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Grilled Cauliflower

Grilling Cauliflower and Other Vegetables

I love grilling season.  For me it means simple meals with lots of fresh picked veggies.  It means corn carbs, rather than potato carbs.  Minimum oven work to heat up the kitchen.  A break from complicated sauces and heavy stews. Lighter, quicker meals start-to-finish.  Cooking with less fat and leaving the butter in the refrigerator […]

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Salmon Grilled on a Cedar Plank

Grilling Salmon on a Cedar Plank

I first tasted Cedar Planked Salmon on a trip to Alaska years ago.  We caught it, the guides fabricated it, and cooked it over an open fire on a plank of wood next to a rushing river.  All in about an hour start to finish.  It was the best fish I ever tasted.  I recalled […]

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Smoked BBQ Brisket

Texas Style Bar-B-Que Beef Brisket

If you’re Jewish, you probably grew up with brisket.  This ornery, tough piece from the chest of the cow is tamed by putting it into a pot with lots of vegetables and liquid.  After hours of cooking, the fibrous muscles relax and the whole thing is tender enough to cut with a fork.  Delish.  But […]

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Wolf 54 Inch Gas Grill

Direct Heat Grilling vs. Indirect Heat Grilling

There are basically two grilling methods: Direct heat and Indirect heat.  Many times both methods are used.   Direct heat is cooking the food directly over the heat source; indirect heat is placing the food within the heat source, but not directly over it.  Kinda like being on the front line versus phoning it in. Direct […]

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medium rare steak

Tips for Grilling the Best Steak Ever

Let’s hear it for the weather this weekend! While I love winter (yes, I am one of those), I also get excited to be outdoors and especially to eat al fresco. Yes, we fired up the grill this weekend!  I grill all year round, but this year the igloo on the top of the grill […]

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