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Hobo Stove Pakoras with Backyard Foraged Dandelions

Our backyard has exploded with dandelions, and I’ve been keen to try out a camping recipe.

Hobo stove.

Upcycled from its previous life as a giant can of chickpeas, this simple device was also begging for a test drive.

Tinder. Twigs. Light.

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Dandeliiiiiiiions.

I plucked these golden nuggets straight from the yard and gave them a quick rinse. The moisture trapped in the petals hold the perfect amount to adhere the flour and spices - no need to add more. My take on the pakora mix consists of chickpea flour, coconut flour, fine cornmeal flour - a 3:1:1 ratio. For seasoning, add a pinch of garam masala, turmeric, salt, and chili powder.

Toss in bag. Coat.

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Fry.

Let the pakoras slide around the pan. Careful to turn and not burn. The hobo stove can pack a lot of heat. 

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Serve with a chutney or your favorite condiment. Can’t get more seasonal, local, homecooked, and energy-efficient than this!

BACKYARD FORAGED DANDELION PAKORA POPPERS….DONE~

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Everyone just read that in the voice of Gordon Ramsay from FWord right? Right…? Because otherwise I just wasted 30min of my life concocting this.

Plenty excited to be standing on the edge of a new season. All the colours, all the sweet berries and tasty mushrooms. That familiar cold, high air 🍁 

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BioLite BaseCamp Stove

Today’s piece of great news for lovers of outdoor adventures is called BioLite BaseCamp. The advanced off-grid cooking and energy solution especially designed for camping trips, BaseCamp Stove by BioLite allows outdoor enthusiasts to cook their meals and charge electronic gadgets at the same time.

Portrait of a man identified as Major Waters and his family in front of a house possibly near Lexington, Kentucky, c. 1850′s/1860′s. By I. C. Jenks.

Source: Transylvania University.

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Solo Stove

We are continuing with featuring the best camping gear there is currently on the market and the product we are about to showcase is one of those simple yet life-saving ones. This is one of the lightest and most efficient outdoor stoves you’ll find around. Also, it is an environmentally friendly cooking device which incorporates secondary combustion for a much more efficient and cleaner burn compared to regular, compact stoves.

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You can make your brick rocket stove with 16, 20 or 24 bricks - any increment of +4 will make the stove 1 layer higher. Now, I have the feeling that the taller it gets, the more challenge it is to get the right oxygen flow to your fire, so for a standard brick stove, I think the 20 brick configuration is ideal (though you can get by with 16).  If you are using larger bricks, for example, cinder blocks, then you may want to go with 16.

One thing worth mentioning is it’s a good idea to find a pot grate for the top - these shown are gas stove toppers that they guy found at thrift store - you can also use rocks to hold up your pan but it does seem the best thing to find is some sort of grate or tripod to hold the pot.
Now, I do have some cast iron pots with built-in feet - those could be used with my brick oven stove without requiring any sort of topper or grate, but for most pans, including cast iron frying pans, you are going to want to raise the pan slightly to allow for air flow.

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Solo Stove

We are continuing with featuring the best camping gear there is currently on the market and the product we are about to showcase is one of those simple yet life-saving ones. This is one of the lightest and most efficient outdoor stoves you’ll find around. Also, it is an environmentally friendly cooking device which incorporates secondary combustion for a much more efficient and cleaner burn compared to regular, compact stoves

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BioLite CampStove

You can cook on wood while, at the same time, generate electricity to charge your gadgets!  Typically used outdoors, the stove works in the following way: the heat from the fire generates electricity via a thermoelectric generator to power a fan creating airflow for improved combustion.