|A primaeval calm descends upon my soul as my eyes
follow the swirling multi-colored flames as they lick and curl around the hard
wood upon which they feed. I am transported back
to the dawn of time. I eagerly await the flames
to faithfully turn the oak and mesquite wood into glowing coals...
mother's voice echos from the past, "If you're starving to death come help me
and dinner will be ready lickity-split!". Mom always served a variety of
healthy balanced meals. My training in food preparation began as she and the
rumblings in my belly forced me to learn. The ritual of
creating a meal, simple or complex,
can be a powerfully satisfying process impacting base
emotions. High quality fresh
ingredients are neccessary for nutrition as well as required for full
...the flames have receeded leaving coals which
pulse and breath with heat. The vegetables, carefully scewered, oiled and
seasoned, and the meat, marinade or herb rubbed and seasoned, sizzles on the
hot steel of the grill. Like Pavlov's dog the salvia begins to form as the
aroma of the cooking food takes me back once again to the dawn of
Fresh vegies and
meat on a
The Oak Pit
168 at one time!
shall we serve them?
Well here is one way!
Lemon Boy and
Beefsteak Tomatoes with
Lemon Thai Basil,
Balsamic Vinegar, Capers
Roquefort Cheese Crumbles
surrounded by Chili and Bell
Peppers from the Garden