The Night I Nearly Starved a Pregnant Woman to Death…

Experimentation is a wonderful thing, but sometimes it can result in a pregnant woman gnawing on your coffee table like a North-American beaver!

It was New Year’s Eve 2010, and I’d invited a group of eight or so friends around for a BBQ dinner to celebrate, one of whom was pregnant. I’d just seen the ads on television for Sweet Potato Fries on the television, the kind that you bake in the oven, and thought ‘I can do better than that’. So, I decided that I was going to add these to my meal plan, and no, of course I didn’t need to practice: they were chips, how hard could it be? And I was just busting to try out the side burner on my new, replacement BBQ (see my post The Day I Nearly Blew Up My House… for more hilarious fun…).  Continue reading The Night I Nearly Starved a Pregnant Woman to Death…

Stuffed Chicken Thighs with Vine-Ripened Cherry Tomatoes and Asparagus

Tonight’s dinner was… wow… just… wow…

I couldn’t fit it all in the title, but we had Chicken Thighs stuffed with Feta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, wrapped in Bacon, topped with herbs and spices, and served with sides of grilled vine-ripened Cherry Tomatoes and Asparagus. All for under $20!

So, how did we get there?  Continue reading Stuffed Chicken Thighs with Vine-Ripened Cherry Tomatoes and Asparagus

The day I nearly blew up my house…

Hi there folks,

I wanted to share a funny story with you from when I first decided to start moving beyond grilling and into roasting. In fact this story is about my very first try! (There’s a hidden message here. Keep your eyes peeled and you might spot it!)  Continue reading The day I nearly blew up my house…

Seasoned Porterhouse Steak with Sweet Potato Chips & Onion Hash

Last night’s dinner was a beautiful porterhouse steak, seasoned with Montreal Steak Seasoning, Sweet Potato Chips, and an Onion, Mushroom, and Cabbage Hash with a secret spice blend. Very delicious, healthy, and minimal washing up!  Continue reading Seasoned Porterhouse Steak with Sweet Potato Chips & Onion Hash