I was making a dressing for some salad leaves this lunchtime, and found that – apart from a couple of spray bottles – I was out of oil.
I had one of these yesterday, and it was delightful. Cinnamon-sugar cupcakes made with melted butter. Delicious.
As described earlier, I’d successfully done my first cook on the new pellet grill, by my kitchen door. Soon after, I decided to move it to my BBQ area at the foot of the garden. Not very far, and paved all the way. So I was wheeling it down the garden, and was two thirds of the way there, when the whole grill tilted, and it was only my muscles keeping it stable – all 300lbs of it.
I’ve ended up with this beast of a pellet grill, which is far more than I intended to buy. It is of stainless steel construction, double walled so as to retain heat. It is capable of temperatures from low to 600°F which is much higher than my Traeger would go.
I bought my old Traeger Pellet Grill in 2011, and it has done me well. Even after the controller stopped working, a few years ago, I managed to safely rewire it with a simple relay and timer mechanism, and retain much of its function. But I knew I would eventually replace it with a new grill.
I love pancakes of all sizes – crepes, american style, drop scones. But, despite a series of pans purchased for the purpose, I’ve never had much luck cooking them myself. In the end, I decided that the problem was with my stove and not me, and I gave in and bought a Duronics Crepe Maker.
So here is a preview of the new toy, a Louisiana Grills Founders Series Premier 1200. It isn’t here yet, so the picture is stock. I am having it assembled before delivery – having assembled one pellet grill in the past, I decided I’d pay for someone else to do it. So the new grill should arrive next week.
In 2010, I purchased my first pellet grill, a Traeger Lil Tex… the more I cooked on the Traeger, the less I wanted to play with charcoal.
At Christmas I posted that I’d been neglecting this blog, and aimed to do better. But I have only posted one other thing since then!
I’ve just gone through all the plants, only picking the good firm sprouts, and not worrying about any that weren’t – they went in the garden waste with the plants.
Even so, I have a ridiculous amount of sprouts. Far too many to eat before they go bad.