After much encouragement from friends and family, I have decided to start my own blog. Welcome to Griffin’s Grub, a blog where I discuss barbecue and cooking on the Big Green Egg, from low and slow cooking, direct grilling, pizzas and even some baking. I might also include, from time to time, things we cook inside, restaurants we visit or anything else I find worth sharing. I hope you follow along, learn some tips and tricks you can include in your ‘cueing and get inspired to try things you have never thought about before. Please feel free to share any comments or ask any questions. And remember, “If you’re looking, you ain’t cookin’ !”
***Update 3/12/2012 ****
We’ve now been at this for about 6 and a half months and I had no idea where this was going when I started. It all began as kind of a whim and because of a few complaints from friends on Facebook saying all I ever did was post pics of food (all said in a kidding way….I think). I had no idea how to run a blog, codes needed, or the work/fun invoved. We are now approaching 18,00 views, we have 62 FB followers, 342 followers on Foodbuzz and 375 people receiving e-mails notifications and have been viewed in 28 countries! We’ve received the Leibster Award, the Versatile Blog Award and the Kreative Blogger Award as well as being tagged in Food Blog Tag.
So where are we going from here? Well, we’ll continue to post up blogs, researching new and exciting things to cook (Heck, maybe I’ll even whip up some kind of dessert for once). I’ve been looking into photography and trying to learn how to take better pictures. I’d like to get some software for editing pictures as well as learning more about my camera. Been looking into building a light box (Mrs. G is gonna love that one (sarcasm) ) I recently signed up for The Crazy Cooking Challenge, where once a month we are given a secret ingredient and are expected to create a meal out of it. That should be fun. Honestly, I don’t know where we are going, but I hope you all stick around for the journey. Should be fun. More ‘Cue in 2000 and One Two!
Been awhile since I updated this page at all, so I thought I would share some things that are going on with us. Back on May 27th, I was “tentatively” diagnosed with Type II diabetes. I say “tentatively” because I went in to the doctor and they did a blood glucose test although I had not officially been fasting. So a week later, I went and saw a specialist and sure enough I have it. This is something I am going to fight tooth and nail over. Serious diet modifications and exercising. That’s why you may have noticed some of the recent recipes tagged “Diabetic Friendly” and include nutritional info when I can find it. As of yesterday, I have brought my fasting blood glucose down to 106. Still a bit high. More work to be done. I plan on “Wowing” the doc when I go back to see him on the 10th. So we’re still cooking up a storm here and trying to bring you new and exciting cooks. Some of them just might be a bit healthier for you. Hope you enjoy this new spin on cooking. As always, thanks for checking in and we hope you will stick around for the journey.