# Urban backyard
Backyard grilling on a windy winter day
Hip, hip, hooray for the first BBQ of the year! On the grill - chicken kabob, filet mignon kabob, ikbir, tomatoes and bell peppers. Shirazi salad has been prepared and resting on the fridge, saffron rice is almost ready. Oh yeah, it's the weekend, let's raise a glass to that... cheers!
Winter backyard dinner - crawfish & okra
We get mild winters, almost like a Mediterranean type climate, so Sunday lunch was in the backyard garden. Two and a half pounds crawfish or crayfish cooked in roux and seafood broth with okra, celery, andouille sausage cut into medallions and seafood seasoning, then spooned over a bowl of steamed rice. Like crawfish, some people like okra and some don't. Okra is a super food, rich in many nutrients and low in calories. We grew up eating okra, so we like the sliminess which is perfect on gumbo. Bon appetit!