Tag Archives: Grilled Vegetables


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 […]

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, […]

Pecan Smoked Jerk Pork with Grill Roasted Beets

Water droplets hung like lingering teardrops from a bad relationship. It was, of course, the rains. Day after day, sometimes heavy, sometimes like today. Just a swirling mist that mimics an ocean spray. Not biblical proportions mind you, but enough that area residents have started counting the days. Enough also, that an habitual griller can’t simply […]

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, […]

A Tale About Kale

It was to be a day of confusion, of opposites if you will. Although the beautiful, mild day demanded that the grill be smoking like the wispy, ribbonlike streams of a newfound genie lamp, the backyard environs would not offer the familiar aroma of pork, beef, chicken, or combination thereof. No, today we are satisfying that part […]

Bringin’ The Heat: Ajvar Marinated Pork Tenderloin

As grillers will do, I was sitting, thinking, pondering, and generally daydreaming about meat. Namely, a piece of pork, and more specifically, a pork tenderloin. It was to be this day’s project, and hopefully, this day’s great dinner. The only unknown was the direction in which this tenderloin was going to be taken. I thought […]

(Below) Zero to Sixty (Degrees), Race To The Grill.

Zero to sixty has always been a popular measuring tool for auto enthusiasts. I don’t think, however, that anyone ever considered using it to measure temperature variances. Yet that’s exactly what we are doing here in St Louis. What started with a weekend that would not break the positive side of the zero degree mark, […]

Grilled Brussels Sprouts

Grilling doesn’t always have to be a “main dish” event. We had already decided on something else for dinner, but when Mother Nature provides a mid seventies, low humidity, full sun kind of day, I start thinking that the grill should, by all rights, be smokin’. There should be a wood aroma and thin willowy […]