Romancing Summer: All-American Homemade BBQ Sauce for Chicken, etc.

Barbecue chicken is an American classic of summertime cooking. Perfectly done, the meat is moist and without pink inside, the skin lightly charred and crispy outside, and succulent from top to bottom. That takes some (easy) fussing over as the pieces are turned often to allow charring and prevent scorching. For the sauce, he used … Continue reading Romancing Summer: All-American Homemade BBQ Sauce for Chicken, etc.

Thinking on Catalonia, Exploring Barcelona, and a Recipe for Zarzuela

Today’s post has a Catalan theme because my son, Jenan Wise, has taken up residence in Barcelona, Spain, to use it as a launch pad for traveling around and seeing the world from the European perspective while he continues to work with his startup company via the internet. He is a computer scientist with a … Continue reading Thinking on Catalonia, Exploring Barcelona, and a Recipe for Zarzuela

Figs and Newtons

About the figs part: I have a bountiful tree of them in my backyard. It provides me fruit aplenty, enough for grilling fresh, drying for later, and making fig marmalade. I especially like the marmalade use because it can be stored in the frig and remain “fresh” for months. About the Newton part. This name … Continue reading Figs and Newtons