What we love - summer kitchens


Summer for us, is all about making the most of being outdoors playing, relaxing, cooking and dining. We dream about how our ultimate outdoor kitchen would look and function and worry that our budget may be running away with itself!

So for now, we will be implementing these small ideas to make sure we make the most of the summer sunshine.

Maintaining our kitchen garden is high on our agenda to make the most of our hard work planting in Spring and we are now reaping the rewards with a selection of herbs, vegetables and fruits. We’ll never be self sufficient, but pulling our own produce from the garden ready to prepare in our kitchen gives us a lovely sunny feeling.

Cooking outdoors is a must and nothing is better than the wood fired oven from Uuni (https://uk.uuni.net) costing £199 from John Lewis. This portable wood fired pizza oven is fast and authentic - cooking pizza outdoors in just 60 seconds. We will definitely be incorporating one into our outdoor kitchen design, but for now the portability of this oven means we can make pizzas anywhere this summer.

Our wood fired pizza wouldn’t be complete without a nice cold drink and our Siemens GS36DPI20 Freezer provides us with cubed and crushed ice at the push of a button. This plumbed indoor ice maker ensures that making the perfect Moscow Mule is a breeze.

When the promise of warm summer days drifts away as British summer delivers cloud and rain, we will be heading back indoors with a handful of freshly cut flowers and filling our kitchen with fragrant herbs to bring the smell of the outside inside.

We hope you have a lovely summer in your indoor and outdoor kitchens. We would love to hear from you if you have plans for a bespoke outdoor kitchen next year.