Just before Christmas our friend, private dining chef and Northern Ireland's very own barbecue cook extraordinaire, Jasper Castel, paid a visit to our County Down showroom to check out the latest Traegar Grills. Not being one to waste an opportunity where good food and good company is concerned The Stove Yard team contrived to make sure a turkey with all the trimmings could be readily at hand.
Well, it being Christmas and all, it didn't take too much to persuade Jasper to quickly fire up the Ironwood 885 Traeger Grill (it's so much faster than other barbecues) and rustle us up a full blown feast that was simply divine. Who knew you could cook Brussels Sprouts to perfection in a grill? Jasper also revealed his secret to creating the best gravy known to man or woman and it's not actually that difficult. Fortunately Richard was on hand to film it all as it happened, so if you want to check out just how wonderfully versatile it is to cook on the Traeger Grill (and exactly how to make the perfect gravy) then check out the Stove Yard channel on YouTube here.
With the current crippling energy prices many of us are going to have to rely more and more on our stoves and, if we haven't got a stove, our open fires. There's going to be a real temptation therefore to burn whatever we can lay our hands on rather than pay out for kiln dried or seasoned wood and smokeless coal. After all it's free fuel, isn't it? ...more
Please don’t. Instead, if you can, think seriously about installing one of the new breed of highly efficient, low emissions Ecodesign stoves. One of these will make your fuel go up to four times further than an open fire as well as save you serious money, both on the cost of your fuel, and also on how much you will need to use your gas or oil-fired central heating… read more
According to The Sun today we're heading for especially sunny weather during this coming extra long Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend and that's when the barbecue season will well and truly kick off. Eating al fresco with friends and family when the sun is shining is one of life's great pleasures and it's all the better when the food is good too. At The Stove Yard we're ready and waiting with some of the very best barbecues and grills for those of you who are planning to upgrade their old grill and who want to take their outdoor cooking to another level... read more