A simple Summer Camping Charcuterie Board, with summer produce, local cheese and a steelhead dip! Share an adventure, share a Camping Charcuterie Board!

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Friends, we just got back from the stunning Oregon coast. Do you know how much I love the Pacific Northwest in the summertime?

Camping Charcuterie Board

Today’s post tells you how much I love buying “local” foods, and how to create the best Summer Camping Charcuterie Board.  Charcuterie (shahr-cute-uh-ree), means smoked, dry-cured or cooked meats. Add in your favorite cheese, dips, crackers, and summer produce, without having to cook.

Ingredients for Summer Camping Charcuterie Board

  • 1 box Lesley Stowe Crackers
  • Rosemary Sea Salt Crackers (Sparrow Bakery)
  • Cheese curds (Tillamook)
  • Dan’s Smoked Steelhead Spread (dip)
  • Trader Joe’s Corn Salsa
  • Cucumber, sliced
  • Carrot sticks
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh cherries
  • Prosciutto and salami cheese sticks

So simple, fresh, and so good.

But first, I wrote about a podcast I listened to recently on keeping the Sabbath. This day can be any day of the week, a restful, recharging day.

Or in our case, a 6-day camping trip in our Sprinter Van.

I do believe setting aside a day of the week can look different for everyone, but I absolutely believe it can include adventure.

In this great book, Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives, by Wayne Muller, I love what he writes about consecration. [Click to above Amazon affiliate link to buy the book.]

“Sabbath is more than the absence of work; it is not just a day off, when we catch up on television or errands. It is the presence of something that arises when we consecrate a period of time to listen to what is most deeply beautiful, nourishing, or true. It is time consecrated with our attention, our mindfulness, honoring those quiet forces of grace or spirit that sustain and heal us.” –Wayne Muller

Creating a day (or a week or two)

Creating a day of rest requires some forethought. It doesn’t just happen unless you carve out time. [Above, hiking the dune at Pacific City.]

This 6 day camping trip was that for us. Even though we do try to slow down one day of the week, this chunk of time was good for our souls.

Not only being with some of our best friends, some relationships going back over 30 years, but sitting and pausing in the morning over coffee and nature. Nothing else.

Hiking the beautiful Oregon coast.

Sitting in the sun and sand and letting the wind blow out the bad thoughts. And then coming back to camp to regroup and feast together with our blessed friendships.

Feasting on life

Feasting on life, my tagline, means so much to me. For this coast trip, it meant solitude, friendship, nature, and good food.

Summer Camping Charcuterie Board

It’s great to support local Oregon brands, so for this board we bought local produce (basil, cherries, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers) at the farmer’s market.

Add the steelhead dip, cheese curds, and Sparrow Bakery’s homemade crackers.

Let’s just say this plate was devoured quite quickly, as we were playing corn hole and happy hour!

Perfect bite!

Give thanks

WOW, do we have a lot to be thankful for?

Even just finding a shore, a beach, a place to just sit and smell the ocean air. Talk with your loved one. Do nothing. Pray!

Our weekly pause is drawing a line in the sand that says we’re taking intentional time to prioritize our connections to God and each other!

Happy weekend, Friends!

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Summer Camping Charcuterie Board

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 1 box Lesley Stowe Crackers
  • Rosemary Sea Salt Crackers, Sparrow Bakery
  • Cheese curds, Tillamook
  • Dan’s Smoked Steelhead Spread, dip
  • Trader Joe’s Corn Salsa
  • Cucumber, sliced
  • Carrot sticks
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh cherries
  • Prosciutto and salami cheese sticks


  • Prepare a board, and place the dips (or salsin small bowls.
  • Arrange the food around the bowls. Add a cheese knife and serve!
Course: Appetizer
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