I have a confession to make: I hate grilling with commercial charcoal. No matter what I do I can't keep it lit. I've tried tricks & tips from numerous sources and none of them work for me. And I hate the smell of burning charcoal. It's so... harsh. And unnatural. When I grill with commercial … Continue reading Summer Sucks VIII: Something… Different- Fire Grilled Steak Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
So I'm taking this week off. Why? Because I've had a crappy week, that's why. We have been having MAJOR issues with the minivan we bought in February and the worst of it has been in the last 2 weeks. I've seen our mechanic far more than any person should see their mechanic. Ever. Last … Continue reading Summer Sucks VII: Summer Sucks. Seriously.
It's almost scary to think about, but we are heading into the "dog days" of summer; the stretch of summer that is almost unbearable. It's also the stretch of summer that if you don't have air conditioning, the microwave seems like the only viable method of cooking anything indoors. We kind of have air conditioning. … Continue reading Summer Sucks VI: When it’s Too Hot To Cook- “Tea” for Dinner
It's July. ONLY July. And we've had several days of 90-110 degree heat. In Northern Colorado. If you've never been to Northern Colorado, let me tell you that it's not supposed to get that hot here. And up until about 10 years ago it rarely did. But with climate change being a constant through the … Continue reading Summer Sucks V- Dammit It’s hot!: Watermelon Lemonade
I, unlike most of the country it seems, am not a huge coffee drinker. I don't need it to wake up and/or be human in the morning. In fact, I don't even own a coffee pot. BUT I do enjoy a cup of coffee on the super cold days of the year. Sitting in a … Continue reading Summer Sucks IV- Starbucks is Robbing You: Iced Coffee