It was Saturday afternoon and for the first time in a week there was nary a spot of snow in my backyard. We had some pork loin marinating in the refrigerator and my wife was all “I was just going to cook it in the oven but if it’s nice enough out there you could barbecue.” “Or I could try it over a fire.” I offered. “You could.” She was skeptical. “But you’re the one who has to sit out there and tend to it.” Despite the snow there have been a number of fire restrictions in place across the prairies. No open fires. No fireworks. But carefully tended pits are fine… provided certain rules are followed. Rules, such as…

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