ramblingtart » sharing stories and art with the world from Australia

Masthead header
ramblingtart bio picture

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?

Email to a friend Work with me 69,109,97,105,108,32,109,101em liamE Subscribe by email Shop

Krista - Thanks, Dewi. 🙂 It was very fun. 🙂

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

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

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

Dewi - Wow! Never done this, look pretty awesome 🙂

Rosa May - scrumptious food and beautiful helmet! A great event.



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

Neil1964L - The food looks great and the pics to. I bet you guys had heaps of fun

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. 🙂

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

Krista - Thank you so much, Cathy! It was absolutely fantastic. 🙂

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

Krista - I love that too, Valerie – those rustic implements make me smile. 🙂

Krista - It sure was, dear Vanessa. My heart is very full. 🙂

Krista - It was absolutely wonderful, Mary! 🙂 SUCH good times with dear folks. 🙂

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

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

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

Cathy Powell - I hope you have a brilliant time Krista 🙂

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

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

Vanessa Vinos - Sounds wonderful Krista xx

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

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.

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *