This weekend, I decided to make some fresh French onion dip to eat during the Alabama and Auburn games. You have to caramelize the onions, which takes about twenty minutes, so it’s a little time consuming. I wouldn’t have considered doing this on Saturday if I didn’t have a TVRead more
It took me years to perfect my chicken carnitas recipe. Some batches came out dry, others came out greasy, but most were just bland. What’s funny is that the best-tasting version I eventually settled on is also the easiest to prepare.
It was unusually cool on Saturday morning, so the wife and I decided to ride a dozen or so miles on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. It’s been expanded since the last time I blogged about it. I promised to post some pictures, so here they are.
I’ve been craving fish for a while, so I decided to pick up some grouper. We had some zucchini and roma tomatoes that were getting a little ripe, so I wanted to incorporate them into the dish as well. As part of our attempt to eat healthier, I decided toRead more
The 25th annual US Cycling Championship was held in Greenville this weekend. It was the sixth year the race was held in town and we got word that it’ll stay remain for another two years (but take place over Memorial Day weekend). The 112 mile course (map) involves several circuitsRead more
Last weekend, the wife and I spent a day in the mountains. Unlike most people, we both love driving in the car, especially when we have an audiobook to pass the time. We’re like the people who, at the advent of the automobile, marveled at the access and convenience itRead more
I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never really cared for the typical Southern version of cheese grits. The grits are tasteless, the cheese is lumpy, and the eggs dry everything out. When the casserole cools down, you have to cut a cube out of the solid yellow mass and smashRead more
The wife’s sewing supplies have dominated the dining room table for a while now. Her brother brought back some fabric from Africa, and she made a retro-looking dress out of it. She also made a tiny dress for a friend’s baby. I’m impressed with how quickly she can turn theseRead more
I mentioned a while back how much I enjoyed reading Frank Stitt’s cookbook. I actually lugged the giant tome to and from the beach over a few days. For my recent birthday, the wife bought me Soby’s New South Cuisine Cookbook so I could keep learning. Who could blame her?Read more
My job involves staying up to date with social media trends. As part of that effort, I keep a Hobby Blog. It’s mostly a public scrapbook for my friends and family. I also keep a travelogue of my outdoor adventures at C.C. Hikes.