We are moving to a new domain!

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Smokey Bill’s Gastronomical Manifesto for Foodies

Welcome to my non gluten free, (sometimes) high fat, protein heavy environment – that’s mostly what you’ll see here. Before we start quoting conventional health wisdom, allow me to tell you a bit about my approach to food and how it started … with a medical examination. I asked my doctor about ‘anti aging medicine’ […]

Cooking with cast iron

Cooking with cast iron

Cast iron is a great frying pan even without the non stick seasoning … it’s just not as cool that way. … And I love my 18/10 stainless cookware and the pretty copper strip around the bottoms – but untarnishing copper became a battle of endurance that I eventually lost. That said, cooking is a […]

Grilling turkey on the smoker

Grilling turkey on the smoker

    My canvas was a 10 pound turkey. I actually delayed this project for a week or so because I couldn’t find anything under 20 pounds – just a bit too much for the wife and me … probably not the dog, but that’s another story.       I’ve had a lot of […]

Grilling stuffed peppers

Grilling stuffed peppers

Stuffed peppers has always been one of my favorite comfort foods – and while I’ve cooked it many times, I’d never grilled them. On a side note though, I relearned an old lesson that it’s best to check the pantry before starting to cook … I was out of stewed tomatoes and tomato soup. Fortunately […]

Shrimp with salad and avocado

Dinner last night was organic spring salad with avocado sprinkled with Romano cheese and wild caught shrimp sauteed in butter and garlic. This was my first food shot with a new camera – not especially happy with the depth of field but a good lesson for me.

Grilled pork sirloin roast with (grilled) ratatouille

Grilled pork sirloin roast with (grilled) ratatouille

Ratatouille looks decadent but it’s actually pretty healthy – eggplant, squash, zucchini, onion and pepper … So I grilled up a few sausages to add to it … Then I went full-bore Mongolian BBQ on the vegies. Recipe called for grilling the whole vegetables before cutting them up but I thought it would be much […]

Grilled Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Grilled Pineapple Upside Down Cake

As soon as I saw the recipe in Chris Lilly’s book, I knew I had to try it. I didn’t have a 10 inch cast iron skillet but a quick visit to amazon fixed that.  So I made a mess in the kitchen but I was pretty happy with the way this cake turned out. […]

Bacon Brats with Sauerkraut

Bacon Brats with Sauerkraut

Everything is better with bacon – I actually saw this done on Cowgirl’s Country Life, another blog I follow. I decided to try it out –             So we begin with beer and onion in a small pot. Add the steamer to the top and add the brats … Wrapped […]

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