Tag Archives: 4th of July

The Hawaii State flag will have to do…

Hawaii will have to do

I’ve got a couple bottles of Pabst in the fridge and a luscious-looking berry tiramisu, but what I really hope for is that this 3-minute pulled pork will be as tasty as it looks. We’re lucky to have perfect weather this evening – not too hot – so dinner al fresco is as close as it gets to a classic outdoor barbecue. Happy 4th!

Pulled pork 3 minutes

Tri-berry tiramisu


Happy 4th of July!

Triple berry tiramisu
Triple berry tiramisù for ME not you!

I said “dessert” and the dachshund came running…

Have marshmallows, will party

Independence Day 2014

Even though Independence Day turned out wet and gloomy, it would’ve been an even sorrier July 4th had I bought steaks instead of hot dogs. Cooking a thick piece of prime in a frying pan is so wrong. Hot dogs are more forgiving, as long as you have good mustard, and while the Stonewall Kitchen mustards cost dearly (about $7.25 US – each), I was beyond thrilled to find an american product – and a gourmet one at that – at the super.

Stonewall Kitchen

We had a nice mix of nations at the table: Native Storm ale from the UK, pesto-flavored chips and petits concombres pickles from France, american marshmallows, and “american” hot dog buns from Italy. I looked back at what we did for 2010 and was surprised to see that temps were in the mid-80’s. Yesterday’s high was 68°F!

4th of July 2010
July 4th, 2010