Category Archives: Barbecue

Ahhh…. Summer

It’s finally here.  The heady smell of freshly cut grass.  The familiar feel of cool sheets on my sunburned limbs.  The staccato laugh of the woodpeckers.  Dust replaces mud.  The seemingly endless overcast gray gives way to a temporary morning … Continue reading

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First Love

She stands silent and regal, a vinyl cover draped over her to keep out the dust and moisture.  She smells like smoke and memories.  Memories of a hundred summer barbecues – failures and success – all run together as if … Continue reading

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Does this BBQ make me look fat?

Sometimes I get wax in my ears.  The doctor says it comes from sweat and there really isn’t much I can do about it except have it cleaned out.  A disgusting and uncouth process to be sure, and not worth … Continue reading

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Presidential Mumbo Jumbo

On February 11, 1731 in the County of Westmoreland, Virginia, Mary Ball Washington gave birth to a son, George. At the time, the Julian calendar and the Annunciation style of enumerating years were the prevailing fashion and Later, in 1752 … Continue reading

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Never Give Up

Fall is definitely in the air now. The mornings are crisp, sometimes laden with a little coastal fog that creeps in from Half Moon Bay through a small passageway in the mountains to the west. It burns off in the … Continue reading

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Over a Barrel

In general when it comes to cooking, I am a fan of a big production.  Lots of fan fare, tradition, flamboyance and a bit of a “ta-da” factor.  Like a sculptor removing a cover sheet from my creation to the … Continue reading

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The Quincho Project Goes Backcountry

It’s the first weekend of August and a hallowed time of year around these parts.  This is the unofficial beginning of the coastal blacktail deer season.  I say “unofficial” because this is the weekend we head to our mountain retreat … Continue reading

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