10 July 2005

How To Barbecue

Yesterday ended with a very nice barbecue up at Blackford Hill (next to the Royal Observatory). It's just a shame that under one of the hills there was a 30 person rave going on! There are a few good pieces of advice I can share to help everyone have a great BBQ too. Firstly don't use Sainsbury's BBQs, they are rubbish. Asda's disposable ones are great (although they sell permanent one for only £15). If you are going to use a disposable BBQ here's a great tip to stop damaging the grass, tarmac or concrete (believe me you will!). Simply put it on 6 or 8 empty beer cans in a two column row and then press the tray down on them (to steady it). The heat now dissipates through the air and doesn't affect the surface below - even grass!

4 comments:

  1. Simply put it on 6 or 8 empty beer cans in a two column row and then press the tray down on them (to steady it).

    So the moral is: always have a few drinks before starting a barbeque?

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  2. Tut tut tut! Robert of all people falling for such a common mistake. Barbecue is the correct spelling, "barbeque" is the amalgamation of BBQ and barbecue. Do what I do, cheat! Spellbound is an extension for Firefox that gives you a context menu option to check the spelling in any form :-)

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  3. dictionary.com and wikipedia say I'm right too. So we're all winners.

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  4. Interesting... It must be the US spelling. I double-checked with Cambridge Dictionaries and that came up negative.

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