12.326 Furnace-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Cycle 12 – Cycle 326

27 (Sat) November 2021

Furnace-Roasted Sweet Potatoes


by me

at Solddeul

-Sinbok, Okcheon, Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-

with the Family

The First Full Family Full Camping Trip Ever (Day 2)

Surprisingly, our family of four has never before camped out together in a tent.


Sweet potatoes, wrapped in aluminum foil, placed on top of the kerosene furnace, turned every 15 minutes, cooked for a total of 1 hour, peeled, served with milk, enjoyed.

A bit of charring on the outside is nice, which caramelizes the flesh on the inside and adds a whiff of smokiness.


The grilled pork skewer wraps were meant for dinner tonight, but I decided to make them for lunch, while the weather was warm enough to cook and eat outside.

The wraps comprised tortilla + lemon pork + mozzarella balls + pickled jalapeños + cilantro + hot sauce.  Nice.


As I descend deeper into alcoholism, I’m drinking more vodka.  Previously, from beer to wine to whisky, each stage was about developing an appreciation of texture and taste and aroma.  But vodka, especially cheap vodka, can simply be about the alcohol, no need to bother with complications.

While other campers were taking photos of their dogs, I had different priorities – incidentally, the drinking glass is from IKEA.

Just to show how far I’ve fallen off the path, I am now an unabashed fan of Absolut’s flavored vodkas.  They remind me of Jolly Rancher candies.  My favorite so far is peach (GK, why is it called “Apeach” – does that mean something in Swedish?); the watermelon wasn’t so great.


Another good thing about camping in Okcheon, if cooking is a hassle, restaurants abound.

Located within a 2-minute drive of the campsite.
New, clean.

Yangpyeong Jangeo is a Korean restaurant.  Specializes in eel.

Eucalyptus coals – supposedly for added flavor, though I couldn’t detect any difference.
Big ones.
Very nice.

The food was very good.

In any case, I was grateful to avoid cooking in the cold weather – man, I’m getting old.

(See also BOOZE)



(See also CAMPING)

2 thoughts on “12.326 Furnace-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  1. Apeach has no meaning in Swedish (it’s called “persika” in Swedish). I’m guessing it could be some kind of play of word (Absolut + Peach = Apeach?).

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