Well, here we are at the beginning of September already, can you believe it? As summer starts to wind down, I’d like to reflect on all the great food we’ve enjoyed on our barbecue during the past few months. Up until this summer, I had left all of the barbecuing to my husband Tony. I liked that it got him involved in the cooking, so that our dinners were a team effort. I’d do the salads and sides, and he’d take care of the meat. It sounds like a great plan… in theory. The problem is that Tony tends to get preoccupied with other things and I end up having to wait for him to start the grill. I’m just far too impatient for that; I want to get cooking, and I want to eat! I was also curious to experiment with cooking food on the grill, so I finally broke down and asked Tony to show me how to use the barbecue. Between the two of us, we’ve grilled up some pretty tasty food, so I wanted to share some of it with you. Maybe you might find something you’d like to try this long-weekend. Unfortunately I don’t think there will be any barbecuing this weekend for us; our barbecue appears to have bitten the dust. I suppose I’ll just have to enjoy these photos instead.
Italian sausage cut into chunks and skewered with red onion and red pepper.
‘Bird on a Wire’ from Eat, Shrink, and Be Merry
Recipe can be found online here: Bird on a Wire
Grilled Corn on the Cob
I tried grilling corn on the cob all three of the ways described at this site, and I liked the corn cooked with just the inner shuck the best. It gave the corn a nice smoky flavour while still protecting the corn from burning.