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#LightUpSummer Competition Winners

Congratulations! Laverne Jantjies and Alex Stern are the winners of our #LightUpSummer with The Fire Works and Continental Butchery Competition. We hope your potjie pot and fire basket light up many summers to come. Read More...

Creamy Beef Potjie

    Food24's most popular braai recipe!     Ingredients: 1 tbs butter 4 leeks, only the white parts, sliced into discs 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 cups brown mushrooms, chopped 1 cube beef stock 1 kg stewing beef, cubed, but keep the fatty pieces 200 ml semi-sweet red wine 1 tub cream cheese 1 handful of parsley, finely chopped   Method: Melt the butter in a potjie over the coals. Add the leeks and garlic, season with black pepper and let it sweat for about 10 minutes until the leeks are tender. Add the mushrooms, Read More...

An open fire or a closed combustion fireplace? Which is best?

  A fireplace not only brings cosy cheer on a chilly winter’s night, it also adds value to your home. So choosing the right one should take some careful consideration. Let’s start with the first question you’re likely to ask yourself: Which fireplace system would suit my home best? An open or a closed combustion fireplace? Wood burning stoves (free-standing closed system fireplaces) have become extremely popular. The way a wood burning stove and its flue works offers major advantages over Read More...

Know Your Braai Wood

The wood you choose can make all the difference to your braai experience. A good quality braai wood should be:   Clean burning It should not generate a lot of smoke.  Dense and hard The wood will burn at a slower rate, making your braai last longer.  Low in moisture Wet wood spits and you’ll have a hard time keeping your fire going.  Aromatic This adds the smoky flavour to your braaied food.     These woods are especially good for braaiing:   Kameeldoring generates almost no smoke. Read More...

Gas Fireplace Maintenance: Is it Important?

Yes. Yes. Yes. The best way to ensure your gas fireplace works safely and efficiently when you need it, is to maintain it when you don’t. Although gas-powered fireplaces are considerably the safest and cleanest of all, they require regular servicing, and your fireplace should be inspected and serviced by a certified technician in the summer months. 5 Reasons to Service Your Gas Fireplace Trouble shooting The technician will be able to identify any problems. He’ll check your burners, pilot lights, ignition Read More...

How to braai perfect steak

Kamado Jan shared this quick and easy way to braai perfect steak with us. All you'll need is: A good quality cut of steak Course sea salt Crushed black pepper A touch of cayenne pepper Clarified butter/ghee Watch the video (WARNING! IT'S MOUTH-WATERING!) and give it a go. #LightUpSummer with with a great steak. (Click on this link to find out more about Kamado Jan: Learn more.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDB4Vg_jLSg Read More...

IT’S PIZZA NIGHT. LIGHT YOUR FIRES!

Pizza! One more reason to light a fire. Now pizza night can also be braai night. Try this recipe on your braai for a delicious wood-fired pizza. Pizza (Serves 4) Ingredients: For the pizza dough: 3 cups flour, 2 tsp yeast 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp oil 1 cup lukewarm water For the topping: Sprinkle on your choice of ingredients, but don't overload your pizza or the cheese won't melt. Method: Sprinkle the yeast into the water. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Once the yeast has activated, combine the water, Read More...

FLUE-LESS GAS FIREPLACES ARE THE WAY TO GO AND HERE’S WHY

With the chilly winter months on their way, you need to make sure that your home is warm and toasty. You can have the best of both worlds with the range of Infiniti Flue-Less Gas Fireplaces. Infiniti combines both international and local designs using the best quality raw material. Each unit is modern looking and at the forefront of technology while having some of the most striking combustion systems in the world. All these units are environmentally friendly, giving off Read More...

A DRY MEAT RUB FOR ANY OCCASION

What would a piece of meat be without some good flavour? Bland and boring and something that we never want on our plates. A dry meat rub can pack as much flavour into a chicken or steak as a liquid marinade can. Dry rubs are generally used when you cook meat on a low and slow heat, whereas grilling on an open flame renders dry rubs useless. So keep these recipes in mind next time you have time to Read More...

WE RECENTLY VISITED PIAZZETTA IN ITALY

We started our year off visiting Asolo, Italy to see the Piazzetta factory. Two of our team members were lucky enough to experience this world class factory and gain a vast amount of knowledge to bring back home with them. If you aren’t familiar with the brand Piazzetta, then you have been missing out. This brand is all about: sustainable energy. Efficiency (Up to 92%) Automation Superior view on installation Quality Any help to prevent further global warming is a step Read More...
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