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I Grilled Tofu And Liked It: Now I Don’t Know What To Think Of Myself

Yep, I grilled tofu…and I liked it. Now all my beliefs are being questioned. For a day, I visited my own version of bizarro world. What’s up was down, what’s down was up, and I was stuck somewhere in between, eating grilled tofu and thinking that this is something I would eat again. Not that I will ever […]

Chargrilled Oysters With Grilled Trout And Baked Crawfish Bread. Aiyeee!

The normal, mesmerizing flow of the rolling stream was shattered by the trout duo, simultaneously busting through the surface while taking our lines. When two of these beauties are netted at the same time, it guarantees a delicious grilled or smoked trout dinner sometime in the near future. A few weeks later, about 770 miles away, fresh oysters were being packed […]

Crusty, Barky and Delicious, Smoked Pork And Pulled Awesomeness

It was early. I remember the eyes in the garden flickering in the low light, small varmints likely wondering what the heck I was doing out pre-dawn, during what I assume is their active hours. Our garden is small, but by the appetites that ravage our meager yield, the inhabitants, I think, are numerous.  By […]

Spinach And Mission Fig Stuffed Pork-Sweet And Salty Deliciousness

The days are shorter, the shadows longer, and one’s belly gets a hankering for something a little more filling than a burger, hot dog, or sausage burnt over fire. Something a little more complex and layered in the flavor department. Fortunately for us, when these situations arise, there are those flavor wizards out there ready […]

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, […]

BBQ Goodness, Family Get Togethers, and a T-Rex After Party

It was in the tradition of an old school “Sunday Supper” at Grandma’s house, complete with too much food, stories of the past, and plans and dreams for the future. When our family, that is currently spread out literally from coast to coast, was able to meet in the middle and sit down for a […]

“It Is What It Is…Until It Isn’t” Such are the Days (And Ways) of a Grill Jockey

“It is what it is” Trying to be the organized sort, I’ve been tagging and marking the packages of meat that make their way into our freezer. A good problem indeed, when there are choices to suit one’s momentary, tasty desires. And so when a package is taken out to thaw, marked very proudly as a […]

Sweet Tea Brined Chicken With Lemon And Herbs

One glance at the window let me know what I was up against. The morning dew was thick, and heavy against the window, as if it wanted to come in, trying to escape the high heat and humidity that was already in place. It immediately brought to mind one of those sultry, southern days, complete with […]

Fajita Lime Stuffed Avocado Boats with Roasted Corn Pico De Gallo

The avocados received their mesquite smoked baptism, responding with just enough char to complement the freshness of the pico, and it all tied together with that lime and fajita based beef.