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Spatchcocked chicken

11
Aug

Using a method I just learned about today from a friend at work, I smoked two of out pasture-raised Cornish Cross birds.

Here’s a great link on how to do it from Chef John.

Garden eggs

22
Jul

Our home-grown brown eggs scrambled topped with our heirloom garden tomatoes, garden jalapeños sliced and sautéed with lime and onions.

Rest in peace, old friend

19
Jul

You lasted longer than I ever imagined. Thanks for your years of faithful service!

Steak and Shrooms

04
Jul

Steak and grilled Portabella mushrooms to celebrate July 4th.

This should scare you

01
Jul

The following sentence, taken from a wire story about the Supreme Court decision regarding the owner’s of Hobby Lobby and their religious freedoms, should scare you:

The Obama administration argued that even if the law covers corporations, the government’s interests outweighed any religious rights the companies possess.

Summer squash, purple hull peas, tomatoes

24
Jun

One if my favorite kinds of meals: summer vegetables front and center! Summer squash, zucchini and onions, purple hull peas, hard boiled eggs from our own chickens, tomatoes from our garden plus blackberry jello made from real blackberries we picked!

Grilled chops, grilled pineapple

14
Jun

After a long, hot day working outside, it was nice to get cleaned up and grill some awesome bone-in pork chops from Freckle Face Farm. I then added some grilled pineapple with coarse Real Salt. The meal was finished off with some turnip greens cooked with bacon and chicken broth.

Memorial Day meal

26
May

Flat iron steak with queso fresco, baked potato and pea salad.

Happy Memorial Day!