Kelvin has the enviable position of being our chief engineer for outdoor cooking, and is so dedicated to the cause he enthusiastically joined Kate and Kurt for some outdoor grilling in the rain! Not only does Kelvin have the technical know-how on all the bits under the hood of our amazing grills he has also built up quite a repertoire of recipes that have been perfected through trial and error at his holiday home in Bannockburn, Central Otago. As we understand it Kelvin cooks everything on the grill during his summer break, no exceptions. This stand has led him to many incredible culinary feats that break all the usual rules of a typical kiwi barbeque. With a bit of luck we may even squeeze one more recipe out of him before the end of summer, “please Kelvin, we just can’t get past then mention of the baked Alaska! What do you say?”
I love the outdoors. Summer in central Otago, is a great social time for us. We have a rustic barn, no frills, we often call it glorified camping. Experimenting with all sorts of food is great fun and seeing people’s reactions to some of the creations Helen (my wife) and I come up with is fantastic. This fajita recipe is a great hit with the kids and adults alike. The tzatziki helps to tame the heat from the jalapenos which keeps everyone happy. Having the food as the centre for the evening is easily justified by the days’ efforts of mountain biking the hills and swimming in the lake.
Good food, the company of family and friends, and the ability to solve the world’s problems over a glass of the local Pinot as the sun sets, that’s the joy of summer holidays. Have a great Christmas, and New Year break, eat well, and try something new and remember not having the clean-up, by using the grill (BBQ) all the time is just a bonus.