Monthly Archives: September 2017

Tips for Cooking ith Your RV’s Oven

Posted by | How-To & Helpful Tips, RV Cooking

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The RV lifestyle requires travelers to make some changes, and a lot of those changes come in the kitchen. Cooking in an RV’s compact space and with limited appliances can seem impossible at first. Fortunately, a number of RV living experts have been baking in gas ovens for decades, and they have some helpful tips to offer.

Follow these simple pieces of advice to bake better treats and meals in your RV’s gas oven.

  • Always preheat the oven. It’s easy to skip the step of preheating your RV oven because you don’t want to waste propane; however, preheating is essential to cooking your meals and baked goods correctly. Not all RV ovens are equipped with signals to let you know they’ve preheated to the correct temperature, so you’ll have to use an oven thermometer.  Your oven thermometer will also come in handy for cooking, because your RV oven’s temperature gauge is probably not accurate.
  • Don’t forget to rotate your pan. When your dish is halfway through baking, rotate it to ensure a more even cook.
  • Use unglazed tiles to even out your RV oven’s heat distribution. Place an unglazed tile (or several) directly on your oven’s metal shelf to provide better distribution and allow your meals and baked items to cook evenly.
  • Don’t be afraid to move the wire rack. Move your wire rack up higher, so your meals aren’t cooking with such intense heat. This will help prevent the burning that often occurs in RV ovens. Whenever possible, don’t place your baked goods on the bottom shelf — they may not rise properly!

Prepare Meals in a Residential RV Kitchen

Cooking in your RV doesn’t have to be difficult, especially if you buy a top-quality new RV from Woody’s RV World. Our lot is stocked with a huge selection of motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheels that are equipped with full, residential kitchens to help you enjoy even better meals (and desserts) on the road.

Fall Foliage Drives on Canada’s West Coast

Posted by | Destinations, RV Culture

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Canada offers some of the most scenic fall foliage in the world. Fire up your RV and cruise over to the Great White North’s west coast for some of the best fall scenery you’ll ever see. The west coast’s mild temperatures, ocean backdrop and towering mountains also mean you’ll feel inspired to stay active on your fall adventures.

Queen Elizabeth Park — Vancouver

You don’t even have to venture out into the wilderness to see some of Canada’s most vibrantly-colored leaves. Queen Elizabeth Park, in Vancouver, is 130-acres in size, and it offers a wide range of deciduous trees and evergreens. The bright yellows, reds and oranges really pop against the dark greens of the pine needles.

Tofino — Vancouver Island

Tofino is a small district with a huge amount of beauty. It’s a place where you can watch the sunset over the ocean after spending a day on the trails in the ancient temperate rainforest. If you thought Tofino was breathtaking in the summer months, you’ll be wowed when the colors peak, and Tofino really comes alive in fall. Take a seaplane ride to see all of Tofino’s colors from above.

Merritt to Ashcroft — Interior British Columbia

The 104-kilometer drive from Merritt to Ashcroft in the Okanagan Valley will give you a picturesque look at the interior of British Columbia in fall. Stop for a picnic at Logan Lake to enjoy a meal among the oranges, reds and yellows of the trees, and take some time to check out the Highland Valley Copper Mine to break up the drive. Don’t forget to bring your camera, because you’ll be snapping photos the entire way.

Visit Woody’s Before You Go

Don’t forget to stop and see us at Woody’s RV World in Alberta before you hit the road to Canada’s west coast. We have everything your RV lifestyle needs from new and used RVs to parts, accessories, service and camping supplies.

Delicious Foil-Wrapped Camping Recipe

Posted by | RV Cooking

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Foil packs are the perfect way to cook a meal at the campsite. They’re easy to prepare and leave practically no mess, so you won’t be stuck in the kitchen when you want to be outside enjoying your destination. This honey Sriracha chicken foil packet recipe is so delicious, your friends and family are guaranteed to be asking for the recipe.

Honey Sriracha Chicken Foil Packet

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup uncooked instant brown rice
  • 1 box (7 ounces) Green Giant frozen carrots, peas, black beans and edamame (thawed)
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro

Cooking instructions:

  1. Preheat your RV oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the rice and water together in a small bowl. Let the rice soak for five minutes, then drain.
  3. Stir the thawed vegetables into the rice mixture.
  4. Cut four sheets of heavy duty foil (10 inches by 12 inches).
  5. Spray the center of one side of the foil with cooking spray
  6. Spoon one fourth of the rice mixture onto each tin foil sheet.
  7. Top each sheet with one chicken breast.
  8. In a separate small bowl, combine the honey, lime juice and Sriracha sauce. Spoon the sauce evenly over the chicken.
  9. Close the foil around the chicken so the edges meet. Seal the edges, leaving enough space in the packet for heat to circulate.
  10. Place the packets on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  11. Bake your chicken packets for about 30 minutes or until the juices from the chicken run clear.
  12. Unwrap and let the chicken stand for five minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.

Visit Woody’s RV World

Preparing meals on the road is easier in a  brand new RV from Woody’s RV World. Log online, give us a call or stop in and see us to find out more about how you can upgrade your RV lifestyle for an unbelievably low price today.

Some of Canada’s Best Campgrounds

Posted by | Destinations

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Canada has no shortage on beautiful national and provincial parks and each one of them makes for some great camping. Some are on a tier above their fellows, however, and definitely warrant a visit in your RV on your next road trip. Regardless of where you live in Canada (or, if you’re in an RV right now, where you’re currently at) there’s a splendid campground near you.

Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia

For those who love the rocky west coast, Pacific Rim National Park is perfect for you. This is a park for beach lovers: in the summer it makes for great swimming and surfing and in the colder months the beaches are lovely for sight-seeing, beach-combing, and exploration. Regardless, the beaches here are extensive, with 22 kilometres of sand to walk. Some camp sites are so close to the ocean that you can let the waves lull you to sleep at night.

Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta

This park features numerous campgrounds to park your RV while you hike out to explore the rock formations. These rock formations give the park its name, as they feature ancient rock drawings that originate from the Blackfoot people’s ancestors.

Visitors will be able to hike through the desert landscape, which has a diversity of features, including sandstone cliffs, badlands, and hoodoos. Be sure to get a guided Rock Art Tour from a Blackfoot interpreter. This tour takes you to some of the areas that are restricted without a guide and shows off some of the best petroglyphs and pictographs.

Bon Echo Provincial Park, Ontario

Colloquially called the “Gibraltar of Ontario,” Bon Echo Provincial Park’s Mazinaw Rock is the centrepiece of the park. It’s 100-metres tall and overlooks the deep waters of Mazinaw Lake. The rock is 1.5 kilometres long and features nearly 300 pictographs form ancient natives. From swimming the lake to hiking the backcountry of the park, there’s always something to do and see here. Some of the best campgrounds adjoin Mazinaw Rock, so maybe you’ll have a great view if you’re lucky to snag one.

Visit Woody’s RV World

Stop by Woody’s RV World today to tour a new or used motorhome. Find one that’s perfect for your travel goals and shop for parts and accessories as well. Woody’s RV World can also help with RV service and maintenance, so don’t forget to drop by before you hit the road this fall.