One good thing about running a business from home is that you can smoke the odd ciggie in front of the computer at work...(soz UK just had to get that one in:-)The other good part is the lunch break, normaly long ones with time to light the BBQ, what time is the Spanish BBQ? anytime! The best time by far is at night around 9pm, a few hours later the stars are out and flame is still going - lovely atmosphere on the patio. Try an outstanding BBQ recipe HERE
Tomatoed out: this year we planted a copious amount of tomatoes around the patio - every raised bed and most pots, plums and cherries. Thing about tomatoes is you can eat them freshly picked - great with some good olive oil and a pinch of salt or stuff them to the hilt in a jar with red peppers - great for later or salsa recipes.
Patio recipes, as with any recipes are so versitile, this time we tried chorizo picante (HOT!!!) with cool melon - works very well, similar to sweet and sour with a different twist, almonds go well with this too but keep a cool beer in hand just in case...
Hot pots and stews in the winter, great summer food in the summer!