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I have never smelled anything like this!

This little treat  is courtesy of our friends at Besmoke who gifted this beautiful smoked garlic in return for Oak sawdust and shavings from our machine shop… 

Now that ‘s what I call a perk of the job !!  

  

The Besmoke guys are based over near Arundel in their newly kitted out ‘smoke shop’ .

They have an incredible business smoking herbs, garlics, oils and all sorts of delicious food stuffs. Not surprisingly, people just can’t get enough of they’re smokey flavours so in turn they can never get enough of our Oak sawdust!   

Want some of that super smokey flavour for yourself?

Well, you can visit @besmokefoods if you’re on twitter or plain old www.besmoke.com if you’re not! 

Or you can get in here quick because we have a few bulbs of the georgous garlic left… LOOK.. we’re re-gifting !

First come first served I’m afraid people…

This is what the internet was invented for  http://www.bewitched.net/

Not convinced? maybe Garlic Central can help… http://www.garlic-central.com/garlic-health.html

Great website from The Garlic Farm in Newchurch on the Isle of Wight  http://thegarlicfarm.co.uk/

If you’re utterly addicted now then forget Glastonbury you need this…  http://www.garlic-festival.co.uk/

So you’re a do it yourself kind of person huh?.. ok then.. do it yourself… http://www.brookshomesmokers.co.uk/index.htm

And some ‘how to’ for you DIY-ers.. http://www.forfoodsmokers.co.uk/acatalog/Food_Smoking_FAQ.html

Good old wikipedia…  never lets you down… bit of info in here on why you would use Oak and why wood in general..  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoking_(cooking)

And yes…   if you need some lovely Oak sawdust we’ll turn our backs whilst you fill a bag or two from the hopper ( the scoop is hanging on the right hand side!).

Also..  I don’t like to say I told you so but…  Oak..? smoked garlic…?  answer to life the universe and everything ? I think it’s pretty clear I did tell you so. 

I don’t just make this stuff up you know*…  (thanks to Dave by the way, for keeping the dream alive!) 

Want to get your hands on that sawdust hopper? http://www.englishwoodlandstimber.co.uk/find_us.html

*of course I am making alot of this stuff up!

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When I have a spare minute I like to go out in the air dried yard and wander among the log stacks…

…not only because I love to get wafts of Cedar of Lebanon perfume on the breeze and not only because there is so much incredible nature to see in our yard (we have amazing birdlife.. and hares!!)  but also because I love to see the sawn logs all stacked up, drying. (more…)

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Peter Guille at Bespoke Green Oak sent us pictures of these fantastic folding doors he made from our English Oak… WOW..  who needs solid walls when you can have moving ones like this?

Peter works not so far away from us at his workshop near Romsey, Hampshire. To see more of his handiwork drop in to see him or visit his website http://www.bespokegreenoak.co.uk/ or blog  http://bespokegreenoak.wordpress.com/

Bespoke Green Oak make a special effort to only use homegrown Oak in their furniture, joinery and garden structures. This timber comes mainly from trees grown in the south eastern quarter of the country – Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey. 

This means that when you commission work from Peter at Bespoke Green Oak you are supporting foresters, woodland workers and independent sawmills who are hard at work preserving our woodland heritage and our national timber industry.

You have to admire this genuinely sustainable approach to woodworking as the market is flooded with wonderful imported timbers.. but we’re on Peter’s side… to us nothing beats English timber.. and luckily we have lots of it to play with!

For more about English timber go to www.localtimber.co.uk  and www.englishwoodlandstimber.co.uk

Peter’s photos were taken by www.propertyfocus.co

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