Before you buy, keep in mind these simple priorities: -Consider cost but view your purchase as an investment.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says meats should be cooked to the following minimum internal temperatures. To take the temperature of a cut of meat, insert an instant-read thermometer at the thickest part of the meat without touching bone. Though many recipes for smoking food call for maintaining grill temperatures as low as 200 F, the government says the temperature in smokers should be maintained between 250 F to 300 F.
Not ready to tackle a side of beef or spit-roasted pig? Start with something a little easier, a salmon steak marinated in saffron-infused vodka and citrus juice, then drizzled with basil olive oil. Another popular method of grilling seafood is on a cedar plank, which are sold in most kitchen supply shops and many grocers (check the seafood section).
June 14, 1976 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 31 years ago:
CLYDE - Break out those "Blue Suede Shoes" to do the "Jailhouse Rock." Performer Mike Albert's tribute show "Elvis" will play Clyde High School's auditorium at 7:30 p.m. June 30. Tickets are $15 per person and all seats are reserved.
HURON - Why fly to Germany on June 23 or 24 when you can experience it in Huron? The 10th annual Mulberry Creek Herbfair features many things German: A German buffet, German dancers, a nod to German castles.
I'm a sucker for DVD extras. It's not unusual for me to rewatch a movie with the cast or director commentary going. I'll even admit to sometimes watching the special features when I first get a DVD before rewatching the film in its entirety.
The local Jethro Tull tribute band Passion Play is back in action this summer. First, the group will play Willard's Festival in the Park from 9 to 11 p.m. June 30 and then will perform at Cabana Jack's in Sandusky at 9:30 p.m. July 7.
Government and business often find themselves at odds. So, whenever they are able to come together for the greater good, it is worth recognizing. And the work it takes to keep the city's downtown heritage takes such a collective effort. The work starts with the city's architectural review board. The board provides guidelines for businesses in the architectural district. The guidelines are designed to preserve the historic look of the downtown area. The board's goal is to keep everything uniform and as appropriate for the buildings as possible.
I can remember the precise moment when I experienced my first bee sting. Maybe it was a hornet or a wasp or a yellow jacket. I don't know. What's what in the bee world seems to be open for debate. But it happened at the Fitchville Cemetery. I was probably around 10 years old and my Girl Scout Troop was given the arduous task of trimming around all 500,001 tombstones for the upcoming Memorial Day ceremony. Apparently this was before the invention of the Weed Wacker, because we had to do it by hand with blister-producing grass clippers.
It was the spring of 1989. As happens every spring, the neighborhood becomes livelier as one gets to see one's neighbors, after not having seen much of them all winter. Here in Norwalk, as in other towns in this climate, neighbors "hibernate" during the winter months; it is too cold to barbecue outside or shoot hoops in the driveway. When we do emerge, we are bundled up against the cold, and we get our outside work done and go back inside as quickly as possible. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
Activity up at Oh-Gees Tavern OLENA - A bevy of activity is about to blossom in Olena. Oh-Gees Tavern, which has been open about a year, is getting its outdoor patio rolling with horseshoe pits, pig roasts and an open campfire. There is also a grill on the patio, so chicken, hamburgers, steaks and hot-dogs will be available.
MILAN - To provide the Milan and Berlin Heights area with advanced technology and quality patient care, Executive Court Medical Associates in Milan recently expanded their offices physically, as well as technologically. Drs. Stephanie F. Gibson, Gregory S. Grant, Suzanne M. Johnson and Scott A. Kaple and their office staff invite the community to an open house from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Executive Court Medical Associates, 2114 Ohio 113 East, Milan, to view these improvements.
One of the most common backyard barbecue mistakes: Treating the grill like an upside down broiler. While searing heat has a place in barbecue, it shouldn't be the default. Many cuts of meat benefit from the so-called low-and-slow cooking method, which involves longer cooking times at lower temperatures.
MONROEVILLE - Village residents interested in the quality of their water can see a government-initiated report that has been prepared. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has required all water utility owners to prepare and provide annual consumer confidence reports to their customers. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
The stabbing victim put her visibly shaking hands in front of her, saying she still has anxiety attacks over the 2004 violent altercation with her former live-in boyfriend. She has been going to Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services sporadically. "I'm still taking the antidepressants and nerve pills," Wakeman resident Susan Terlizzi said. "And I'm on one now."
HIGHWAY PATROL Jody A. Piscitello, 46, of 17 Amber Way, hit a deer June 7 on U.S. 20.
Water is one of the most essential components of the human body, yet many people do not understand the importance of a well-hydrated body or how much water is lost during the day. Water regulates the body's temperature, cushions and protects vital organs, and aids the digestive system.
There is something mysterious going on in all of the departments this summer intriguing guests, challenging plots and unusual prizes. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
Nonstick cookware is a low-fat cook's best friend. It allows omelets to slide out of the pan, makes it easy to cook with little added fat, and makes clean up a breeze. It also helps baked products like muffins and bundt cakes come out of the pan with ease. Questions arise, however, about the safety of nonstick cookware. Read the rest of this story in Today's Reflector...
Skip Wilde is participating in Norwalk's Walk 90 program. Here's what he has to say... Do you have a fitness goal? What is it? "We all need to exercise and not be so fat and happy!"