Five Steps for Safe Summer Grilling

Summer time is grill time! But before you get all ready for the big family get together this Memorial Day weekend – when is the last time you tuned your gas grill?  This week’s post comes to us from our Grill Guru, “Uncle Smokey.” 5 Steps to Tune Your Grill If you are like me, I don’t use the outdoor grill much in the winter, preferring to use the oven and help warm the house. Besides, by dinner preparation time in winter it’s often dark outside. But now – it’s […]

Not All Sage Is

With apologies to English teachers everywhere, I hope I caught your attention with the title. I used it to call attention to the fact that while many plants are called “sage,” only some of them should be used for food or culinary purposes. What is in a Name? The culinary sage you purchase in the store is Salvia officinalis. The name “officinalis” means that it was once considered the medicinal sage, not the “official” sage. The word officinalis is Latin for “of or belonging to an officina.” An officina was […]