Caliber Therma-Shell Pro first thoughts

Given last weekend's good weather, we decided to bring out our new Caliber grill with the intention of setting it up for some tasty late-summer BBQs. These award winning Cali-made grills are small enough to tote around your yard with ease, yet they pack a serious punch when it comes to delicious smoked/grilled food.

We loved the design immediately. It's sophisticated and sleek - like an italian sports car - with great colors to choose from. The lock wheels make it easy to transport from point A to point B, and the collapsable side wings are perfect for holding plates of yummy food in the making. 10/10 for aesthetics. 

The Caliber grill doesn't just look good, it goes above and beyond when it comes to functionality. The dual-layer shell makes cooking more energy efficient and the surface of the grill safe to touch. Multiple vents give you control over how much air you allow inside the grill (perfect for the grill-master in all of us). The shape of the body, and the additional accessories, allows you to get creative with your outdoor cooking too! Ditch the traditional burgers and steak and try cooking smoked spare ribs, chicken on the built-in rotisserie, or veggies on the steel wok. The possibilities extend so far from there, it's easy to see why the Caliber has been referred to as the "iPhone of grills".

Posted on August 12, 2014 .

Asparagus in overdrive

The asparagus is enjoying the warmer weather. I'm harvesting every day and expect to continue until the end of May. By then, it will be left alone to go to seed and feed it's roots.

Posted on May 16, 2014 .

Seedlings moving out

I've been starting seeds indoors since March— under lights and then outdoors in mini hoop houses. Now the seedlings are ready to go in the ground. First they spend a few days acclimating outdoors to avoid shock. Basement, hoop houses, outside— increased humidity, wind, sunlight and other variables. The goal is healthy, strong and highly productive plants.

Acclimating in the garden under partial shade, May, 2014.

Acclimating in the garden under partial shade, May, 2014.

Posted on May 15, 2014 .