Happy Memorial Day


This is how much I worry about you guys — I woke up in the middle of the night and realized that I hadn’t written a single thing this week to help you out with a meal to kick off the best season of the year. We’re guests this year, but any of the dishes here would have certainly been gracing the Memorial Day table if we were in charge. Have a great holiday.

Grilled Leg of Lamb with Fava Bean Crostinis (that’s the loveliness you are looking at above)

Grilled Tandoori Chicken Burgers with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Apricot-Rum Glaze with the Cabbage and Lime Slaw at the bottom of this post.

Grilled Summer Salad with Chicken

Grilled Lamb Chops with The Ultimate Spring Salad (I’d add some chopped mint) and how good does mayo-less potato salad look?

Fancy Hot Dogs from Bon Appetit. (And while you’re there, check out our column this month wherein Tony’s Steak goes bigtime!)

Baby Back Ribs with Fennel Slaw and Potato Salad

Grilled Vegetables with Haloumi

Andy would like to remind you to make friends with your chimney.

I would like to remind you that if you showed up to a BBQ at my house with a jar of  special sauce, you would be my friend for life.


Wherever you are this weekend, I hope you’ll be able to hit your farmer’s market. If you are really lucky, maybe you’ll even hit the market with one of these awesome Jane Marvel totes. Jane Marvel was the sponsor of last month’s newsletter giveaway and I’m pleased to announce that Beth M is the lucky winner. Remember, you have to be a newsletter subscriber to be eligible to win these giveaways — and trust me there are some good ones coming up. Special thanks to Jane Marvel and congrats to Beth!

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The pork tenderloin sounds mouthwatering. We usually have a barbecue but this year we’re celebrating at our favorite local bistro. I am also taking an afternoon to visit the local farmer’s markets and stock up on fresh goodies. Yum!


You guys always know exactly what I am looking for, it’s scary! Those bags look so cute!


I made the baby back ribs, the BBQ and the cabbage slaw for a BBQ and it was all just delicious. And easy!