We’ve Broken the Record!!

August 22nd, 2010

“Americans are gorging themselves on pork and beef this summer, reducing total red meat supplies in storage by 22 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s cold storage report.”

Its not our fault for eating too much. Its the storage’s fault for not keeping up with us.

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Weird Food Recipes

July 24th, 2010

Iguana stew, anyone?

If nothing else, this series has shown you there is no limit as to what some people will eat. The iguana is a scary reptile that some people don’t even want to touch, much less dine on, though we hear it tastes like chicken. Like the crocodile though, you’re not likely to get any here (at least not legally), as the Jamaican iguana, which is endemic to the island, is not to be harmed. But if you’re in some countries of the Americas, eat up.

Iguana stew

Ingredients

1 iguana

2 onions

1 tablespoon salt

6-8 carrots

1 tbsp celantro

1 small ball recardo (a paste made with achiote seeds, oregano etc.)

1 cup vinegar

1 lime

1 sweet pepper

1 tbsp black pepper

1/2 cabbage

2 cloves of garlic

1 can diced tomato

coconut oil

Method

- Skin and clean iguana, then wash it in a mixture of vinegar and lime.

- Mix all seasonings and spices together in a bowl and rub them into the meat.

- Leave the rubbed meat for 30 minutes.

- Pour coconut oil in a pot, just to cover the bottom and place it on the fire.

- When the oil is hot, put in the iguana meat, then cook for another 30 minutes, turning a few times and adding a tip of water if needed. During that time, slice the carrots, tomatoes and cabbage.

- Add them to the meat and cook for 30 minutes.

- Serve with rice and beans.

Deer, dear?

Now for some tasty venison. Deer meat is not as weird as you might think, (we even have white-tailed deer in parts of Portland and and the Blue Mountains). But considering foreigners think we’re weird for eating goat, who are we to argue?

BBQ Trailer – Live with the Bacon!

June 15th, 2010
BBQ on the Road!

BBQ on the Road!

David Klose BBQ Trailer

This BBQ is a wild seven-foot ribs-filled ride. It’s got 24-karat gold rims and 160,000 BTUs that can cook up more meat than your meager colon can ever handle. While waiting for the burgers to hit the well-done mark, you can play around with the satellite radio and TV, a Sony flat panel TV, a DVD player and DVR—which are all solar powered.

BBQ + Chocolate

May 25th, 2010
BBQ Sauce Chocolates

BBQ Sauce Chocolates

Michael Mischer has unveiled an unusual new artisan chocolate piece for summer: barbecue, made with sauce from fellow Oaklanders Everett and Jones.

“I love barbecue,” explained Mischer, “and one day I was at the grocery store, looking at sauce, and I got this idea.”

While this might sound like a shocking pairing, it definitely doesn’t jolt the palate. Barbecue sauce forms the smoky, slightly spicy base of a soft caramel filling encased in dark Felchlin chocolate from Switzerland. The combination is downright sensible.

Green BBQ Clean!

May 17th, 2010
Green Clean

Green Clean

Eco-Green® Oven, Grill & BBQ Cleaner is a plant-based cleaning liquid formulated to break down the toughest grease, oil and food residues for fast and efficient cleaning of ovens, grills and barbecues. Oven, Grill & BBQ Cleaner can tackle the most challenging cleaning situations, yet is safe for both users and surfaces.

Oven, Grill & BBQ Cleaner uses super-small Micro-Blasting® molecules derived from food-grade ingredients to penetrate dirt and oils. This formula breaks the hydrocarbon bonds that hold grease molecules together. As a result, the tiny grease particles repel one another and won’t re-deposit onto cleaned surfaces.

The cleaner’s added lifters and emulsifiers allow Oven, Grill & BBQ cleaner to penetrate deeply and remove ingrained grime, grease, oil, and soils.

Beef Fuel!

April 20th, 2010

(Oklahoma City, OK) – Years ago beef tallow could have been used to grease wheels now Amtrak is using the stuff to power them. The Heartland Flyer will use a bovine based biodiesel as a fuel for the next year in its run between Oklahoma City and Ft. Worth.

The fuel is 20 percent derived from beef fat with the remaining 80 percent coming from petroleum. The biodiesel comes from a Texas manufacturer.

The project is being funded with a grant from the Federal Railroad Administration. It’s hoped the blend will result in fewer pollutants in the engine’s exhaust.

Once the year is up, the locomotive’s engines will be taken apart and examined for any damage.

Barbecue App

April 14th, 2010
BBQ App

BBQ App

“Barbecue” is a classy little iPhone app. It’s one of several cooking game apps including More Toast! More Pizza! and Cupcakes that have come out recently in the iTunes store, where the object of the game is to cook a virtual meal.

In “Barbecue” you “light” a match by striking it against the iPod Touch or iPhone screen. Once the fire is started (you can blow in the microphone to stir the flame), toss corn, shish kebabs, steaks and hot dogs on the grill, brown them and flip them (double tap the screen), taking care not to burn them (drag them off the grill with your finger if you do), unless that’s how you like your meat. You “serve” the finished dish, sending the image of your plated meat (against a tablecloth of your choosing) via Facebook, Twitter or e-mail to friends and family members who will think you’re awesome for having grilled something so lovely for them. It’s silly, but it’s an experience well worth the 99 cents it costs. Or so I thought

Humans not only Loving Bacon

March 25th, 2010

It appears that the love of bacon has spread to even the most squirrely of animals…

Squirrel makes Bacon

Nature’s calling…

The Hangover Cure!

March 9th, 2010
Solving human problems...one at a time...

Solving human problems...one at a time...

We’re just added another use for the bacon – a cure to your hangover! Its scientifically proven too!

Elin Roberts, of Newcastle University’s Centre for Life said: “Food doesn’t soak up the alcohol but it does increase your metabolism helping you deal with the after-effects of over indulgence. So food will often help you feel better.”

Bacon at the Ready

March 2nd, 2010

There comes a time when everyone has to prepare for the end of the world, Zombie invasion, a cataclysmic disaster that horribly reshapes the human race, etc, etc. In preparation of such times, there needs to be a fine method of coping with the lack of bacon. We’ve found the solution…

Bacon at the Ready!

Bacon at the Ready!

Marvel at its efficient packaging!

…and feast upon the food that is yours!