It was with a little scepticism that I tried out a braai plank. It is simply a piece of fragrant wood (oak, birch, mapel etc) that you soak in water for a few hours, and then cook your meat or veges on in on the braai or weber. So I decided to try some roasted peppers, chillies and onions, and after using it once I am completely hooked. They were succulent, roasted perfectly and had a wonderful smokey taste.
I have not cooked meat on it yet (the road was cooked next to it on the grid), but that will be done soon. I am completely hooked on the braai plank. It adds a new dimension to cooking on the braai.
A carrot a day keeps the doctor away. Well at least that is what I was always told as a child (ok so it should be an apple a day). But I was told that carrots are good for your eyes, and my blind wife loves carrots, and they didn’t seem to do much good for her.
Fresh Organic Carrots
However, there is nothing to beat fresh fruit and vegetables, especially organic vegetables. And what better way to enjoy organic vegetables than to have them delivered directly to your door? I have just signed for a great business in Cape Town called “Gannics”, and they deliver a fresh box of organic fruit and vegetables every week directly to your door.
Organic Vegetables, ready to be grilled
Today I received my first box and I am very impressed. We received lettuce, gem squash, patty pans, carrots, bananas, potatoes, asparagus, fresh beans and onions. I received a little bit of everything; and it should just about last a week. They are excellent quality; I am very impressed, and hope that more people support them.
By the way, they will also take away your old newspapers when they deliver a fresh box.