“If you truly eat what the season provides, there is another level of satisfaction added to the pleasure of that perfectly ripe and fresh vegetable; in summer, cooking and eating outside lets you enjoy the pleasant conditions that allowed the veges to flourish.”

Don’t just think of vegetable skewers as a cringeworthy combination of things on a stick – you know, button mushrooms, pineapple and capsicum, with a couple of dry griddle marks to whet the appetite. When firing up a barbecue or lighting a fire, the humble vege skewer never seems to sit near the top of the list, but these were a lot of fun to make and eat, and will certainly be hitting the coals again and again as we catch the dying warmth of summer’s nights.