Grilled Peaches For Later

Grilled Peaches For Later

This has been an odd season. With the cooler weather, produce has been available later than I remember seeing it. I just got some fresh peaches that were great. So I bought some more. Then I realized I couldn’t eat them all. What to do, what to do? The answer was actually quite easy… Can ... Read More »

Buffalo Trace Distillery Tour

Buffalo Trace Distillery Tour

I want to be clear that I still believe that Scotch whisky is the greatest things on the planet. However, Scotland is far away, and bourbon isn’t! At the same time, there’s some pretty good bourbon, too. While Scotch has a really wide band of possible flavors, the corn requirement in bourbon means that the ... Read More »

Pickle Tasting

Pickle Tasting

It’s been a week since I made pickles for the first time, and time to try them out! We opened up some of the plain dill pickles to try. They’re good, and vinegary. A bit sharp, but they should mellow over time. For plain dill pickles, I think I would add a bit more spices ... Read More »

The BBQ Sandwich, Rethunk

The BBQ Sandwich, Rethunk

The sandwich, whether pulled pork or brisket or rib-ends or pulled chicken, is at the heart of the barbecue world. Chicken and ribs don’t need bread, but it’s often served with it anyway. Traditionally, it’s been the same thing for years, though a great way to have bbq: a bun or bread, stuffed with meat ... Read More »

Whiskey Pickles

Whiskey Pickles

No grilling today, but I have wanted to try my hand at something new – pickling! If you’ve read much here, though, you might guess that I’m not just doing regular old pickles. I have had some Brooklyn Brining Company’s whiskey-related pickles, and found a recipe trying to duplicate that on Cupcake Rehab. I had ... Read More »

Perfect Manhattan Milkshake

Perfect Manhattan Milkshake

The other day I grilled some bourbon-soaked bing cherries… and I was glad I did! I still have some, and I think I’ll be preserving some soon, but I thought they’d go well with cocktails in the meantime. What first came to mind was a Perfect Manhattan, which is rye or bourbon, with both sweet ... Read More »

Steaks Of Summer #5 – Grilled Ribeye

Steaks Of Summer #5 – Grilled Ribeye

The 5th Livefire Steak Of Summer is the simplest so far, and one of the best, a straightforward salt and pepper ribeye from Food and Wine! It’s one of my favorite steak preparations, especially for a prime-grade hunk of ribeye. For a good steak, there’s nothing like just a bit of salt and a bit ... Read More »

Porkopolis Eggfest 2014

Porkopolis Eggfest 2014

Today, I’m one of the demo cooks at the Porkopolis Eggfest in Cincinnati. It’s a lot of fun, and there are over 500 people expected! I’m doing sides, desserts and drinks, and dipping back into some favorites: Browned butter fingerling potatoes Blackberry thyme crisp Grilled peach bourbon iced tea Sound like a good hour of ... Read More »

Steaks of Summer #4 – Vinaigrette-Marinated Flank Steak

Steaks of Summer #4 – Vinaigrette-Marinated Flank Steak

More steak for us, yea! As I continue the Steaks of Summer this year, I was in the mood for flank steak. The Food & Wine recipes that have inspired my Steaks of Summer had a great sounding marinade using yet more balsamic vinegar, but this time doing a marinade with garlic added and a ... Read More »

San Diego Food and Photos

San Diego Food and Photos

San Diego is about as far away from home as I can get and still be on the mainland of the US. Where we have trees and creeks and lakes, they have no so many trees, desert, beach and lots o’ salt water. The brings surfers and the southern California boardwalk we’ve all seen in ... Read More »

Steaks of Summer #2 – Beef Tenderloin

Steaks of Summer #2 – Beef Tenderloin

It’s time for Livefire’s Steaks Of Summer #2… Beef Tenderloin with Celery Root Gratin!!! This one was actually quite easy and very, very tasty! I’m not typically a great fan of tenderloin, but it works well with sauces, as the lack of fat almost wants a bit of sauce. The original recipe is on Food ... Read More »

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