Inspiration

Happy Valentine’s Day

So it’s Valentine’s day and the really simple way to cook up a treat for your loved one is to use the BBQ. Guaranteed to impress, and you won’t have a mess in the kitchen to clean-up; what’s not to love!? Each course took me no longer than 20 minutes to prepare and cook, apart from […]

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Jamie Oliver’s So Easy Fish Curry

Week 4 of my Christmas Cookbook series takes a recipe from Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients book. The book was pretty huge over the Christmas season, with the TV series running alongside it, and when the days are short it’s nice to have one of the quick and simple recipes to fall back on.

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Pork Ribs

People often ask me what my favourite thing to cook is when I’m feeding a crowd, and without fail I have to say it’s ribs! Ribs may be seen as one of the peaks of outdoor cooking because you have to master the art of controlling the temperature for a prolonged amount of time, get the […]

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Yotam Ottolenghi’s Rolled Pavlova with Plums, Kiwi and Blueberries

For part 3 in the Christmas cookbook series I’m reminded of some of your BBQ New Years resolutions. Becky Coup and Dominic Black mentioned on Facebook how they would like to cook more desserts on the grill, so I think this one is pretty spot on! For this weeks’ cook I’ve chosen the deliciously soft and pillowy […]

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John Whaite’s Lamb & Black Olives in Rosé Wine with Wholewheat Pasta

My second cookbook adaptation from kitchen to BBQ is a recipe from John Whaite’s latest book – Comfort, Food to soothe the soul. Food fulfils many roles in our lives, whether it’s fuelling us, putting a halt in our hunger, satisfying some of the deepest cravings, or in the case of comfort food it can take […]

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Joe Wicks Sausage & Red Wine Casserole

This is the first post in a series where I’ve taken a recipe from one of this Christmas’ best selling cookbooks, tested them, and written them to suit the barbecue. One of my goals for this series is to show that pretty much anything can be cooked on your grill, and that to cook something different on the barbecue […]

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Treat your family to a Christmas Feast created on the BBQ

Christmas is about being with the people you love and indulging yourselves, be it in quality time, games, gifts, or in my case, with a fantastic Christmas feast! It really doesn’t have to be as hard as it’s made out to be, and with a little planning and pre-work ahead of the big day, the […]

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Winter Barbecuing Tips

If you’re new to my blog then you may have raised an eyebrow at the title of this post, but those who know me know I believe there really isn’t a season for BBQ; there are just different things to cook that suit the weather. Here are my Top Tips for using your grill long after the […]

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Are Bank Holiday Weekends the Christmas of BBQ?

No matter where I go in Britain I hear the same tales of woe regarding the Great British weather and how it can often ruin that quintessential past time, the Bank Holiday weekend BBQ! I’ve been thinking a lot this summer about how to make cooking outside easier for people and as we approach the August […]

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Banishing BBQ Myths – The sun doesn’t have to shine to light the BBQ!

To me the BBQ should live just outside the kitchen door so that it’s never too far from hand. If you’re back having picked the kids up from school it can sometimes seem like a chore to do something out of the routine, but just as we all try to squeeze in that workout routine, […]

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