Category Archives: BBQ Stories

Guest Author – Meet Wal!

Hi there everyone,

You’ve all seen Wal’s interesting comments on a couple of stories of I’ve written and I thought he had some interesting things to say, so I invited him to be a guest author and write a post for us. I’ll leave it in his own words…  Continue reading Guest Author – Meet Wal!

The Night I Lit My Back Yard on Fire…

I like to think I’m a fairly safety-minded guy, but as well having nearly blown up my house, I’ve also been known to set the back yard on fire. Unfortunately the back yard wasn’t in this hemisphere, and I didn’t even speak the language! Continue reading The Night I Lit My Back Yard on Fire…

The Day I Ruined a Football Game…

Barbecues come in all types and fortunately, they come in all sizes, which makes them great for taking to all types of different places. This can make for some great opportunities to have some good, cheap fun outdoors.

We are fortunate enough to live in a part of the world where we have a little river running behind the house, with a bike track and about eight hundred metres up the bike track is a local football club where you can go along and sit on the grass for free and watch the games.

So, what was I supposed to do? Take my mini-charcoal BBQ to the football of course!  Continue reading The Day I Ruined a Football Game…

The Night I Nearly Starved a Pregnant Woman to Death…

Experimentation is a wonderful thing, but sometimes it can result in a pregnant woman gnawing on your coffee table like a North-American beaver!

It was New Year’s Eve 2010, and I’d invited a group of eight or so friends around for a BBQ dinner to celebrate, one of whom was pregnant. I’d just seen the ads on television for Sweet Potato Fries on the television, the kind that you bake in the oven, and thought ‘I can do better than that’. So, I decided that I was going to add these to my meal plan, and no, of course I didn’t need to practice: they were chips, how hard could it be? And I was just busting to try out the side burner on my new, replacement BBQ (see my post The Day I Nearly Blew Up My House… for more hilarious fun…).  Continue reading The Night I Nearly Starved a Pregnant Woman to Death…

The day I nearly blew up my house…

Hi there folks,

I wanted to share a funny story with you from when I first decided to start moving beyond grilling and into roasting. In fact this story is about my very first try! (There’s a hidden message here. Keep your eyes peeled and you might spot it!)  Continue reading The day I nearly blew up my house…