The No Toddler

We camped in a windy field in the Cotswolds, around the back of the organic farm of Abbey Home Farm, near Cirencester. There was an outbreak of No from the toddler.

How to pitch a tent – Glastonbury

Glastonbury festival pitching a tent

Math will be compering the Free University of Glastonbury on the Saturday from 11am to 2pm. Guests include John Niven, Rob Chapman on Syd Barrett, and Joy Division and New Order bassist, Peter Hook

Just Pitched Dinners

Just Pitched dinners

Camping requires a lot of planning and prep. Don’t leave the first meal to chance. After all that packing, travelling, unloading, and pitching, you deserve to eat something good in front of the perfectly pitched tent.

Sussex days out map

We finally bought a car late last year and have spent every weekend since exploring the area. I have plotted our favourite local destinations for a family day out onto a Google map. So if you are camping or new to Sussex, here are my ideas for days out with children. View Sussex days out…

Just Pitched Veggie chilli

I love veggie chilli, I serve it at home with wholemeal soft flour tortillas, pickled jalapenos and guacamole. What you take to camp is really what you can manage. Like many stews, chilli benefits from a day’s rest before eating so is perfect to heat up on a one ring stove. This recipe is more…

Just Pitched Chicken Pie

Serves 4 I made two little pies with asparagus and chicken for our tea when we went to Glastonbury. As I burnt the first load of pastry, which I had bought, I had to then whip up another batch. So we had one pie with shop-bought and one with home-made, the home-made won the taste…

Just Pitched Spanish meatballs

Serves 4 Prepare this at home and take it with you in two pots: one containing the sauce, and the other holding the meatballs. Once at camp, all you need is a one-ring cooker, (or two-ring if you are cooking rice or potatoes), a large, lidded saucepan and wooden spoon. Once pitched, all you need…

Just Pitched Spanish tortilla

Serves 4 I have been making this tortilla for years, it is a real store cupboard recipe. Waxy potatoes are a must, floury ones like King Edwards will fall apart and leave you with just oniony mashed potatoes. Older new potatoes are ideal, as they are waxy, but less work than new potatoes because they…