I’ve Joined the Dad Spotlight Podcast to Talk Food


I’ve been writing about food since 2009 on this blog and even earlier with my former Detroit Eats website back in 1997.  I haven’t done much with video or audio when it comes to food, but that is changing as I am going to make some appearances on the Podcast Dad Spotlight starting this month. […]

Nick Offerman Mocks School Lunch in this Great Funny Or Die Spoof


Pizza Farm with Nick Offerman – watch more funny videos Remember when the federal government claimed pizza a vegetable because it has tomato sauce?  Whether you do or do not, it doesn’t really matter as every parent knows school lunch is a joke. A really, really sad joke which is why our family packs a […]

The Problem with Playtime Isn’t Video Games; It’s Structured Play

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A granola company wants you to make sure our families are not the last generation to get out and enjoy nature.  This is the insight of the latest campaign from Nature Valley called #RedescoverNature.  It begins with grandparents sharing what they did as kids including fishing, berry picking and other outdoor activities.  We then hear from […]

I Think I’ll Pass on “Bratwurst in Bed”


Filed under things that will give you nightmares is this Father’s Day ad from Johnsonville. This time it’s not the factory farm meat that is scary. No, the whole bizarre advertising to sell you stuff trend is what’s scary. Does anyone really want drug induced images of their sausage coming to life? And even if you […]

Strawberry Fields and Getting to Know Your Food


  With the long three day Memorial weekend, we were kind of struck with what to do since we didn’t head out of town or had any big plans for the holiday. Saturday we saw the film Tomorrowland which the boys liked but I started to fall asleep during. Sunday and Monday were blank canvases […]

Why We Don’t Buy From Tyson, Perdue and Others


Last night’s HBO Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is a great example why our family moved to a sustainable food solution. If you didn’t see it, John took the chicken industry to task for treating its contract farmers like shit. Like chicken shit to be exact. Here is the full clip that shows how […]

Finally Great Pizza at Home


  This is not a sponsored post.  Breville never reached out to me and sent me anything, not even a cup of flour to make the dough.  No, this is just pure, natural, organic love of a product I bought with my hard earned money. It’s a pizza maker that has changed my experience with […]

SousVide Supreme Recipe Contest


I would love your vote: SousVide Supreme website’s BBQ Recipe Challenge. If you follow my blog regularly, you probably have noticed some new recipes featuring the sous vide cooking technique.  I don’t accept a lot of sponsored content on my blog mostly because I find a lot of the products people pitch to me to be […]

Some Useful Tips for Summer Grilling (Or Any Season)


  Here are some tips for grilling I’m sure we all can use now that the summer grilling season is upon us. I know I’ve been breaking out my grill more and more even if the weather is well always summer here in Los Angeles. I don’t know what it is but when June hits, […]

My Meat Prayers have been Answered


Thank you Meat God. When we moved out of Texas last year to come back to my home state California, one thing I knew I’d miss was Burgundy Pasture Beef.  The ranch in Grandview, Texas was a gem in where I sourced my meats. We would drive to the ranch about every 6 weeks (it […]