Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Re-use wooden grilling planks

Kitchen Tip Tuesdays

Did you know that wooden grilling planks can be re-used? Well, they can! We soak ours for at least 2 hours, leaving them quite saturated.

After grilling fish (usually salmon), I wash the plank in my dish water with a soapy scrub brush. It comes mostly clean -- which is okay because...

cedar grilling plank

...after the board is washed, I wrap the still-wet board in plastic wrap and put it in the freezer. Now I have a pre-soaked grilling plank ready for next time! :)

My favorite grill-planked foods are Cedar Plank Salmon and Alder-Plank Potatoes... yummy!!

Joshua's Weber Q gas grill is still holding strong. This will be our 9th year of using it! A friend gave us an extra tank of propane, which is very handy since we grill a lot.

This past weekend, Joshua and the boys cleaned off the deck and chairs. There were pine needles, maple tree "helicopter seeds", and algae growing. A sturdy scrub brush, soapy water, and a broom had things looking sparkly out there in the sunshine when they finished! I love eating outside. (It keeps the crumbs off my kitchen floor!) :)

By the way, this week I'm departing from my bad habit of blogging only on Tuesdays. ;) Come back tomorrow for a fun Mother's Day giveaway! :)

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I have recently found the wonders that apple cider vinegar can do! I hope that your readers enjoy this. Thanks for hosting!

What a great tip, Tammy! I never would have thought of that :)

I'm linking to my post on how to turn baking soda into washing soda!

Ideas in frosting and decorating with all-natural ingredients

Wow, I've never used those. I bet they make great flavor! I had a tip to use leftover roast/recipe for Enchiladas at

Thanks, Bobi

My post today is about making guacamole-how to tell if an avocado is ripe, and how to keep guacamole from turning brown if you're not going to eat it right away!


What a great idea! We've thought about using planks and I was just wondering if they're reusable! Thanks for the post! :)

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