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Charcoal Reviews Revisited

Once again our old friend spring has, well, sprung. You’ve probably already wandered out to the garage or shed and looked at your stock of cooking supplies and said to yourself “Damn, I’m going to need charcoal.” Before you head … Continue reading

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Bacon & Bourbon Marmalade

There was a time when bacon jams and bacon marmalades were exceptionally rare things. A handful of people made them at home, you might have found a jar or two in the homemade preserves at a specialty food or craft … Continue reading

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“Don’t Go Bacon My Heart” Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies. With bacon. And bourbon. Really, there’s nothing else to say. Let’s get to work.

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“Baby Got Smashed” Pan Roasted Potatoes

This is a super-fast and super-easy way to put potatoes on the plate without resorting to the same-old same-old boring ideas. It’s one part boiled potatoes, one part baked, one part mashed, one part “fully loaded” and all parts delicious. … Continue reading

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Brining 101

Let’s cut right to the chase: People are intimidated by brine. They shouldn’t be, but they are. Brining is simple, relatively foolproof if you remember one important rule, and makes a massive difference in the quality of your finished meat. … Continue reading

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“First Date” Poached Garlic Aioli

Here’s a fact: If you cook barbeque, you are going eat a lot of sandwiches at some point. This isn’t a bad thing, not at all. There is something almost magical about the combination of barbeque meat and really good … Continue reading

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“Goes Both Ways” Citrus Custard Cream

I’m going to start the Big February Dessert Extravaganza Of Doom with something that’s not really a dessert in it’s own – although in one of its two incarnations is very well could be. The first salvo in our effort … Continue reading

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A Big Green Egg Pro Tip

The Big Green Egg is famous for holding constant temperatures for long periods of time with minimal attention and fuss. This is a good thing. But what if you want to change the temperature in a hurry? If you need … Continue reading

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The Depths Of February

There is no way of getting around this, so I will just throw it out there: February is a shit month for cooking barbeque in the Great White North. So to change things up a bit and to help shake … Continue reading

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Cookin’ Comix, Episode 3

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