Saturday, August 22, 2009

Day 233: Barbequing


Day 233: Barbequing, originally uploaded by susanvg.

Summer is the time for the barbeque. The air conditioned house stays cool while the hot coals outside do the cooking. With the hot,humid air we have been having, it just seemed like the right thing to do. The cicada and cricket chorus serenaded us as our supper cooked.

We always start the fire with a chimney - a metal cylinder with air vents at the bottom in which we crumple up newspaper, followed by coals. Light the bottom and within a short period of time the coals are hot. Then we just lift the chimney and spread the coals. Years ago the local general store near our country place sold chimneys for about $5. A manufacturer fancied it up, added a handle and sells it for considerably more. Either way, it works beautifully without the addition of toxic firestarters.

1 comment:

  1. We didn't even buy ours - my dad recycled an old coffee can! :)

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