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Pork Belly

Cooking Pork Belly is easier than you think. Raw Pork Belly In essence Pork Belly is an extra thick slab of bacon.  Rich, fantastic bacon.   The first time I experienced Pork Belly it was an appetizer paired with fried oysters (http://mandolinraleigh.com/).  OMG.  First of all, I am a HUGE fried oyster fan.  This [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|Cooking Techniques, GRILLING, MEATS & FISH, MISCELLANEOUS|1 Comment

Make Dad a fresh Herb Grill Brush for Fathers Day!

Triple Herb Grill Brush                 Give your Dad something he'll always remember because it was made by you.  Follow three simple steps and you can have the perfect gift for grilling.  Rosemary, Thyme & Oregano are a terrific fresh herb combination for a grill brush.  The herb aromas and flavors will impart any cut of beef, [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|FLAVORING, GRILLING, Herbs, MISCELLANEOUS|0 Comments

Flavored butters

Butter makes everything better. Compound butter simply means butter mixed with other seasonings to be used as a flavor enhancer.  It will also add an element of color and texture.  Particularly when blended with fresh herbs, this butter can raise the ante on any steak or chops.  Add a fat slice of shallot butter to [...]

Simple Pan Roasted Chicken

A value pack of chicken is not  just for grilling with BBQ sauce... Chicken leg quarters make a simple weeknight dinner that can be in the oven cooking while you're settling in after a long stressful day.  If you can spare a few minutes in the morning or even the night before, this dish can [...]

7 reasons to buy Scallions

Scallions Your Go-To Vegetable When I think scallions, I think salsa. A little black bean, a little corn, a little fire-roasted tomatoes, and a little scallion... yum.  Keep them on the weekly grocery list! But in summer, I find myself breaking out the scallion for more than just my tortilla chips. Scallions are great [...]