Well, what is a BBQ guy supposed to do when he still cannot easily get to his cooker? He can grill indoors, at least he gets to use his spice mix, gets those nice stripes on the meat and see a little smoke. I bought some Niman Ranch pork chops, gave them a good rub with the spice rub I normally use as a base for pork butts, but with a little salt and black pepper added to complete the flavor profile. One of the things I noticed that cause me to choose these chops was the pure bright white fat rim, this tells me these chops are fresh, always want to see a nice white layer of fat, yellowed or cracked fat is a sure sign of old meat. Anyways, here they are resting with a bit of rub on them.
There was this little eclair, which found it's way home today from A Taste of Denmark Bakery in Oakland, CA. This is an old bakery, once known as Neldam's Bakery, anyone who grew up in Oakland or the East Bay most likely knows of this place, it was a stalwart of birthdays and holidays for decades. It was old when I was born. A few months ago, years of financial hardship ended with the old owner's finally having to shut down. The landlord and head baker decided to give it a go with a different approach and this is what they are producing once again.