About a month ago I headed to a little town on the Oregon coast somewhere between Nehalem and Rockaway beach for a daytrip with Tiffany from Oh Honey Bakes and Christiann. We went with the intention of staying overnight and doing some camping, but with the craziness of work as of late (if you read my last post y’all know what I’m talking about) we decided to cut it short and just do a ladies’ day trip with some fancy feasting and campfire cooking. After working with Tournant for our Secret Suppers and binge-watching all of Chef’s Table, I got suuuuuper into woodfire cooking and have been doing some fun recipe experiments with the fire pit in our backyard, so it was really great to be able to put these new skills to use with friends in such a beautiful setting. We stuffed trout with herbs, olive oil, salt, and lemon, then wrapped them with fig leaves from my garden and tied them onto a piece of driftwood we found on the beach and roasted it over the fire. I also roasted some stone fruits over the flames, as well, by tying them to the driftwood with a bit of damp cooking twine (this helps keep the twine from catching fire), which made for a drool-worthy pairing with the Thyme Butter Lemon Cake that Tiffany made. Christiann whipped us up some realllllly refreshing citrus, gin, and rosemary cocktails – they were perfect for the surprisingly pleasant beach weather (usually the Oregon coast is a very wet place) and I loved that they were simple enough to mix together on-site around a campfire.
We used a ton of beautiful pieces from CB2 for our beach extravaganza, (awesome plates, baskets, glasses, and more. My favorite was their overlook throw which made for a great picnic blanket that we used to warm up once we finished eating and the sun went down), so a huge thanks to them! You can take a look at Tiffany’s post with the recipe for her Thyme Butter Lemon Cake here and Christiann’s post here for some more fun pictures 😀 I have my recipes a bit further down in the post, hope they inspire you to squeeze in one more camping or fishing trip this summer!