Tag Archives: Cast Iron


Hickory Smoked Mushroom Galette With Parmesan, Gruyere and Asiago Crust

It had to happen sooner or later. In this case, it was later. You see, I’ve had a hickory smoked mushroom galette in the back of my mind for a long time. A very long time. But with an armful of portabella and various wild mushrooms in hand, today is the day that back-of-my-brain desire […]


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 […]

Wokin’ the Wok: Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

In the world of low and slow barbecue, today would be an opposite sort of day. No pit side lounging, no sipping of a refreshing beverage whilst daydreaming next to a backdrop of swirling, ribbons of smoke. In other words, no lallygagging would be done today. Because while cooking a stir fry over a  hardwood fire, […]

Gettin’ Fishy On The Grill: Salt Block Cod with Lemon, Butter, and Caper Sauce

The impending storms were part of an ongoing forecast that promised rain nearly everyday this week. Nary a drop had come during this stretch, so without hesitation I prepped a meal for the grill. I had been craving something a little out of the ordinary, and decided on a couple of cod filets, salt block grilled, […]

Irish Lamb Stew With Guinness

The once cold breezes and morning fog are no longer a match for the new season’s sun. And once that sun gets a foothold, the air warms rapidly, signifying winter’s retreat. The time of year suggests change in our grilling habits as well. We are grilling with a purpose, and today is no different. On this day, […]

King Cake On The Grill. “Laissez les bons temps rouler!”

The voice in my head was loud and clear. And determined as well. “Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler, Laissez les bons temps rouler!” “Let the good times roll!” One of the most quoted sayings at this time of year, Mardi Gras. Yeah, we’ll get those good times rolling. And because it’s Mardi Gras, that means starting with a […]

Brat-toberfest. Apple And Onion Braised Bratwurst.

The warm, humid air has recently been replaced by the refreshing, slightly edgy breezes that signal the coming of shorter days and predictable pumpkin sightings around town. There are other signals as well, including the summer grasses giving themselves up for the sake of insulating the local birds nests, And the bees working harder and longer on their […]

Turkey Stuffed Avocado Taco Boats

She sputtered, stuttered and spewed. And then, well, then she finally started. It was to be the start of another mowing season. The grass was reaching up to the sky, and doing a darn fine job at that. Looking over at the trusty Weber, I noticed another successful startup, the thick, billowing smoke of the […]

Snowy Days, and a Smoked Turkey Pot Pie

Early risers were greeted with a Norman Rockwell type of scene. A fresh blanket of Mother Nature’s finest quality precipitation had arrived overnight. It was the type of snow that clung to everything and anything in its path. The type of snow that breeds snowmen. The kind of snow that sledders dream of. Old friend […]

Grilled Apple Sausage Stuffing Bites

Ah, the holidays. When families get together and bring the same food, year, after year, after year.  These seasonal meals lean heavy on tradition, which in itself, is great.  Many of the dishes that appear yearly are, in fact, made using recipes handed down by parents and grandparents. But you can incorporate new things into […]