Thursday, March 17, 2011

Quiet... in three! A Poem by Daigneault

Quiet… in three!

A Poem by Daigneault

Hands that feel

Heart that speaks

Standing alone

To give

To please

No one

No plan

No staff

toward distant shore



Against a tide


to self

to all


silence speaks



only the ride

never knowing

With words of steel

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Grilling Vegetables MCTV

Grilling Vegetables is easy. The problem is, the moister content of vegetables is too low so they burn before they can become fully cooked. The answer is, to make a basic vinaigrette and to toss the vegetables in the vinaigrette before grilling.

Basic vinaigrette

½ cup Extra Virgin Olive oil

Juice of ½ fresh lemon

3-5 cloves garlic, smashed

Pinch of Italian Seasoning

Pinch of crushed red chile

1 tsp. dark brown sugar (optional)

1 tsp. Dijon mustard

kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Whisk it all together and toss the vegetables well before grilling.

Just keep a few things in mind hard vegetables like winter squash, beets or carrots take about twenty minutes to become soft enough to eat so start them first and when they start to soften add the other vegetables. Secondly the oil in the vinaigrette will flare up so keep an eye on the vegetables while they are directly over the fire. Once they are browned or grill marked enough move them away from the direct heat. Please send any thoughts, comments or questions and I’ll answer ASAP. I hope you enjoy these videos and please share them with your family, friends and online social networks.


Mad Coyote Joe