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Simple Seafood Stir fry – with video

Simple Seafood Stir fry – with video

This is the first video we have included in our blogs but it seemed the easiest way to show the BGE Wok in action!  We have had the BGE Expander system for some time and have warmed to its versatility.  It certainly brings some further […]

Bone marrow butter

Bone marrow butter

We have been resting steaks wrapped in foil with seasoned olive oil and rosemary but we were looking to take this a step further.  Fortunately, when we called into “Charlotte’s Butchery” to pick up some aged ribeye steak, sitting next to the ribeye was a nice […]

Chorizo sautéed new Potatoes with Asparagus

Chorizo sautéed new Potatoes with Asparagus

There are almost as many ways of sautéing potatoes as there are varieties of potatoes, but this is one we have used with quite a lot of dishes recently.  It makes a great tapas dish or a side for other main centre pieces.  We were […]

Pumpkin fondue

Pumpkin fondue

Autumn is a time of year when the shops seem to be full of pumpkins – but sadly most are destined to make ‘pumpkin lanterns’ for Halloween rather than be eaten.  Well here is a really simple autumn alternative and would be perfect for any […]

Cold Smoked Salmon – first of the Autumn 2019

Cold Smoked Salmon – first of the Autumn 2019

One of the real delights of the Big Green Egg is that it makes a really good ‘cold smoker’.  Clearly this was not the original intention but 

Grilled Octopus – a Tuscan treat!

Grilled Octopus – a Tuscan treat!

I know it shouldn’t, but it always comes as a bit of a surprise to see the wealth of available seafood when travelling around mainland Europe.  I suppose a lot of this surprise is because there is so much seafood caught in the UK and […]

Warm fig with ricotta, honey and pancetta

Warm fig with ricotta, honey and pancetta

This is a very simple dish that we have done a few time now as a way to use the remaining heat in the Big Green Egg once it has been shut down.  This is one of the endearing qualities of the EGG and we […]

Rump Steak and Tuscan Beans

Rump Steak and Tuscan Beans

The simplest of dishes – individual rump steaks and slow cooked cannellini beans with sage!  It is the simplest of dishes if you have already made the slow cooked cannellini beans that is!  But once cooked will stay happily in the fridge for a few […]

The simple joys of bread making

The simple joys of bread making

What a delightful way to spend a day!  Well the first weekend of July was interesting – England were in the quarter finals of the football world cup, it was the first day of the 2018 Tour de France and I was booked on a […]

Review of the ETI mini digital thermometer – PenTemp

Review of the ETI mini digital thermometer – PenTemp

Whist idly browsing the Internet I came across this little digital thermometer on Amazon. It advertised it as an ETI made thermometer so I searched for more details on the ETI site – nothing!! This triggered my curiosity

Big Green Egg on Holiday – has a day off!

Big Green Egg on Holiday – has a day off!

Today’s post is short but sweet…. We all deserve a day off and this day was the Big Green Egg’s turn to relax. Rather than firing up the grill, we made a simple salad with apple, tomatoes and cheese. …and it was delicious!