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Strange Brews (But Real)

I enjoy beer, ale and the like. I’ve tasted some great ones, some not so great, and some I’m embarrassed to remember. So when the Elves found an article recently about weird beers, I thought that would be right up my alley.

After reading the article, I’m changing my address.

Man, we’re talking Very Weird in some […]

I’ve Never Seen a Purple Cow…

Daughterperson and I were cruising the aisles at the local Lowe’s garden center over her spring break, ostensibly to gather vital gardening supplies but in fact we were avoiding digging in the garden. Suddenly she comes over and shows me a packet of seeds. Interesting, I thought; tomatillos. Then I read the front a bit […]

The Not-So-Secret Life of Bacon

As the man said, “Forget sex, bacon sells.” There are few foods that bacon can’t boost the flavor of. Even beef tenderloin gets better with a strip or two of bacon wrapped around it. Put a few strips across the top of a slightly tenderized hockey puck and you’ve got yourself an award-winning burger; or […]

Ah, Those Fun-Loving Carolinians and Their Quirky Quisine

Most of the country only know a few things about the South. For instance, Redneck Jokes. (Some of these are not jokes down here; they’re sound advice for living.) Other things that may be general knowledge include our love of barbeque, car racing, hunting and fishing, gospel music and sweet tea. Some of us even […]

Kids, Don’t Try This at Home (You Could Lose Your Eyebrows, or Worse)

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2012»

There are some things you simply shouldn’t put in your mouth. I don’t care if you ARE a pro; don’t go there!

Examples? How about fire and glass. Although this article is a bit of old news by now, it shows members of the Sikh religion “eating” […]

A Big Surprise: Crispy Clangers Recipe

There’s never a delicate way to put this, but there’s an ingredient out there that’s involved in Texas folklore that, well, can be used to prove a man’s, uhh, manhood. Often called Rocky Mountain Oysters or Prairie Oysters, there are many ways these ovoid morsels get prepared for consumption. Leave it to a woman, Jennifer […]

Why This May Be the Last Christmas Ever

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

Some items you see, you just know they signal the impending doom of the universe. Our most recent sighting, here at the Chile Underground, involves toast. But not just any toast: Oh no, we’re talking truly, uhh, divine cauterized crusts…

Me thinks you seem skeptical. Well […]

A Meal That Makes You Glad You Have Leftovers From Thanksgiving

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, and that you’re now trying to figure out what to do with the leftovers. Well, maybe this will sharpen your appetite for a Dagwood sandwich of turkey, ham, dressing, cranberry sauce and gravy…

A freshman at the University of […]