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The first barbecue of 2016

The first barbecue of 2016

Whilst April was a washout, May has seen some far nicer weather – particularly at the weekends! So it was time to dust off the bbq and our outdoor cooking skills and try cooking and eating outside once more. While Ryan fired up the bbq, I turned my hand to the indoor preparation. We decided […]

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  19th May 2016   No comments
Vegetable &  halloumi kebabs

Vegetable & halloumi kebabs

The barbecue doesn’t need to be the preserve of meat – quality vegetable kebabs go down a treat with meat eaters and herbivores, they just require a bit of time and imagination. The halloumi adds some bite and additional texture, going beautifully crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. Prep: 20 mins Cook: […]

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  31st July 2015   No comments
Homemade burgers

Homemade burgers

A few homegrown ingredients from the garden can completely transform bog standard burgers into meaty sandwich sensations. Prep: 25 mins Cook: 30 mins Ingredients 200g minced beef (sirloin if possible) per person Finely chopped onion Grated carrot One red chilli Fresh tarragon Dijon mustard Egg Method Mash the chilli up with some salt in pepper […]

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  31st July 2015   No comments
Eyes bigger than our bucket

Eyes bigger than our bucket

Clearly we didn’t learn our lesson from our first slightly overambitious bbq meal, because last weekend we found ourselves with another 3-course meal to book on the little bucket bbq. The appetizer was supposed to be some corn cobs, which the internet assured us could be cooked wrapped in foil (they arrived with us without […]

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  13th June 2015   No comments
Food fight: Two ways with asparagus

Food fight: Two ways with asparagus

Our veg box delivery last week brought us a bunch of asparagus, so we put it to one side to see how well we could cook it on the bbq. My initial thought was that we could simply grill it over the hot coals, and a little research suggested this would be fine, if we […]

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  7th May 2015   2 comments

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