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Is Everyone for Sale?

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This blog entry is something that has been building inside me for several years now and will be equal parts rant and cautionary tale. This site has always been a hobby for me, ad free, and not a source of income for me or anyone else. I never plan for it to be otherwise. I will be describing the sad state of affairs these days, where nothing is free and everything needs to be “monetized”. The other part of this is some of the sleazy techniques people are using today to promote their products. Now more than ever, you really can’t trust everything you read and you need to evaluate the motives of the writer. I will talk about the two items that got me going: “Monetizing” your website and slanted reviews. I am going to avoid mentioning names, though some of these folks really deserve to be exposed. Read More...
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3 Years Eggsperince-Part 2

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With the approaching 3rd anniversary of my Big Green Egg ownership, I have been thinking back to what an amazing three years it has been. This two part blog entry shares what I have learned in my 3 years owning the Egg. PART 1 is a big picture look at where I was prior to getting my first Egg and what it has meant since then. This second part, organized in a format of: “The Good, the Bad & the Ugly”, describes my specific likes and dislikes. My opinion has evolved over time, as I discovered more about this grill. It is mostly “the Good”, but nothing is perfect, so there are a few “Bads” and “Uglies” too. I figured anyone interested in getting a Big Green Egg (or other Kamado grill) might be interested in the impressions, good and bad, of an owner. Many of these things I never thought of until I actually owned my first Egg. Some of the topics I cover as a bullet point here, were subjects of full length blog entries. I will provide a list of links to some of them at the end of this entry. Read More...
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3 Years Eggsperince-Part 1

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Shortly I’ll be reaching the 3rd Anniversary of the first Big Green Egg showing up in my back yard. I know this will sound overly dramatic, but it has truly been a life altering experience. This two part blog will describe my impressions after 3 years owning an Egg. I will start off with some big picture observations from the 30,000 ft altitude. PART 2 will get into some specific likes and dislikes. If you are thinking of buying a Big Green Egg, or other Kamado grill, this may help you get off the fence. Read More...
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600th Picture Post - How I Got Here

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The BISCUIT BREAKFAST PUDDING from this past weekend marked my 600th Picture Post on this site. This caused me to think back to where I was before I started this site and where I have come. The idea for a blog entry came to mind where I might encourage people to push themselves to do more. Many folks see pictures of what I have cooked and say: “Wow that is great, but I could never do that it is too complicated”. To that I say: “Nonsense!” I will talk about the steps that got me to the level I am at today. As part of this blog I will talk about where I was prior to getting my first serious grill in 2003. You will see if I can do it, anyone can do it.
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