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Johnny Medley

Laughing at myself…

Nothing more to say. Clogged drains are a pervasive issue, but we manage to stay on top of things on our block, It really does come down to a collective, block-by-block effort to effectively root out cleanliness issues on a…

Fried jerk turkey

One of the best surprises from this past Christmas was a serious hookup from my brother-in-law, “E.J.” He goes to a popular establishment on Chicago’s South Side and they will jerk and cook any meat you bring. “E.J.” opted to…

I love to “prep” with my wife!

Food preparation time provides and opportunity to talk and unwind. We have a blast cooking together, but “flow” is everything–particularly after a long day. We have an established routine: She handles the seasoning of the meat, while I chop. We…

New computer build w/AMD Ryzen 3 3200G

It’s always a blast to build a new “box.” This is a low-budget, yet rather powerful machine. The SSD, along with 32 gigs of RAM makes for a fast and lean machine for video and audio chopping. The new year…

Grilled salmon steaks

Another easy favorite for the grill. You’ve got to watch out for the bones, but the steaks are packed with flavor. It’s actually cathartic to watch them (peeking allowed) cook indirectly, after a quick sear on both sides.

Easy grilled salmon fillets

It doesn’t take long to fire-up the grill with a basic chimney starter. As the coals get hot, prepare the salmon fillets with your seasoning of choice. Apple wood–just like with chicken–always works well.