As I’ve mentioned before, my family makes gifts for one another each Christmas. This year, I decided to make book safes for the guys.
I wasn’t planning to make meatloaf, much less blog about it, but the wife forced my hand when I caught her putting ketchup on the shepherd’s pie I made over the weekend. Since that’s a sacrilege in my book, I decided to make her a real meatloaf that she couldRead more
We had dinner with friends earlier this week and the hostess made shepherd’s pie. I haven’t eaten it in years and was reminded how much I enjoyed it. Since it’s a faux pas to go back for a third helping, I decided to just make my own version of theRead more
It’s been sixteen years since Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Volume 3 was released. Although several near-anthologies of Dylan’s work have been released in Great Britain and the US over that time (both in stereo and original mono), we all know that Dylan is always willing to wrap the same offeringRead more
After our hefty investment in Christmas supplies last year, the wife and I decided to get a real tree again this year.
One of my favorite Bob Dylan songs is the original recording of Born In Time, an outtake from the vaunted Oh Mercy sessions. As Wikipedia notes: Two more outtakes, “Born In Time” and “God Knows”, were set aside and later re-written and re-recorded for Dylan’s next album, Under the RedRead more
In my old age, I’ve become a huge fan of vinegar. I don’t know how it happened, but I love anything with that unique sour taste. As a result, I’ve grown to really like the vinegar-based barbecue sauces that are so prevalent in the Carolinas.
I’ve been experimenting with ribs for the past few months. I’ve been trying to recreate the ribs they serve at Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous in Memphis, and I think I’ve pretty much nailed it.
I was at a Christmas party last night and it somehow came up that I’ve ridden a bull before. Twice. I haven’t thought about it in years. It was back in college at the vet school fraternity’s annual rodeo. I was heavily inebriated in both instances. I thought I’d putRead more
The wife and I visit other people’s homes for Thanksgiving, so we don’t have any leftovers. Each year we make a small, post-Thanksgiving meal just for ourselves. Since there’s no one around to criticize, we can experiment with new dishes. A recipe for Thanksgiving stuffing (or dressing, if you’re inRead more