Category Archives: General Drivel

Niagara Eggfest

If you live anywhere in Southern Ontario and have been thinking about buying a Big Green Egg, now is the time. The Niagara Eggfest is this Sunday and – as at all Eggfests – the demo eggs (used once, cleaned, … Continue reading

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Tomato Farm Redux

A couple of months ago I rambled on about my secret (well, not anymore) passion for gardening and my trip down to the Tree and Twig farm to get my tomato seedlings. I thought a quick update was in order … Continue reading

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Pulled Pork Week!

This weekend I did the full feed of pulled pork: There was barbeque, Chicken Shakeys, Turd Rockets, Alabama Cornbread, and cole slaw. So I thought that this week I would run through all of the recipes involved (unless I have … Continue reading

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The Readers Write – Steak Edition

A couple of people had some Really Good Questions regarding the secret steakhouse double-grilling method. Shall we? What about other seasonings? Steak houses use that Montreal spice stuff, AFAIK. Not so much any more, actually. Beef quality (and fat content) … Continue reading

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More Housekeeping

A couple of quickies: I’ve updated the review of the Char-Griller Super Pro to make specific mention of the fact that the cooking grids are indeed cast iron. That addresses the question that I get more often than anything else … Continue reading

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“Thats-a Nice” Thin Curst Pizza Dough

Nothing beats the smell of a fresh pizza being peeled off the stone, straight from a blazing hardwood fire. The key to doing wood-fired pizza the right way is to have a super thin crust, one that cooks in a … Continue reading

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A Quick Tuesday Mobile Update

For those of you reading this deathless prose on an iPad, I have added a wrapper so that you can easily add the fancy new version to your home screen. Tap the Safari “action” icon, select “add to home screen”, … Continue reading

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Housekeeping Monday

A couple of small maintenance things today: I’ve updated the “Best Bets” page with links to some of the recipes that you seem to have liked the best. If you have been coming here for a while this won’t be … Continue reading

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Q&A — Big Green Egg XL

There is a certain mystique about the Egg. Not only is it the number one search engine item that lands people on the pages of this blog, it also seems to generate more questions from readers on an ongoing basis … Continue reading

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More Steaky Goodness

I got an email today complaining that there were no handy explanatory photos to go along with The Method for perfect steaks. This, quite frankly, is an inexcusable oversight on my part and to make things right I went above … Continue reading

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