Barbecue

Outdoor Entertaining: Top Tips and Tricks for Modern Homeowners

There is something special about dining al fresco and sharing good food and wine with family and friends. To help make it memorable in all the right ways here is a look at ways to create the perfect outdoor entertainment venue in your garden, including the key ingredients for a successful dinner party, why you should ditch the fancy china, plus some tips on keeping everyone comfortable and making sure your food stays fresh. Keep it simple and convivial You can easily spend fortunes on elaborate settings and fancy food but it is often the case that the recipe for …

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Quick and easy barbecue side dishes

Barbecues denote summer and there’s nothing that’ll make your bangers go off with a bang than a fantastic choice of complementary side dishes. None of these will take much time to prepare and when you’re accepting praises from your friends at the end of the occasion, you’ll be glad you made the effort. The essentials Burgers and chips are unquestionably made for each other. Of course you’ll liven up the dish with a choice of salads and other delights, but for a summer filled spirit of adventure then McCain garlic wedges are the answer over plain old fries any day. And …

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Preparing for a teenagers birthday

I love organising children’s birthday parties but when they get to a certain age they stop. Initially birthdays morph into bowling or cinema with a bite to eat afterwards but the teenage years are much more awkward to arrange for. We have always struggled organising parties for Kian as his birthday falls at the end of August, long after the kids have broken up from school and still a good week or so until they return and with the best will in the world, busy parents often forget any parties arranged so far into the holidays. When asked what he …

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