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Peach Thyme Pulled Pork

Sep 18th, 2022
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Chapter 7 of Dishroom Blunders

I grew up in Colorado and nothing feels like the impending transition from summer to autumn more than the height peach season. My wife and I typically buy peaches by the box to freeze, can, jam, and put on almost every meal we eat.

Smoked Wings

Sep 5th, 2022
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Chapter 6 of Dishroom Blunders

When the days are hot and sunny here in Colorado during the summer, I try to use our grill every day to get some extra time outside. While I enjoy slow smoking ribs or a pork butt, my most successful meat smoking to date has been chicken wings.

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The Outer Hebrides

Aug 25th, 2022
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Chapter 18 of Nomad Life

We began our adventure in Scotland by hopping between islands in the western isles. Some of the passages took only twenty minutes and were operated by a small boat with space for half a dozen cars, while others lasted several hours and felt like cruise ships featuring restaurants and casinos.

Connemara

Jul 15th, 2022
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Chapter 17 of Nomad Life

Our ferry from Holyhead, Wales docked in Dublin late afternoon. We were nervous about crossing the border into Ireland with Skutull for two reasons. First, Skutull had undergone foot surgery a week earlier and was still healing. Second, the language the Irish government used on their website was extreme with regards to importing animals. There were a host of requirements for entry, such as notifying their agricultural department, undergoing worming treatment 1-5 days before arrival, and having a fully updated vaccination record. It wasn’t the requirements, but the consequences of failing to meet all the requirements that worried us. Quoting their website, if you fail to meet all entry requirements “your pet may be euthanised.”

Londinium

Jun 18th, 2022
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Chapter 16 of Nomad Life

I entered a large sauna. There were three levels of deep steps you could choose to sit on. I wasn’t a sauna noob. I knew that the higher up you go, the hotter the air, so I plopped myself down on the middle stair and immediately started sweating from every pore on my body.

Carrettiera - Wagon Driver's Pasta

Mar 28th, 2022
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Chapter 2 of Dishroom Blunders

When most people travel in search of good Italian food, they logically head to Rome, Naples, or Tuscany. To be clear, there is obviously a plethora of amazing Italian food to be enjoyed in Italy, but I was surprised to discover high-quality, Italian-inspired cuisine in Slovenia, a small country of former Yugoslavia that borders Italy, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, and a sliver of the Adriatic sea.

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