Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Venison Burgers & Alaskan Salmon: Grill Masters Club

Six years ago I embarked on a quest to find the best of the best of BBQ sauces in all of Appalachia. Many mountain grill, smoke shacks and out of the way pits later I’ve accumulated quite the fine collection of bottled chimney juices – any degree of sweet heat your taste buds could imagine! However, I still haven’t tasted the satisfaction of a job well done -for there’s yet many miles to go, and creations to savor. 

Fortunately, for working men like myself (who can’t afford the time to keep chasing rainbows) there’s Grill Masters Club – with their monthly box subscription that includes 4-5 hand picked (by actual BBQ judges) sauces, rubs, marinades, smoking chips, condiments, and recipes. In addition to trying something new every month, there’s also the recurring element of surprise for not knowing exactly what will be included until it’s unboxed.

This month I invited Jason (of Fort Theory) to help grill up a unique creation. The Grill Masters Box contained some sauces & rubs from American Stockyard BBQ, as well as a Smokey Maple & Bacon, Chipotle Onion relish. What was particularly appealing about the American Stockyard brand is that they use all natural, gluten free ingredients with NO high fructose corn syrup.

We used these ingredients to spice up and compliment a meal including venison burger, Alaskan salmon, sweet potatoes, and okra.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Going Barefoot..

Remember the days of youth when we'd seldom wear shoes while frolicking through the fields and creeks? Remember the freedom, soft touch of sod, smooth river stones, ...cuts, splinters, and thorns?
Well supposedly there's a high-tech solution out that equips the foot with an impenetrable (yet breathable) nano shield while allowing for full flexibility.
It's been a while since I've been this touch with the earth beneath me; so I plan on taking baby steps at first go.

Will be updating (video) later this month to give a brutally honest review on how these size 12's do in the great outdoors.