Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Relatively Wordless Wednesday

This is one of my favorite times of year to take pictures by the grill. The air is still warm, the days are long, and the sun just hangs during the golden hour. Part of the reason for the deck addition was grill location. I needed to maximize the western setting sun to backlight my shots. I could not be happier with the results. I just wish the days would last just a little longer. I'm not looking forward to having to put a jacket on again...or a hat.

Want to take better shots by the grill? Shoot towards the sun and use a reflector to fill in the shadows in the foreground. 

Grilled Corn on a Weber Grill

It's my favorite way to shoot. I used the process for the corn above and these fabulous lamb shoulder chops below.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Weber Roundup

In case you are not reading the Weber blog, which really, you should be, here is what I have been working on. It has certainly been a busy year.

Orange Weber Q on Cart

For the most part, 2015 has been all about the Weber Q in Color, which is why I was grilling on it nonstop through late winter and early spring.

Weber Q in Color

My first experience on this portable beast was over a year ago while working on the Unserious Times shoot. I walked away more than impressed.

Grilled Peaches on Weber Q

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Another Pint Please: The Store

If you had told me one day I would open up an online store to sell branded Another Pint Please merchandise, I would have responded with the flat smile emoji. Today the emoji is smiling, as Another Pint Please: The Store is open for business.

I talked forever, and if you know me, that's a long time, about having a proper APP logo. Perhaps one of the loudest requests came from my friends at Outdoor Gourmet. Since I just wasn't fast enough for Katie, she took it upon herself to pitch some ideas. The result is what you see at the top of the page.

I absolutely love it and can't thank them enough for their work. With logo in hand, branded planks manufactured by Outdoor Gourmet and t-shirts, sourced locally, are available for sale.

Another Pint Please T-shirts

I appreciate everyone who has expressed an interest and am excited I can now offer them for sale. I'm wearing one right now!

Another Pint Please Grilling Planks

Thanks so much to everyone for their continued support and readership. I have a few more new items I hope to land in the store soon.


Monday, August 03, 2015

Bacon, Cheddar, and Chive Stuffed Planked Portobellos: What's on the Grill #321

With my dinner times often always a moving target, I've learned through the years substantial appetizers are a requirement. Even though an appetizer may need to be "substantial," it should not be overly involved, which is why I'm always looking for something to grill on a plank.

As I've shown before, planked food on the grill is an easy and forgiving way to cook. The plank adds another layer of flavor while also protecting the food from being overcooked or burned when your attention is elsewhere. Not, of course, that this has ever happened to me...ahem. Where was I?

In other news, Dayton finally landed a Whole Foods, which for me, is great, as it's yet another place I can spend time shopping for dinner. Earlier this year, I fell in love with the Whole Foods in Austin while working on the Q in Color Weber shoot, so to have one in my own backyard (plus a 30 minute drive), I was stoked.

When I first checked the store out a few weeks ago, I stumbled across some of their bacon, cheddar, and chive cheese dip. I was looking for an appetizer and already had some large portobello caps in my basket. With a shelf full of grilling planks at home, I knew exactly what I was going to do. It's the kind of appetizer that makes a late dinner all that more acceptable.

Bacon, Cheddar, and Chive Stuffed Planked Portobellos
by Another Pint Please

2 large portobello mushroom caps
8 oz Whole Foods Bacon, Cheddar, and Chive Cheese Dip
1 cedar grilling plank