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The 2007 Asador Vacation: Part I »

Whenever I fly to the U.S., I plan at least one night’s stay for each leg. In case of delays, cancellations, some extra shopping, and finally, to recuperate before jumping into another aluminum tube with wings. Everything was planned perfectly. Fly from here to Buenos Aires and stay one night. Leave the next evening to […]

Don’t Worry Grill, I’m Back »

If anyone out there still reads this site, we’ve spent the past three weeks visiting and vacationing with various family members. Time goes too fast and eventually one has to get back into the ‘ol routine. Sucks. Too bad. Oh well. I was able to clear my head a bit and am quite inspired to […]

Trout, Salmon, & Crab Cakes »

Well the fish are winning by 2 points, as you can see on the scoreboard in the right column, but we’re still early in the game. Another match is scheduled for today and it looks like the wind is in my favor. Anyway, a couple of days ago, someone dropped off two frozen competitors–one trout […]

Fun With Chimichurri »

Chimichurri performs a superb job at being a condiment, marinade, or basting sauce for grilled meats, but this zesty sauce can also add some extra zip to many other foods as well. Chimichurri Remoulade Mix one part chimichurri(strain some if too liquidy) to three parts mayonnaise to create a delicious remoulade for fish, crab cakes, […]

The Checkout Shuffle »

Why, oh why, did I not take a picture? Why were there 15 carts in an L-shaped line at the opposite end of the supermarket while my lane and the two surrounding ones only had one or two carts along with no signs of closing? Why were all of those people looking at us with […]

Vamos A Pescar! »

Tomorrow is the start of the 2007/2008 fishing season! Well I can fish off the coast at any time but for tasty trout and salmon, the window of opportunity has finally arrived. Hopefully this season, unlike the last one, I’ll catch something worth tossing on the ‘ol parrilla. If any fellow fishermen out there are […]

Home Away From Home: Buenos Aires Pizzeria »

Years ago, a couple hours after arriving on my first trip to Argentina, instead of being whisked away in order to familiarize myself with the famous steak and malbec, I was taken to a simple neighborhood corner cafe that specialized in pizza. “You’re going to try my favorite pizza,” I was told, “this is the […]

Antares Barley Wine »

“No mas. Not a beer to try after three pints of Antares Imperial Stout. I couldn’t take it anymore. Halfway through, my papillae were screaming “Oh for the love of (enter deity of choice here), please stop!” Come on, we can make it through this together.” That was my first attempt at trying Antares Barley […]

ATTN: Users »

******** Update: Ok, after consulting with Dave, the creator of Spam Karma, everything should be fine now after resetting a few things. This was all due to my major screwup while upgrading WordPress recently. Basically, I should have called the electrician at the time instead of shoving a screwdriver into the electrical outlet to see […]

Makeshift Seasoning Bottle »

About a month ago, a commenter on the chimichurri recipe post, Val, posted a couple great tips on the use and preparation of chimichurri. (btw, if you want to spread the word here on your own tips please feel free to do so) One of them was a makeshift seasoning bottle out of an old […]