It doesn’t matter how old you are or how many braais you have attended, I am pretty sure EVERYONE has been witness to an argument as to the pros and cons of using wood vs charcoal and which one is considered the best to braai with. Today we are diving head first into the great debate: What makes your fire burn better and adds the most flavour to your precious braaivleis and boerewors? This is the age-old question that we hope to answer for you today. [...]
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Warmer weather, longer days, what more can we ask for? It’s the perfect time for entertaining family and friends and planning a few outdoor parties and braais. Unfortunately, entertaining people takes more than providing good food, company and music. Something that you should keep in mind before inviting over your closest friends to enjoy an evening around the fire pit is appropriate outdoor lighting. Having proper outdoor lighting adds terrific value to your home. Here is what you need to know before installing [...]
Are you craving classic family fun? Then we suggest it’s time to put the video games away and pitch a tent in the backyard for some quality family time. Many might be ready to brave the great outdoors (a public campsite), but a lot of people might still be wary of the prospect of camping away from home due to the unfortunate event of Covid 19. If you want to expose your kiddies to the great outdoors without leaving your home, try pitching a tent in your backyard. A backyard [...]
At the end of a long day, your fire pit is just the thing you need to unwind. There is nothing better than gathering around the fire pit with family and friends for a relaxing evening of good company and making memories. You invested a great deal of time and money into the centrepiece of your backyard landscaping. Keeping rainy months in mind, it’s important to take efforts to keep it looking and performing its best. Depending on the location of your fire pit, the after effects of heavy or [...]
Fire pits are distinctly different from fireplaces. Most fire pits are round, low to the ground or at ground level and open on all sides. Fireplaces, on the other hand, tend to be larger, one-sided structures. When you have a fire pit in your garden, you need to be aware of the possibility that stray embers can easily escape the pit and blow into your yard. Having plants close to your fire pit might seem impossible, but we guarantee you that it is not. You can still have a beautiful [...]
More and more homeowners are adding firepits to their backyards, and we can understand why. Firepits are an excellent catalyst for year-round entertainment and add a wonderful addition to your outdoor space. But we want to remind you that you are literally playing with fire when you’re using a fire pit. Therefore, whether you already own a fire pit or are planning on purchasing one, we suggest that you put some effort into reviewing fire pit safety. A cosy fire has the potential to burst into a flaming inferno within [...]
I think everyone can agree that everything tastes better flame-grilled, especially marshmallows. However, roasting the perfect marshmallow can be tricky. Usually, it bursts into flames – Did you know that there is a scientific reason behind that? Today we are going to take you on an epic quest to discover the perfectly toasted marshmallow. Before you dip your mellow-tipped stick into the fire, let’s talk about the science behind it; yes, you read it – toasting the perfect marshmallow [...]
Anything that includes a chop on the flames and a dop in your hand is satisfying, but a perfectly seasoned steak is even better. A successful braai depends on the seasoning, whether you are throwing some sosaties on the coals or braaing boerewors. In the following blog we are going to share spicy tips on how to enrich your braaivleis this weekend. Before the braai: Marinating meat, especially cheaper meat cuts, doesn’t only add flavour, it also tenderises [...]
South Africans are well acquainted with braaing and likely cut their teeth on tender braaied steak. We love everything associated with braaing; from boerewors to beer. Even though we all have that one uncle who claims to have invented the braai tradition; it goes further back than we think. The first beings to catch and control fire where the original South African settlers that inhabited Gauteng's Cradle of Humankind. They started cooking up a storm 1000's of years ago. [...]
Everybody wants to have the honour of being a “top braai master” at the party. With these tantalizing braai recipes, you will get the praise you deserve every single time. 1. Boerewors braai pie: This is the perfect treat for all your carnivore friends. Meat lovers won’t be able to resist the meaty deliciousness of this out of the ordinary recipe. https://www.rhodesquality.com/recipes/braai-pie/ 2. Grilled corn salad This salad adds the ultimate summer crunch to your [...]