The Nascent Grill Mistress
From Fiona's former blog Gypsy Journeys
Tonight, I grilled for the first time. At almost 50. Grilling is something men do, not women. At least, that’s what our culture has conditioned us to believe, and we play those roles quite well. How many times have you breathed in that succulent, smoky aroma, looked around to see from which neighbor’s house the fragrant scent is coming from, and discovered the woman of the house tending the grill? Not often, I would bet. That’s what husbands are for. They grill, we cook. But in my case, both my husbands are out of the scene. They had both done a stellar job in their roles as grill masters, and I was sorry to have that perk of marriage stolen from me. Somehow, I can never get Natalie excited about the idea that I can also grill burgers, or chicken, or anything else for that matter. “No Mom, let’s just sauté that in the frying pan,” is her rote response every time I suggest I give the grill a whirl.
Fiona Simon is the former owner of Fiona’s Natural Foods, aka Fiona’s Granola. After 10 years of running the business, and a year of transition with the new owners, she is now revisiting one of her earliest professions, writing. Fiona’s other passions include travel, cooking, speaking Spanish, being outdoors, and exploring her own personal growth.