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Uuni on TV and, ya know, in Space [TV SHOW]

We’re used to our fair share of random requests here at Uuni HQ. We’ve seen Uunis put on the back of bicycles and being included in all sorts of festivals and events. But at the end of last year things got even more crazy- we were contacted by 2 sets of TV producers both who wanted to include an Uuni on TV shows!

The first one was for a show hosted by the fabulous Phil Spencer -a new home makeover series called Home Hero. Phil and his makeover team were helping a lovely young family in Kent make the best out of their back garden.

The Uuni was used as part of a fantastic new cooking, dining and entertaining area. It’s great to see this in action on a makeover show as Uuni won an award last year for leading  the outdoor lifestyle/ entertaining trend! You can check out the short programme online here! Thanks Phil!

The late, oh so cosmically great, David Bowie asks ‘Is there life on Mars?’ Well, there’s pizza that’s for sure… The second request was to have Kristian use an Uuni to demonstrate cooking on Mars in the future.. yes, I’m serious! We were to play a small part in the renowned, televised, Royal Institution Christmas Lectures!

This year space doctor Kevin Fong was presenting three lectures on the theme: How to Survive in Space. Uuni was to be used in the final episode- The Next Frontier. We were literally blown away to have Uuni on TV like this – to put it into perspective they were communicating with British astronaut Tim Peak live from the International Space Station as part of the show! Kevin and some esteemed science colleagues talked us through which crops they believe it would be possible to produce on Mars, and lo and behold- they included wheat, tomatoes and basil.. sounds like Space Pizza to us! Check out the full lecture here!

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Blackberry Bites with Halloumi Cheese [Wood-fired]

This morning BBC Breakfast were alternating between today’s two top stories: 1. The Scottish Independence Referendum. 2. This year’s abundant blackberry season. Both are big news indeed. For this post we are concentrating on the second story as it’s got more predictable results. Blackberry Bites with Halloumi Cheese. What’s not to love?

We have been doing lots of experimenting with new ideas and recipes to go in the Uuni. Wood-firing gives a beautiful flavour and colour to a vast range of food. Then it struck me: what’s wrong with me? I’ve wasted so much time. Why have I never Uuni’d some halloumi!?

As we’re big fans of seasonal fayre we thought it’d be great to team said abundant zingy blackberries – with salty, melty halloumi. We were not wrong.

Blackberry Bites Ingredients

 

  • 1 pack of Halloumi cheese
  • 100g blackberries from your local bush (or shop!)
  • crackers

Method

  1. Fire up the Uuni
  2. Slice halloumi
  3. Pop halloumi and blackberries in a small baking tray.
  4. Bake in the Uuni for approximately 3-4 minutes or until cheese is blackening.
  5. This delightful duo can be served on crackers as a starter, as an hors d’oeuvre on bread or thrown on some leaves for a wonderful salad.

Serve, now:)

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St Patrick’s Day Pizza [Spinach & Egg]

Grab a leprechaun hat and a Guinness! Here is a delicious St Patrick’s Day Pizza to bring you some Irish Luck.

Starting with a mozzerella and tomato base:

  1. After gently steaming spinich, place on the base (your four leaf clovers!
  2. Cook in Uuni for a few minutes and crack an egg in the center (aka a gold coin!)
  3. Once back in Uuni, check regularly until the egg firms and the base browns
  4. Enjoy with a sprinkle of salt and pepper!

 

 

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