Monthly Archives: July 2013

Cupcakes and Economics

This blog is supposed to be primarily about economics, with occasional detours into food and other topics.  Thanks to my New Years Resolution to stop eating bad hotel bar cheeseburgers and my new toy, it has veered heavily towards the … Continue reading

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A Damn Fine Pork Butt

This evening’s dinner was a 6 lb, bone-in, heritage breed pork butt.  I smoked it at 250° F with apple wood chips for 13 hours. It was the best pulled pork I’ve ever made. I got a Berkshire pork butt from … Continue reading

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Pizza Night

Nailed it.  Absolutely nailed it. I made pizza in my Big Green Egg once before.  It was pretty good, but not the best I’ve ever made.  I really wanted to get it right, so I took a pizza class with … Continue reading

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Pizza Night T-1

This is the first time I’ve tried to make the pizza dough Chef Frank Mayo taught me to make last Sunday. I found the special “Blue Bag” Caputo Tipo 00 flour he uses, but I don’t have my own sour … Continue reading

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Six Days with My Big Green Egg – Day 6

Yesterday was the last day of my Big Green Egg cooking marathon.  One reason I got the Egg instead of a more traditional grill was so I could bake in it.  Yesterday I tried three different pizzas, a traditional margarita, a … Continue reading

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Six Days with My Big Green Egg – Day 5

Yesterday’s outing with the Big Green Egg was something of a departure. Day 1 through Day 4 were all hoofed critters, beef and pork.  Day 5 was chicken. Specifically, the tandoori chicken recipe from the Big Green Egg cookbook. It was both the … Continue reading

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Six Days with My Big Green Egg – Day 4

We had a power outage earlier today, just as I was sitting down to write today’s update.  By the time the power came back on, I had to leave for an evening event.  It’s getting late now, so just a … Continue reading

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Six Days with My Big Green Egg – Day 3

Yesterday was pulled pork day on my Egg.  After steak on Day 1 and ribs on Day 2, this was my first real “low and slow” trial.  I smoked a 4 lb. pork butt with apple wood at 250° for … Continue reading

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Six Days with My Big Green Egg – Leftovers Interlude

Just 2 1/2 days into my 6 days with my new Big Green Egg and leftovers are becoming a problem.  The fridge is already full of meats marinading, ingredients for side dishes and Monday’s and Tuesday’s leftovers. I had to … Continue reading

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Six Days with My Big Green Egg – Day 2

Day 1 with my new Egg was pretty simple.  Get the Egg to 300° for the A.B.T.s. Then up to 400° for the corn and then to 550° for the steaks and asparagus.  My friend showed me how to zero in … Continue reading

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