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Bacon Dogs on the Big Green Egg   Leave a comment

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Nathan’s hot dog wrapped with bacon and dressed with grainy hot mustard and sweet pickle relish. I know – the onions are missing.

For some reason I had a hankering for a good hot dog. My favorite wieners are the famous Nathan’s. I also had a package of thick-cut bacon in the fridge, so I decided to wrap the wieners with a nice slice to make some Bacon Dogs.

I made a two-zone fire in the BGE, and cooked 4 bacon dogs at a time to cope with the flare-ups.

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These were simple and fast and good. I think I need to try replacing the bacon with some Italian prosciutto or  cappicola (gabagoul) next time.

And always remember: As  Dirty Harry (Clint Eastwood) said in “Sudden Impact” — “Nobody, I mean nobody puts ketchup on a hot dog.”

So after making these Bacon Dogs, my mind began to wander at the office today, and I thought about Maui Hot Dogs and Hawaiian Portuguese sausage. So I stopped by the local Marukai market (Costa Mesa, CA) and bought a selection of linguica. I will be doing a comparison of the various sausages at the next cook-out!

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UPDATE: Looks like someone already did a Portuguese sausage “shoot-out” 

Presentation: Microwaves: Not Just for Leftovers   Leave a comment

Microwave radio dishes used for ham (Amateur) radio communication.

Microwave radio dishes used for ham (Amateur) radio communication.

The Orange County Mini Maker Faire is coming up (August 17 at UCI), so I added this intro to ham radio on the microwave bands. The Maker Fair coincides with the ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, and so, rather than missing the contest, I thought it would be fun to try working the contest from the Maker Faire. . . . .

Click here to view the presentation>>>> Microwaves: Not Just for Leftovers