Food Articles

Making and feeding a sourdough starter

Not sure what it is about a quarantine that has people itching to bake. The interest in my sourdough starter has exploded over the last few weeks. Ton of inquiries on how to get one started, how to care for one, and/or how to procure some of my starter. My […]

The Best Hot Lunch on a Budget

Lunch used to be a problem. It’s yet another decision that has to be made every day and it’s a strain on the wallet if you eat out every day. Eating out on the cheap usually means you’re eating garbage to boot. A few years ago when I quit my […]

The "Josh" Sandwich

Get your head out of the gutter, that’s not the kind of “Josh Sandwich” I’m referring to. The “Josh” is an actual sandwich of my own design. The exact date of creation is unknown but I’d argue that it was sometime in 2010 when the sandwich in it’s “final” form […]

Eggs by the ounce

Eggs. I could eat them for every meal. They are inexpensive, nutritious and versatile. Most days, I eat two eggs for breakfast. Extra large eggs. This past week I had my normal breakfast fare of about a quarter cup of spinach, black beans and turkey sausage fried up with a […]

Tortilla chip croutons

Ever get an idea in your head, then search the web furiously under the assumption that somebody had to have done it already? That was me today. I like taco salads but I simply hate the idea of an edible bowl. I mean, am I supposed to eat it or […]

My Kombucha Smells Like Nail Polish Remover

I’ve been keeping a batch of the booch on the counter for quite a while now. My first SCOBY was gifted to me by one of the wife’s friends and my SCOBYs rode first class in the front seat when we moved from Tampa to Austin last spring. While still […]

Tenth Anniversary of Weeks‑a‑pizza

For whatever reason, 10 years ago the wife and I decided to start eating pizza every night for dinner between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. We obviously like pizza. Five epic nights of pizza it is! Over the last 10 years, Weeks-a-pizza has evolved from us just being lazy and […]

How to pickle peppers

A few months back I wrote a post about making sauerkraut. It was a bit wordy considering how simple the process really is. Along with kraut, I have been pickling [hot] peppers. At any given time, I have at least a couple of jars of peppers hanging out on the […]

How to make sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is one of my favorite things to make. Incidentally, it’s one of the easiest things to prepare. It’s always an exercise in extreme patience. As they say, “it’s ready when it’s ready”. Before we talk about it being ready, let’s talk about how to start your journey. To begin […]

Grilling: Gas vs. Charcoal

I never thought that in the great state of Texas my preference to grilling with charcoal would be met with ridicule. But I guess it’s to be expected as the person handing out the shade was probably working for comission and was trying to push some more expensive grill. This […]

5 benefits of kombucha tea

My shit stinks. Literally. I have troubles with digestion. Irritable bowel syndrome, issues with some dairy and my pee smells when I eat asparagus. Wait, scratch that last one. Seriously though, I have pretty regular issues with being regular. It’s been that way since I was a child. Once, I […]

How to make the World's Best Chili Dogs

I’m actually unsure that you can handle the recipe I am about to bestow upon you. You’ll probably try to put your spin on it and end up making the world’s worst chili dogs. You may make them exactly as described and think they suck. You will have been mistaken. […]

Portable grits

Now that it’s starting to get cold out, which is anything below 70 degrees here in Florida, I have began searching to find a nice warm breakfast that is quick to prepare as well as portable. I tend to just make smoothies for breakfast but I have grown bored with […]