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Spring is Here

It's that special time of year in the South when the outdoors beckon and nature "teases" with alternating days of gentle warmth and the last vestiges of cold.  The daffodils have put on their early show, as well as the forsythia and Bradford pear trees, while the dogwood and azalea are preparing for their stage entrance.   We have bleeding heart in our garden which is like the "trumpeter" of Spring .... emerging from the ground  and offering it's pink blossoms in what seems like a matter of days...   Following closely behind, the hosta starts to emerge from the ground: And the Dogwoods prepare to join the azaleas in their floral display  Besides the urge to go outside and "play...

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Sawdust Spotlight: Cilantro Lime Smoked Pork Tacos

Around our house "what's for dinner" is considered a priority question:). We like good food and think it's worth a little effort...........but then like everyone, our busy schedule can mean that without planning and prep good things don't just happen! We're always looking for ways we can prepare multiple portions for later use and on the hunt for those "keeper" recipes that end up becoming standby favorites.    We enjoy smoking our own meats.......pork tenderloin, turkey, brisket, etc.  We buy several of whatever cut we plan to smoke......brine or season and then smoke, vacuum seal and freeze.  This way we end up with numerous meals to enjoy from our days's effort.   A favorite recipe we have come to love is...

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