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Experiment with BBQ Lamb

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September 15, 2018

I’ve just been on holiday, and of course I took my Davy Crockett grill with me. After a few days out and about, I decided to spend a day at the cottage we were renting, and cook some simple BBQ. I smoked some burgers for our lunch, and put on a small pork shoulder,...
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Simple BBQ Automation

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August 31, 2018

A while back I refitted my larger Traeger pellet grill with a new home-built controller. Unlike my earlier attempt, which was only semi-successful, this is not trying to control the pellet feed (and thus the heat/smoke mix) by temperature control. At its heart is a simple 5 quid timer device, which allows you to...
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BBQ Cleanup

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April 19, 2018

Finally got around to the great BBQ spring cleanup. A simple enough job, but between illness and the weather, I hadn’t managed it. Both grills currently have their manky parts in oven shelf cleaning bags, and will be that way overnight; then I need to give them a good hose and scrape. Meanwhile the...
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Firebox BBQ Pizza Oven

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March 18, 2018

While at the garden centre on Friday, I picked up a Firebox BBQ Pizza Oven for some silly money. Normal price is about 80 quid, which is what the garden centre was selling them for. But they had a couple with badly crushed boxes, that were selling them off for less than half of...
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Review: The Baking Club

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January 5, 2018

Several months ago Chris asked whether I'd be interested in reviewing a sample box he received from 'The Baking Club'. As baking is a hobby for me, I was quite happy to take him up on that and, during his most recent visit, we cracked open the box to see what we'd find. The...
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Wood Pellet Grill Forum – www.pelletfan.com

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September 21, 2017

I’ve long been a follower of the PelletHeads BBQ forum, which catered specifically to the kind of pellet-fueled smoker I use. For various reasons, PelletHeads has gone dark, but a new forum has appeared, set up by many of the people who were a driving force behind the earlier forum. It is very welcome,...
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Lakeland Mini Multicooker

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August 26, 2017

So if I am trying to free up more kitchen top space, the last thing I should do is buy another gadget? I saw this in Lakeland last week, and decided to go for it this week. It is a cute little item, which will replace both my slow cooker and rice cooker for...
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Simply Cook – A Recipe Box With A Twist

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July 29, 2017

Today, I am reviewing Simply Cook, a different type of recipe box from the others I have reviewed so far - Gousto, Hello Fresh, Mindful Chef.
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Christmas Dinner for the Single Man

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December 25, 2016

I’ll be dining alone this year, but don’t see why I shouldn’t do it in style. One of the things about getting a roast right is making sure everything is ready at the same time. This year, I am doing everything – everything – in the oven, which should make life simpler. The turkey...
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HelloFresh – Sausages with Lentils

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December 16, 2016

My third recipe with HelloFresh, and – once more – one I thought I didn’t need a recipe for, and was pleasantly surprised. I know how to cook a sausage – even one wrapped in bacon. The surprise was the lentil stew that went with it. It’s not something I have done, and it...
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