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DVanB's Monthly Gastronomic Highlights (April 2018 Edition)

I could have easily titled this post, "The Tale of The Two Aprils" because that's what it was...half the days of the month continued to reflect late-winter, while the other half embraced spring and even summer. This dichotomy was reflected in my eating adventures...some made inside to warm up, others enjoyed outside to celebrate and relax.

pot of leek and potato soup

 A bit batch of my homemade, rustic leek and potato soup, inspired by a similar dish from Julia and Jacques.

glass of beer

 Celebrating a friend's birthday at a brewery...Happy Birthday, indeed!

two burgers on the grill

Burgers on the grill, hand-formed and hand-seasoned.

cooked pork shoulder in a smoker

It's been awhile since I've smoked a full pork butt; this beauty spent over 6 hours under smoke and was mighty tasty. 

skewered shrimp on the grill

Testing out my marinade recipe on some shrimp. Look at them getting golden and happy on the grill. 

bowl full of cooked eggs and other breakfast items

Wrapped up the month by having a satisfying Southern-inspired breakfast bowl for brunch.

May, National BBQ Month and the start of peak grilling/smoking season, here we come!!

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