Thursday, April 29, 2010

Grilled Pork Chops in an Herbal Vinegar

The next time you consider grilling pork chops  and are looking for a lighter flavor for them, consider marinating them in an herbal vinegar.  The chops pictured below were marinated in a cranberry & sage vinegar for about 45 minutes and then placed over a medium high heat on the grill. 

Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring Planting...

As we get closer to the end of April, and weather begins to get out of the dangers of frost, it is a great time to begin to get your cold weather crops planted.  Radishes, lettuce, onions and potatoes are all things that can begin to grow.  If you plan the space well, you can spread your lettuce out to gros in between rows of other things such as the potatoes that will mature much later.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spring Herbs

As the weather begins to warm, it is a time for fresh herbs to start in the garden.  We have been luck enough to be able to have some chives growing right outside of our backdoor in a small planter and have been using them in a few things.  One of them is a simple favorite, sliced potatoes in a foil pack. 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Grilled Buffalo Shrimp

Buffalo shrimp is a wonderful way to give a new twist to your grilled shrimp.  Take a pound of shelled shrimp and place them onto skewers.  Lubricate your grill grates well as the shrimp will tend to stick.  Place the shrimp over a medium high heat.  These will not take very long at all to cook.  Watch to see the shrimp begin become opaque.  Turn them over and brush the cooked side of the shrimp with a gourmet wing sauce.  Continue to cook the shrimp for about another 3-5 minutes or until done.  Turn the shrimp and brush the other side with additional wing sauce and remove from the heat. 

Monday, April 5, 2010

Salsa Chicken

As the weather warms up, so does the grilling season.  The next time you want to try something different on the grill, grab yourself some peach salsa and some chicken pieces and get grilling.

Salt and pepper your chicken.  Place the chicken over a medium hot heat on the grill skin side down.  Cook this way for about 10 minutes.  Turn the chicken pieces and spoon some peach salsa onto each piece.  Let the salsa cook into the chicken and continue to cook until the chicken is done.  Remove from the grill and enjoy!