Smoked Picnic Cut Pork Shoulder

Smoked Pork Shoulder Picnic Cut

  Ingredients:   1 picnic cut pork shoulder 1 tbsp salt 1 tbsp black pepper 1/2 tbsp white pepper 1/4 tsp  cayenne pepper 1 tbsp paprika 1 tsp  garlic powder 1 tbsp onion powder 1/2 tsp  allspice 1/4 tsp  Chinese five spice 1 tbsp ground mustard 5 TBLS maple syrup 1 tbsp molasses  Directions:   … Read more

A bird’s last flight

This year I decide to be one with Tetris and think flat.Introducing the spatchcock turkey. I heard about it last week and decided to go for it. You cut out the bird’s backbone and flatten it out. You can’t stuff it obviously, but it cooks faster and even.But I obviously didn’t just do it. I … Read more

Being Cheeky with Beef Cheek

OpineAway Beef Cheek

Cheeky? I’m sure that if I’ll do a DNA test they’ll find that I’m as British as Elizabeth Warren AKA Pocahontas is Native American, so you can call me Sir Cookalot, and I’ll use British slang. I’m a sucker for beef on sale. I went to Walmart for something and saw beef cheek on sale, … Read more

DSS – Devil’s Silk Sauce

Simple and tasty, I fused east and far east in the west. Made myself a kind of frittata, and it really needed some sort of a condiment. So this is what I whipped together (and named..): DSS – Devil’s Silk Sauce Ingredients: 3 tbsp tahini paste 1tsp Gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste) 2 tsp lemon … Read more


Biltong is like beef jerky only you buy it with Krugerrands and it tastes better. Ask my fried Dori (not Nemo’s friend, that’s Dory). It’s a South African dried meat. It’s much softer (if done right) than beef jerky and more of a pure meat flavor. I sometimes use it as bacon, though it is … Read more

LiCookies – Fastest Cookies with Yeast


Sometime things just work out the way they should. It was snowing the whole day (it’s early afternoon, should stop soon) and I’m home. I made myself a veggie/beef/biltong kung pao which came out really good (maybe I’ll recreate and document sometime), and then made myself coffee for dessert – but as it was brewing, … Read more