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Can You Smell It?

Updated on May 4, 2016

My Favorite Pastime

Can you see the smoke rising in the air? Can you smell it? When the weather is pleasant like it has been lately with the seasons willingly about to exchange hands from the spring into the summer months as you can imagine these are thoughts and smells that overwhelm my brain and nostrils and not to mention my stomach, just make me hungry thinking about it. I’m not along just think I will not be the only one mesmerized or enthralled from the aroma of food cooking but you will also experience somewhere along the line the same encounter if you like to eat as much as I do.

Barbeque Finger Licking Goodness

What are you talking about please get to the point you might be saying! Braising, roasting, grilling, bar b que, barbeque, bar b q or as I like to call it “Q” is basically in other words whatever in your mind you would like to call it when you think of finger licking goodness. The way it is spelled and pronounced really depends upon your background meaning culture, neck of the woods so to speak, or part of world/country you are from. I’m sure by now you get the idea of where I’m going with this one.

Barbeque My Year Round Love

If you are like me barbequing is most definitely one of my favorite pastimes no matter what time of year it can range from the freezing cold in December or the cool crisp days of fall but when it gets around the middle of spring and summer that is when it really get fun riding around town smelling the various aromas of meat being barbequed or grilled or more importantly “Qing” myself.

My Charcoal & Pit Of Choice

Everyone has their own style or taste to cook on the pit but my favorite way that I like to barbeque is with an old classic the barbeque pit named “Old Smokey”. Now I really enjoy the outdoors but do not want to be outside all day trying to light the pit so my preferred brand of charcoal that I use Kingsford Charcoal.

Reasons For My Brand Choice

The reason I say this is because other brands seem to take longer to or more lighter fluid or gas is needed to kick things of but the Kingsford brand of charcoal I personally notice is faster to light, burn and does not disintegrate like other premium brands the job is done right from the start.

Bring The Wood!

Another thing that I like to do to help enhance the flavor of cooking or barbequing my meat is to add some hickory, pecan or apple wood log or chips to the charcoal. Please make sure to soak your wood or chips in water thereby getting the full seasoned flavor and desired smoke from the wood. The smoke my friend is the secret to some good barbeque when cooking on a pit outside especially for ribs or chicken. Hey don’t take my word give it a try!


Can you see the smoke rising in the air? Can you smell it? Stop driving and drooling and break out your favorite pit, season your meat and soak that wood and go barbeque! Take some time out for yourself and family.

Product Mention:

Old Smokey

Kingsford Charcoal


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    • Genna East profile image

      Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I agree with Ruby...'tis the season for grilling, and I so look forward to it. :-)

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I can smell it! I love grilled food and this is the perfect time of year to do just that. Thanks for the reminder...