Friday, May 28, 2010

Primal Grill / BBQ University Marathon on Memorial Day Weekend

Tune in for Steven Raichlen's "Red White and Barbecue" TV Marathon on Saturday, May 29.

From 6 a.m. to midnight, Create TV will air back-to-back episodes of Primal Grill, Seasons 1 and 2, and BBQ University for 18-hours of live-fire cooking featuring Steven Raichlen.

Find the station and check the schedule for your time zone at Create TV.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Grilled Fish Tacos

Orange Roughy brushed with olive oil and seasoned with a taco style seasoning mix:

2 Tbls chili powder
1 1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp onion powder
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
Dash cayenne

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Growing Peppers from Seed

Every year I plan to grow a variety of peppers and every year passes without any gorgeous pepper plants bearing the fruit of fire. This year, it will happen!

Here is the plan.. When starting from seeds, they must first be germinated. I will start by germinating the seeds using the paper towel and plastic bag method as documented at Once the seeds have sprouted they will need to be moved to a soil for growing. I am thinking of transferring the germinated seedling to flower flats in a currently unoccupied fish tank for light and temperature control. After the pepper plants have begun to grow and the weather warms up, they will moved outdoors for some of mother natures sunlight and spring rain.

As a first timer, I think a few pepper varieties will be enough to keep my hands full. The line will consist of jalapeno, bhut jolokia (AKA king cobra chile, naga jolokia, Dorset naga, naga morich, ghost chili), habanero, sweet banana and some beefsteak tomatoes to round things out.

Those of you who have grown your own, do you start from seeds or buy seedlings?

Any tricks to making sure the seeds germinate?
Any recommended sources for buying seeds?

Pictures and updates to come as things progress...