To broil vegetables, place on broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using above times as a guide.
It's a truism of summer cooking that everything tastes better when cooked on a grill, and sometimes you can heighten the fun by grilling away from home, too. When camping or picnicking in a new area, check to make sure fires are allowed. If fireplaces, firepits or firewood are not available, several options exist:
• Hibachis and small portable grills can be packed for making charcoal fires. A hibachi is a small cast iron container with a grill on top. It's good for cooking small amounts of food at a time because grill space is limited. Bring along charcoal, lighter fluid and matches.
• Kits containing a disposable foil container, grill and charcoal briquettes are also available in larger supermarkets. This is a convenient and an economical way to try out camping or outdoor cooking.
• Folding camp stoves (a good investment for those who camp often) are compact and easy to tote. These stoves use liquid fuel, and most of them have two burners that function like conventional gas burners, allowing you to cook with regular pots and pans.