Got the egg in 2013, but not new to outdoor cooking or enjoying great food and drink. Here are some meals and notes on whether they worked or not. Some of the rubs, sauces and marinades are time-tested and known to be delicious. Some will be more experimental.
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In honor of the Carolina Panthers’ trip to Super Bowl 50, I have devised this cocktail. 2 ounces Vanilla vodka 2 ounces Malibu rum 1 teaspoon Cream of Coconut 1 Tablespoon Blue Curacao Shake well and pour into a martini glass. Rim glass with honey and black sanding sugar Keep Pounding!
You wouldn’t know it by looking at grocery stores’ meat displays here in the USA, but goat is the most widely eaten meat on the planet (though more pork is consumed, measured by the pound). Folks in Africa, Asia and South/Central America enjoy goat, otherwise known as mutton/cabrito/capretto, as a dietary … Read More >>
Back in the day, Mommy Charlotte (she refused to let us call her “Grandma” or “Grandmother”) would feed my siblings, cousin and me adventurous food. At least, it seemed adventurous compared to the meat-potatoes-and-something-green we usually experienced at our Hoosier family table. She was first to introduce rabbit, various mushrooms, … Read More >>
The garden here in mid-June is finished producing lettuces, greens, radishes and peas. Peppers, cucumbers and eggplant are just now beginning to ripen. The eggplant variety used in this recipe is Ichiban (Japanese for “number one”) which has a low level of bitterness and thin skin. It also tends to … Read More >>
Middle of May and excellent produce is ready to pick and eat in the backyard raised bed gardens. Spinach, kale, collards, radishes and lettuce have all been delicious. Right next to the beets we have Swiss Chard growing tall and proud. Originally found in Sicily, chard is now widely grown in Provence … Read More >>
Lamb chops seem to be a special occasion dish here in the USA. There are other parts of the world where folk eat lamb as often as beef, places like Kuwait and New Zealand. In the winter once in a while lamb shanks get braised here at the homestead. Rack of … Read More >>
Margarita! The classic tequila cocktail. Whether you prefer on the rocks, a frozen variety, or straight up, the combination of lime, tequila and something sweet is sure to please. This martini-style version is quick and easy. Per drink: 2oz Tequila Blanca (look for 100% Blue Agave) 1oz Agave Syrup 0.75oz water … Read More >>
Atomic Buffalo Turds, or A.B.Ts. Very popular appetizer amongst the Green Egg community. The name makes you wonder what the ingredients might be, though. A.B.Ts are a twist on Jalapeño Poppers. Pretty simple concept but some assembly was required. For 12 pieces: 1) Cut the stems off of six Jalapeño Peppers and … Read More >>
Square Foot Gardening. Edible Landscape. Succession Planting. Companion Planting. Biointensive Planting. Permaculture. The list goes on. Lots of perspectives and opinions about growing plant-based food. Lots of great resources urging folks to understand where food comes from, explaining responsible agriculture, encouraging folks to grow their own. So, where do these ideas fit into the … Read More >>
Winston Churchill famously said, “We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. And we shall … Read More >>