Monday, July 17, 2006

Grill It, Don't Spill It

Food safety goes well beyond handwashing and keeping the bacteria at bay. Anytime outdoor activities involve grilling, it’s time to review a few rules.

Never allow pets or children to play around the grilling area.
Be sure there are no ground obstacles between the grill area and the kitchen or serving area. Carrying large trays filled with food, you won’t be able to see the pathway.
Be sure the grill is always on a level surface.
When using propane, if you smell gas, shut off the valve and do not use until you know what the problem is.

If you’re still in the dark and don’t own a grill – you should definitely read this:
Which Grill or Smoker is Right For You?

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Summer Grillin' - Get It On!

There is plenty of summer left to fire up the grill or smoker and throw on the burgers, ribs, briskets, and steaks. Of course, some of us cook outdoors all year long, even if a spare hand is needed to hold an umbrella and the warmth from the fire is as much for the hands as it is for the food.

If you need a few tips about outdoor entertaining or are looking for a batch of recipes to spice up those back yard barbecues, then stop by here.