Cool Stuff – G’s Favorite Things
“The Foodsaver Gamesaver”

You guys, I have a new toy. For all of my meaty needs, which is exciting particularly because fall is fast approaching, and I will be hunting a lot of meat. Since so many of you ask me the best way to store meat and fish after a successful outdoor adventure, I thought I’d share my experience with it and show you how it works. Any hunter who packages and […]

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“EcoZoom Stove”

You Guys! I have been cooking on a really wonderful stove this summer and I wanted to tell you about it because not only is it perfect for your summer camping, picnics, or small patio, but it also supports a cause that is near and dear to my heart. Here is why: Three billion people – half the world’s population – need a safer way to cook. This population is […]

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“How to Pair Wine with Food”

Many of you have reached out over the years to ask me about wine, specifically what wines would pair well with the various dishes I cook up, especially the meat dishes. I’ll admit that I have sometimes chosen wines just because of their label (and I’m guessing some of you know what I’m talking about).  Choosing wine shouldn’t be a guessing game and learning about wine should be fun, not […]

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“The 9 Best Bites of Food in Austin, TX”

I have waited quite a while to write this post, because, well, I wanted to eat my way through Austin before I felt like I was an authority on these things. Of course everyone in Austin has their own favorite spots that are near and dear to their heart. But seeing as I’m fairly new here, I like to think I have a fresh, unbiased perspective. Below is my list, […]

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“Agi Miagi”

One of my favorite things about living in Austin is that it is a place of constant creativity. There are so many different kinds of artists that come in and out of this city every year and so many who find themselves attracted to this place, wanting to make it a home. When people ask me why I moved to Austin my answer is usually, “For Austin.” I travel a […]

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“A Few of My Favorite Things Vol. 1”

I returned from vacation this week. It is such a funny word to roll around the tongue. I plan to use it more as a result of a promise I made to myself. And while I was on said vacation I got to do a lot of reading, much more than I normally accomplish in my daily life. I discovered all sorts of cool things out there in the world […]

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“The Best Tools for Home Butchering”

A reader of this site recently asked me to do a blog post on what tools are needed for home butchering, so this is for you girlfriend. Home butchering is such a fun past time, and if you learn how to do it yourself you can save a lot of money. Buying a whole animal from a farm, for example, will allow you to break it down into all of […]

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“Because I Love Ya” (Winners Announced!)

Update: I am awestruck by your beautiful answers. They made me laugh, that made me cry, and most importantly they reminded me of the beauty of humanity. If you are looking for inspiration I recommend reading the answers to my contest question below in the comments, they will bring you joy. In no particular order, the 10 winners are: Julie Edwards: “I am totes in love with my beagle. She […]

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“Girl Hunter Bookplate Giveaway”

Because Christmas is fast approaching and Hanukah is in our midst, and because I’ve gotten a lot of requests for signed books that I haven’t been able to fulfill lately with my nutty schedule, I’m giving away signed bookplates today that you can paste into a copy of Girl Hunter if you plan to give it as a gift. The first 50 people that send a screen shot or picture […]

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“Cast Iron, My Love”

If you are looking for early holiday gifts before the mad rush begins, let me make the best suggestion of all suggestions there ever were… the one true pan, the one true cookware in the world! CAST IRON, my friends. I’m obsessed, as you know. Here are some good deals on cast iron so you can make… …this recipe. Or this recipe. 3-Piece Cast Iron Skillet I don’t know what […]

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