2 Tsp White Vinegar (for adding to the boiling water)
Juice of 1/2 Lime
Chilli Flakes (for seasoning)
First fill a saucepan with water and add 2 tsp of white vinegar. Put on the stove and bring to the boil. Meanwhile toast the bread lightly and leave in a rack to cool so it doesn’t go soggy.
Cut the Avocado in half long ways around the stone, and pull it apart so you have two halves, one with the stone in. To remove the stone put a knife in it and twist – it will pop right out. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh in one half and then slice. Lay the slices evenly on the toast slices and spritz with the lime juice so the avocado does not go brown. Season with salt and pepper and repeat with the other half. Put aside.
Poach the eggs one at a time. Have a plate covered with a kitchen towel ready. Crack the egg into a small bowl so it is easier to transfer into the water. stir the boiling water vigorously with a spoon to get a swirling clockwise motion in the water. Allow the swirling to calm slightly, then drop the egg right into the centre. It should drop straight to the bottom and remain relatively still. Set a timer for 3 minutes then remove the egg with a slotted spoon and place on the plate lined with kitchen towel. Repeat with the second egg. Note – 3 minutes will give you a poached egg where the white is cooked and the yolk is runny. Increase the time to 4 or 5 minutes if you like the yolk more solid.
4. Place one egg on each piece of toast, season with salt, pepper and chilli flakes to taste and serve immediately.
Ah, camping. The great outdoors, the campfires, the food you’d never eat in civilised society: it’s a wonderful experience.
That said, things can get a little bit tricky when we are left to the mercy of Mother Nature. Here are 30 fantastic camping hacks you can use to make your camping experience as wonderful as possible!
1. Use sage to repel mosquitoes.
Place some sage in your campfire and the smell is sure to ward off any pesky mosquitos.
2. Liquid soap + cotton balls = no ticks.
If you or one of your fellow campers is having trouble with a tick, place the soap-soaked cotton on the tick for 20 seconds. The tick will eventually stop chewing and will come away with the cotton ball. If the tick was attached for a lengthy amount of time you may want to consider keeping it in a container so that you can test it for Lyme disease later.
3. Use an acorn cap as a whistle if you get lost.
It’s remarkably easy to get lost whilst camping. Here’s a full tutorial on how you can transform an acorn into a whistle!
4. Corn chips for kindling!
Doritos are a great way to start a fire, just be careful!
5. Use the rest of the chips for nachos.
Nachos are easy to pack, light and simple to make. Plus they’re incredibly tasty.
6. Use compact, microfibre towels!
These towels are incredibly easy to store and dry within an hour of use. Buy them here.
7. Wrap duct-tape around your water bottle for emergencies.