Honey Marinade for Barbecue and Off-Grid

“Uncle Smokey” here this week to share a honey marinade sauce I created and have been refining for barbecuing beef or chicken. I use it before cooking, as a marinade, and during cooking, to help infuse flavor. Thinner Cuts For Summer Grilling Since summer is mostly upon us in the Southwest, I want to mention that one good way to spend less time at the grill is to focus on thinner cuts of meat. They have less cooking time. For beef, flank steak or skirt steak are one option. If […]

Honey Glazed Grilled Starfruit Chicken

Starfruit you wonder? Yes! You can grow starfruit in the Southwest, although it is not native to the area. Watermelons aren’t native either, and yet the Native peoples embraced growing this luscious fruit and have developed a number of cultivars found no where else on earth. So, while many of our posts feature Southwest wild harvested or home grown products, every so often we offer products that many of our readers may have to forage from Southwest supermarkets, or from their yard. Succulent Starfruit Starfruit (Averrhoa carambola) is a short […]

Rabbit with Safflower Sauce

There are so many flavors and ways to use various spices and herbs – some of them unusual, like safflower. In this weeks post Monica King shared how to make a basic white sauce or gravy and how to bump it up a few notches with some exotic safflower. Let’s Trade! Back in April, I (Monica King), received a call concerning bees in a rafter that the homeowner wanted safely removed. Upon arrival I found a small hive established itself in the corner of their roof. Setting my equipment up […]