Bring Me Sunshine...
Summer hasn't been cancelled even if it may feel like it. Here comes the sun, and although we need to stay home, to keep ourselves and others safe, we can still make the most of our gardens. This is important as sunshine provides us with Vitamin D (essential for healthy bones) and peps up endorphins, boosting our wellbeing.
One suggestion is to 'holiday at home' and eat outside. You can simply picnic in the garden, however a barbecue or pizza oven has never seemed more tempting. As long as you’re not inviting neighbours, friends and family outside your immediate household, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy cooking meals outside.
Order a BBQ Box - for example Owtons have one that includes chicken in BBQ sauce, chorizo and pork burgers and kofta kebabs. Or have a food box delivered from a business such as Wild Garlic Catering whose veg and fruit box has a great selection of salad ingredients. Download our latest home delivery list for more suggestions.
If you are looking to enjoy your outdoor space as best you can and want to upgrade your barbecue or buy a new one, SOCAL, based in Southampton, are the go-to for all things barbecue. They've everything from charcoal and gas supplies to big name barbecues (such as Big Green Egg and Weber) and outdoor pizza ovens.
SOCAL are open for click and collect, phone orders and home delivery. SOCAL's collection service allows local customers to shop online or order over the phone and collect with safety from a customer collection point at the site's side door. Opening times are Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm; Saturday 9am- 1pm. They even have recipe suggestions on their website's news page.
Support local; stay safe; eat well.