The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Wednesday 24 February 2010

K2CW: Food


An inventory has been taken, and we’re in better shape than I thought. So far we have:

Beef Chilli x 9; Pasta Sauce x 9; Chick Pea Stewy Thing x 5; Lentil Stew x 5; Veggie Chilli x 8; Fish Risotto x 4; Turkey Curry x 4; Veggie Curry x 2; Thai Turkey x 4; Shepherd x 7; Chilli Prawn x 1

Only just over 30 more to go.


  1. Thats a good few bags already :)

    Youll wear out that machine I swear!

  2. Eeek! I hope that neither of the dehydrators takes umbridge at the quantities and gives up the ghost. Even though we've only got 30 more meals to go, I couldn't contemplate the pain of going back to only one machine when working through these quantities!

  3. Oh by eck, just seeing this image brings back fond memories for me. I have a simliar image from my trip! My house was full of the smell of food for months during our mammoth dehydrating of 153 meals. Great fun!?

  4. I sure you may have tried this, but I found dehydrated rice pudding a real luxury after a long day in the hills. I found it to dehydrate/rehydrate well. Just a thought?

  5. 153?! Blimey! How many can you do at a time?

    Last time around we did 100 meals, with only the capacity to dry 3 at a time. Given that we didn't start until just over 2 months before, that was quite a challenge.

    There's nothing quite like waking up in the morning to a house smelling quite thoroughly of curry/chilli/tomatoey-herbs, is there?

  6. I've only ventured as far as cooking main courses and accompanying staples thus far. Based on experience with risotto, I can see that rice pudding would work quite well - if I find the time, I might just give that a go. Thanks for the tip.

  7. I have five trays for my Stockli dehydrator. I think it came with three and I bought two extra to speed things up a bit! All from

    Getting near to your start? Looking forward to following your progress! Will you be blogging all the way?

  8. Three weeks and a day before we set off down to Kent . We will be blogging all of the way, although being limited to one telephone network this time (I used a Pocketmail last time, which I could use with any phone), I anticipate that some posts will be held up pending a decent signal.

  9. I take it you carry plenty of Loo paper! oops

  10. The Odyssee: Hmmm - I see your point given the menu...