Welcome to Anevay, specialists in outdoor technology.
Anevay, originally known as Camping Solutions, was founded in 2003.
The director, John Henderson, has years of experience with humanitarian aid agencies and started developing much needed products to be sent out to disaster zones.
These products needed to be of a high quality as they were being tested to the limits in a variety of disaster situations, and were essentially life saving devices for the people receiving them.
Word of our products got out and we were overwhelmed by the public demand for them. So we opened up our online store and the orders came flooding in.
Our first product to be retailed, the Frontier stove, developed a life of its own including its own cult following. We are so proud of this little stove and all it has achieved.
The company grew exponentially and we knew we needed to make improvement to become more efficient for our customers. The launch of a new website seemed like the perfect time to update our image, enter Anevay.co.uk
It’s Blackberry Season! 5 Delicious Things to Do With BlackberriesAugust 28th
So the wondrous blackberry season is upon us – arguably one of the best parts of the summer we think! There’s nothing better than picking big juicy berries off a bush and popping them into your mouth. If you can restrain yourself enough to collect enough to take home (and we know it’s hard!) we’ve got five wild and wonderful blackberry recipe ideas just bursting with flavour that you can make at home or while camping.
On Foraging: The best thing about blackberries is that you can find them almost anywhere! But when foraging, its best to steer clear of brambles growing at the side of roads as they can be polluted. Take a few plastic containers with you, as blackberries are so soft they’ll get crushed easily if you put them in a bag. If you’re blackberry picking with little ones, make sure they’re careful of the brambles.
Blackberry Compote You will need: 2 cups blackberries, lemon juice and honey (or sugar).
Place 2 cups of blackberries in a saucepan with a tablespoon of water, a squeeze of lemon and a tablespoon of honey. Simmer for about ten minutes, until the blackberries break down. Let cool and serve with yoghurt, ice cream or over your morning porridge. Goes lovely with a nice bit of cheese as well!
Blackberry Dump Cake
You will need: 1 box cake mix, a couple of big handfuls of blackberries, and 3tbsp butter.
This American camping classic has such a great name and it tastes even better! Get your stove going then melt the butter in a Dutch oven or pan with a lid. Dump the cake mix into the pan, throw in your blackberries and give it a little stir. Cover and cook until a fork comes out clean – usually about 20 mins but it will depend on how hot your stove is.
Blackberry Breakfast Quesadilla
You will need: a handful of blackberries per person, cream cheese and thin tortilla wraps.
This fruity twist on the cheesy Mexican quesadilla is really easy and makes a lovely breakfast! Heat a little bit of butter in a frying pan. Spread half the wrap with cream cheese, sprinkle on your blackberries, and fold in half. Fry the quesadilla for about 2 mins on each side, until nice and crispy. Cut into wedges and serve.
Blackberry and Brie Grilled Cheese
You will need: bread, a nice chunk of brie and a few blackberries.
Here’s a savoury one for all you sandwich lovers out there. Butter two slices of bread on one side. Placing one piece of bread butter-side-down, layer on your brie and then a few blackberries (its best to squish them a bit first!). Top with the other slice of bread, so the buttered sides are facing out. Heat a frying pan over your stove and fry the sandwich for a couple of minutes on each side until the bread is golden and the cheese has melted.
You will need: 700 mls vodka, 2 handfuls of blackberries, 100g caster sugar.
Sterilise a big jar (wash in warm soapy water and dry in the oven at 100°C or microwave for 40 seconds). When the jar has cooled, add in all the ingredients and give it a shake until the sugar has dissolved. Keep the jar in a cool dark place, taking it out and giving it a shake once or twice a day for two weeks. After that, shake it once in a while for another week or two then strain into a bottle. Makes a lovely present!
What are your childhood memories of blackberries? Have you got any great ideas for what do with your crop? Let us know!