Regular readers will know we are rather fond of barbecues, and outdoor eating in general. Last year when the burner finally disintegrated on our gas barbecue, we opted to go back to charcoal, and it’s so lovely I can’t remember why we ever got a gas one.
We are a four barbecue family – and there are only three of us! We have the mini portable gas one – which saw a lot of use when we used to go to a lot of festivals, the big charcoal one for when we have parties, and the little bucket barbie that actually gets the most use, and it is ideal for taking to the beach. Very little charcoal cooks us all we can eat and still gives enough heat to make coffee too.
And lastly we still have our now defunct gas barbecue, because I thought it would be fun to plant it up with some fire-coloured plants, and I raised lots of coleus for this very plan.