Summer is here and with it the opportunity to participate in one of South Africa's favorite pastimes. Its BRAAI time! "Braai" is the Afrikaans word for barbecue and "vleis" is meat. Braaivleis is best done on open coals and not on a gas braai, although it is accepted as a lesser alternative. With the summer holidays around the corner and South Africans heading to the coast (or bush... or mountains... or desert...) there will be lots of braai'ing done by the time January comes around. My braai on Saturday consisted of fillet steak, bbq flavoured chicken drumsticks, boerewors (farmer's sausage - not that such an English word exist) and the foil under the grid contained mushrooms for the cheese and mushroom steak sauce.