Tucker

(Tucker is the Aussie slang word for food)

What comes to mind when you think about camping?  For us it conjures up images and memories of time spent around the campfire with good food and good company gazing up at the stars.  Of course turning this idyllic picture into reality requires a bit of forward planning when it comes to meals.  This is the place where you will find tested recipes of scrumptious treats and meals you can either prepare in advance while still surrounded by the luxury of modern technology at home or that is easy to throw together at the campsite.  Some recipes were passed on in my family from one generation to another, others I have sourced from media.  Wherever possible I will give credit to the creators.  Feel free to share your favourites here too.

In addition, we also created a space to share with you our experiences with various eateries.  We are always on the look out for interesting and quirky eateries that serve authentic food - you know, just something other than the standard old hamburger or fish & chips.  Let the feast begin!

 

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Tucker Blog. (Tucker is Australian slang for food)


Home-made cordial

With summer just around the corner, my mind is turning to slightly healthier versions of store bought beverages.  While water will ALWAYS be the healthiest drink, you have to admit that sometimes you just crave something with a bit of flavour.

This cordial recipe is my absolute favourite.  It works well with any kind of berry and is very quick and easy to throw together.  We particalurly like the taste of blueberry cordial.  However, it works a treat even with more sour berries like raspberry.

Ingredients

300g frozen berries

3/4 cup water

1 teaspoon citric acid

1 cup sugar

Method

1.  Put berries into a medium glass bowl and allow to thaw.  Mix citric acid into water.  Pour over thawed berries and let stand for 24 hours.

2.  Strain the liquid through a fine sieve into a pan.  Do not squash the fruit down as this will produce a cloudy cordial.  Add the sugar and stir over a low heat till dissolved.  Do not boil as it will destroy the flavour and lessen the colour.  Cool and pour into a sterilised bottle.

Makes about 375ml.

Home-made berry cordial