I'm STILL a self confessing, self professing know-it-all, or so I think!

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and give me something to believe in if there’s a Lord above

forgive me for what I’ve done there ’cause I never meant the things I did

sometimes I wish to God I didn’t know now things I didn’t know then

… and give me something to believe in

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Barbecued Prime Rib Roast!!

Always meant to attempt it, but never did. I lucked out with this absolutely gorgeous Sterling Silver 5 pounder (cap removed of course) from Sobeys, and knew this time I wouldn’t be deterred, full steam ahead y’all … I was a danistrulytheman on a mission. Initially thought of doing a south-western spice rub (something I’d use on bbq chicken), but with fresh herbs still going strong in my garden, opted to go Medi ‘nstead. I finely chopped oregano and thyme, along with plenty of sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper abundantly crusted the roast (after lathering generously with olive oil – Acropolis, of course, lol). And taking advantage of the butcher string, I intertwined two rosemary sprigs (which I later discarded along with the string after snipping). I served it with my famous lemon & butter potatoes (topped with caramelized onions), roasted cauliflower, feta and basil drizzled with Acropolis, tzatziki … and grilled pita bread (sorry, those pics didn’t make the cut)!! A final note; bbq rib roast KILLS … good luck getting that colour/crust in any oven … not to mention the hint of wood flavour. Only benefit of oven roasting is convenience … no muss, no fuss with temp. variations (had to remove my roast and grate to add hardwood charcoal once to maintain my temp.), throw it in and away you go (and you can go away – literally) … YES, you have to baby this … but oh my … what a baby!! 😉

A perfect rib roast …

Waiting for the Weber


Indirect cooking (1 1/2 hours or so – looking for an internal temp of 140º) …

Resting on my spatula/plate before carving …

A close up … LOVE the colour, the crust …

Another angle; perfect separation of meat from bones …

Sliced, bit of au jus … but only one bone (sorry, couldn’t resist gnawing, lol) …

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Maybe I shouldn’t!!

… ah what the fuck, think I will!! Discretion ain’t thine name danistrulytheman!! Sorry guys, I try to be the friendly blogger, playing nice nice with y’all … but to blatantly bypass achievements, while YET crowing ’bout starting/trying to achieve, and expecting pat pats on yer back feedback … suffice it to say, that shit don’t sit well with me … and forgive my sour grapes and the sour taste left in my mouth while I politely forego diplomacy  … just wanna give everyone a reminder … I’m in the 700/3 club motherfuckers!! OK, maybe not so politely!! 😉

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well I just looked in the mirror and things aren’t looking so good

well I can’t get any lower still I feel I’m sinking

show me the power child I’d like to say that I’m down on my knees today

yeah it gives me the butterflies gives me away till I’m up on my feet again

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National Drink Beer Day

… September 28th. Who am I to ever need a reason to drink beer, let alone the best reason ever conceived, lol. HAPPY NDBD!!

2 file photos never published:

With the gang on the patio at Allen’s before the pour …

Stella for lunch at my 2nd favourite TO joint …