• pork belly on the Traeger pellet smoker
    Food,  Wood Pellet Smoking

    My Introduction to the Pellet Smoker

    Several years ago, a friend of mine cooked some of the BEST ribs I had ever tasted! I knew he had a Traeger pellet smoker, but that was the limit of my knowledge about how they were cooked. After tasting those ribs, I KNEW I had to get me one of those new fangled machines!   Since then, I have learned so much about cooking on the pellet grill. During the summer months, I pretty much avoid turning on the oven at all. If you are a true, die-hard smoker (like me), you can position your Traeger right outside the door and use it all year long.     If…

  • Food,  Travel,  USA

    Fish Boil at Cherry Point Farm & Market

    If you have never been to a fish boil before, you are in for an experience at Cherry Point Farm and Market. Located in Shelby, MI it is just a mile from Lake Michigan and a short drive to Silver Lake sand dunes. You will see numerous Jeeps and side-by-sides traveling down the road from the dunes with their tall orange flags protruding from the hoods. (Tall flags bearing fluorescent colors are used so that vehicles can be seen from the dunes by other drivers.) The working farm is a destination if you have always wanted to visit a real lavender farm. If you weren’t aware, Michigan lies on the…

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