Barbeque and book swap
I was weaned on barbeques in Okinawa. In such a subtropical paradise, having a barbeque was a normal community activity. Every family would prepare and bring their own. As a kid, I sampled all sorts of barbequed meat and vegetables and learned that the best thing to do was to marinate them beforehand.
Ironically, it never occurred to me to use the built-in brick barbeque pit in my garden until a young man suggested he'd help me get the barbeque set that's on sale last year. Until then, I was a damsel in distress who stared at the empty pit wondering what I should do with it.
Upon seeing the leftover charcoals from last year's first barbeque (the Purple Piano Potluck Party), I decided to hold another barbeque. Here are highlights from the magnificent outdoor event. Thank you, Ayyub for bringing your digital camera!
The sangria was prepared two days in advance to ensure maximum flavour and intoxication.
cajun chicken drumsticks
Korean marinated pork chops
marinated sirloin steak cubes on a vegetable stick
vegetable shishkabob with haloumi cheese
tender lamb chops marinated in salt, pepper, and tequila
salad courtesy of Deidre and Nalen
Indian rice courtesy of Balbir
Thai black wild rice
merengue dessert courtesy of Deidre and Nalen
songs sung to two guitars in the garden:
Massachusetts, Devoted to You, Let It Be, Hey Jude, .... all time favourites!
English, German, Swedish, Basque, Dutch, Singaporean, Indian, Sri Lankan, Pakistani, Bosnian, Croatian, French, Japanese, Algerian, American
start: 4 pm
end: 4 am
7 August 2004 Saturday
Is it barbeque or barbecue?