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Original Q, Issue #044- blog, review, grilling
July 01, 2011

Get Another Drink and Try Again

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Table of Contents

Recent Website Additions and Updates

*Success... (I think)
*Jenn Air BBQ grills Preservation Tips
*Grilling Recipes, Faster than Smoking

Editors Qs
*Hipshot answers reader's questions

BBQ questions only please. I don't know everything.

Recent Website Additions

Success... (I think)

The little weekend cookout that I referred to in my last post took place as scheduled yesterday. It was hosted by one of my coworkers, Ta'ah (go ahead... try to pronounce it). We had a gorgeous backyard setting overlooking the lake.

There were some monster burgers that hung over the edge of the bun, even after some shrinkage from cooking. They were the biggest I have ever seen. No one went home hungry.

But the hit of the party were the jalapeno poppers. They were simply jalapeno peppers stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped with bacon. After being grilled, everyone loved them, and commented on how good they were.

They were gone as fast as I could grill them. I did get to sample one, though. And I must agree... they were as good as any poppers that I have ever eaten. So I would have to say Ta'ah's party was a big success.

Unfortunately, though, we all found out earlier at that day (noon) that our facility turned out to be one of the 3 facilities to be closed.

I know we always talk about food here, but today is a little different. Everyone that came to this intended "celebration" had just been laid off work a few hours ago.

Circumstances are different for everybody. And I would have completely understood if someone decided not to show up after the news. But for those who did come to the party anyway, they enjoyed themselves.

They enjoyed themselves not because of the food, and definitely not because they had just lost their jobs, but because of the people at the party. Every one of us had been laid off. And every one of us helped each other to get through the reality of the day.

Our mass counseling session (party) helped everyone begin to deal with it. There were plenty of frustrations, some anger, lots of laughter and maybe a tear or two. But everyone left felling a little better and a little stronger than when they arrived.

I feel blessed to be a part of such a wonderful group of people. And I thank you for allowing me this little sidetrack today.

Happy cooking. Hipshot

Success... (I think)

Jenn Air BBQ grills Preservation Tips

When acquiring your Jenn Air BBQ grill, consider it as an investment rather then merely another grill for your outdoor leisure. You should expect this

Jenn Air BBQ grills Preservation Tips

Grilling Recipes, Faster than Smoking

Grilling recipes are used by most americans that cook outdoors. Most folks don't have several hours to slow smoke a meal. Grilling is usually quick (remember all those hamburgers and hotdogs?).

Grilling Recipes, Faster than Smoking

Editor's Qs

Is BBQ or grilling bad for you? I have heard things about charring food, and carcinogens, and cancer. What's the deal?

There has been some research on that, and a little truth to it too. But from what I have been able to find out, the risks are very minimal (especially if you take care not to burn your food). After all, humanity has been cooking with fire for thousands of years.

I am no researcher, nor am I a doctor for that matter, so don't take my advice as such. I am just passing on my thoughts. But, for me, I don't think I will be giving up on grilling my food, for what I consider to be a slight risk. I think it is much more important which food you eat, rather than how you cook it.

Lately I have been doing some reading about eating healthy. I have really had my eyes opened. All of my life I have heard about foods that are either good for you (protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc.) or bad for you (fat, calories, high cholesterol, etc.). But no matter what you hear from people, TV, or even read for yourself... it always applies to everyone.

I'm sure you've heard that it's good for you to eat lots of fruits and vegetables. That's not necessarily true. Would it surprise you to find out that some fruits and vegetables should actually be avoided, because they inhibit proper digestion or weaken your immune system?

The same holds true with diets. Whether it's Weight Watcher or the Atkins diet, all of the diets seem to always apply to everyone. Have you ever noticed that there are always some people that do well on any given diet, but other people that don't (or even gain weight)? It stands to reason there is something, that makes people different from each other, and allows that sort of thing to happen with any diet you try.

My readings have led me to believe that this difference between us is blood type. That's right... your blood type apparently determines what foods are good for you, and which ones are harmful to you. In all of my 56 years, I have never ever heard of eating right based on your blood type. But it really does makes sense to me.

I won't get into all of it now, but if you would like to know more about this way of eating healthy, here is the website that explains it in much more detail. Eat Right for Your Type This is fascinating information for me. I can't help but believe this trumps any and all other diets. For one thing, it's the only one I have ever heard of that is not meant to be the same for everyone. Each blood type has different foods that will either help or hurt the body. Some of the foods that are beneficial for someone with type O blood might be the same foods to avoid by someone having type A blood.

I hope you have some time to explore this. It is not just a "diet" as most people would normally think. Besides attaining your proper weight, it also boosts your immune system, slows down the aging process, and helps control stress. Happy reading and good eating.


The Challenge Continues.

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