Posts By Carter

Traveled to Italy for work and spent most of the week in the southern tip on the coast. Hotel where I spent most of my week We had long days and truly did a lot of work, but in the evening we were able to hit a few of the local haunts for a drink The Grappa was strong! women's bathroom signmen's bathroom sign I did not need to understand Italian to know which bathroom was mine! Eventually the week was over and took a flight to Rome. The next morning I would be flying home, but I was able to explore Rome at night. It had just rained so the streets were pretty empty. This gave me some amazing…

After cooking a ribeye steak in part 1 and taking what I learned from that, I figured it was time to tackle it again. So once again, I grabbed a ribeye. This was nice and thick. I added on a rub and some red pepper flakes because I do like some spice. Spicy Ribeye While that was resting, I got out my cast iron pan and added some butter, garlic, and onions. Slowly cooking onions and garlicYou just can't go wrong with these! Once I started seeing some browning on the garlic and onions, I then added the steak and cooked at perfectly medium heat for 5 minutes a side and into the pan! 5 minutes in - Flipped -…

On Mother's day, we successfully summited Whiteface Mountain. Last time we had to turn back half way due to an oncoming thunderstorm which we just barely beat as we ran down and made it to the car. This time, I'm happy to report, we did not run into such impediments. Snow could still be seen on either side of the trail Winter weather had taken its toll on the trail This is as far as we got the last time! We made it to the place we were forced to turn around last time and kept on going. The day was cold and windy. We were warm enough with the correct clothing and gloves. The sun did eventually come out…

Readers know and hear about my homemade Whiskey Sours and yes, they still are my favorite, but it got me thinking on what I can do with the left over lemon rinds. Squeezed lemons Then it hit me. Lemoncello! Since I'm not having 10 to 12 lemons at a time, I did a test to see how well the rind would freeze. Lemon Freeze Test The lemon ends I did the test with froze perfectly. No discoloration, no nothing. So that gave me hope that they would keep over the course of a week while I made my Whiskey Sours. So prior to squeezing the lemons, I would gently peel the rind and save it. More yellow, less white First…

The Mrs and I have been doing our best to get into shape as of late, and doing well I must add! The question was: How do we keep this motivation going? Well, we of course love Bermuda, and have been there a few times. The last two, we coincided our travels with a road race. We have always heard about the Bermuda Triangle Challenge that happens in mid January. Three races in three days. Friday is the Mile Run held on Main Street Saturday is the 10K Sunday is your choice of the Half-Marathon or Full Marathon. The person with the three combined lowest times is how the overall scoring works. Here is the thing. I'm not a runner.…

I'm not sure how many parts of the series there will be, I'm trying to test taking the steak off at different temperatures and seeing exactly what it's like on the inside and how well it tastes. Because I've been on a more meat-based diet lately I find myself cooking a lot more steaks. They are simply done either in butter or bacon fat with garlic, salt, and pepper. That is it. Tonight I was cooking a ribeye cut of meat. I ended up putting a thermometer through the side and into the middle to get the best temperature reading and also to allow me to flip it over while keeping the thermometer firmly in place. 4 minutes one side…

I have a love-hate relationship with cigar of the month clubs. What I love about them? Getting new cigars I never would have picked if I walked into a large humidor and saw them. My least favorite part? Getting new cigars. I know that sounds completely contradictory, and it is... The thing is, when I have time to go have a cigar I really really want to have a cigar I know I'm going to enjoy so I still overlook the random cigars I received. Go figure. So I thought it was time to dig in to my stash and try some new cigars. This was one of them and it did not disappoint! Pig tail style end Box pressed…

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