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Smoked Greens
May 30, 2012, 7:32 pm
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One of my favorite ways to prepare greens during these warm months is on the grill. The smokiness from the fire is a flavor you can’t get when the skillet is on your range top.  After you have finished cooking your meats on the grill remove it entirely so you can get at the coals. Take a cast iron skillet and put it right on top of your coals which should still have plenty of heat to cook up some greens.

 

Let the skillet get nice and hot then throw in some smoked bacon. Let that cook awhile and get nice and crispy before adding any greens. As for the greens themselves and what you should use you really can’t go wrong. I happened to have a lot of leftover kale and mustards from our spring garden this year so I took what was left and put it in the pan.

You’ll want to start with what seems like an obscene amount of greens because as they cook they will reduce in size. Start by filling the pan up and continually stirring until the cook down a bit and then repeat. You will probably looks a few pieces to the fire during the cooking process but consider it a small sacrifice for some of the best greens you will ever eat.

 



RIP – Doc Watson
May 30, 2012, 6:39 pm
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Thank you Doc, you will be greatly missed.



Anybody’s Bike Book
May 20, 2012, 8:46 pm
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Recently while cleaning out our wood shop at work a friend found this old copy of Anybody’s Bike Book and he kindly dropped it on my desk as a gift. This classic bike book written by the late Tom Chuthbertson and illustrated most excellently by Rick Morrall was originally published by 10 Speed Press in 1971. This book was actually the first book published by 10 Speed Press out of Berkley CA and was the inspiration for the press’s name.

Despite the cover being pretty rough and smelling like a wet oak barrel from being around cut wood too long the pages inside are in pretty good shape. Written as a guide for fixing bike, its intent was to demystify for the average Joe the art of maintaining and repairing one’s own bike, “Bicycles are not monstrous machines which only wizards can understand.” The book pretty much covers all one needs to know about bikes, at least at the time which it was written, everything from advice on what type of bike to buy to how to service your rear derailleur.

Great book , if you find a copy pick it up. Rest of the images can be found here.




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