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How to make the best pizzas at home

How to make the best pizzas at home

Getting a pizza oven seems to be the must-have garden accessory alongside the BBQ. Everyone likes pizzas; nowadays, we're baking our own at home. It's a great idea because if you think about it.  When you order a pizza for delivery, it is never as good as one in a restaurant. Pizzas taste best when you eat them straight out of the oven.     There are a couple of key things to consider when making pizza: 1. Do you buy the dough ready-made or make it yourself? Making pizzas from scratch at home is very economical as well as lots...

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Get ready for BBQ Summer

Best Summer Ever for Garden Entertaining

It’s the time of year when we get our gardens and outdoor spaces ready for Summer. Time to take the cover off the BBQ and give it a Spring clean. We’re all full of anticipation for the Summer.  We picture those long, balmy evenings, with friends sitting around, chatting and enjoying a cool drink and tucking in to some delicious, barbecued food: kissed with flavours that only charcoal and wood can deliver. But what’s the reality?  Will it live up to our dreams? Well, it all depends on what you’re cooking with. Whatever the weather We always think of BBQs for dry, warm and...

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Garden Design Colour Inspiration

Garden Design Colour Inspiration

Colour has become even more visually important to our garden design as we’ve seen huge changes in the way people use their outdoor spaces at home.

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Why food cooked over charcoal tastes better than food cooked over gas - and how to make vegetables taste like bacon!

BBQ Bacon Flavour Vegetables

  Why do vegetables cooked over charcoal in a Charlie Oven taste so good? And why do they never quite taste as delicious, why is that certain je-ne-sais-quoi missing, when you cook them over gas or electric? THE AMAZING SCIENCE OF TASTE As with all the fundamental questions in life, the answer lies in science.Pay attention, class! When charcoal burns, it forms a variety of phenolic compounds. The biggie is lignin: when it burns it releases a whole range of aromatic products. I’m sure you’re familiar with the primary one of these, guaiacol (C6H4(OH)(OCH3)) … which is also a big...

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