Monthly Archives: June 2015

  • The rapid rise of Korean barbecue

    Until recently, most people in the UK could not have named a single Korean dish, but now the popularity of this East Asian cuisine is rising fast. One Korean staple, the Korean barbecue (aka Samgyupsal), is lighting up the imaginations of restaurant-goers across the nation, drawn to the intense smoky, spicy flavours of lumpwood charcoal grilled meat. Furthermore, the chance to cook up specially selected meat to their own liking on their very own table-top charcoal barbecue makes for one of the most enjoyable features for fans of this signature Korean dish. Of course, this kind of barbecue...
  • Outdoor cooking with a chiminea

    They're the perfect outdoor heat source in the cooler spring and autumn months, but that's far from all that a chiminea is useful for. With the right technique it's possible to cook almost anything you'd put in the oven outdors in your chimenea. But get it wrong and you could find your sausages charred and your chicken pink, so read on for our top tips! Outdoor cooking in a chimenea Pick your cooking fuel carefully Coals or charcoals are the easiest fuels to use in a chiminea, largely because they're what we're used to. If you've been in...
  • UK smoke control areas - don't get caught out!

    There is nothing quite as comforting as thinking about a nice, welcoming wood burning stove, or perhaps a coal fire to make you feel at home. However, before you hurry into making any decisions about the type of appliance or fuel you want to use to heat your home, it's important to consider your surroundings. Many people, especially those moving into new areas, are astonished to realise certain places across the UK have smoke control rules. These UK smoke control rules basically mean that you aren't allowed to have smoke coming out of your chimney, unless you use particular...
  • Topsoil is a top tip for your garden

    If you’re looking to spruce up your garden ahead of the summer months, Logs Direct's topsoil is a quick and easy way to give your lawn and flowerbeds a new lease of life. The lawn takes a beating in the winter and over time in general, especially if you have children or pets that like to run rampant. While most come back strong in the spring, plenty of lawns develop bald patches and rough areas. There’s an easy fix, though: just fork in some new topsoil, sprinkle grass seed down and soon you’ll have a lush and smooth green...
  • Timothy Hay Five-a-day Luxury Rabbit & Guinea Pig Food Pet Competition!

    To mark the arrival of Log’s Direct’s new guinea pig, rabbit and small herbivore product, Nature’s Own Timothy Hay Five-A-Day Hay Luxury Rabbit & Guinea Pig Food, we are offering pet owners the opportunity to win a pack of this luxury, highly nutritious hay for their small cuddly friend. We have a pack of hay on stand-by for one lucky winner in each of the following postcode areas: PR; FY; LA, BB and lower CA postcodes covering the Central Lakes and Ravenglass areas. Additionally, we have a pack available for one of our online shoppers in another...
  • PET COMPETITION – WIN SOME LUXURY FIVE-A-DAY HAY FOR YOUR RABBIT OR GUINEA PIG!

    To mark the arrival of Log’s Direct’s new guinea pig, rabbit and small herbivore product, Nature’s Own Five-A-Day Hay, we are offering pet owners the opportunity to win a pack of this luxury, highly nutritious hay for their small cuddly friend. We have a pack of hay on stand-by for one lucky winner in each of the following postcode areas: PR; FY; LA, BB and lower CA postcodes covering the Central Lakes and Ravenglass areas. Additionally, we have a pack available for one of our online shoppers in another part of the country. If you are lucky enough...

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