Tag: bbq

May 28, 2011

Had 4 of my board gaming buddies around today for an all day session of Android. It’s a wonderful but complex game, set in a “Blade Runner” type world. I was providing lunch, but I wanted something that I could prepare in advance, and require…

May 15, 2011

Yesterday was the first time I used my pellet grill to cater for my board-game group. It was the regular “Second Saturday” meet, and we had 11 people attend. I had planned to do just bangers and burgers, the usual fare, but instead of grilling,…

May 11, 2011

Is anyone else (who reads this) playing with Arduino? It’s a kind of open source electronics kit. I’ve just ordered the StartFun Inventor’s Kit to get me going, which is a heap of varied components together with an Arduino Uno controller – an easily programmable…

April 21, 2011

I realised at lunchtime that I had sausagemeat in the fridge that needed to be used up, and I am away for the weekend. So I thought I would have a try at making a fatty. A fatty is a large sausage-like object, made from…

April 21, 2011

I may have mentioned, that while I was in San Francisco, I went on a sourdough hunt. I’ve baked my own version of sourdough before, but to have the genuine article would be wonderful. I wasn’t going to spend too long on it, but I…

April 18, 2011

On a brighter note, I took my smoker out of storage this weekend, and found it a semi-permanent home in the garden, which means I will get a whole lot more use out of it. Although I have used it quite a bit for smoking…

April 10, 2011

I love how different hobbies come together in your life. I’ve been going through papers and stuff from my trip to Consonance and I came across this filk, which I had forgotten about. Early on at the convention, I mentioned that I was interested in…

October 7, 2010

… as I am not counting the rolled brisket joint I bought the other day. All in all, it turned out pretty good, better than I could have hoped for for my first attempt. It cooked from 8:30 to 5:45, not including resting time. There…

October 2, 2010

Thursday was a gorgeous day – blue skies throughout, so I started up the BBQ for the first time, and – at various times, cooked the following: Burgers (standard supermarket Aberdeen Angus burgers) Venison Burgers (also supermarket) Salmon Fillets Brisket (a cheap rolled brisket) The…

September 29, 2010

After lunch, I wasn’t feeling too bad, and it was quite a nice day, so I thought I would take a look at the grill. I got it assembled without too many problems. Noticed a couple of spots that need touching up with paint, but…

September 28, 2010

Having postponed my trip down to Kent on Friday, due to being ill, I decided to give it a go yesterday, as I was feeling a little better. Ashford looks a lot closer on the map, than it is – 3 hours drive there, and…

September 16, 2010

This got linked to in the BBQ forum I read, and I loved it! [Note: the most unlike group of tags I ever thought I would use]