This weekend I wanted to try to be a little bit more adventurous with the barbecue. I wanted to take on cooking stuff that would take lower temperatures and require longer time. My first experiment with something that required a longer cook was the chicken last weekend. That turned out well and I felt that I was up for trying something a little more challenging. I got a … [Read more...] about A Couple of Long(ish) and Slow Experiments With the BBQ
I like to experiment when I'm cooking. With the barbecue that I bought recently I spent the first couple of weeks getting to grips with the basics. It's not like cooking with other tools I've used. You can't simply turn it on, set the temperature and cook. You have to master every little aspect of the process starting with lighting the charcoal. Getting the charcoals lit and up … [Read more...] about First Experiments With the Weber Kettle Grill
Shopping around and pricing things is something a lot of us do on a regular basis. When you're buying a fixed price item it makes sense. Why would you pay €500 for an item if you can find it from another shop for €300? A difference in price of a couple of euro, however, might not be worth it. Some shops, both online and offline, offer other services and incentives. Or it could … [Read more...] about Annoying Price Difference
A few days ago I posted about trying to choose a barbecue. I hadn't realised that there were so many different types of barbecues available nor how passionate many of my friends are about it. It was a little overwhelming! Fortunately between the comments here, on my Facebook post and an incredibly helpful friend who talked me through it in detail, I was able to make a … [Read more...] about Barbecue Acquired!
With the weather improving and everyone, including me, being stuck at home most of the time it's only natural to start thinking about gardens and things you can do in them. Over the past couple of years I've managed to get my herb garden going and I'll hopefully get a usable crop from my berries this year. The herbs are growing, even in places that I didn't plant them (I'm … [Read more...] about Trying to Choose a Barbecue