Good Food

Fried Health Food?

by carbonboy on November 2, 2017

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OK, I am back at home in Maryland, and ironically, it has never really been home, as I rarely live here. But it is the only home I have. I succumbed to the local seafood method of preparation: frying. For the record I did not deep-fry and used a good quality olive oil AND had […]


Back on Eggs

by carbonboy on July 23, 2017

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After a few decades, I am back to eating eggs (minus the artery clogging bacon & hash browns). They lost their evilness some time ago. Studies show that eggs actually improve the cholesterol profile. They raise HDL (the good) cholesterol and increase the size of LDL particles, which should lower the risk of heart disease. […]


From the Garden to the Frying Pan

by carbonboy on July 16, 2017

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Picked today – Chinese eggplant, mini-red-orange-yellow peppers, cherry red-orange-yellow tomatoes, with onions, garlic and mushrooms. Idiot America – this is food – this is life! Sunday is about my only TV night – watching CNN the 1990’s and the History of Comedy. I’d like to compare “original content” on CNN to Faux News – but […]


This is New

by carbonboy on May 8, 2017

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First fruit from the garden. Wow! Growing one’s own food could get addicting!


Burgers & Brats

by carbonboy on May 1, 2017

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Phase II – Burgers & Brats. Delightful except the fire was still too hot for the Wagyu burgers and I burned the buns. One more weekend of practice before the big event.


My First Try at Amazon Fresh

by carbonboy on April 24, 2017

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Granted, I felt lazy this weekend – tax time sucked the wind out of me (and my bank account), and weekends at the local markets are a bear. So, what the hell, I am trying Amazon Fresh for the first time. Crap, it was a weekend, so no fresh baked goods – just the mundane. […]


Hot-cross buns!

by carbonboy on April 16, 2017

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Hot-cross buns! Hot-cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, Hot-cross buns! If you have no daughters, Give them to your sons; One a penny, two a penny, Hot-cross buns! Found these by chance while shopping yesterday. An Easter tradition back in Sheboygan. Of course the Sheboygan versions were far better than these store bought […]


This is Food America

by carbonboy on January 28, 2017

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The vegetables are organic; the beef grass feed – as it was meant to be. U.S. Citizens killed in the U.S by Syrian Refugees: ZERO U.S. Citizens that eat themselves to death: 300,000 (annually) Wake up America!


Fueling Up

by carbonboy on December 19, 2016

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Task today – move and distribute 10 – 50 lbs. bags of mulch to my backyard garden. Fueling up was at Habit Burger – Ahi Tuna sandwich with sweet potato fries and green beans (way too much on a regular visit). Mission Accomplished. California has the greatest fast food joints on the planet! Habit Burger is […]


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A spaghetti dinner once every few weeks was standard when I was growing up, as it was for millions across the country. I loved it, because there was always plenty for seconds. Although my mom made fantastic Swedish meatballs, they were more for a Sunday dinner, or special occasions. Thus she made a meat sauce […]


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America is eating itself to death – 300,000 every year. No hype, no hyperbole – just fact. Donald Trump is an obese junk food junkie (imagine a naked photo of him, no please don’t) – so things will only get worse, and no one gives a fuck! ISIS is insignificant – processed/junk food is the terrorist […]


Pit Stop at Pappadeux

by carbonboy on October 22, 2016

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Back during my NAVAIR days I often had to travel of Dallas to Bell Helicopter during the darkest period of the V-22 Osprey Program. One more tragic event and Dick Cheney would have canceled the program for the final time. I flew to Bell on behalf of the government to do my small part to […]


Wake Up America!

by carbonboy on April 8, 2016

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Peppered Ahi tuna with homemade salsa (medium rare), blanched asparagus with Feta cheese and real butter, fresh cut Roma tomatoes & basil with ripe organic strawberries sprinkled in raw sugar & cinnamon. Prep Time: 10 minutes. Cost:$8.58! Come on America – ISIS ain’t gonna kill ya – the crap you eat will, and it is […]


3rd Attempt at Recreating the Sheboygan Hard Roll

by carbonboy on February 26, 2016

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For this attempt I upgraded to a real Baker’s Half Sheet and a fairly massive Baking Stone to simulate a bakeries’ brick oven. Both helped. The problem is that I am getting a really crusty crust, but still slightly too doughy of a texture in the roll itself. I’d still like to get a bit […]


Return of the Cast Iron Skillet

by carbonboy on July 10, 2015

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Pan Fried White Perch Now that I am home for the summer (and lovin’ it) I have the luxury of avoiding restaurants, except for an occasional Sunday Brunch at the Ruddy Duck just down Piney Point Road (think raw oyster bar & Bloody Marys). But mostly I eat at home, and as mundane as that […]


First Grill after the Chill

by carbonboy on March 15, 2015

It’s amazing how fast we go from cleaning the damn road salt off ones car to cleaning bugs off the windshield. Well that’s what happened this weekend and it is a much needed lift. Now when it first reaches 80 degrees F a man simply needs to forget about all the good stuff he mostly […]


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Start with Hambeens 15 Beans Soup Mix – Soak in water Overnight in the Refrigerator Just don’t eat them in a restaurant or buy them in sodium-laden cans. Plain old dried beans with no crap added are best. I have loved this bag of 15 bean soup mix for decades – I just throw out the […]