bbq’s, oak by absolut, and summer dinners on the grill


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

6 Responses

  1. Faye says:

    Vodkey! Patent that because that’s just awesome. I had this image of someone pouring vodka AND whiskey into a cup – blech – that sounds so bad right now as I’m drinking my morning coffee. The bbq was fun so thank you for inviting me and the chicken wings. S was seriously the hardest working apple picker I’ve ever met (well, he’s the only apple picker I’ve met so far). I was rolling on the floor reading your ‘some kind of apple beauty contest so they apples could feel self-conscious about themselves.’ I went a little pageant weirdo-crazy with dem apples when I got home. I gave the apples to my church friends and one just made apple bread.

    • mary says:

      The only thing is, I feel like vodkey is like one step away from donkey. Maybe they need a striped “zebra” donkey to go on the label… haha. Yay, I’m glad you could come and make it to the BBQ. I’ve never seen anyone quite so excited about apples and tiny growing pineapples before, so thanks. Apple bread! Man. That is a good idea. I’ll have to steal that idea. I just picked more apples yesterday and I’m already like “I guess I’ll do an apple blueberry pie?” because I don’t know what else to do that IS NOT apple sauce. I don’t want any apple sauce. I just don’t.

  2. Vodkey! haha that caught my attention too! i wish i could have made it that day but i was boozing with JS at the fair. i think dennis ought to try that drink you have. he’s a whiskey person more than vodka though.

    i once made this really good pork/apple casserole thing so i’ll scan it from my book if i don’t find it online. i have also used apples with sausage and maple before but this was on a recipe card, which is probably lost in recipe box land. i’ll take a look when i get a chance!

    • mary says:

      Hi Lynn – We missed you but I’m sure you had fun at the fair 🙂 Pork/apple/casserole thing sounds yummy! I made an apple bread last night that tastes more like apple cake haha. I’ll need to expand my apple baking.

  3. So ironic about the weather in SD. Bert’s cousin and his family was visiting from Delaware and was greeted by the grey clouds.

    I saw a bunch of billboards with that Oak by Absolute. Interesting but I don’t think I would like it because it seems like it would taste like wood.

    Your grilled food looks great! Those ribs….((drool)).

    • mary says:

      The Oak does have a smoky flavor to it – is not for everyone! I definitely need to have it with a mixer, that’s for sure. I also need to make more ribs this summer.

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