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It’s All Greek To Me: Portabella Caps With Shrimp And Artichoke Skewers

To the uninitiated, it may have seemed that we were on our way towards summer. It was an easy mistake to make, what with the lilac buds popping and the sound of children playing at the nearby park while the warm breeze lazily made its way across the yard. Heck, the spike in temperature even […]

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You Had Me At Bulgogi: Bulgogi Beef Skewers With Smoked Chili-Lime Sauce

  There are times when pit jockeys, such as myself, just mull around grill side, sipping a glass of inspiration while thinking about grilling something a little different, you know? We continuously look for new and different edibles that will  simultaneously wake up and appease our taste buds. Well, reader, that day is upon us, as a […]

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Dutch Oven Shorties: Guinness Braised Short Ribs Over Polenta

Shades of beige blanketed the yard. That, instill, is notable though. Just seeing the beige meant that the temperatures finally warmed enough to melt the longstanding snow that has been seemingly hanging around since the very beginning of winter. It was one of those days we habitual grillers dream about over the winter months. A […]

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Shrimp Grill, All Because Of A Hankerin’ For Grilled Red Onions

The last of the hummingbirds had made their way through our little refuge, soaking in the sugar water and providing one last performance of the season. With their departure, it seems, the daylight also decided to wind down, retiring earlier in the evening to allow the moonlight to have its time to shine. As often […]

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Poblano, Poblano. A Tale Of Two Stuffings

The four, dark green poblanos continually called out to me from their reclined, lazy position on the plate. I got them from the local farmers market with the intent on stuffing them with something, but whatever I came up with just didn’t get me excited. So the days went by, with those peppers taunting me, […]

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Chili Spiced, Garlic Stuffed Pork With Peppers And Onions

It started simple enough. The day, as it unfolded, was young and full of promise, including the weather. High skies, as the saying goes, as blue as that polyester suit I still have hanging in my closet, with the white buttons and matching pinstripe trim. The sky was accompanied by a slow, gentle, but steady […]

When The Meat Man (Or Woman) Cometh, Bearing Tomahawk Steaks

First there was puzzlement. Then I think I had a little twitch, followed by a nervous laugh. As the delivery driver walked towards our house with the box, it became apparent that the box sported a cow’s head on it, with an accompanying perishable logo on the side. By then, a full smile was on […]

Char Siu Pork With Pan Fried Pot Stickers. Street Market Eats

Ironically, I can see it only by closing my eyes. The Chinatown vendors in their colorful selling spaces, bustling about while visitors move up and down the street looking over their wares and food offerings. The aroma on the street is enticing, like a sirens song to a wayward sailor. Nose lifted upward, it leads […]

Product Review: ORCA Coolers And Chasertini

“There ain’t nothin’ shakin’ but the leaves on the trees, And they wouldn’t shake if it wasn’t for the breeze”    George Jones “Ain’t Nothin’ Shakin” And we were grateful for that little breeze on this day. Because let me tell ya, it’s a hot one, complete with the humidity that likes to call our […]

Product Review And Giveaway: The Zeust Power Bright Barbecue Grill Light

Towards the end of a day when the sun was already beginning to pack it in, giving way to the subtle, highlighting qualities of the rising moon, the Zeust Grill Light, compliments of The Zeust Power Bright Company, arrived at my door, packaged in a shiny, sleek, easy-open box that simultaneously boasted of its brightness […]