... cooking with firewood ...
Campfire cooking in its simplest form
is a great way to cook, whether you
are on a camping trip or just fancy a
change from the usual.
Toasted marshmallows could not
be simpler - use twigs or kebab sticks
to skewer the marshmallows and
lightly toast them over the flames
It does not have to be sausages and burgers
(although there is nothing wrong with them!)
but do you know you can also roast, bake,
grill, fry, boil and steam your food all on
just a simple campfire.
Campfire Cooking Link
Wood fired pizza and bread ovens date
back to the Roman times, although they
were more commonly known as
and were used primarily for baking.
Quite often these ovens would be used
by the whole community as the bread
ovens were designed to store many
hours’ worth of heat.
Our imported firewood is perfect
for these ovens as you do not need
many logs to cook all of your
... pizza ovens
To make an authentic Neapolitan pizza,
a wood burning masonry oven is used and
can you imagine the aroma of perfumed
firewood, bread, pizza and all these
gorgeous smells wafting through your
house and garden.
Pizza Oven Cooking Link
bread ovens ...
Fire Pits come in all sorts of shapes,
sizes and designs but chiefly their main
use is to stop a fire from spreading into
unwanted areas and in many cases not
only do they give heat and warmth
they are designed to look attractive
They are available from tiny baskets
to huge table mounted models.
It doesn't matter what size your garden,
patio or balcony is - there are hundreds
of models to choose from.
Our firewood comes in many different
“flavours”, let us know the type of atmosphere
you wish to create and we can advise
you about the best sort of firewood
to meet your criteria ...
... it's not just firewood ...
Barbecues have been around since
the fifteenth century, where they first
made an appearance in South Carolina,
however it was not until the late sixteenth
century that the word first became
known in Britain.
All of our firewood can be used because
of the special flavours they impart
to your food
Charcoal does not give the same
deep rich flavour to the food as the
perfumed hardwood logs do, although it
is more convenient to use but
can be quite messy.
Barbecue cooking is all about having a
good time with friends and enjoying
tasty food, heavenly smells and
being outdoors, whatever the weather!
Your food doesn't have to be burnt and
raw in the middle!
There are many fabulous recipes
using the simplest and tastiest ingredients
for a truly delicious food experience!
Go on - have a go!
Barbecue Cooking Link
Chimineas are originally from Mexico where
they have been in existence for thousands
of years, primarily they were used for
heating, baking, cooking and
were made out of clay.
With the special design of the Chiminea only
a few logs are needed to produce great results
however, the biggest problem with the clay
ones is their inability to cope with the British
weather – can’t say that I blame them!
Due to the Chimineas unique design it is
very easy to ignite and after just a
short time they will be throwing out enormous
amounts of heat.
They are also available made from cast iron
or aluminium and are generally about five foot
tall (150cm) and maybe a couple of feet (60cm)
wide at the fire area.
There are some tremendous Chimineas
now available in Britain and the majority
of these are well able to cope with
our wonderful climate!
All of our firewood is suitable for
Chimineas, not just in the size but
also for the perfume and convenience
Perfect, petite, pieces of
How much wood do I use?
For two people – three logs of wood
were used in a round barbecue with a
diameter of twelve inches (30cm)
and a depth of four inches (10cm).
When do I know the fire is
ready for cooking?
The heat of the fire can be estimated roughly
by holding your open hand, palm down,
six inches to eight inches
(15cm–20cm) above the coals.
Count the number of seconds you can keep your
hand there before having to pull it away …
Cool Fire: 6 to 8 seconds
Medium Fire: 4 to 6 seconds
Hot Fire: 3 to 4 seconds
Very Hot Fire: 2 to 3 seconds
How long before the fire is
ready to cook on?
This is not a very scientific way but who
cares … our experts’ measuring tool for
knowing when the fire is ready is known as:
“A Six Beer Fire”
- meaning that after drinking the sixth beer
the fire must be ready to barbecue!
(We tried this method and had a really good
time but could not remember what the
food tasted like!!)
Why use firewood
instead of charcoal?
Admittedly when using firewood you do need to
allow more time for the coals to be ready for
cooking but you are more than compensated
when you taste the food, especially if you are
using our firewood’s from around the World
– each species imparts its’ own unique and
special flavourings – try it –
you won’t be disappointed.