Back in the Saddle Again…

Hot Rub Candy?!

Oh, my it has been a while.  In our defense, be it known that we have been busy indeed!  I see that the last time we talked we were discussing the merits of grass fed (and home raised) beef.  Ribsteak has come and gone, and we find our freezers full yet again of that best of all beeves; grass fed and home raised (though not at OUR home this time).  We’re spoiled now!

In the time since we last were together, we have seen Miners Mix become popular indeed on Amazon here in the US, AND we have “crossed the pond” and are now available with Amazon UK!  Along with all of our old friends, you’ll now find us also available at Hudson Daniel, and featured in a couple of GREAT gifts at Mancrates.

We have also introduced a brand new rubPrime Rib finished 2.jpg

Our newest effort is FANTASTIC on Prime Rib, roasts of any kind – including beef, pork, lamb, and all types of wild game.  We want to thank our friends Patrons of the Pit and Auntie Doni for agreeing to be our guinea pigs during development!!  You’ll find it available at, and on Amazon!

Also, this spring, Miners Mix will be on the road again: you can find us on the Madera Wine Trail at one of our favorite spots: The San Joaquin Wine Company on February 10 and 11, at the Fresno Home and Garden Show on March 2 – 4, and at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas on May 8 – 10.  We’re not sure where we’ll be in April, but keep an eye on our Twitter feed for the latest!

It’s good indeed to be back here on the ‘Ol Miner’s Meanderins’!  We want to leave you with somethin’ special for Valentine’s Day.  Here’s a recipe for candy made with… you guessed it: one of our Miners Mix rubs!

Blend by hand:

8 oz creamed cheese, 3 cups melted semi-sweet chocolate chips, 2 tsp vanilla, 1 1/2 tsp Miners mix Hotbanero rub and 1 tbs coconut oil.  Allow to set for 5 – 10 minutes, and then roll into 1/2 inch balls.  Refrigerate for one hour before serving.

Don’t worry about the Hotbanero, most of the heat is absorbed by the chocolate!  Serve these to your Honey, and he/she will be amazed!  Until next time, dine well!


About minersmix

In early 1849, Joshua Shelby was working as a cook in a fancy St. Louis restaurant. The hottest topic among the patrons there was the rivers of gold that had been found out in California. These seemingly easy pickins stoked a full-blown case of Gold Fever! The only cure was a pick axe and gold pan way up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains which lay far to the west. In mid 1849, Shelby loaded up his wagon and along with hundreds of other would-be prospectors he headed west to California. Eventually he settled in the Mother Lode region, not far from what became Yosemite National Park. Accompanied by his trusty mule Codie, and panning along the Merced River, Shelby found a little gold, but eventually grew tired of the backbreaking work. Looking around for something else to provide a living, Shelby realized that the gold mines and camps dished up awful, bland food that failed to stick to a man's ribs and about which the miners complained constantly. Falling back on his skills, recipes, and spice blends, Shelby took a job as a gold camp cook which led to local fame and a little fortune. He soon developed a reputation as a first class frontier chef famous for good 'ol fashioned home-style cooking. Joshua Shelby's trademark spice and rub blends were always chock full of flavor and new blends continuously evolved as immigrants of from far off countries arrived in the camps, some with exotic and rare spices with flavors he'd never encountered before.
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One Response to Back in the Saddle Again…

  1. auntiedoni says:

    Heh heh HEH! So many mahalos (thanks) for that shout out Ol’ Miner.
    If anyone reading this hasn’t tried any of Miners Mix Seasoning & Rubs, get on it!!!
    I still haven’t finished trying the entire line of goods, but my household has not been disappointing in anything!
    I’d have to say that the Roast & Prime Rib Herbed Seasoning & Rub made our New Years Rib Roast in the oven make the entire house smell A~MAZ~ING!!!

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