Campervan Health: Natural Remedies – Onion Antibiotic

Autumn is a time when many of us come down with colds, coughs and flu  (at least here in the UK) as the weather becomes colder, damper and the days get shorter which hits our bodies quite hard. Of course, it is also possible to get colds any time of the year – even when you are out in the campervan in the summer – and it is useful to know a few natural food-based remedies that you can use if you can’t get to the pharmacy straight away. This one, the onion antibiotic, is an old remedy and was taught to me by my grandmother…

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Magical Blender Muffins

OK not for the campervan but what a brilliantly tasty and nutricious way to start the day. I think I may become addicted…

Simmer and Boil


A blender, a pan, and a plan, and you’ve got pillowy muffins ready to be devoured in a 15-minute snap. We’ve been seeing different types of blender muffins pop up all over Pinterest, so we thought we’d give it a try. The result? Good, delicious even, and most-importantly completely kid-friendly. They do not have the typical texture of muffins, but with the increasing variety of muffin recipes out there now, what really is the definition of a typical anyways?

We love the combination of whole grains, protein-rich eggs and yogurt as well. Top with your favorite ingredients, bake, and enjoy! Our favorites included the cinnamon-apple, strawberry-chocolate chip, and the almond-chocolate chip. (Can you tell we like chocolate?)



2 cups rolled oats
2 ripe bananas
2 eggs
1 cup 2% Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
dash of salt

Topping Suggestions


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Campervan Show: Campervans, Cooking and Cures at the NEC.

We always look forward to The Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC, Birmingham every October as we get to drool over some truly gorgeous campervans and also watch top chefs doing cooking demos for camping meals but this year we came away with something unexpected…

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Campervan Recipes: Oh No, it’s a Dis-aaaster (or is it?)

Not a recipe for the campervan as it requires an oven but I thought I would try out a new recipe for baked apples the other day as we have a lot of them growing in our garden at the moment. Baked apples – nothing too difficult  – but when I took them out of the oven they looked like some sort of alien life-form! Oh no, a disaster I thought but when I tasted them I wasn’t so sure…and I learned some really important things…

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Chili Half Hasselback potatoes

Not something you could do in the campervan but they look like great Winter comfort food…

Cooking without Limits

Hasselback potatoes

The Hasselback potatoes are Swedish and are not your average baked potatoes. They look very fancy and elegant and can make quite an impression at your dinner table.

These baked potato fans were popularized as the namesake dish of the restaurant at the

Hasselbacken Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden in the 1700s.  In Sweden, these delicious potatoes are called “hasselbackspotatis.”

They are very easy to make and have an amazing taste.  Each potato is cut into thin slices across almost right through, but not quite, and then roasted in buttery oil; as they cook, the potatoes fan out, like slightly fleshy crisps with their bottoms still attached. I cut them a little different.


  • 1 teaspoon chili
  • 3 potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoon melted butter


Preheat the oven to 175°C (350°F). In a bowl mix the butter, chili, salt…

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