I’ve spilled the beans, chili recipe while glamping!

What better comfort food then chilli, easy to prepare and delicious after a day of hiking. It can easily feed an army of friends or family and takes very little skill. Even my husband can do it !


Needed ingredients for 4;

  • 1 Lb ground beef
  • 1 Diced onion
  • 3 Peppers diced
  • 2 Cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Can of kidney beans
  • 1 Can of black beans
  • 1 Jar of tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp of beef oxo
  • Spices, 1 tsp of each, paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt and pepper
  • 1 Cup of water
  • Cheese, sour cream and buns to top it off.


If you own a slow cooker bring it, you can add all the ingredients in the slow cooker, turn it on and go for a hike.


You can prepare it in a dutch oven or on the barbecue as well. Brown the ground beef first, drain the excess graise, add vegetables, cook them for about 10 minutes. Add all spices, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans cover and simmer for 1-2 hours.

Serve in large bowls topped with sour cream and cheese, buns on the side!
Enjoy this chili around the campfire, surrounded by nature !

Less camping, more glamping

The idea of camping speaks to you, but saying goodbye to all the luxuries you are used too is probably too big of a step. Glamping is the perfect solution. But what exactly is it and how do you do that?

A course on glamping for beginners

What is glamping?

It is a literal combination of glamor and camping. Camping with a touch of glamor. You have to see it like this: you enjoy nature and freedom like camping, but doing so in a glamorous setting. The word has been around a while, some people think that the hype is already over, but nothing is less true. Glamping is no hype or trend, is celebrating a new way of vacationing that will remain many, many years. It is the alternative to an expensive rv payment or beach holiday. In this day and age, when most our time is spent behind screens, we can use some fresh air in nature.

Is Glamping for you?

No form fits all, but Glamping can be done with your lover, with children, groups of friends and even for a honeymoon. That should just about appeal to everyone.  Win win situation.

Getting started: How and where do you find the right spot?

Decide where you want to go: stay close to home or venture out to new horizons. And determine the budget, what you want to spend it. Remember that part of the price is also a  lot about the experience, the location : you are one with nature, spend the whole day outside and sleep in a comfortable bed in a beautiful tent.

What to bring ?

Remember that you are going camping. Although luxury, but it’s still camping. So bring, a pair of boots or shoes that can get dirty and are waterproof (well, rain is part of the deal), some good books, some cold ones and good friends.

What to expect?

Birds that sing, the wind in the trees, wildlife close by and the warmth of the sun are still part of it. It’s all part of the whole, you enjoy being outdoors, be one with nature, good conversations and a bonfire. Only this time in a good bed with sheets and your own private bathroom!  It’s an experience you will not forget!