My name is Kym Hamer, I am 46 years old and I have just cooked my first BBQ.
Yes yes I know. As a dinkum Aussie sheila, I ought to be ashamed of myself for not mastering this patriotic part of my culinary repertoire before now.
It’s not that I’ve been blind to the art of BBQ – I have actually been around BBQs most of my life but it has always been someone else pricking the snags and flipping the burgers.
My introduction to BBQ-ed vittels started early in life – but Opa (back middle) was in charge of the cooking.
And quite frankly these BBQ bastions have been happy for me to do my part by plonking a few salad leaves artfully in a bowl and scattering a few condiments around, so who am I to argue (with glass of wine in hand)?
But the weather was looking good…
…my outdoor setting had been re-oiled after a long and rather exposed Winter…
…so Aussie-K came over for a barbie.
To be honest, my turkey and chilli burgers stuck a little and would probably have been better served by a hotplate…
…but they tasted delicious alongside the lime and chilli mayo, salad and warm ciabatta straight from the oven. And wine of course.
(I would not want you to think I was some sort of kitchen maestro or anything so I must confess again, this time to not making the ciabatta myself.)
And we topped it all off with a slice of shop-bought (just keepin’ it real here peeps) lemon tart, fresh berries and cream.
So on this Mother’s Day, with our respective Mums on the other side of the world, chatting in the sunshine and eating good food together was a perfect way to spend the afternoon.
As was ticking my long overdue BBQ baptism off the list.
Mum would be so proud…
Happy Mother’s Day Mum from your fair dinkum Aussie daughter.