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July 2018
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Killer Harissa Hot Wings:

Hot wing, you know you love them, crispy skin with sticky and spicy goodness, what’s not to love?  I get cravings for them every so often and usually get them out at a bar or grill somewhere around town, everywhere has a slightly different way of doing them, but that might be better addressed in another post.  I most often get the traditional “Buffalo style” wing and I make a mean one at home (check um out) but I also like to experiment with them.

Killer harissa hot wings is one of our creations, a very lovely alternative to

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Grilled Roasted Carrots

I hate recipes that claim to be easy and delicious, for whatever reason I don’t trust them!  So how can I say that this is easy and delicious without saying it that way?  How about “these carrots are laid back and will delight your sense” or more rated R “whore carrots that you will hit over and over again with delight” ok, over the top?  So really this is simple and good, get that grill out one more time this season (for my northern followers) and make this awesome side!

Hand full of carrots, split if big (make same

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Blueberry BBQ Sauce – On Chicken

The original concept for this BBQ sauce was for salmon, yes, salmon but I ended up willy nilly making this for chicken that I had to use up.  You might think it would be sweet and syrupy but it has a nice balance of sweet, acid, and just enough heat to make it supper good.  The blueberries are apparent but not overwhelming.

mmm good

½ cup blueberry preserve ½ cup ketchup 1 shallot diced 1 clove of garlic diced 4 – 6 oz. ipa beer (I used Red Hook Longhammer) 2 Tbls. red wine vinegar 2 tsp. Worcestershire

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Falling off the bone BBQ Ribs:

Ribs are awesome!  To make them at home and have them come out will is easy as can be.  Don’t worry about smoking them all day either, you can slow cook them in the oven or a crock pot until tender and finish them on the grill for that nice charred BBQ taste!

BBQ ribs falling off the bone with garlic toast

There are a lot of ways to do BBQ ribs and different regions are parietal to “ways to do it”, such as one must use a smoker, sauce on the side, only dry rub, only sauce

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BBQ’d Country Styled Ribs

Ever in the mood for BBQ’d ribs and don’t have the time to slow cook or smoke?  I know I sure do.  Instead of making spare or baby back ribs that needs to be cooked slow and low, pick up some county style ribs, they are meaty and full of rich pork flavor and best of all you do not need to cook them a long time!  They come in both bone in and boneless cuts and are quite inexpensive.

bbq’d country style ribs

You can get all fancy and rub in a spice rub and make your

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Kofta & Yogurt Cucumber Mint Sauce (Tzatziki)

With Ramadan coming to a close soon, I thought it would be nice to explore some Middle Eastern foods.  My first exploration is Kofta is a kind of spiced and/or herbed meat ball/meat loaf from theMiddle Eastand Mediterranean region (kefte in Greek, Moroccan it is kefta, andPrussiait is called kofte).  It is a favorite especially inTurkeyandIran.  According to a survey study conducted by a food company in 2005, there are nearly 300 distinct varieties of Kofta inTurkeyalone.  This includes some non-meat variations made with stuff like bulgur wheat or lentils.  Kofta is most often a ground lamb meat ball

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BBQ Time! Chicken, Corn, Potato and Bread!

It’s summer time in San Francisco, and as they say, ‘ The coldest winter I ever spent, was a summer in San Francisco’ So, even though it’s freezing outside, it’s time to BBQ! We’re doing Chicken Breast. I’ve made a marinade with the Zest and Juice of a large Orange and Grapefruit, and 3 each medium Lemons and Limes. To the juice and zest I’ve added about a 1/2 to 3/4 cup good Olive Oil, about 1/3 cup Fresh Chopped Tarragon, 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne and seasoned to taste with Salt and Pepper. Prep your Chicken Breast by rinsing with

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