I am an Egghead. I cook on a Big Green Egg. I own six. A Big Green Egg is a kamado style ceramic smoker/grill that can trace its roots back 3,000 years to China and Japan. They burn natural lump charcoal and can slow cook at temperatures below 200° for many hours (20 to 24 is not unusual) or medium temps for those dishes that are typically cooked in a regular gas or electric oven, or 750 to 900° for meats that require searing heat like steaks. I also do a little woodworking.
Over the weekend we drove to San Antonio to visit with some long-time friends and fellow Eggheads for a small gathering at Casa de Ranger, the fitting name for Lawn Ranger's home and outdoor kitchen. Although it was quite warm and the air filled with smoke from multiple Big Green Eggs going full blast, it was a most enjoyable two days.
In as much as the people's names won't mean that much to anyone except Eggheads who already know who they are, I just decided to create a little video of the event.
Two years ago when I had my left knee replaced with an artificial one, my doctor said it's just a matter of time before I will need the right one replaced.
Well, that time will be August 1st, hopefully real early in the morning.
I've already done much of the paperwork and lab tests, started taking iron supplement pills and donated my first unit of blood. I donate the second one next week. And a few days before surgery i have to have another blood test and start injecting a form of blood thinner into my stomach.
Meanwhile, I've been trying to get done what will need doing for the next couple of months. Nothing serious because we pretty much keep everything up to snuff around here. But we did want to do some landscaping of our front entrance. And as usual, we picked the hottest, most humid days of the year to do it. But it sure looks better than before. It has been raining lot lately. We're not complaining, for sure.