Spring is definitely here in the mountains. We are busy in the garden every day and we are doing quicker meals. She Who Must Be Obeyed requested Chicken Brochettes. Continue reading Chicken Brochettes for She Who Must Be Obeyed
She Who Must Be Obeyed and I are always busy this time of year getting the garden going and doing spring chores. However, that does not mean we can’t eat well. The missus makes up several salads that will do us for several meals and I do quick grilled meals. Continue reading Winner, Winner, Quick Chicken Dinner
I had made my WSM Mini and it was time to give it a try. I started by putting a layer of lump charcoal in the basket of the mini. Then I lit about 1/3 of a lighting chimney with coals and lit them. I poured the lit coals on the unlit ones in the basket and put the mini together, opening all the vents. Continue reading Mini Smoked Pork Loin
We had a piece of spring salmon. She Who Must Be Obeyed didn’t want it smoked but likes a touch of smoke flavour. So I decided to grill it with smoke. Continue reading Grilled Old Bay Salmon
This was originally posted on May 21, 2014. It has been reposted due to a catastrophic back up failure by my web host.
I am an old guy who likes to cook. I am not a metal worker and I am not handy. However, my Bradley Smoker has one weakness. It doesn’t get to a very high temperature and some dishes smoke better at high heat, like chicken. So, I was inspired by Smoking Meat Forums and built a WSM Mini. It is a small charcoal smoker built from a tamale pot and a Weber Smoky Joe charcoal barbecue. Neither are particularly expensive. Continue reading Make Your Own Smoker, If I Can Do It, Anyone Can
Part of eating great food is growing great food. I started the garden a couple of weeks ago but I never feel like I have really started vegetable gardening until I put the potatoes in the ground. We have been letting them sprout on the counter for about 10 days and today we dug the trenches and planted them.
Last week we planted tomatoes outside and put them under Kozy Coats (the red water filled shelters you see). We need protection because there is still a risk of frost here in the mountains. The third picture shows the pea trellis. We actually have snow peas sprouting.
Behind the trellis is 9 pepper plants we put in the ground with protection.
The garlic was planted last fall and is going great guns. The spinach I planted 2 weeks ago is sprouting and there are signs of lettuce and green onions coming up.
The rhubarb is ready to start harvesting, my haskaps are flowering and the walking onions are over a foot tall.
One of the best parts of gardening is anticipating the great food!
The Old Fat Guy
I make my own bacon. It is very good and I have fun making it. The problem is that I like maple and pepper bacon. The stuff they sell in the stores mostly has artificial flavours in them. Continue reading Maple Pepper Bacon Sausage
We decided to see the tower of London and Covent Gardens on our last day. Continue reading Last Day In London
We got up and went for the start of a self guided walking tour. The City of London is all it promises to be. Busy, historical, scenic and exciting. After several hours of walking, we stopped at the Red Lion Pub for a good old fashioned British Beef pie and a pint of ale. Continue reading Walking Tour Of London. We Had To Keep Our Strength Up