Monday, December 31, 2012

The final product

I don't think there will be any leftovers!

Finished cooking

After 8 hours, the pork has reached the magical internal temperature of 190 degrees. Time to set it aside to rest up before pulling it.

Pork update

Four hours in and the shoulders are already at 170 degrees. That's pretty fast for a grill that is set at 225. They sure look and smell good, though!

Let the smoke begin

It is now 0600, about ninety minutes before sunrise. We put the pork on the Traeger and set it at 225. Starting early should ensure that the pork is ready by 6pm, about an hour before guests arrive.

NYE pulled pork

The test run with a chicken went well last night, so today we are attempting traditional "low and slow" pulled pork. We start with a couple pork shoulders "Boston Butts" from Costco and apply a generous rub.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Santa brought a smoker!

Ready for some pulled pork on NYE?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

First class, again!!!!!!!

Tsunami in Hawaii

What an exciting way to end our Hawaiian vacation! Our condo is on Waikiki Beach, but fortunately it is 400 feet above sea level.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

San Francisco summer solstice

9pm, SF Bay. Boy do I live summer!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Phase one complete!

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Girl scout cookie pickup

Sent from my iPhoneLeila's first year selling cookies

Friday, February 3, 2012

Leila's journalism class

Leila is studying journalism at school.  Her projects are posted as blogs.  Her first article was about the 75th anniversary opt the Golden Gate Bridge.  You can read it here:

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012