Moussaka on the Grill

While I’ve made moussaka the conventional way, the full process is a lot to take on, especially indoors in the heat of late summer when garden eggplant are ripe (hello, 100F weather!). My version is a no-bake, no-oven, no-béchamel version, the entire process taking place on a charcoal grill. Continue reading Moussaka on the Grill


Grilled Pizza Redemption

You must be waiting with bated breath. After the Grilled Pizza Fiasco, many questions must be circulating: Did they ever succeed at grilled pizza? Was it a recipe doomed to untimely failure? What does pizza dough not dripping through the grill grates look like? I know, I’ve been thinking the same thing. To relieve anxious hearts, here are a few photos from a recent grilled pizza smackdown.

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Chipotle at home

Yesterday, we smoked some jalapenos just for fun. Today we have these beautiful dried jalapenos that I believe are essentially home-made chipotles. I am no expert, and I think that ripe red jalapenos give more legit chipotle, but regardless – this stuff is gooood. I took out our trusty mortar and pestle and ground up … Continue reading Chipotle at home

Smokes away!

So the smoker we bought earlier this week has had a lot of love. Cod, cheese (cheddar and jarlsberg), and just yesterday: chicken, jalapenos, salmon. Our balcony was fuming hickory chips and eye-watering jalapeno smoke all day. Our new neighbors love us. Whole Chicken We started today with a whole chicken and put it in … Continue reading Smokes away!