As the summer months come to an end and we head into autumn, you’d be forgiven for assuming that it’s the end of outdoor cooking and entertaining, but it doesn’t have to be.
Here are a few ways you can prepare your garden and adapt your cooking for the colder and darker months.
Setting Up Your Outdoor Space
Positioning Your Grill:
If you’re not lucky enough to have one of our Morso Cabins for extra protection this winter, it’s a good idea to rethink the position of your grill.
Placing the grill close to the house is good for protecting you and your equipment from cold wind and other elements. However do be sure to keep an eye out for fire hazards like low hanging porches or awnings.
It’s wise not to cook in a completely enclosed area.
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The Kamino gives off just the right amount of natural heat to keep everyone cosy but on top of that with an addition of The Morsø Tuscan Grill you can also use it to cook.
The Morso Fire Pot is another great solution and is simple and effective.
Cook A Little Differently
With the lower temperatures your fuel will act differently. Whether it’s gas, wood or charcoal you will need extra for the colder months. You will burn a little extra due to the lower heat outside so it’s advised to stock up.
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Cast Iron Cookware:
Cast iron will retain heat when cooking. We have a vast range of outdoor cookware from cocottes to grill plates, we will have something to keep your food extra warm.
Warm Up Your Grill In Advance:
This isn’t really exclusive to winter as we advise you to heat the grill before use regardless of the season, however in the Autumn/ winter months allow extra time.
Also it’s advised to adjust your cooking for the temperatures too. Certain foods may take just a tiny bit longer when the outside temperature is low.
This may seem very obvious but sometimes people turning up to a party might want to wear their best clothes and might not have comfort in mind.
Provide comfy blankets and shawls for extra warmth for anyone feeling less than comfortable on a chilly autumn night.
We hope these little tips will encourage you to continue with your outdoor cooking as there are plenty of opportunities in these months for outdoor parties and events.
Halloween and Bonfire Night are the perfect holidays to show off your cooking skills outdoors all whilst keeping it comfortable.