Be BBQ Safe This Summer

With camping and festival season in full swing with Britain’s summer music festivals lined up ready and school holidays in full flow, BBQ safety needs to be at the forefront of minds. Whilst you may think it’s a good ideal to bring the warm BBQ into the tent to provide a little extra heat during the cold summer nights BUT this can be a DEADLY MISTAKE! There have been many reports of incidents involving BBQ’s in confined areas (tents) whilst people are sleeping which has caused sever CO poisoning and even death.   Taking a BBQ into a tent, caravan or any enclosed space whilst its cooling down after cooking can release unsafe levels of CO which can lead to CO poisoning – also known as the ‘silent killer’. The tell-tale signs of CO poisoning are headaches, nausea, breathlessness, dizziness, collapsing and loss of consciousness. A BBQ must be left […]

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Outback Combi – From Store to Garden

After much consideration on a gas or charcoal BBQ and a chat with a lovely lady in the World of Power showroom, we decided to purchase the Outback dual fuel 2 burner gas / charcoal BBQ.  Living local to World of Power in Buxton, their delivery driver delivered two boxes to our address in their World of Power van (free of charge we must add!) We have to compliment all the staff at World of Power for being very helpful, their customer service is second to none and best of all there is no pushy sales tactics they really do care about the needs and wants of the customer.  The delivery driver turned up when he said he would and popped the boxes to where I asked with no fuss.   Considering ourselves to be a bit of flat pack masters, we didn’t quite know what to expect when we ordered […]

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Celebrate National Curry Week on your BBQ!

National Curry Week

It’s National Curry Week.  Why not try a new dish instead of sticking to the same old recipe or for those not so keen on hot foods, try a new recipe which will tickle your taste buds.     My personal (old) favourite has to be a Thai Green Chicken Curry!   Ingredients;   For the paste 1 stalk lemongrass (or 2 teaspoons prepared lemongrass) 1 to 3 green chillies, to taste 1 shallot 1 to 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon ground ginger (or 2.5cm piece fresh ginger) 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 tablespoon fish sauce 1/2 lime, juiced 1 handful chopped coriander 1 teaspoon brown sugar 2 kaffir lime leaves   For the curry 2 teaspoons oil 4 chicken breasts, diced 1 teaspoon brown sugar 2 kaffir lime leaves 1 (400ml) tin coconut milk 1 red pepper, chopped 1/2 […]

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Make Cooking Outdoors Easy

Outdoor Cooking Made Easy

To make cooking outdoors easy, we need to start with the right tools. If you want to make the best use of your garden this summer, then you’ll no doubt want to entertain, and eat outside. Choosing the right barbecue can be tricky, there are so many to choose from. A Gas BBQ will give you the ability to cook more food at the same time, an essential feature when catering for larger groups. We think the Xenon 3 barbecue offers one of the best family barbecue experiences on the market. Why Choose the Xenon 3? The Xenon 3 is perfect for garden chefs looking for the highest performance and quality at an affordable price. Manufactured largely from top quality stainless steel and with powerful stainless steel burners, the Xenon 3 has the looks as well as the power. The stainless steel doors and full-sized roasting hood combine, with a […]

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Healthy Eating on the BBQ!

Roast on BBQ Pork

Now that Christmas is  over, many of us have definitely over indulged a little (or a lot in my case) this festive season. With the promises of a new year, new start Let’s kick the new year off with healthy food cooked on the BBQ. Simply prepare roasts in your kitchen and then place on the BBQ, replace the lid and leave! Simply prepare roasts in your kitchen and then place on the BBQ, replace the lid and leave! Some people believe that barbecued food tends to unhealthy.  That is completely false! Grilled meats are part of a healthy diet? It’s not all about sausages and burgers you know. You can cook whole joints on the barbecue. Weber Smokey Mountain for Tasty Fish With a Weber Smokey Mountain you can cook Salmon served with salad and crusty toasted bread, a great alternative to your regular meats. Or why not try Monkfish […]

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Christmas Turkey on a Weber BBQ

When it comes to cooking my turkey I always use a Nigella Lawson marinating recipe, it’s been a favourite of my family and mine for many years. The results are always fantastic and more exciting than a traditional, dry turkey. Our turkey marinates within its juices for about 36 hours; Cook Chicken on the BBQ Many believe that barbecuing is just for summer but we think that you should be out barbecuing all year round. When it comes to my BBQ I use the indirect cooking method which creates an oven effect, so I can go inside, sit in front in front of my log fire and put my feet up whilst the BBQ does all the work! When cooking on the BBQ I always rest a large drip tray on the flavourizer bars. (I use my Weber Spirit BBQ) to catch the juices from the meat which are perfect for roasting vegetables. […]

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Rotisserie Cooking with Weber

Gas Rotisserie BBQ

Why not put a spin on your BBQ cooking with a Weber rotisserie and additional rotisserie accessories to suit. Fitting all Gas and Charcoal Weber BBQ’s (excluding the basket which will not fit the Q100/Q1000 model gas BBQ’s).     Using a Rotisserie:  Don’t over load!  Weber rotisseries (gas or charcoal) have a 20 lb. maximum weight limit. Almost any recipe requires indirect heat on the rotisserie. When doing rotisserie cooking, using a drip pan filled with veggies and broth or water can help to impart a great flavor to your food, while also catching the dripping to be used later as gravy. Always refer to your instruction sheet or manual before using your rotisserie. The cooking time and temperature will be the same as with other methods. Be sure to always use BBQ mitts for safety. When using the Infrared burner in the back of the Summit® S-670™ gas […]

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The Weber Smokey Mountain Charcoal Smoker

Weber BBQs

This Smokey Mountain Charcoal Smoker is designed to with stand the elements which living in England as we all know can vary some! It comes with a porcelain – enamelled bowl and lid, glass reinforced nylon lid handles, built in thermometer, aluminium dampers, heavy duty cooking grates and rust resistant aluminium fuel door. The smoker comes in three sizes 37cm, 47cm and 57cm.     Why smoke on a smoker? Because they are designed to cook food low and slow leaving meats, poultry and fish juicy, tender and full of smoky flavours.   Top Ten Tips for Smoking; START EARLY: Many of the flavour compounds in smoke are fat and water soluble, which means that whatever you are cooking will absorb smoky flavours best when it is raw. GO LOW AND SLOW (MOST OF THE TIME), true barbecuing is cooked slowly over low, indirect heat with wood smoke, traditional way to make […]

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How To Use A Weber Rotisserie with Hints & Tips

Chicken on a Weber

Whether used over charcoal or gas, a rotisserie meal is one of simplistic beauty and full of flavour. Rotisserie grilling is actually a roasting technique using a spit which runs down the centre of the meat / fish which turns, so you get even cooked food every time. Most Weber rotisseries are driven by an electric motor which plugs into domestic household mains.   We promise, once you try the rotisserie, you will never go back to ordinary methods again! Transform an ordinary grilling session into a social event!   Whilst chicken is a favourite, why not open your skills and pallet to others like prime rib – it’s a no brainier or why not even try pineapple? The rotisserie handles more than savoury, it tackles deserts too. Think of sugar glazed pineapple spinning of the grill…mouth-watering!   Tips When Using A Rotisserie 1. Check the weight of your food; […]

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10 Great Reasons to Eat Outdoors – World of Power

Weber go Anywhere

Live the BBQ Lifestyle in the UK Its official, we Brits love to BBQ. We love to sit outside in the garden with friends and family enjoying the company and most of all the food! Here are our top ten reasons to get outside and get grilling, smoking, baking or roasting…   1. Why should you miss out on the party? Usually, when cooking inside it means one person is stuck in the kitchen missing out on all the fun. With a BBQ you get to be in the thick of the party socialising without missing a single thing! Bring the party to the food not the food to the party!   2. Invite who you like, when you like. With more space for entertainment outdoors you can invite as many as your garden will hold! Creat a more relaxed atmosphere; the kids can play without the worry of breaking […]

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