High Winds

August 30th, 2010

I woke up yesterday so pleased that the rain had gone – dry with light clouds and windy – a perfect day for smoking food.  But by the end of the day I have one thing to say – “Do not try to smoke food outside in a 60 mph wind when you live on top of the fells at 1200ft!”.

The wind just kept getting stronger and stronger and it didn’t matter which way we turned the smokers, the fires started to flame or the wind blew the smoke the wrong way through the smokers.  The wind was too strong to put the canopy up so finding shelter was increasingly difficult.  We had different smokers strategically positioned all over the garden and garth to find the best places for smoking.

With food for a full weekend smoking course including salmon, olives, prawns, garlic, sausages ham and much more Smoky Georgina had her work cut out.  With the help of Mac’s cold smoke generator –  the shelter of a horse chestnut tree and very skillful smoking she managed to produce a feast of wonderful succulent smoked food that was enjoyed by everyone.

Bravo Smoky Georgina!

One Response to “High Winds”

  1. Thanks!
    I did make some use of the wind… air drying my first attempt at Biltong! Very tasty, if I do say so myself (my home made wine in the cure?) I finished it off in the bottom of the Aga though, I’m not very patient when it comes to trying new food…

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