More Grilling Tips

Before you start cooking, always preheat your grill 15 to 25 minutes to ensure the grill reaches the proper temperature for cooking your food. This is an important step because in addition to ensuring proper temperature and even heat, it will kill any bacteria that may have grown on your grill since you last grilled….

Grilling with Aromatics

The best thing about grilling is that smokey flavor we can’t get from cooking in the oven or on the stovetop. Charcoal grills naturally offer more of that smokey flavor inherently, but there are things we can do to add to that smokey flavor, both on the charcoal grill and on a gas grill. Wood…

Cooking with Lapsang Souchong Tea

If you are not familiar with Lapsang souchong tea, it is a unique and highly flavorful smoked tea from China that is, for many people, an acquired taste as a drinking tea. Reactions upon drinking Lapsang souchong tea for the first time are typically along the lines of love it or hate it. But many…

Tips for Grilling Vegetables

Summer is a great time for grilling and eating light. We could all stand to get more fruits and veggies into our diets, and grilling fruits and veggies is a great way to do it! Grilling them tends to intensify their flavors. As the fire from the grill draws out the moisture from the fruits…

Open Fire Cooking Outdoors

Summertime is a great time for bonfires, whether you are camping in the wilderness or hanging out with friends and family around a fire pit in your back yard. It’s even more fun when you can cook your dinner over the open fire! Tin Foil Dinner (“Hobo Dinner”) An old favorite method for cooking over…