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Grilling Mistakes Everybody Makes (And How To Avoid Them) 

Summer time is grilling time! Avoid making these common grilling mistakes, and ensure that your cookouts are the absolute best they can be... 

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Being Afraid Of The Flame

A good fire is a mesmerizing thing, but even as our primal urge to cook meat on a hot fire is being satisfied, an out-of-control fire can invoke panic. The good news that is unless you added a large amount of petrol to your barbecue, the odd leaping flames are probably nothing to worry about. The trick is knowing what is a "good flame" and a "bad flame." Black, acrid smoke coming from burnt BBQ sauce that's been on the grill for too long is bad. Flames leaping up in response to fat dripping from a nice big hunk of meat or fish? That's good. Harness the power of the flame for truly delicious barbecued meat.

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VIDEO: Crispy Zucchini Potato Cakes

Combine summer zucchini with leftover mashed potatoes for a delicious, savory treat!


  • 5 Potatoes
  • 1.5 Cup shredded zucchini
  • 3/4 Cup shredded cheese
  • 3/ Cup milk
  • 1/3 Cup coriander, chopped
  • 1/3 Cup basil, chopped
  • Parmesan, to sprinkle
  • Salt and pepper, to season


  1. Chop the potatoes in half, boil until very tender and drain.
  2. In a bowl, combine the potatoes and zucchini. Add the grated cheese, milk, coriander, basil, salt and pepper, and mix thoroughly. 
  3. On a baking tray, spoon out the zucchini-potato mixture and form into balls. 
  4. Sprinkle with Parmesan and grated cheese, and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.
  5. When golden, remove from oven... and enjoy!

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