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When the sun shines brightly and warmly, then for us South Africans that’s braai time!  Here are 4 different but simple, tempting summer salads to jazz up your gas braai meal.

1. Pomegranate, Fig And Feta Salad
Celebrate our summer flavours with this easy, colourful recipe. 

Serves: 4 / Preparation Time: 10 mins
Ingredients

  • 4 Figs, halved
  • 100g Feta, crumbled
  • 100g Pomegranate seeds
  • 100g Rocket

Dressing

  • 1 Garlic Clove, chopped
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 60ml Pomegranate juice
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 125ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Method

  1. Arrange the salad ingredients on a large platter.
  2. Whisk the dressing ingredients together, then toss the dressing through the salad just before serving.

https://www.essentials.co.za/recipe/pomegranate-fig-feta-salad

2. Grilled Strawberry And Biltong Salad

Try this is a super-easy, mouth-watering salad by Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, SA’s first Michelin-star chef. He’s the world-renowned restaurateur who opened his own restaurant, JAN, in Nice in 2013 and prides himself on promoting traditional South African flavours. 

Serves: 4 / Cooking Time: 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 12 – 16 ripe strawberries
  • extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle
  • large handful mixed salad leaves
  • balsamic vinaigrette, to drizzle
  • 1 large piece of biltong, thinly sliced
  • coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Rinse the strawberries and dry them on a paper towel. Slice them in half, leaving the green stems in place.
  2. Heat a large griddle pan and drizzle with olive oil. Place the strawberries cut-side down and chargrill until dark.
  3. Drizzle the mixed salad leaves with the balsamic vinaigrette. Toss through the strawberries and thinly sliced biltong. 
  4. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

https://www.foodandhome.co.za/recipes/grilled-strawberry-biltong-salad

3. Coleslaw With Lemon And Orange Dressing

Here this old traditional favourite is given a new spin!

Serves: 6 - 8 / Preparation Time: 20 mins

Ingredients

Coleslaw

  • zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and julienned
  • 2 Pink Lady apples, cored and julienned
  • 1 small red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 small white cabbage, shredded
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced diagonally
  • 2 handfuls each fresh mint and coriander leaves
  • 45g raisins

Dressing

  • juice of 1 orange
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Method

  1. For the coleslaw, combine the zest and juice of 1 orange with the remaining coleslaw ingredients in a large bowl. Toss until well mixed. Transfer to a large salad bowl. Set aside.
  2. For the dressing, place the orange juice, along with the remaining ingredients, in a small jug. Mix until well combined.
  3. To serve, drizzle the dressing over the coleslaw, then toss until coated well.

https://www.foodandhome.co.za/on-shelf/coleslaw-with-lemon-and-orange-dressing

4. Mexican Salad

Enjoy this healthy salad - with a kick - that you can prepare on your gas braai.

Serves 4–6

Ingredients

  • 150g quinoa
  • 400ml water or vegetable stock
  • 2 mealies
  • boiling water, for blanching
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and finely diced
  • 150g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Mediterranean cucumber, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 lime, finely grated zest and juice
  • 45g coriander, chopped
  • 60ml French salad dressing
  • 1–2 fresh red or green chillies,
  • finely chopped
  • salt and milled black pepper

To Serve

  • lime wedges
  • Sour cream

Method

  1. Place the quinoa in a pan and cover with the vegetable stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15–20 minutes. When tender, drain and set aside.
  2. Blanch the mealies in the boiling water for 4 minutes. Drain and pat dry.
  3. Grill the mealies on a hot gas braai for 1–2 minutes per side, or until lightly toasted and charred.
  4. When cool enough to handle, cut the corn off the cobs.
  5. Place the quinoa, corn and the remaining ingredients in a bowl. Toss lightly to combine.
  6. Season with salt and pepper. Serve at room temperature with lime wedges and sour cream, if desired.

https://www.gardenandhome.co.za/recipes/mexican-salad/

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Gas Installers near you

In terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993, the Pressure Equipment Regulations require that all LPG installations may only be carried out by a competent person who is registered with the South African Qualification & Certification Committee for Gas (SAQCCGas). For a list of registered gas installers near you, please visit the SAQCCGas website: www.saqccgas.co.za.

Sims Gas has a team of competent professional gas installers who will handle your gas installation from start to finish - from selecting the correct tank sizes and best locations through to final installation and deliveries of LPG gas. We pride ourselves on the quality of our service - on completing the job smoothly and efficiently and with minimal inconvenience.

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How to order and swap your gas cylinders!
It is extremely important that you only buy your gas bottles from authorised vendors or gas suppliers and your gas bottles are only filled or exchanged at an authorised dealer.

You can order and swap your gas cylinders with Sims Gas.  We deliver too AND delivery is free!  We service the whole of Gauteng and Kwazulu Natal but will also distribute and deliver to outlying areas - though the delivery may take slightly longer.

It’s so easy with Sims Gas!  Place your order by phone or online.

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Follow these simple steps to order LPG gas with Sims Gas online.

  • Visit our website - http://www.simsgas.co.za/index.php
  • Specify your location - We are situated in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal
  • Select a cylinder size - We offer a range of cylinder sizes (9, 14, 19, 48kg)
  • Select the quantity and number of cylinders to return (optional) and add to cart
  • Go to cart and Register* on the system with your contact and delivery details or choose the check out as a guest option and place your order
  • Fill in your billing details
  • We will contact you to arrange delivery - Delivery is FREE!

*Please note
Because replacing your gas is a recurring event, it’s best to register on the system once so that you don’t have to capture all your details each time you want to order again.

 

 

Who are your gas distributors?
LPG Gas Distributors need to be registered with Liquefied Petroleum Gas South Africa (LPGSA). They must also have a valid wholesale licence from the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy if they want to sell petroleum products to consumers for end use.

This licence allows distributors to buy petroleum products in bulk (1 500 litres or more, per transaction of petroleum products) from gas refineries, and to sell it to their network of customer facing retail outlets. The licence must be renewed annually.

You can view a list of the registered dealers/distributors and their contact details here on the SAQCCGas website: https://saqccgas.co.za/

SimsGas is a well established and a recognised accredited agent. So order your LPG gas from us.

Remember it’s so easy to order and swap your gas bottles with Sims Gas!  Place your order by phone or online! We deliver to your home or business AND delivery is free!

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Renovating a home is a big investment - emotionally and financially. While renovations can be an exciting process, there are important, non-negotiable regulations that homeowners must adhere to. 

Firstly, every homeowner must be in possession of a Gas Certificate of Compliance if they have gas equipment installed in their home. 

Also, homeowners must adhere to the The South African Qualification & Certification Committee (SAQCC) regulations which in summary are:

 

De-Installation of a gas appliance
If your gas appliance is to be relocated to a new position in your room or home, then this must be handled by a Gas Inspector/Installer - who must be registered with the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Southern Africa (LPGAS).

 

Re-Installation of a gas appliance
When re-installing a gas appliance in its new position, this too must be actioned only by a registered gas installer. 

Gas Certificate of Compliance (COC)
Before using this re-installed gas appliance, a new inspection of this installation must be carried out by a registered gas installer/inspector and a new Gas Certificate of Compliance must be issued indicating that the installation:

  • has been properly inspected 
  • is determined to be safe
  • is determined to be leak free
  • is in proper working order.

It is recommended that, for your own peace of mind, you have a gas inspection done and get an updated Gas Certificate of Compliance -  even if your appliance has not been relocated -  to be assured that the gas installation is still safe and in good working order and has not been inadvertently damaged by your renovation.

For more information on the South African Qualification & Certification Committee (SAQCC) gas regulations, follow this link: https://saqccgas.co.za/legislation/regulations/

 

Considerations when planning your renovation

Checking Insurance cover
The importance of this is often overlooked but building sites can be dangerous where accidents can occur at any moment. Prior to any construction work:

  1. Inform your insurer that you are undertaking a renovation project.
  2. Ensure that your home insurance policy will cover any unforeseen events.
  3. Check if your building contractor has insurance coverage for himself and his labour force.

Your insurer will most likely request a copy of your new Gas Certificate of Compliance.

Finding a Registered Gas Inspector/Installer
To avoid any renovation project delays:

  1. Ensure that you have made prior arrangements for a gas installer/inspector to be available when you need to de-install, and then re-install, your gas appliance. 
  2. Organise a gas inspector to carry out the gas inspection and issue a gas compliance certificate prior to using this newly re-installed gas appliance.

 

Adhering to Gas safety regulations
Ensure that, when identifying a temporary location for your gas bottles whilst renovating, you adhere to these gas safety regulations:

Gas bottles may not be installed:

  • Less than 1 metre sideways from doors and windows
  • Less than 2 metres from drains and air vents
  • Less than 3 metres below windows (unless a non-combustible roof is installed)
  • Less than 1 metre from the property boundary wall (unless it is a fire wall)
  • Less than 5 metres sideways away from a switchable electric point or plug switch
  • Light bulbs cannot be less than 1.5 metres above a gas bottle.

 

Renovating can be fun but it can be hazardous. So protect yourself and your family, be compliant and adhere to all insurance, gas and gas safety regulations.

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Have you, like many home-owners, installed gas appliances in your home?  However, are you aware that there are specific regulations that you must comply with - like a Gas Certificate of Compliance which is also required by your insurer to ensure that your insurance policy remains valid.

Both the buyer and seller of a property need to be aware of, and conform to, these regulations.

What is a Gas Certificate Of Compliance/Certificate of Conformity (COC)

In terms of Regulation 17(3) of the Pressure Equipment Regulations to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993, any person owning a property which has a gas appliance installed, must obtain a Certificate of Compliance (COC). The COC states that the installation:

  • has been properly inspected 
  • is determined to be safe
  • is determined to be leak free
  • is in proper working order

What does the COC cover
The COC is limited to gas installations which include gas fires, braais, stoves and ovens, and gas geysers. 

What does the COC not cover

The COC does not cover

  • Actual gas appliances such as stove, heater, braai, hob, geyser etc.
  • Any portable, temporary gas appliances, such as portable braais, patio heaters or internal heaters. These are not classed as permanent fixtures and will be relocated with the seller.

 

How to become compliant

Engage the services of a Gas Inspector - who MUST be registered with the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Southern Africa (LPGAS) - to carry out the inspection of your gas installation. 

Whilst the gas inspector will advise you upfront what his inspection fee is, the total cost of a Gas Compliance Certificate can only be determined when the Gas Inspection has been completed in case any remedial work is required. The gas inspector will advise further on what work is needed and his costs for this.

If your gas installation is compliant and NO remedial work is needed, a new gas certificate should be issued to you at no additional charge over and above the initial gas inspection fee.

A copy of this Gas Certificate Of Compliance must also be given by the seller to the purchaser. 

 

What is checked during a Gas Inspection?
Regulations for gas installations are:

Gas bottles may not be installed:

  • Less than 1 metre sideways from doors and windows
  • Less than 2 metres from drains and air vents
  • Less than 3 metres below windows (unless a non-combustible roof is installed)
  • Less than 1 metre from the property boundary wall (unless it is a fire wall)
  • Less than 5 metres sideways away from a switchable electric point or plug switch
  • Light bulbs cannot be less than 1.5 metres above a gas bottle

 

Other installation rules:

  • Only SABS approved equipment may be used
  • Only class 1 or 2 copper pipes, or other approved gas piping, may be used 
  • Copper pipes must be sleeved if going through a wall 
  • Approved flexible gas hose may not be more than two metres long and may not go through any partition (including wood, dry wall, cupboard wall etc)

 

What is the validity of the Gas Certificate
There is no regulation regarding how long a gas compliance certificate is valid for. 

 

Selling your home? 
It is very important for homeowners to know that, if they wish to sell their home and they have a gas appliance installed, they are required to obtain an up-to-date gas certificate. Without this, the sale of the property will NOT be able to be finalised - it is needed for transfer of ownership and banks will not pay out the buyer’s bond.

It is the responsibility of every homeowner to ensure that they are in possession of a Gas Certificate of Compliance if they have a gas installation in their home and to advise their insurers of this to ensure that their home-owner’s policy remains valid.

As a homeowner with a gas installation, have a registered gas installer perform regular service checks to ensure your gas installation is in good working condition and that your home and family will be safe from any gas-related mishaps.

 

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After a cold winter, it’s time for South African families to open up the doors and head outside to bask in our welcome spring sunshine. And, what better way to spend family time together than over a delicious braai out on the patio!. With your gas braai ready, enjoy spring South African style.

 

Menu

When planning your braai menu, be sure to include our delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables for a fresh taste. These are: 

Spring Fruits

Apples, Apricots,Bananas, Berries, Blueberries, Cherries, Dates, Gooseberries, Grapes, Grapefruits, Kiwifruits, Papayas, Peaches, Plums, Strawberries, Watermelon.

Spring Vegetables

Artichokes,  Asparagus, Aubergines, Avocados, Baby marrows, Beans, Beetroot, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Leeks, Mange tout, Marrows, Mealies, Mushrooms, Parsnips, Peppers, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watercress.

Don’t just throw something yummy on the braai, surprise your family with something different. Try these 2 innovative recipes which include our seasonal fruits and veggies.

Braaied leg of lamb with chimichurri sauce, pomegranates and cauliflower and zucchini puree.

Succulent leg of lamb cooked on the braai and served with a tantalising Argentinean topping.

https://www.food24.com/recipe/braai-leg-of-lamb-with-chimichurri-sauce-pomegranates-and-cauliflower-and-zucchini-puree/

 

Doughnuts with lemon curd, Mascarpone and mixed berries

Dessert made on a braai? Really? Here’s one to tempt the family!

https://www.food24.com/recipe/doughnuts-with-lemon-curd-mascarpone-and-mixed-berries/

 

Get Your Patio Ready

  • Dust off your patio furniture and arrange this snugly and companionly.
  • Decorate your buffet table attractively and set it in readiness with your drinks and for your tasty gas braai meal.
  • Arrange loungers in a quiet spot for those needing a post-lunch snooze.

 

Brighten Up Your Space

  • Add pops of colour and interest with bright floor rugs, plump cushions and plush, inviting throws on your comfy patio furniture. 
  • Accessorise with a stunning vase of cut or bought flowers and other striking ornaments.
  • Have soft warm blankets nearby as September can have spells of chilly winds so it’s best to be prepared. Don’t let a little chill or wind spoil your patio gas braai.

 

Add Greenery 

  • Water lightly and freshen up the plants in the mounted planters on the wall.
  • Adding a houseplant in a pretty pot, or two, will bring life and texture to your space.
  • Manoeuvre any colourful containers strategically for increased visible colour and texture.

 

Kids’ Stuff

To entice the kids away from their gadgets, display interesting books, board games and crafting items and encourage them out into the spring sunshine to play or to romp with the family and dog in the garden or in the pool. 

 

It’s all organised - your patio is spring braai ready!  Now relax with a delicious drink while the gas braai is cooking and its tempting aromas waft over you. 

Enjoy your appetising meal, have a great time with your family on the patio - that’s the perfect way for South Africans to spend a spring Sunday!

Gas braais are great! They’re quick – just push the button to ignite – and easy to clean. But keep your family and home safe and always remember to apply gas safety measures.

 

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