I’m always amazed at the enthusiastic reactions I get from people when I tell them about our campervan, Trev-the-Prev. Mostly I get a big smile followed by “Oh I’d love to do that!” and I realise that so many people secretly want to ‘live the (campervan) dream’. It was the same for Glyn and I when we hired a campervan on a Groupon three years ago and got bitten by the bug but just didn’t have a hope of affording any van that we’d seen. So now my mission is to create a modern campervan from a panel van for £7000 (all in) and I hope that this will inspire people without a £30k+ budget to get their own and live their dream, too. Here’s how I plan to do it…
We are not long back from a magical weekend on Dartmoor in Devon which is one of my favourite places to camp and explore. I had a pack of lamb mince from home which needed using up and I was trying to think of how to best use it in a campervan recipe. As it turned out it made 2 meals for us: some gorgeous healthy burgers and some meatballs for a pasta dish the next day…
I came across this picture on Pinterest of a mini veg garden in a campervan. Obviously this is more for people who live in their van or make longer trips but I thought what a good idea. And here’s some suggestions of the kind of edible plants you can grow for constant fresh salad in your camper garden…
So how do you choose the right camping vehicle for you? It could be anything from a micro camper like a converted Doblo, a sexy VW campervan, a super-comfy coachbuilt motorhome or an RV fit for a celebrity. Dave Hurrell, a freelance journalist and well known motorhoming expert who also writes for the ever-popular MMM Magazine, has been campervanning in one form or another since the 1970s and has pretty much seen it all, So I asked him to share his wisdom on how to choose the best camping vehicle for you and your camping style…
Another great idea from Cooking Without Limits. I might be tempted to try this with some frothy milk which I make in the van with a battery-operated, milk frother https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ventuci-VENTUCI-Premium-Milk-Frother/dp/B01M4QIK4B/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1494235615&sr=8-12&keywords=hand+whisk+battery
Coffee. Who doesn’t like it? I start drinking coffee last fall. Till last year, I thought coffee had a bad taste without sugar and milk, but I loved the smell of fresh grounded beans. Strange, wright? I had twice coffee when I was a student and I didn’t like it. Now, I love it. It makes me sleep instead of keeping me awake but I love the taste. I don’t know what happen to me, but I like this new me.
When I feel that I am getting a cold I drink spicy coffee. It’s a recipe that I made to keep the sneezing and the coughing away.
- 1 tablespoon Turmeric
- 1 tablespoon Chili flakes
- 1 tablespoon Ginger powder
- 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
Mix all in a jar. When you want to have a spicy coffee take ½ teaspoon of the mix and add it with the coffee. Enjoy!