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Summer is for Grilling | Savor Summer With These Flavor BBQ Recipes!

Summer is for Grilling | Savor Summer With These Flavor BBQ Recipes!

Hello, August! Can you believe that the summer season is more than halfway over? We sure can’t! It is our busiest season at Aqua Quip, but we love to slow down & savor these longer days of summer with our friends and family around our barbecue. We celebrate the season by embracing the season’s freshest catches & produce the Northwest has to offer, and these incredible recipes from our vendor partners epitomize summer at its finest!  From savory grilled shrimp,…

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Happy May 1st-Water Safety Month!

Happy May 1st-Water Safety Month!

Happy May 1st! For Western Washington locals this is an exciting time for outdoor water activities – like boating, kayaking, swimming in your pool or beach, rafting, exploring the tide pools, & much more. We are fortunate that we can enjoy such natural beauty so close to home here in the Great NW. We have the ease & accessibility to some of the clearest & pristine bodies of water, thanks to all that rain we get-but it’s worth it! Being…

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Make the Summer Season Last Longer than Ever!

Make the Summer Season Last Longer than Ever!

Nothing quite compares to the pure bliss of floating in your pool on a nice sunny day with your shades on! We look forward to these moments in the warm sunshine, and search for ways to make these moments last longer. By having a high-quality heat pump installed, you can extend your swimming pool season! How do heat pumps extend the swimming pool season? Pumps allow you to run your pool at a comfortable swimming temperature, even when the outside…

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The Easiest Way to Remove Your Pool’s Winter Cover!

The Easiest Way to Remove Your Pool’s Winter Cover!

If you’re dreaming of the days you can open your pool for Spring, you’ve probably researched “how to remove your winter pool cover”. The thought of opening a pool yourself is a daunting one! Where do you start? Well, you’ve probably found 15 different instructional blogs that include tips like: Use a pool skimmer net to remove all the big debris-tree branches, leaves, dirt, and other random things Mother Nature or your neighbors’ kids decided to dump on to your…

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Recipe of the Week: Smoky Pork Chile Verde

Recipe of the Week: Smoky Pork Chile Verde

Enjoying the (sometimes) sunshine? We are too! The cherry blossoms are blooming, the leaves are returning to our favorite trees, and the weather is getting especially more perfect to break out the barbeque and get, well, barbequein’! Our friends at Weber post a new recipe every week and today we’d like to pass it along because it. looks. delicious. Smoky Pork Chile Verde Ingredients (For the Rub) 1 tbs kosher salt 2 tsp pure chile powder 2 tsp dried oregano…

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Grilled Banana Boat S’mores

Grilled Banana Boat S’mores

This Labor Day, the Washington State burn ban has affected us all. But don’t worry! You can still cook s’mores on your gas grill! Just wrap the s’mores in foil and heat them up over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes until the marshmallows melt! And if you’re looking for s’mores with a twist, here is what we found from our friends over at Allrecipes: Ingredients: Bananas Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips Mini Marshmallows Graham Cracker Crumbs (we added this!) Directions: 1….

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It’s National Hot Dog Day!

It’s National Hot Dog Day!

On a hot summer day relaxing by the pool there is nothing better than a perfectly grilled hot dog. Today, you are in luck; it is National Hot Dog day! Everyone has their own preference on what tops the hot dog. Some like ketchup only while others like mustard only. Then there are the relish eaters and sauerkraut eaters and even the Seattle Style eaters. In a recent poll around our office we asked “What is your Favorite Hot Dog…

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4th of July Burgers

4th of July Burgers

Weber’s recipe of the week is a Chorizo Burger with Grilled Tomato and Cheddar – great for the July 4th cookout! See the original recipe here. Serves: 4 // Prep time: 20 minutes | Grilling time: 8 to 10 minutes Ingredients Sauce ½ cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon ketchup ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice ½ teaspoon prepared chili powder ¼ teaspoon chipotle chile powder ¼ teaspoon kosher salt Patties 1¼ pounds ground chuck (80% lean) 6 ounces cured (not fresh) chorizo…

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How to get your Barbecue ready for summer!

How to get your Barbecue ready for summer!

The sun is emerging here in the great northwest and while we are busy looking for the sunglasses we haven’t used since last year, we dream of all the delicious food we are going to cook on our barbecues this year. Did you stash away your barbecue like you did your sunglasses? Then it’s probably time to give it a thorough tune up and spring cleaning. Safety If you have a gas barbecue you want to make sure it is…

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