… is being able to have a campfire, and camp fire tucker. So – a fair while ago – we started to have a small ‘campfire’ of our own. It saw many loud parties, late nights, and no end of company… people loved the fact that we had a fire and, that we used it to cook tucker on! It was one of the best places to debrief – for myself, the XO and our many friends. Working with people in strife and suffering major distress in their lives, causes you no small amount of stress and worry in your own! Having a way to cope with filling up on other people’s ‘business’ is as important as having the empathy to do so in the first place- It’s a must – or one day, you’ll wake up and simply implode!
The fire at our house was one of those places where people could sit and – in their own time – unwind or unload. sometimes they needed winding up in the first place, just so they could blow a gasket, and do their ‘nana! Sometimes people just sat and watched… not a word spoken, just a safe and still place to be. Our fireplace met with many people, and most of them were regular visitors. I strongly suspect people came to share a place alongside a fire they themselves couldn’t possibly have at their home. Truth be told – I loved their company, and I loved hearing their yarns… there’s nothing like yarning around a fire!
So – to tease you all some – this is what we used to do, a lot! Since the boy’s have come along, we’ve had to change the shape of our front yard. the first thing to go was the big fire-pit! It was a sad day! Now we have a gas bbq – don’t get me wrong – we have a good time with that too – but it’s not the same! I love the smell of woodsmoke; the smell of something cooking and sizzling in a camp oven – there’s simply nothing else like it. tonight I got the camp oven out and got cooking… it’s been a long time since we’ve done this, and we’ve really missed it. I’m hoping I can show you that you don’t need a big raging fire, not a huge fire pit… just some common sense and a clear and safe place. Small is good, as it can be controlled and kept safe! enjoy – we sure did!
A lamb leg roast! Tom Cruise be damned!
Camp oven (and tucker) already sitting over coals in a car tire rim.
A SMALL fire – as cooking on the coals ISN’T about feeding an inferno! These coals will go on the lid.
It’s all about the coals… you need good coals to give a good even (and lasting) cooking heat.
Coals on the lid will keep the heat up, and brown your meat of course!
Tadaaa! what’ll you have eh?!
My apologies to The Food Pornographer – figured I could ‘borrow’ an idea off you at least once tfp… I’ll save you some mate just to make up for it (that and my photography skills lol)!
Belongum – Out!