Whether you’re gearing up to grill for the summer or planning a special Father’s Day feast, the Collingwood Apartment Homes Idea Specialists™ in Alpharetta, Georgia, have you covered with recipes, tips, and techniques, as well as ideas for the perfect gift for dear old dad, first-time fathers, and puppy papas!
Sure, we like the basics as well as anybody else. Hamburgers and hot dogs, sausages and steaks, chicken and fish – when you think about a poolside party, you probably start with “the meats.” After having some grilled Romaine lettuce and a fab grilled peach salad at one gathering a few years ago, our Idea Specialists™ basically tried to figure out what they could _not_ grill. The answer? If you invest in a good grill pan or basket, _not_ much! Check out the selection at the Atlanta Grill Company on Upper Hembree Road in Roswell when you get the chance.
This season, our mouths are watering for Southern Living’s updated version of a cookout classic: potato salad. Their version? Charred Okra-Potato Salad, seasoned with a hint of fresh thyme and tossed in a lemon-scallion vinaigrette. Yummy.
We’ve started following FoodFireFriends on Pinterest. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, there’s sure to be something there for you, from grilling guides to equipment reviews, and, of course, recipes. We like their guidance on Himalayan Salt Block Grilling; what could be easier than setting a nice cut of beef down on a sanitary rectangle and having it do the salting for you? Because such salt is unrefined, the inclusion of multiple minerals and trace elements gives complexity and subtlety of flavor to foods cooked on a solid block of it.
If the male energy in your life is more of a culinary adventurer, maybe it’s time for a field trip to the Buford Highway Farmers Market in Doraville. With spices, meats, produce, and fish from all over the world, the possibilities it offers are almost endless!
Before you light a fire at the Collingwood Apartment Homes poolside barbecue area, make sure you’ve invested in some heat-resistant gloves. Business Insider named the Steven Raichlen Extra Long Suede Grill Gloves as their No. 1 pick of 2021, saying they’re “essentially oversized and reinforced welding gloves, and the most protective ones we’re tried.”
And, if you’re planning a nighttime cookout, you’ll want to go to John’s Creek Ace Hardware on Jones Bridge Road and get a Grill Mark Grill Light so you won’t have to worry about losing sight of your shish kabob in the dark, along with a Weber Premium stainless steel black grip three-piece tool set—angled spatula, hands-free locking tongs and sturdy grilling fork.
One of the most-asked-for gifts on Baby List’s registries right now is the Inglesina Fast Table Chair—perfect for when the first-time father wants to take his new little family out to eat instead of staying home to grill. The attachable chair’s padded seat is washable (a must!), and cleverly tucked in at the bottom is an integrated carrying bag.
Collingwood Apartment Homes gets high marks from its residents for how truly pet-friendly this upscale apartment community is. So of course our Idea Specialists™ are going to have some Father’s Day gift ideas for all of those dedicated daddies of fuzzy babies. Unexpected Pooch at Halcyon-Forsyth offers everything from high-end organic foods to frozen “pupsiclez” and your favorite dog wines—Zinfantail and Chardognay! And don’t be fooled by the name; their store features food and accessories for kittycats, too.
And, check out this list of 124 Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas in 2021 at Groovy Guy Gifts. Somebody we know is getting an engraved minimalist wallet this year, just saying….