Gardens and Grills
GET FIRED UP FOR THE BBQ SEASON
The School of Artisan Food based at the Welbeck Estate runs courses designed to educate on the art of barbecuing and food smoking.
Everyone hears of or experiences the horrors of burnt sausages or undercooked chicken at least once each summer. The Fire & Smoke – BBQ Cooking course, led by expert butcher Chris Moorby along with his son Tom, lasts one day and is aimed at those wanting to avoid these common mistakes and become a master of alfresco dining.
Very much a hands-on experience, the attendees are given a light breakfast and lunch because later everyone will sit down to share the BBQ food they have made and cooked. This is an informal and enjoyable day with lots of banter amongst the group. To start two sauces/marinades are prepared; a classic BBQ sauce and secondly a chimichurri sauce, both recipes created by Tom Moorby.
Chris guides the group through making their own Argentinian BBQ sausages, including the mincing and forming the Cumberland sausage shape. After lunch and a talk on selecting which charcoal and woods to use for particular effects, such as hot or cold smoking, a Jacob’s Ladder of smokey ribs was made. Tom and Chris are experts at showing the versatility of outdoor cooking, preparing a ‘Dirty’ fillet steak directly on the coals, demonstrating beer can chicken and spatchcock poussin.
It was not meat all the way – recipes for stuffed sea bass, salmon parcels and vegan sweetcorn skewers were also shared and a last tip for the budding BBQ maestros was to place a foil tray of brownie mix on the coals to cook while guests enjoyed their first courses.
The one essential piece of equipment which was recommended, apart from a BBQ of some shape or size, was a meat thermometer. A great investment for any cook, it takes away any doubt about that undercooked chicken and the associated risks. Fire & Smoke – BBQ Cooking makes a great gift or day out to remember and is priced at £195 per person including meals, ingredients, a group photograph of the day and eco bag.
LOW ‘N’ SLOW SMOKED BEEF SHORT RIBS
Courtesy of Tom Moorby
Beef Short Ribs – preferably from your local butcher
Brine consisting of 1kg water, 100g salt, 50g sugar (or proportionate quantities for amount of ribs)
Honey to glaze
• Immerse ribs in brine overnight
• Remove ribs from brine and pat dry
• Hot smoke ribs for 8 hours at 120°C
• Glaze with honey and char on BBQ
DELICIOUS SUMMER DAYS IN YOUR GARDEN
Who doesn’t love a good British barbecue? Warm summer afternoon get togethers offer the perfect opportunity for you to dust off those tongs and fire up the grill. You’ll be dining alfresco in no time with our comprehensive guide to enjoying dining outdoors. From delicious recipes to tips on how to create a beautiful outdoor living space, we celebrate one of the nation’s favourite pastimes.
To get you started, why not try this recipe from Bells Gardening Outlet, from their current Chilli Festival.
PULLED PORK SRIRACHA JALAPENO POPPERS
10 jalapeno peppers (or more as needed)
10 oz prepared pulled pork
3 tbsp Sriracha sauce, plus more for topping
1 tbsp chilli powder
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees
• Slice the jalapeno peppers in half and scoop out the insides. Set aside
• Add the pulled pork to a mixing bowl, stir in the Sriracha, chilli powder and garlic and mix well
• Stuff each jalapeno half with the spicy pulled pork mixture
• Top each with cheese and set onto a lightly oiled baking dish
• Bake for 20 minutes
• Remove from oven
• Top with extra Sriracha if desired, and serve
AN ARTIFICIAL LAWN COULD BE THE SOLUTION TO YOUR ALLERGY WOES
Approximately 13 million people in the UK are affected by allergic rhinitis, better known as hay fever, 95% of whom are specifically allergic to the pollen that’s present in grass.
Here at LazyLawn®, we’ve put together just a few reasons why more people, especially those who are affected by hay fever, should consider ditching natural grass for an artificial lawn.
While a well-loved lawn won’t go to seed and therefore will not produce pollen, the powdery substance can settle on the grass and is released back into the air when you’re mowing. Synthetic grass is an excellent, low maintenance solution, relieving you from lawnmowing duties when the pollen count is at its highest.
NEEDS LESS ATTENTION
Natural grass demands lots of TLC but with an artificial lawn, all you will need to do to keep it in tip-top condition is remove leaves and debris, as well as give it a brushing every once in a while with a stiff brush and an occasional weed application.
Because it is so durable, artificial grass is able to withstand a variety of activities, meaning there’s plenty of fun to be had without the fear of unwanted hay fever symptoms. It is also weather-proof.
Kyle Cassidy, local Licensee for LazyLawn®, said: “Our products can go a long way towards minimising its effects and limiting your exposure to grass pollen, creating a hay fever-free haven in your own garden.”
To discover more about LazyLawn® and its range of artificial grass products, visit www.lazylawn.co.uk/Lincolnshire Follow LazyLawn® on Facebook /lazylawnlincs and Instagram @LazyLawnLincs. Alternatively, call 01522 412132
Kyle can also help you make your garden an ideal relaxation space, with the beautiful collection of Talor rattan furniture, gas BBQs, accessories and garden heating. The Talor Garden Furniture range includes sofa and dining sets, daybeds, swing chairs, hammocks, tables and chairs.
Call 01754 769484 or visit: www.talor.co.uk for further information.
THE HEAT IS ON
High summer is the time to embrace outdoor living at Bells Gardening Outlet.
UNIQUE, BRITISH MADE FIRE PITS
The range of Firepits UK hand-forged, outdoor cooking, BBQ and log burning fire pits make a show stopping piece for any patio space. Forged from mild steel in Britain, the range is designed for long-term durability while weathering to a mellow autumn colour. There is also a co-ordinating choice of accessories including lids, smokers and tools. Cook, BBQ or toast marshmallows and then sit back to enjoy the warmth of the hot embers.
NOW ON – BELLS’ CHILLI FESTIVAL
Back again this year is the celebrated Bells’ Chilli Festival with plenty to excite heat loving cooks and chilli connoisseurs. With the largest selection of chilli varieties in the area, there are plants big enough to produce fruit on your patio this summer. Take home recipes are available in store and you can consult a handy copy of the Scoville Heat Scale to select your pepper – from a tongue numbing Carolina Reaper to a more subtle jalapeno.
CONTAINERS,POTS AND PRE-PLANTED TUBS
The new container display area at Bells Gardening Outlet has one of the largest collections of troughs, tubs and planters in the county. Specialising in larger pieces and unique styles, Bells offer the widest choice and the most competitive prices to help you make a statement in your garden.
For instant colour and effect Bells have a range of pre-planted containers available for immediate delivery. Team with Bells Begonia ‘Basket of Fire’ to raise the colour temperature of your garden.
Containers are available for delivery. Please ask for details.
Bell’s Gardening Outlet, Bell Brothers Nursery, Lowfields Road, Benington, Boston, PE22 0EE
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 9am–5pm, Sunday 10am–4pm
TRANSFORM YOUR WINDOWS AND DOORS WITH KALEIDACOAT
BRIGHTEN AND COLOUR YOUR HOME
There is a now an easy and effective way to give your Upvc windows, doors and fascias a new lease of life. If they are looking tired or worn, or you want to give your house a well deserved refurbishment, the professional service and advanced paint technology from Kaleidacoat can transform your home.
TWO DECADES OF EXPERIENCE
Kaleidacoat was founded by Mark Hunt using his paint spraying industry experience to advance the technology to the commercial and residential sectors.
“We use state-of-the-art spraying equipment and the finest, most durable materials,” said Mark, “to deliver cost effective, on-site services to enhance your home or business.”
“Our service is ideal for treating discoloured frames or achieving a modern, new look for your home at a fraction of the cost and inconvenience of replacement.”
COLOUR YOUR HOME
Kaleidacoat can provide all RAL, BS or Farrow and Ball colours backed up by a ten year adhesion and five year UV guarantee. “We use specialist paint which forms a molecular bond on plastic surfaces. The crack and peel-free finish is extremely durable and weather resistant. Pick from our range of colours to suit your colour scheme.”
The company is now established as one of the UK’s leading on-site paint spraying specialists with a team of fully trained and dedicated expert installers. Mark still has a hands-on approach, overseeing each job, taking a methodical approach and giving attention to detail, which ensures that the Kaleidacoat team deliver the finest result every time.
“Our team is based in Lincoln but we fulfil work countywide. Customers can be assured – from the initial enquiry and free no obligation quote, through to the completed project – of an excellent service throughout.”
You can find testimonials from Kaleidacoat satisfied clients at: checkatrade.com
For further information contact: Mark Hunt, Kaleidacoat, Sparkhouse Studios, Rope Walk, Lincoln LN6 7DQ
Tel: 01522 247047
IT’S TIME TO GO ALFRESCO!
Earnshaws’ North Lincolnshire Centre, at Brigg, is a one-stop shop for gardening and landscaping enthusiasts. Visitors can browse extensive and imaginative displays of timber fencing, garden sheds, cabins, summerhouses, garden furniture, decking, gates and landscaping ideas.
In addition, there are seasonally selected ranges of gardener’s gifts, garden art, stone ornaments, planters, troughs, chimeneas and fire pits. There is something for everyone, all year round.
At this time of year, the emphasis is on the outdoor lifestyle and in particular alfresco dining. Earnshaws have developed a garden furniture range to ensure that whatever you have in mind for your alfresco experience, they have got it covered. From picnic tables, to benches, arches and arbours, you’ll be amazed at what you can find to make the most of your garden this summer.
Garden cabins are a speciality and Earnshaws can design and build a fully bespoke garden room from scratch – the only limit is your imagination and there are several displays at Brigg to inspire you.
A broad range of landscaping materials are in stock – all available for delivery in bulk. For paths and borders they stock a variety of log rolls and paving, for flower beds they have bark chippings. Decorative aggregates and gravel include Cotswold chippings, Portland pebbles and Pea gravel. For screening, choose from two sizes of woven willow panels.
Earnshaws have had a presence in Brigg since the 1920s and they are the north’s largest supplier of timber fencing. Hardly surprising that they know their stuff, and there is always someone on hand to offer tips and advice.
Only minutes from the M180, Brigg is easily accessible to visitors from East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. They also offer a delivery service, usually 2-3 working days, and if schedules allow they will deliver the same day!
For more information call 01652 653165 or visit jobearnshaw.co.uk
AMAZING AND UNIQUE PERGOLAS FOR YOUR GARDEN
We may have been lulled by last year’s brilliant weather into believing that the UK summer has become Mediterranean. Not quite, as we are now seeing, but creating a space in your garden which is ideal for alfresco entertaining throughout the year is now possible. Rase Outdoor Living are based in Lincolnshire and have recently expanded to create a second hub in Cheshire. The business is a specialist supplier and installer of aluminium pergolas which combine highly stylish and contemporary design with innovative features such as rotatable and retractable louvres and automated screens. Keep louvres open while the sun shines; tilt for shade or close to keep raindrops off. The automated screens shield from wind and chill. These creative structures will become a focal point of your garden, perfect to be above an outdoor kitchen, entertainment area or warming fire pit.
Each pergola is made to measure in the Brustor Factory in Belgium to make a unique addition to your home. From free quotation to survey and installation, Rase Outdoor Living will take care of the project to your complete satisfaction.
The company is also a supplier of stylish and functional parasols suitable for a wide variety of domestic and commercial uses. If you recently visited Chelsea Flower Show you would have seen the company’s stand on one of the main avenues.
For further information about Rase Outdoor Living and their exciting range of products visit: raseoutdoorliving.co.uk or call 07777 630926.
FOR ALL YOUR PAVING NEEDS
Improve the exterior of your home with a professionally installed driveway and landscaping by Driveline Paving of Scunthorpe.
With more than 20 years’ experience of laying block or resin driveways, paths and patios within the North Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire area, Driveline offer quality workmanship as well as genuine value for their customers.
Much of their work is through referral and recommendation so customer satisfaction is a top priority for their team. Clients requirements are tailored for their taste, budget and specification and Driveline Paving can complete designs with landscaping, walls, steps and fencing.
If you are looking for a reliable and skilled company to give your property a well deserved facelift, or you have a commercial project you need fulfilling, contact Driveline Paving today on 01724 898365 or visit: www.drivelinepaving.co.uk
THE ARBORICULTURE PROFESSIONALS
If you are looking for a reliable and well qualified team to help you care for your trees and hedges, with services ranging from tree surgery and felling to pruning and reductions, Lincolnshire Tree Services Ltd are the company
Based at Bully Hill Top, Tealby, Lincolnshire Tree Services cover the Wolds and beyond offering a wide range of services to private or commercial clients to get their tree challenges under control. Speak to office manager and director, Amy Prentice and she will be happy to quote for a one-off visit or longer term maintenance contracts. “Our services cover tree surgery, felling, stump grinding, hedge cutting and site clearance. We can also prepare tree reports and risk assessments,” said Amy. “We work to the highest professional standards and can also help with spraying, sectional fells, site clearance, hedge cutting and LOLER Kit testing.”
With plenty of expert advice and a long established reputation for honesty and reliability, be sure to contact Lincolnshire Tree Services on 01673 838901.
CREATING A BLANK CANVAS
Stump Beaver are a professional independent stump grinding business based in Lincoln covering Lincolnshire, Humberside, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire. Their aim is to get their customers, whether domestic or commercial, the right stump removal solution. From small to large, single or multiple stumps they have the right equipment to cover it and all at competitive prices with all jobs carried to the highest standard.
Customers are their top priority. That’s why they believe in offering fair and transparent prices with no hidden fees or extra charges. The price agreed is the price paid. The team at Stump Beaver always leave each job neat and tidy, to allow you to continue on with your project or garden design.
For more information or to get a quote call 01522 278 278 or visit www.stumpbeaver.co.uk