Monthly Archives: March 2014

Camping with Gunther

I’ve forgiven Gunther for the Angel Hair Incident. To show him that all has been forgiven I took him camping this weekend. We went to the Wolf Gap campground in the George Washington National Forest with the NOVA Trail Dogs. … Continue reading

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Big Green Egg is back in business

As Dr. Farnsworth would say, “Good news, everyone!”  My Big Green Egg and I are back in business.  The problem was old charcoal. The solution was new charcoal. Over the weekend, I made a crusty no-knead bread   and Thai … Continue reading

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A bad experience on my Egg

Last night I had a bad experience on my Big Green Egg.   Not, I screwed up the food or I tried something new and it didn’t work like I expected it to. The Egg itself didn’t work and it … Continue reading

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Gunther ate my angel hair!

A tragedy! I left my beautiful angel hair on the counter to dry a little bit. I thought I had it tucked far enough back that it won’t be in any danger.  But I was wrong. When I came back … Continue reading

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“Authentic”, “Americanized” Lasagna

Let’s call this one a work in progress. Last month I took a ravioli making class and bought a pasta roller.  Since then I’ve made ravioli three times, tagliatelle once and lasagna twice. The first time I used Giada De Laurentiis‘ classic … Continue reading

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Pretzel buns

Having perfected my soft German pretzel recipe, I started wondering what else I could do with these. Today I tried to find out.  After five hours, I came out of the kitchen with this. That’s 85/15 ground chuck from the … Continue reading

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