Pepperoni Snacks, Thanks Bearcarver


I have been a member of Smoking Meat Forums for some time now and I have learned a lot and have found many great ideas. One of the most creative members is Bearcarver. He came up with a method for making a spicy beef loaf to cut up into snacks. It is wonderful and the link to his post making them is:

I have tweaked his recipe to my tastes and added a bit of pork as I like the taste and texture it gives. Continue reading Pepperoni Snacks, Thanks Bearcarver

Come on! Your Grandmother Knew Vegetables And Fruits Were Good For You.

I was surfing the web and found this article on

Consumption of fruits and vegetables linked to elevated mental well-being

In case the link goes down, the article gives details of a study that shows eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables makes a measurable difference in mental health and abilities.


Our parents and their parents always knew fruit and vegetables. Who doesn’t remember being told to eat their vegetables to grow up and be big and strong.

OK, it may be a good thing to do studies to find out how and why this happens but if you really want to improve health outcomes, how about doing more in our schools to encourage kids to grow, eat and prepare healthy food like fruits and vegetables.

Whew. I feel better now.

I do have one fault with the study. I eat lots of fruit and vegetables and I am still nuts.

The Old Fat Guy

Fall Spinach Salad

Spinach Salad

Even here in the mountains, you can have a late spinach crop. I plant it in late summer and it is hardy through light frost.

You have to love fresh greens. Here I shredded some  spinach, put some leftover chicken on it and dressed with Creamy Caesar Dressing and a grated local cheese. Delicious, quick and easy.

Why is there packaged fast food?

The Old Fat Guy