We got our Vivaro panel van (who is called ‘Big Red’) back in July and it is now October and we have barely started the conversion. So, what happened…?
I have to confess that, after learning about Bannock Bread from the winner of my campervan recipe competition, I am now a little bit obsessed with it and finding out all the ways you can make this simple but tasty, frying pan bread.
Here is the winning recipe from my campervan recipe competition – it’s Bannock Bread.
I have to admit I hadn’t heard of it before but, apparently, Bannock is a simple, flat loaf of bread that can be cooked in a pan and bakes up with a texture similar to a scone or biscuit, with a fluffy center that is slightly crumbly. It is wonderful for breakfast spread with some jam or served with a main meal alongside your stew or main dish.
Today you find me feeling a bit down on my campervan conversion quest. It is proving to be harder than I thought to find skilled help to convert our new Vauxhall Vivaro van as we want a bespoke design and need to do it on a reasonable budget.
But I will find a way…
Hi Everyone. I am running a little competition and the winner gets the latest edition of ‘Campervan’ magazine. All you need to do is send me your favourite campervan recipe and I will put the winning recipe on my website (www.thecampercookie.com) and I’ll feature it as a guest recipe in my next cookbook! There are just four guidelines:
1. You must be able to cook it on one or two gas rings
2. It needs to be easy and take less than 30 mins in total
3. It needs to use 6 or less main ingredients
4. It needs to be reasonably healthy
Just email your recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to seeing all your amazing stuff. Summer xx
Sea bass is one of my favourite fish but it is quite expensive so we don’t have it often. However, I found some on the reduced section in my local supermarket so I jumped on it and brought it home for lunch. I decided to cook it up with some smashed potatoes and some ‘silky’ veg: pan-fried vegetables in a creamy sauce. Let me tell you more…
When I asked people on my Facebook campervan groups what they thought was one of the most important things about converting a panel van to a campervan they often say – FINDING A GOOD BASE VEHICLE. The décor and fittings can all be easily changed but if the van isn’t right you are not going to have a good campervan. So, I asked Barry Winterton who, with his wife Jane, tracks down and sell Vivaro/Trafic vans, what to look out for when choosing a base vehicle.