January 15, 2020

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with staff of the New York Beef Council Jean O’Toole, executive director and Katherine Brosnan, Director of Producer Communications and Influencer Outreach.  The New York Beef Council both in person and via their website www.nybeef.org are an incredible resource.

On their website you can find graphics on all beef cuts available, the best ways to cook them and recipes as wel...

March 27, 2018

I recently had the opportunity to test a product which I first heard about on Instagram.  The nice folks at F.I.T. Brine (Flavor Infused Tenderizing Brine) sent me some of their product I could try out and then give them my honest opinion about.  Before we get into discussing F.I.T. Brine, let’s talk about brining and why we should do it at all.

(Photo: Whole Chicken Brined with F.I.T. Brine Lemon Peppe...

I have a special place in my heart for women who aren’t afraid to get out there and grill.  Taking a hobby such as grilling and venturing into competition grilling and barbecuing is even more adventurous and admirable!  Cowboy Charcoal is putting the spotlight on these women and showcasing their grilling talent.  This year marked the second annual Cowboy Charcoal Fire & Ice Women's Championship Barbecue Series held in November...

October 17, 2017

I am thrilled to announce that in honor of the release of Finex Cast Iron Cookware Co.’s release of their
15” Cast Iron Lean Grill Pan, that I am able to give one away to my followers! I have been a big fan of
their cast iron since I first saw them, and I am the proud owner of many of their stunning pieces.


Finex Cast Iron Cookware Co. was founded in 2012 in Portland, Oregon, by a small team who were
wanted to bring heirloo...

August 30, 2017

Every now and again, something unique catches your eye and you can’t help but be fascinated by it. Last year, I remember seeing a picture of the Arteflame grill for the first time. I will be the first to admit, when I saw that picture, I could imagine this grill being a focal point on my patio someday with logs of wood burning bright in the center. I was officially intrigued. It is a charcoal or wood burning grill, it’s a plan...

January 11, 2017

I recently had an opportunity to try out the new Primal Stone which is a new take on an old concept.  When we think about what our ancient ancestors had to cook on, it all makes sense.   The Primal Stone is a flat piece of soapstone which is capable of retaining both heat and cold.  It arrived beautifully wrapped with an instruction card attached.  When heated, it can be used to cook on in an oven or as I desired, on a grill....

December 30, 2016

I remember seeing pictures on Facebook a while back of the JJGeorge tables.  I was in awe over how beautiful they were, and I always hoped I would acquire one. 

Lucky for me, that day finally came.  My JJGeorge table arrived safely at my house without as much as a scuff on the box.  All of the pieces were wrapped incredibly well.  It weighs about 100 lb for the entire thing.   I ordered the Long table for the Big Green Egg...

December 6, 2016

     As an avid griller I was very excited to get my hands on the Little Griddle Kettle-Q Stainless Steel BBQ Griddle.   I love cooking on cast iron on my Big Green Egg but sometimes, I would long for a bigger surface area to cook on.   There was constantly a need for more space to not only cook the food, but also to maneuver it around the cooking area.  Certain foods such as rice dishes don't exactly lend themselves to cookin...

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