to spend the weekend Krista. If the rain would stop I am headed south to explore the vineyards.

    • Krista

      Oh how lovely, Val! :-) You have such gorgeous spots to go exploring. :-)

  • Mary Bergfeld

    It sounds like a perfect get-together with friends, entertainment and shared responsibility for the food. It must have been a perfect day. .I know you had a good time. Blessings…Mary

    • Krista

      It was absolutely wonderful, Mary! :-) SUCH good times with dear folks. :-)

  • Vanessa Vinos

    Sounds wonderful Krista xx

    • Krista

      It sure was, dear Vanessa. My heart is very full. :-)

  • TuulaR

    Ohhh, sounds so fun Krista! Enjoy the festival and the camping, what a great experience!

    • Krista

      Thank you, Tuula!! I haven’t had so much fun in ages. Absolutely loved it. :-)

  • A Canadian Foodie

    Love the bowl and spoon with the cheese – all the photos are great. Lovely rustic food.

    • Krista

      I love that too, Valerie – those rustic implements make me smile. :-)

  • Cathy Powell

    I hope you have a brilliant time Krista :-)

    • Krista

      Thank you so much, Cathy! It was absolutely fantastic. :-)

  • Jeanne Horak

    Enjoy – it looks like loads of fun! I’m looking to a raw chocolate workshop in the South Downs :) Happy travels!

    • Krista

      Oh how fun, Jeanne!!! I would love to attend a workshop like that. :-)

  • Joanne

    I’ve never heard of medieval camping but it sounds like a lot of fun! I hope you have a great weekend love!

    • Krista

      Thank you, dear Joanne. :-) It is just like camping except that you have to use ONLY medieval gear: tents, cooking pots, food, clothing, the works. :-)

  • Neil1964L

    The food looks great and the pics to. I bet you guys had heaps of fun

    • Krista

      Thanks, Neil! It was SO much fun. :-) Came home exhausted but beaming. :-)

  • Deanna

    That looks intense. I don’t think I could do it. The food yes, the lack of indoor plumbing, no.

    • Krista

      Then you’re in luck, Deanna – for there was indoor plumbing available for those who wanted it. :-)

  • Rosa May

    scrumptious food and beautiful helmet! A great event.



    • Krista

      Isn’t that helmet great, Rosa? My friends actually made it!! :-)

  • Dewi

    Wow! Never done this, look pretty awesome :)

    • Krista

      Thanks, Dewi. :-) It was very fun. :-)