Category Archives: Outdoor Cooking

Better than Sex, well almost…

Growing up in southern California within a stone’s throw of the border; stone’s throw only if you happen to be Cam Newton and that stone has a North Korean rocket attached to it, Mexican food became staple food stuff. Now … Continue reading

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A Brined and Smoked Turkey Day!

This magnificent wild fellah was shot (by camera only) a few years ago on our property. This is what the Pilgrims supposedly ate. This guy was in absolutely magnificent physical condition and hopefully he’s still strutting around to this very … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Cycle of Life and Marinated Chicken Thighs

Up here in the hills near Yosemite National Park, we are entering early fall and hopefully soon, the beginning of a sorely-needed rainy season. After four years of drought many of us have dry or barely-functioning wells. Everyone here hopes … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Wine Country EggFest (www.winecounrtyeggs.com)

I’m not much of a competition BBQ guy. Lugging all that gear, tables, pop-up canopy, coolers, tools, etc., plus that pit smoker, never seemed like much fun to me. Some of these serious BBQ guys have pits that would take … Continue reading

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Fish on!! The grill…

People who claim they don’t like fish have NEVER had GOOD fish. This blog will tell you how to make GOOD fish! A lot of folks are scared to grill fish the way it was meant to be grilled, which … Continue reading

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The Ol’ Miner’s Smoker

The Ol’ Miner himself sent this picture to us (his trusty IT staff) for another Miner’s Mix enterprise (hint: keep an eye out for “Sierra Smoke”).  This is the Ol’ Miners Pit Smoker.  It’s got some pretty special modifications designed by … Continue reading

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Miners Mix Ranch-Marinated Chicken Thighs

This recipe makes chicken that’s far better than anyone would think based on the ingredients! Blend a 2:1 ratio of Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing with Miners Mix Kit’s K.C. BBQ Rub. I usually use 1 cup dressing to ½ … Continue reading

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