Sunday, April 18, 2010

My Big Green Eggs

When you saw the pics of my garden you may have wondered what those weird things on my porch were. They are called the Big Green Egg.
The one on the left is my large and the one on the right is my small. These grills are the most versatile grill ever! They can be used as a simple grill, an oven or a smoker. We have smoked our Thanksgiving turkey on them, made burgers, steaks, pork chops and even baked cookies on them! Yes, that's right, I sometimes bake on my grill. They are based on the old kamodo style smokers from Japan. It is a ceramic grill and there are openings at the top and bottom so you can regulate the heat. They use lump charcoal, so the flavor you get is just amazing! This is nothing like dad's Weber grill that uses Kingsford briquettes, or a propane grill. It becomes a lifestyle. I'm so happy that the weather is finally getting nice so I can grill everything!!!

On May 1st there is a huge party in Waldorf, Maryland called Eggfest. This is such a fun party! People come from all over the country for these festivals. They have live music, drinks and there is food all day. The trick is to only eat one bite of anything. Any more than that and you get full too fast. Some people just come for the party, others come to cook, and some people come to buy their egg. You get a discount if you buy it that day, because it gets used that day for all the cooking. There are amateurs and professionals, but a fun time is had by all. I can't wait to get together with all my fellow eggheads and eat some great food!


  1. What is your favorite meal to cook using you egg? It is great to have you back, you were missed!!!

  2. My favorite thing to cook on my egg is the ABT. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

    Also, thanks for the encouragement. It has really helped push me to get back to this, knowing that someone out there really wants to hear what I have to say.