Archive for April, 2007

Uncle Torvald And His Sauce

America is a nation that can’t live without barbecues. Grilled spareribs, grilled salmon, grilled chicken, grilled lamb chops; everybody loves them. If I’m not mistaken, even diabetics who have strict diet programs can eat barbecues without the worry of putting their health in danger. There are many barbecue recipes available in cookbooks, and in the Internet that are dedicated for diabetes patients. Why don’t you try to follow this recipe and feed your family with it at least once a week? If you have someone in the family who is suffering from the disease, help lessen their burden by preparing healthy, and great-tasting food for them.

My uncle Torvald has been diagnosed with diabetes last year. However, his sickness doesn’t hinder him to become the best barbecue cook in our family. In this particular entry, I’m going to share one of his special sauce recipes. I like this sauce because it gives any grilled food a sweet and sour taste.

Combine and simmer for twenty minutes these ingredients for your healthy sauce:

A can of fresh tomato sauce
2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt and pepper
2 teaspoons chili powder
Half teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons paprika
Onion, shredded
1/4 cup vinegar and Worcestershire

Saturday Special Grilled Ribs

My mom is the best cook I’ve ever had the fortune to meet. She roasts delicious turkeys even if it’s not Thanksgiving. My friends who visit the house every weekend to play Xbox 360 games love her pasta and cookies. My dad who loves to eat (just look at his size) likes to play guinea pig for my mom’s new recipes.

Grilling? That is child’s play to her. She knows how to grill perfect meat without burning or charring it. Every Saturday, my mom makes a special sweet and sour spareribs barbecue for the family. This is the entire recipe for my mom’s grilled spareribs.


One kilo of Spareribs, cut into medium strips
One cup of brown sugar
A quarter of the sauce called Worcestershire
Half-cup Chili powder or sauce
Crushed garlic
One teaspoon of Mustard
A quarter of Red Wine
Pepper to taste

To remove excess fat, wrap the ribs in aluminum foil then bake it for 1 ½ hours at 350 °F. After baking, rub all the ingredients to the ribs and marinate for an hour. Grill the ribs for thirty minutes, but make sure the meat is four inches above the charcoal. Lastly, place the grilled ribs in a plate covered with wax paper to absorb the oil.

Fireplace In Your Backyard

Men just love barbecuing. Making barbecues at the backyard does not seem all too girly for me. Don’t you think so, too? I guess barbecuing is one of those, if not the only, household chores that men would like to be responsible for. In fact, I have observed that my wife loves it when I volunteer to do some barbecues. However, I remember there was a time my wife sulked for days when she discovered the “ugly” barbecue grill that I bought. Apparently, my wife thinks it’s too plain. It’s all just bits of metal put together. Well, that was her opinion. I remember that she added it just wasn’t “homey” enough. Needless to say, I vowed that I’ll go looking for the “homiest” barbecue grill that I could find. I intended to give my wife a new barbecue grill as a wedding anniversary present.

Lo and behold! I laid my eyes on Neo Fireplace and Grill. I just knew my wife would love it. Actually, I also fell in love with the machine. How do you feel about a sturdy fireplace located outside you house? Sounds silly, right? Well, the barbecue grill looked like a fireplace. However, you’ll find that it is a barbecue grill made in heaven. Oh wait. It was actually made in the Danish Island of Mors. Check it out and you’ll see what I am blabbering about.