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Grim's Grub

February 28, 2018
Grim's Grub: Lenten season means it's Friday fish time
February 28, 2018 - 11:00am
February 10, 2018
During winter, however, we can supplement our wood, propane or electric heat with food preparation, which is actually pretty cool. Not only can we add heat to the air, using a crock pot or steamer we can add moisture as well, something sorely lacking in the winter air. On those particularly cold days when it feels like the cold has soaked into our bones, we can even add a little spice to heat us from the core.
Grim's Grub: Combat cold weather with hot cookin'
February 10, 2018 - 9:30am
January 2, 2018
Grim's Grub: Time and temp make tender meat
January 2, 2018 - 6:30am
December 17, 2017
Grim's Grub: If you can't beat 'em, blend 'em!
December 17, 2017 - 7:30am
November 22, 2017
Ribs get a reputation for being chewy and full of tallow. I've already provided a pressure-cooker method (maximum pressure for 30 minutes) that solves both issues, but I recently got curious about other ways to render ribs delicious. Illustration
Grim's Grub: Give maligned (but delicious) venison ribs a try
November 22, 2017 - 8:00am
November 4, 2017
Never before had any of us seen fruit on it until one day I was walking the driveway at the end of my first summer back from college. There was a tree with big green orbs hanging from it. I looked and behold, a big apple tree just covered in fruit. Illustration
Grim's Grub: Plenty of options available this apple year
November 4, 2017 - 8:00am
October 23, 2017
Grim's Grub: Treat your four-legged family members right
October 23, 2017 - 7:30am
August 30, 2017
You can achieve simple success with yogurt in a mason or jelly jar. These can be filled with granola or high protein, high fiber cereal or similar toppings, fruit and yogurt. Illustration.
Grim's Grub: If short on time, try these make-ahead meals
August 30, 2017 - 7:00am
August 10, 2017
It takes a lot of volunteers a lot of work to put on the annual Summerfest Rhubarb Festival. Travis Grimler/Echo Journal
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Grim's Grub: Behind the scenes at the Rhubarb Festival
August 10, 2017 - 7:00am
July 3, 2017
I visited a friend one day and was asked, "What would you do with baby bok toy?" I gave her a few simple ideas, such as steaming bok choy and serving with butter or making boiled dinner. For a very summery example, there is a "super salad" formula that goes as follows. Four cups greens + 1-2 cups vegetables + 2 cups optional protein + ½ cup optional add-ins + ½ cup salad dressing. Illustration
Grim's Grub: Healthy home cooking can be easy
July 3, 2017 - 8:00am
May 23, 2017
Roux is traditionally a half-and-half mixture of flour and butter mixed over medium heat and cooked to varying degrees. Illustration
Grim's Grub: Roux the day!
May 23, 2017 - 9:00am
April 21, 2017
I don't know about anyone else, but for me there are few appetite triggers as powerful as burning charcoal. You could pull a mean prank on me by just burning them without food. The smell turns me into Pavlov's dog. Illustration
Grim's Grub: It's time to fire up the grill
April 21, 2017 - 5:00am
March 15, 2017
It is that time of year again, possibly even the tail end, weather pending (I'm new at this so I dunno). It's time to tap maples. The concept of maple production is fantastic, if you ask me. It has great tradition. You make something delicious and the end result must be very satisfying to justify the work being put into it. Illustration
Grim's Grub: It's time to tap the sweetest trees
March 15, 2017 - 7:10am
February 24, 2017
The skin could actually be left on for certain Chinese or traditional Native American soups. I decided to use it in a Chinese soup, but without the skin mainly because I am afraid nobody but me will eat it if the skin is left on. However, if you've ever eaten fried fish that was merely scaled, this should not be a problem to you. Illustration
Grim's Grub: Pout about it
February 24, 2017 - 11:46pm
January 12, 2017
I'm guessing this is a very familiar scenario in single-parent households. In such cases, I imagine kid meals look a lot like ours did. Macaroni and cheese, ramen, spaghetti, hot dogs, summer sausage sandwiches and foods you could either microwave, toast or cook in water on the stove. Illustration
Grim's Grub: This one's for the kids
January 12, 2017 - 11:30am