Summer in my house means lot’s of meals on the BBQ – I’ve been trying to get some decent photos so I could show you what happens in my back yard but everything happens so fast that it’s been a struggle 🙂 but finally I can show you our BBQ ribs, pork belly and sausage. And I even managed a photo before and after!!!
We are both big fans of BBQ food, mostly because it means we will be cooking/eating outside. I grew up in the country with quite a good piece of land around my house. And one thing we always had was a nice brick BBQ and a lovely eating area under the trees. My boyfriend was raised in the city and the whole outdoor living was not part of it. But maybe that’s why he loves it so much! When we were looking to buy our first house together, one of the main requirements was a back yard big enough not only for our dog but also for our BBQ dinners. It made the search a bit longer but we were lucky enough to find a beautiful apartment, overlooking a national park, with a large front balcony and a large enough back yard. And the cherry on top of the cake was… the yard had already a built-in brick BBQ! How lucky is that?
The previous owners had built the BBQ with a gas insert. But because it wasn’t working anymore we started using it with charcoal. This is my type of BBQ, just like my dad used to make. But after a couple of years of hard work, the boyfriend started considering gas again. So this year we have made the change to a gas BBQ insert and we couldn’t be happier. It turns out cheaper (gas vs charcoal), much faster to set up and faster to put the food on the table.
Summer has only started so I hope to have much more BBQ recipes to show you and also some of the side dishes to go with it 🙂