Hello my lovely readers, I’m grateful for all the support and feedback I get from you all when I share my recipes and pictures, but occasionally I ask for you to give something back, and the time has come around once more for the Food Magazine Reader Awards 2014.
I would be incredibly grateful if you have enjoyed what I do, if you could take a moment to nominate my blog CountryWoodSmoke.com in the Food Blogger category. There are some other great categories in the awards with some great businesses, chefs that deserve our support.
The initial stage is to be nominated, and then the finalists will be named and can be voted for. Please follow the link below to vote
I’m up against some stiff competition this year, and so would really value your support.
P.S. if it helps you to decide to vote here’s a subtle reminder of what I do 😉
Congratulations go to Dan Humphrey aka @Big_Fat_Dan who submitted his Dirty Ribeye Steak to my CountryWoodSMoke Dirty T-Shirt competition. Dan cooked his prime ribeye steak straight on lumpwood charcoal to get a great crust going and keep it rare inside. proper black and blue dirty steak, and then lightly smoked using whisky oak wood chips.
Really impressive photos too Dan, you are a worthy winner. The T-shirt will be in the post shortly. Thank you to all those lovely eole who had a go at this.
I wanted to show a little more about the equipment I cook on out in the garden, so made this video back at the end of the summer.
Just thought I’d share it with you guys who may not have seen it yet.
Turn your volume up!!
Thank you for all your support and comments this last year. I’d like you please to take a moment to nominate your Westcountry foodie favourites in the Food Magazine 2013 Reader Awards.
And if you have enjoyed reading my little blog would be grateful if you would consider lending me your support in the new blogger category.
Please vote by following the link below or the button to the right
And here’s a gratuitous picture of a fine juicy ribeye steak to tempt you further…….
Well I’ve been writing this little blog for a whole year now, so I wanted to do something a little bit special to celebrate, so I thought I’d host a Backyard BBQ pop up and invited a few local food producers who have inspired me, and a few friends for an evening of outdoor cooking.
My new outdoor cooking and dining den came in most useful due to the terrible weather. I’d planned a menu that would give me time to spend with my guests and not be slaving over a hot BBQ.
So we enjoyed home made Rosemary and Sea Salt Focaccia with rapeseed oil and chive flower vinegar to dip in. My special bourbon laced CountrywoodSmoke Chilli. Apple and Maple smoked Pulled Pork in a roll with my rainbow slaw. Some wonderful flower salad leaves from Maddocks Farm, and my speciality Chilli Chocolate cake with clotted cream.
A fab evening, celebrating outdoor cooking and local produce.