Thursday, 10 November 2011


My BBQ Droogies… I will write something about my Garden, a bit on my life and a little on BBQ.

This is a photo I took today of my olive tree, in my garden in Gifu Japan. I planted it 4 years ago. This year is the first year that I got olives. I only got about 10 little gems! They were perfectly shaped shiny charcoal black in color and Bitter (In their raw form), with a wrath from hell! I’m presently experimenting with how to pickle them, however I don’t have much stock to work with. I’ve been an olive lover for many years and have tried many types along the way, but this is my first attempt at turning a raw disgusting little pellet into something edible. I may need some practice to perfect this art.

I love my family, my house and my garden…..of course I love my BBQ too! But that is a different kind of love. Unfortunately though, my work is far from home & family. I work in the cold northern part of Japan. I spend such little time at home….

In fact, I’ll tell you a little story. I came home last springtime. My wife was busy and asked me to pick up my son from school. I jumped into the car and drove down to his junior high school. I parked outside and waited for about five minutes. There was no sight of him. Then I noticed to myself ….Hey these kids look kinda younger than my son. Then it dawned on me…. Hey!!! My boy left junior high a year ago! He’s in high school now. So fired up the car up and ripped down the road to his high school where I found him waiting. I couldn't believe that I did that. I was pretty tired too at the time I must admit, but all the same I couldn’t believe that I actually did that….

But its true, I’m sure that I’m not going senile yet….I hope not nevertheless.

BBQ Talk

I just made SPICY GRAPE MISO recently….I haven’t made it for ages. It’s my own original recipe. I just realized the other day that I never got round to putting that sauce on the BBQWizard website. I’ll try to load it up as soon as poss.

Anyway that's all for today…talk soon,