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Welcome to Learning in Freedom, a blog all about the learning adventures (and mishaps) of the Allen family. My four children are unschooled, following their interests and passions every day and living the lives of their choosing. The purpose of this blog is to share our every day lives (and my not-so-humble opinons) with anyone interested in stopping by. We hope this will give a glimpse of how natural learning unfolds from day to day......

Friday, November 17, 2006

Campfire cooking

Ok, not really a campfire, but a homefire.
I purchased a cast iron tripod last week in order to cook over open fire with more ease. We tested it out tonight with a chili and cornbread meal, eaten in the cool mountain air as the sun went down.

Got the coals too hot under the cornbread pan but it was fine if you cut the bottom crust off first. Food tastes better eaten outside, I swear it does! Our bellies are warm and full and we smell like smoke. Off to Barnes and Noble for the other end of the spectrum, some yuppie coffee and books.:)


Historical note for today:

Today was the day that Peter Zenger was arrested in 1773, for "seditious libel". He had published unflattering information about the Governor of New York, William Cosby. He was jailed on this day and spent 8 months in prison. This case is so significant, because in spite of the jury being chosen by Governor Cosby he was found "not guilty", in large part because the jury decided that if a person spoke the truth it couldn't be considered libelous. It has had huge impact on our freedom of speech.

Here's to Peter Zenger and all who stand up to oppression by exposing the truth through their writing.


Anonymous Heather said...

Hi Ren!! Looks yummy!! I just sent Jeremy & Tanner off with the makings for chicken pot pie in the dutch oven for a Boy Scout winter campout this weekend. We bought our first dutch oven last summer and had so much fun using it camping. We loved it so much we also made a few meals at home outside. (Desserts are great!) :) We still need to get a tripod...that looks pretty handy compared to crouching over a fire and battling the smoke... I found a ton of great recipes on this website http://papadutch.home.comcast.net/ that you might want to check out sometime.

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Blogger the Goddess diana said...

OMG! You should get Tony's book from Kelly (she absconded with it while we were vacationing), he's got a whole section of great recipies and tips for dutch ovens (Camping and Cooking with the Bare Essentials) -- he's more than the cute naked guy on the cover ::bg:: Reading it is just like having him over for coffee, very conversational information about, yeah, camping and cooking :)

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