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Our Favourite Barbecue & Cooking Brands

Posted by Taylor Gathercole

Wheel out the grill, dust off the wood-fired oven, find the tongs. It's barbecue season. It's all about the bare necessities: vegetables, meat, flame, wood or charcoal, drink and more. 

With us entering the beginning of a great season of outdoor cooking we wanted to share our favourite brands in the world of barbecuing. Everything from fire bowls, fuels, utensils and more. 

It's time to get you some sturdy spun-iron cookware (which will last a lifetime), sacks of firewood (or charcoal) and a big pair of leather gloves (trust me, you'll need them).


Blazaball

We've all been there, trying to light a fire and it's just not working out. Or you place more unlit fuel on top which then starves the existing fire of oxygen... Well, worry no more. The Blazaball is this simple, yet very effective accessory which will get you jumping up and down in joy because your fire just works, especially if you're using charcoal. 

It's easy. Two-piece metal cage. You place one or two natural firelighters inside. It effectively keeps a pocket of oxygen around your ignition source and more air and oxygen means a stronger burn. Ideal.

Buy here

Blazaball & Natural Firelighters

Kadai Fire Bowls

There is nothing better than sitting around a fire bowl in the garden cooking up your dinner, and then not having to move an inch to enjoy the remainder of the evening watching the sunset.

Kadai's original fire bowls are up to 100 years old, all with their own unique character from years of use as cooking bowls in India. 

Buy here

Kadai Fire Bowls — Outdoor Cooking & Outdoor Heating

Netherton Foundry

If you're ever looking for the finest quality of iron cookware, look no further than our friends at Netherton Foundry. From spun iron saucepans and stockpot to skillets, woks and bakeware. They even make outdoor dutch ovens and chapas.

This is a business which is proud to be British and takes the province of their materials very seriously. Supporting local communities and reducing their impact on the environment at the same time. Their products will last you a lifetime. 

Buy here

Netherton Foundry - Copper Stove Top Tagine and Spun Iron Bowl

The Ethical Butcher

Much like us, The Ethical Butcher believes that the way we consume shouldn't cost the earth. They're changing how animals and humans coexist in the food chain and how we view our place in nature. 

Their farmers honour natural systems and farm in ways that increase biodiversity and regenerate the land, therefore improving soil health and combating climate change.

Join the craft meat revolution

Daylesford Organic Food

Over forty years ago Daylesford began to turn their family's farmland over to sustainable, organic farming. What began as a simple passion for real food, later becomes one of the most sustainable organic farms in the UK.

This is a brand which champions zero food waste, progressive farming techniques, clean energy, light packaging, responsible sourcing and much more. 

They believe by shopping organically and eating organically you are choosing to invest in the long-term health of the planet and the wellbeing of yourself and your family.

Shop online or head to one of their Farm Shops

Daylesford Organic Farm Shop

Sea Change Wine

Our favourite range of environmentally conscious wines that directly supports ocean conservation. This range of wine is the perfect complement to any barbecue dish.

Website Coming Soon! | Instagram

Sea Change Wine

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Wheel out the grill, dust off the wood-fired oven, find the tongs. It's barbecue season. It's all about the bare necessities: vegetables, meat, flame, wood or charcoal, drink and more. 

With us entering the beginning of a great season of outdoor cooking we wanted to share our favourite brands in the world of barbecuing. Everything from fire bowls, fuels, utensils and more. 

It's time to get you some sturdy spun-iron cookware (which will last a lifetime), sacks of firewood (or charcoal) and a big pair of leather gloves (trust me, you'll need them).


Blazaball

We've all been there, trying to light a fire and it's just not working out. Or you place more unlit fuel on top which then starves the existing fire of oxygen... Well, worry no more. The Blazaball is this simple, yet very effective accessory which will get you jumping up and down in joy because your fire just works, especially if you're using charcoal. 

It's easy. Two-piece metal cage. You place one or two natural firelighters inside. It effectively keeps a pocket of oxygen around your ignition source and more air and oxygen means a stronger burn. Ideal.

Buy here

Blazaball & Natural Firelighters

Kadai Fire Bowls

There is nothing better than sitting around a fire bowl in the garden cooking up your dinner, and then not having to move an inch to enjoy the remainder of the evening watching the sunset.

Kadai's original fire bowls are up to 100 years old, all with their own unique character from years of use as cooking bowls in India. 

Buy here

Kadai Fire Bowls — Outdoor Cooking & Outdoor Heating

Netherton Foundry

If you're ever looking for the finest quality of iron cookware, look no further than our friends at Netherton Foundry. From spun iron saucepans and stockpot to skillets, woks and bakeware. They even make outdoor dutch ovens and chapas.

This is a business which is proud to be British and takes the province of their materials very seriously. Supporting local communities and reducing their impact on the environment at the same time. Their products will last you a lifetime. 

Buy here

Netherton Foundry - Copper Stove Top Tagine and Spun Iron Bowl

The Ethical Butcher

Much like us, The Ethical Butcher believes that the way we consume shouldn't cost the earth. They're changing how animals and humans coexist in the food chain and how we view our place in nature. 

Their farmers honour natural systems and farm in ways that increase biodiversity and regenerate the land, therefore improving soil health and combating climate change.

Join the craft meat revolution

Daylesford Organic Food

Over forty years ago Daylesford began to turn their family's farmland over to sustainable, organic farming. What began as a simple passion for real food, later becomes one of the most sustainable organic farms in the UK.

This is a brand which champions zero food waste, progressive farming techniques, clean energy, light packaging, responsible sourcing and much more. 

They believe by shopping organically and eating organically you are choosing to invest in the long-term health of the planet and the wellbeing of yourself and your family.

Shop online or head to one of their Farm Shops

Daylesford Organic Farm Shop

Sea Change Wine

Our favourite range of environmentally conscious wines that directly supports ocean conservation. This range of wine is the perfect complement to any barbecue dish.

Website Coming Soon! | Instagram

Sea Change Wine

Read more

7 Barbecue Recipes To Kick-Start National BBQ Week

Posted by Taylor Gathercole

7 Barbecue Recipes To Kick-Start National BBQ Week

This Bank Holiday weekend coincides with the start of National BBQ week, starting on the 25th May to the 31st May and with the forecasted sunshine, so we thought we’d put together some delicious looking and tasting BBQ recipes to bring more sizzle to your life during the lockdown.

Join in across social media sharing your barbecues, and feats using #BarbiForBritain

Let’s begin.


Chilli-butter corn on the cob - Recipes for the barbecue

Chilli-butter Corn On The Cob

Simple, but a winner. This recipe gives corn on the cob a bit of edge with a Harissa-garlic butter.

Ingredients

  • 100g Butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 fat garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp harissa
  • 6 corn cobs

Method: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/chilli-butter-barbecued-corn

Grilled salmon - Recipes for the barbecue

Grilled Salmon

Salmon is an all-time favourite for grilling. You don’t need fancy marinades or mercurial methods, all that’s needed is quality ingredients and a hot grill. Hint: Choose a salmon fillet with the skin on & remember to oil the fish, not the grill.

Ingredients

  • 100-200g Salmon Fillets (Our favourite: Daylesford Smoked Salmon 200g)
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges

 Method: https://www.foodiecrush.com/best-grilled-salmon/

Prawn and chorizo skewers

Prawn and chorizo skewers

Simple, easy but packed full of flavour.

Ingredients

  • 12-16 raw shell prawns
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 3-4 chorizo sausages, cut into thick slices
  • Lime wedges

Method: https://www.coastmagazine.co.uk/content/bbq-recipe-prawn-and-chorizo-skewers

ras el hanout and honey bbq chicken thighs - Recipes for the barbecue

Ras el hanout and honey BBQ Chicken Thighs

Giving a twist to a traditional bbq meat dish.

Ingredients

  • 8 whole chicken thighs (Our favourite: The Ethical Butcher Chicken Thighs)
  • 2 tbsp ras el hanout
  • 2 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 tbsp sea salt flakes
  • 1 juiced lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic, bashed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp dried chilli flakes

Method: https://www.olivemagazine.com/recipes/meat-and-poultry/ras-el-hanout-and-honey-bbq-chicken-thighs/ 

bbq stuffed peppers

Stuff BBQ Peppers

Something to impress all your friends.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 50g pine nuts
  • 140g long grain rice
  • 2 garlic gloves, chopped
  • 350g vegetable stock cube
  • 1 bunch spring onions sliced thinly
  • 140g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 150g ball mozzarella, chopped
  • 140g gorgonzola
  • Handful each of parsley and basil, chopped
  • 3 red and 3 yellow peppers

Method: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/stuffed-peppers-barbie

seared beef with orange and chilli - Recipes for the barbecue

Seared beef with orange and chilli

Fancy showing off your outdoor cooking skills? This beef dish is the perfect centrepiece.

Ingredients

  • 1½ kg piece of skirt of beef (We also like: Organic Beef Fillet Steak from Daylesford)
  • Zest 2 oranges
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, Finley chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar

Method: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/seared-beef-orange-chilli

Skillet chocolate chip cookie - Recipes for the barbecue

Skillet chocolate chip cookie

You’ve eaten your main meal, but now it’s time to show how versatile your grilling skills are. Get the skillet out and prepare chocolate chip cookies for the adults and children. Tip: Best served with ice cream!

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1.2 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped up a bar of chocolate 

Method: https://anevaystoves.com/blogs/news/recipe-stove-top-skillet-chocolate-chip-cookie

Our new Natural Firelighters are ideal for getting your charcoal and firewood going, with an odourless and long-burning flame. 

Read more

7 Barbecue Recipes To Kick-Start National BBQ Week

This Bank Holiday weekend coincides with the start of National BBQ week, starting on the 25th May to the 31st May and with the forecasted sunshine, so we thought we’d put together some delicious looking and tasting BBQ recipes to bring more sizzle to your life during the lockdown.

Join in across social media sharing your barbecues, and feats using #BarbiForBritain

Let’s begin.


Chilli-butter corn on the cob - Recipes for the barbecue

Chilli-butter Corn On The Cob

Simple, but a winner. This recipe gives corn on the cob a bit of edge with a Harissa-garlic butter.

Ingredients

  • 100g Butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 fat garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp harissa
  • 6 corn cobs

Method: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/chilli-butter-barbecued-corn

Grilled salmon - Recipes for the barbecue

Grilled Salmon

Salmon is an all-time favourite for grilling. You don’t need fancy marinades or mercurial methods, all that’s needed is quality ingredients and a hot grill. Hint: Choose a salmon fillet with the skin on & remember to oil the fish, not the grill.

Ingredients

  • 100-200g Salmon Fillets (Our favourite: Daylesford Smoked Salmon 200g)
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges

 Method: https://www.foodiecrush.com/best-grilled-salmon/

Prawn and chorizo skewers

Prawn and chorizo skewers

Simple, easy but packed full of flavour.

Ingredients

  • 12-16 raw shell prawns
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 3-4 chorizo sausages, cut into thick slices
  • Lime wedges

Method: https://www.coastmagazine.co.uk/content/bbq-recipe-prawn-and-chorizo-skewers

ras el hanout and honey bbq chicken thighs - Recipes for the barbecue

Ras el hanout and honey BBQ Chicken Thighs

Giving a twist to a traditional bbq meat dish.

Ingredients

  • 8 whole chicken thighs (Our favourite: The Ethical Butcher Chicken Thighs)
  • 2 tbsp ras el hanout
  • 2 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 tbsp sea salt flakes
  • 1 juiced lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic, bashed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp dried chilli flakes

Method: https://www.olivemagazine.com/recipes/meat-and-poultry/ras-el-hanout-and-honey-bbq-chicken-thighs/ 

bbq stuffed peppers

Stuff BBQ Peppers

Something to impress all your friends.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 50g pine nuts
  • 140g long grain rice
  • 2 garlic gloves, chopped
  • 350g vegetable stock cube
  • 1 bunch spring onions sliced thinly
  • 140g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 150g ball mozzarella, chopped
  • 140g gorgonzola
  • Handful each of parsley and basil, chopped
  • 3 red and 3 yellow peppers

Method: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/stuffed-peppers-barbie

seared beef with orange and chilli - Recipes for the barbecue

Seared beef with orange and chilli

Fancy showing off your outdoor cooking skills? This beef dish is the perfect centrepiece.

Ingredients

  • 1½ kg piece of skirt of beef (We also like: Organic Beef Fillet Steak from Daylesford)
  • Zest 2 oranges
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, Finley chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar

Method: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/seared-beef-orange-chilli

Skillet chocolate chip cookie - Recipes for the barbecue

Skillet chocolate chip cookie

You’ve eaten your main meal, but now it’s time to show how versatile your grilling skills are. Get the skillet out and prepare chocolate chip cookies for the adults and children. Tip: Best served with ice cream!

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1.2 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped up a bar of chocolate 

Method: https://anevaystoves.com/blogs/news/recipe-stove-top-skillet-chocolate-chip-cookie

Our new Natural Firelighters are ideal for getting your charcoal and firewood going, with an odourless and long-burning flame. 

Read more