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Enjoy cooking outdoors! - July 09, 2014

If you were in the Spokane or Coeur d’Alene area yesterday, you know all to well that our summer temperatures are warmer then normal. With temperatures into the mid 90’s and higher, it makes it hard to consider staying inside to cook dinner and heat up your home even more! It’s too hot to turn on the oven!

Instead of heating up the house, step outside and cook dinner in your backyard! There are endless possibilities to create on your barbecue or grill!

Here’s an amazing recipe from Big Green Egg! It’s easy, fast and healthy! 

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Chicken Stir-Fry

Ingredients

2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic

1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed

½ cup rice wine

½ cup light soy sauce

½ cup chicken stock

¼ cup hoisin sauce

2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce (optional)

½ cup canola oil

Preparation

Set the Egg for direct cooking at 500 degrees F.

Combine the sesame oil, 1-1/2 teaspoons of the garlic, and 1-1/2 teaspoons minced ginger in a small bowl, add the chicken and toss to coat. Let the chicken marinate for 30 minutes.

To make the sauce, mix the remaining 1-1/2 garlic and ginger, rice wine, soy sauce, chick stock, hoisin sauce, rice wine vinegar, sugar, cornstarch, and chili garlic sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.

Place a Paella Pan on the grid and preheat for 2 minutes.

Place the canola oil and chicken in the paella pan. Close the lid of the egg and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until seared on the all sides.

Add broccoli florets and stems, carrots, and water chestnuts and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring well. Add the sauce and continue to cook until the sauce has thickened. Remove the paella pan from the Egg.

Transfer the stir-fry to a bowl and garnish with the sesame seeds.

This recipe has 6 servings. 

Pool World offers Weber, Traeger, Louisiana and Big Green Egg smokers and grills! For more information please visit our Barbecues and Grills page! 


Summer heat has arrived! - July 08, 2014

Hot summer days are here. The weather channel has a scorching prediction for the next ten days! Are you ready… Here it is! Five of the ten days are predicted to be at or over 100 degrees!

On these hot days of summer it is hard not to remember those days as a kid when you would spend hours swimming in the pool! Remember jumping in, cooling off, playing with friends and at the end of every day sleeping like a baby.

Enjoy this heat by cooling off in your own backyard pool. During hot spells like this, it is hard to image the idea of working out and getting exercise. Somehow, as adults, we’ve taken the fun out of exercising and burning calories. 

Here are a few tips to enjoy this hot weather and get in some exercise during this weather.

Set a day to get together and make it a weekly plan. Invite your family and friends to join you in your backyard pool, emphasizing fun and fitness. Make this a routine by scheduling a standing weekly appointment for everyone to meet in your backyard!

Select the right type of music! No matter what exercises or game that is being played, add fun, upbeat music to create a party vibe. This will encourage your friends to return and keep you going without it feeling like work.

Choose games or activities that everyone will enjoy. Pick something that the whole group will enjoy, for example if people like to dance, create a dance party.

Provide healthy snacks and refreshments. It’s always nice to have refreshments ready and available after a great workout! Work up an appetite and enjoy summer by being at the pool!

Life goes by so quickly and summertime flies by! Make the most of your summer by bringing your family and friends together around your swimming pool. Enjoy life, get fit,  stay healthy and have fun at the same time!

For more information about Pool World pools, please visit our Residential Inground Swimming Pools.

 

 


Cool off in a Doughboy Swimming Pool - July 07, 2014

Are you looking for the perfect above ground swimming pool?

Well Pool World has the perfect pool for you! Doughboy above ground swimming pools are available in a variety of models, shapes and sizes. These are not just any old above ground pool, they may be buried underground and can have up to a 7 foot deep end!

Here are some wonderful photos of recent Doughboy Pool Installs.

Doughboy swimming pools will provide years of splashing fun and a fantastic warranty to back up their quality aboveground swimming pool! Installation is a simple process that you can do your self or have Pool World install your new swimming pool. You could be swimming in no time!

If you are interested in having an above ground or an in ground swimming pool, please visit our Above-Ground Pools page!

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