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Just as the old saying goes…everything is better with butter

Just as the old saying goes everything is better with butter, so too, are the Big Green Egg summer recipes we have picked out for your enjoyment. As your local area Big Green Egg dealer, Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio wants to help you make the most of the time you spend outdoors this season.

The recipes we have chosen to share are simple and hearty. Though each does contain butter, they also integrate some of the garden fresh berries and vegetables that are readily available through your local Dayton area farmer’s markets, or maybe from your own garden!

The Big Green Egg also comes in six convenient sizes to choose from, from the Mini to Xtra large, so there is a model to fit any lifestyle or budget. We also have one of the largest selections of EggCessories in the area. With the outdoor living season in full swing, now is the time to place your order in time to savor all the savory summer recipes that you can prepare on your EGG.

Parmesan Grilled Corn with Roasted Garlic, Basil, and Parsley Banner Butter

Banner Butter Roasted Corn BGE copy

Recipe adapted from Food and Wine

Banner Butter is made with patiently-cultured cream from hormone-free, grass-fed cows with no added flavoring. Banner Butter is available online and at selected locations.

Ingredients

  • 6 Tablespoons of Roasted, Garlic, Basil, and Parsley Banner Butter
  • ½ cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ears of corn
  • Vegetable oil, for the grill
  • Kitchen twine

Instructions

Light your EGG. Set to 400ºF/204ºC. While waiting, take your Roasted Garlic Basil and Parsley Banner Butter out of the fridge to soften and grate ½ cup of parmesan cheese. Pull husks back from each ear of corn and remove silks. Using kitchen string, tie husks together at the end of each ear to form handle. Lightly brush your EGG with oil. Grill corn over a medium/hot flame, turning frequently for about 5 minutes (or partially cooked). Brush with softened Banner Butter and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Continue grilling, rotating frequently, and brushing with more butter until corn is a deep brown and tender. Serve with remaining parmesan cheese.

Serves 4-6

Peach and Blueberry Summer Pie

Two summer favorites in one delicious pie.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp allspice
  • 4-5 peeled, sliced fresh peaches
  • 1½ cups blueberries
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 pie crusts, homemade or store-bought
  • Extra sugar and cinnamon for topping

Instructions

  • Set the EGG for indirect cooking with the convEGGtor at 400°F/204°C.
  • Mix sugar, flour, cinnamon and allspice together in a large bowl. Gently fold in blueberries and peaches.
  • Pour the filling into an uncooked pie crust. Cut the butter into small pieces and distribute evenly over the top of the filling.
  • Use the second pie crust to create a lattice and cover the pie. Lightly brush the lattice with one beaten egg. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over the pie.
  • Cook at 400°F for 30 minutes; reduce the heat to 375°F for an additional 25 minutes.
  • Let the pie set for about 4 hours before eating. Enjoy!

The Big Green Egg is the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market. Eggs offer more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. The Egg is capable of cooking an entire meal, from the appetizers and bread, main course and even dessert!

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Contact us today to learn more at (513) 897–2040 or (937) 848-7040 to schedule an appointment to visit our showroom or email us wcohio@archadeck.net.

 

Let Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio Inspire Your Inner Gourmet

Big Green Egg family timeThe warm-weather season has arrived and everyone is poised to spend time outdoors! At Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio we cater to all things outdoor living. This means we can design and build the perfect outdoor living environment to fit your needs and fill it with all the accouterments that make the time you utilize so special. One of our most popular outdoor items among Dayton and Cincinnati area homeowners is the Big Green Egg.

The Big Green Egg is widely acclaimed as the original American-designed ceramic cooker and this modern culinary marvel stands alone as the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market. Eggs offer more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. From the perfect steak, melt-in-your-mouth ribs to appetizers and desserts, the Big Green Egg does it all. In addition, the Egg comes in six convenient sizes to choose from, so there is a model to fit any lifestyle or budget.

A Big Green Egg is a must have for tailgaters!

As your local Big Green egg dealer, we often share Egg recipes to make your outdoor cooking and dining experience more delicious. As we move into spring, farmers markets and local gardens will soon be overflowing with fresh vegetables. With this in mind, we have chosen a few meat-free recipes perfect for making the most from the season’s fresh selections.

Zucchini Bread

BGE Zucchini BreadIngredients

  • 3 cups zucchini, shredded
  • 1 ⅔ cups sugar
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup walnuts or pecans
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

Instructions

  • Set your EGG for indirect cooking, with the convEGGtor. Stabilize at 350°F/177°C.
  • Grease the bottoms of 2 loaf pans. Mix the zucchini, sugar, oil, vanilla, and eggs in a bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour into loaf pans.
  • Cook 45 minutes-1 hour.

Indian Curry Summer Vegetable Pan Grill

BGE stir fry

Ingredients

  • 1⁄4 cup water
  • 2 cups broccoli cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup red onion cut into thin 1” strips
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into thin 1” strips
  • 1 1⁄2 cups yellow squash cut in 1⁄2” slices
  • 1⁄4 cup sweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon Bouillon Seasoned Vegetable Base
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper, ground

Instructions

  • Set EGG for direct cooking (no convEGGtor) at 400°F/204°C.
  • In a bowl, mix coconut milk, Seasoned Vegetable Base, curry powder and black pepper.
  • Combine vegetables in a Stir-Fry and Paella Pan.
  • Pour mixture over vegetables and place pan directly on EGG.
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes or until vegetables are soft and fork-tender.

Serves 4

In addition to our large selection of Big Green Eggs and Eggcessories, we also carry Artleflame outdoor grills. Arteflame pairs the art of cooking with the ambiance of a backyard fire pit. With Memorial Day and Father’s Day right around the corner, now is the time to place your order!

Big Green Egg with Tim Stephens

Tim Stephens, owner Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio and your local Big Green Egg dealer.

Contact us today to learn more at (513) 897 – 2040 or (937) 848-7040 or email us wcohio@archadeck.net.

The Big Green Egg Makes the Perfect Holiday Gift for the Outdoor Gourmet on Your List!

Roasted turkey breast prepared on the Big Green Egg, (recipe below).

Roasted turkey breast prepared on the Big Green Egg, (recipe below).

Do you have a special someone on your Christmas list that is known among friends as the grill master? Or maybe you have that one family member whose home everyone clamors to during the holidays because everything they cook is out of this world delicious? We realize that choosing the perfect gift for the cooking aficionado in your life can sometime be a daunting task — but Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio can make it easy with our Big Green Egg menu of products that is sure to please!

We are your Big Green Egg authorized dealer, and with Eggs and a plethora of Eggcessories in stock we have what you’re looking for with no lines, no rush and no worry! The Big Green Egg is widely acclaimed as the original American-designed ceramic cooker and this modern culinary marvel stands alone as the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market. Eggs offer more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. From the perfect steak, melt-in-your-mouth ribs to appetizers and desserts, The Big Green Egg comes in six convenient sizes to choose from, so there is a model to fit any lifestyle or budget.

A Big Green Egg is a must have for tailgaters!

To demonstrate the Egg’s versatility, we have chosen a few holiday favorites that can be prepared using The Big Green Egg and Eggcessories. Imagine being able to give the gift that keeps on giving, during all seasons for years to come!

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** See these and more Big Green Egg recipes for holiday entertaining at https://issuu.com/biggreenegg/docs/holiday_entertaining_on_the_egg?e=3685215/2596444

You can prepare these easy and delicious holiday favorites on an Egg. Take a look and learn why this is the only outdoor cooker you will ever need:

Grill | Sear the perfect steaks, pork chops or burgers on the EGG. High temperature “steak house” grilling – even at 750º F / 400º C – is quick and easy! Using the two dampers for accurate control, you can lower the heat to a more moderate temperature for other grilled foods. Fish and seafood turn out moist and tender with a flavor-packed crust unmatched by other grills.

Oven | Using the indirect cooking method with a Plate Setter, the Big Green Egg bakes bread, pizza, casseroles, cobblers and pies better than your kitchen oven … you may never cook indoors again! The Big Green Egg retains heat and moisture so well that foods don’t dry out! Poultry, lamb, beef and vegetables are naturally tastier because the juices and flavors stay locked inside.

Smoker | The insulating ceramics of the Big Green Egg allow you to precisely control the temperature even at low heat. A controllable 200 to 350°F / 93 to 177°C gives succulent results with turkey, ham, lamb, chicken, ribs or any of your favorite cuts, infusing them with the aromatic wood smoke flavor. Want to slow cook at low heat for sixteen to eighteen hours … no problem!

More giftsContact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio at (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040  wcohio@archadeck.net to view our menu of Big Green Egg items today!

 

Archadeck of West Central & SW Ohio Shares Our Big Green Egg Zucchini Bread Recipe!

pumpkin-1666458_640Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio recently received guests and participated in the 47th Annual Sauerkraut festival. During festival hours we met some really wonderful people, consulted with potential clients and shared some great eats prepared on the Big Green Egg! With this in mind, the highlight from the event was undoubtedly the zucchini bread! Believe or not, we have received many requests for the recipe.

As part of our commitment to bringing our customers only the best, we have put together the recipe for you to create your own Big Green Egg zucchini bread right at home! This also a great way to use up the loads of zucchini you may have from your late summer garden.

Big Green Egg Zucchini Bread

  • zucchini-bread3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup apple sauce (or for less healthy option, veg oil of your choice)
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups grated zucchini

Mix up wet and dry ingredients into batter and pour batter into loaf pans. Set the Egg for 325 and bake until a toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean —about 45 minutes. Enjoy!

Big Green Egg profileAs your local dealer for Big Green Eggs, I have learned there is a misconception about what types of foods can be cooked using the Egg. In truth, the Egg is capable of cooking an entire meal, from the appetizers and bread, main course and even dessert!  The Big Green Egg is the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market. Eggs offer more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined.

The Big Green Egg also comes in six convenient sizes to choose from, from the Mini to Xtra large, so there is a model to fit any lifestyle or budget. We are your Big Green Egg authorized dealer, so now is the time to place your order in time to savor all the savory holiday recipes that you can prepare on your EGG.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Contact us  today to learn more at (513) 897 – 2040 or (937) 848-7040 or email us wcohio@archadeck.net

 

 

You scream, we scream, we all scream for ice cream treats created using the Big Green Egg!

In honor of July being National Ice Cream Month, we thought it only proper to spread the sweetness by sharing some of our favorite Big Green Egg ice cream treat recipesIn honor of July being National Ice Cream Month, we thought it only proper to spread the sweetness by sharing some of our favorite Big Green Egg ice cream treat recipes! In case you weren’t aware that there is a whole month set aside to celebrate this delectable, double-dipping goodness, here is a little history courtesy of the International Dairy Food Association website:

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by over 90 percent of the nation’s population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

About 10.3 percent of all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream, contributing significantly to the economic well-being of the nation’s dairy industry. With this in mind, Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio is sharing some of our favorite ice cream recipes created by the Big Green Egg.  All of these and more recipes can be found on the Big Green Egg website and Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio is your local dealer for the Big Green Egg and Eggcessories.

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

This is a great way to beat the heat while cooking on the EGG. Mix and match your favorite flavors of ice cream with your favorite type of cookie!

Ingredients

  • Your favorite cookie dough
  • Your favorite ice cream
  • Perforated Cooking Grid
  • Aluminum foil
  • Baking Stone

Instructions

  • Set the EGG for indirect cooking (with convEGGtor) at 350°F/177°C, unless otherwise specified by the cookie dough recipe. Preheat a Baking Stone on the grid of the EGG.
  • Make cookie dough as directed.
  • Wrap Perforated Cooking Grid with aluminum foil to prevent cookies from dripping through perforation. Evenly space cookie dough around the Perforated Cooking Grid.
  • Make 4 small balls with aluminum foil. Place 4 balls of foil evenly spaced on Baking Stone and place Perforated Cooking Grid on top of the foil. This allows for proper air circulation so the cookies bake evenly. It isn’t necessary, but is helpful.
  • Allow to bake for 9-11 minutes, unless otherwise specified by the cookie dough recipe.
  • Remove cookies once fully baked and allow to cool. Pair up cookies in sets of two based on relative size. Scoop your favorite type of ice cream onto one cookie and sandwich it with the other.
  • Eat immediately.

Wickles PMBP

Wickles Big PBMP

PBMP stands for Peanut Butter, Banana, Marshmallow & Pickle! Recipe courtesy of Wickles Pickles. For more information, visit wicklespickles.com.

Ingredients

  • 8 Large Marshmallows
  • 8 Peanut Butter Cookies
  • 2 Cups Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 4 Wickles Pickles Slices

Instructions

  • Set EGG for indirect cooking (with convEGGtor) at 325°F/163°C.
  • Grill banana slices directly on the EGG for 1 minute to get slight grill marks. Transfer to aluminum foil and add marshmallows. Cook for an additional minute, or until the marshmallows begin to melt. Remove and stack between 2 Peanut Butter Cookies and top with 1⁄2 cup vanilla ice cream. Garnished with a Wickles Pickle Slice.
  • Makes 4 servings

ice cream sandwiches

A New Spin on Ice Cream Sandwiches

These Cranberry & White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches are the perfect combination of warm cookies from the EGG and cold ice cream for a tasty treat on a hot summer night! Recipe adapted from Canadian Lentils. For more information, visit lentils.ca.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup (60 ml) dry red lentils
  • ½ cup (125 ml) butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup (125 ml) packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup (125 ml) sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
  • 1½ cups (375 ml) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (250 ml) old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda
  • ¼ tsp (1 ml) salt
  • ½ cup (125 ml) dried cranberries
  • 1 cup (250 ml) white chocolate chunks or chips
  • 4 cups (1 L) vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  • Set the EGG for indirect cooking at 350°F/177°C.
  • In a small saucepan of boiling water, cook the lentils for 15-20 minutes, until soft. Drain well and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars for 2-3 minutes, until pale and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt; add to the butter mixture along with the cooked lentils and stir until almost combined; add the cranberries and white chocolate and stir just until blended.
  • Drop large spoonfuls of dough a couple of inches apart on a greased baking sheet; bake on the EGG for 12-15 minutes, until pale golden around the edges and just set. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, and if you have time, freeze them (this will make them more firm, and easier to spread with ice cream).
  • Remove the ice cream from the freezer and set on the countertop until slightly softened. Place a scoop of ice cream on the underside of a frozen cookie, top with a second cookie and press down so that the ice cream spreads to the edges. Place on a baking sheet and return to the freezer until frozen. Wrap in plastic wrap and return to the freezer until you are ready to serve them.
  • Makes 1 dozen sandwiches or 2 dozen cookies
Big Green Egg with Tim Stephens

Tim Stephens, owner Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio and your local Big Green Egg dealer.

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is the Dayton & Cincinnati’s area premiere deck and porch builder. In addition to creating memorable outdoor living spaces, we are also your local authorized Big Green Egg dealer! We are excited to offer you America’s original ceramic outdoor cooker. You can also contact us at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040 or via email at
wcohio@archadeck.net.

Join Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio this weekend for 2nd Saturday Street Faire!

second saturdaySmall town festivals like the beloved 2nd Saturday Street Faire here in Waynesville, sparks community spirit as community comes together to participate in fun activities. The lightheartedness plays an important role, creating an environment where men, women and children all find something to enjoy.

Similar to the celebratory tone of national holidays, small-town festivals provide opportunities to define and redefine the community. Additionally, festivals also serve as excellent opportunities for new residents to get acclimated and meet lots of neighbors make new friends all while increasing the interest of visitors from out of town that may soon become residents.  In essence, locals and out-of-towners alike are typically treated to an authentic, high-quality experience that they will carry with them for a long time.

We extend to you our special invitation to come meet and greet our incredible team at Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio. We will be open Saturday from 10-2. Make sure to stop in and say hello!

Just look for "Eddie" in the front yard of our showroom!

If you are looking for a fun-filled festival to close out the summer that includes all of these features right in your own backyard…then look no further! This weekend, be sure to attend the first Second Saturday Street Faire of 2016, in downtown Waynesville. This weekend marks the annual debut of this beloved event which runs through September. Not only are we the areas premier outdoor living structure designer and builder, we also offer a large selection of outdoor living accoutrements to make your backyard come alive with enjoyment.

A Big Green Egg is a must have for tailgaters!Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio, the area’s leading custom outdoor living space designer and builder will be firing up the Big Green Egg for demonstrations right out in front of our fantastic showroom and offering samples of the some of the most delectable dishes that you just have to taste for yourself. As the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market, the Big Green Egg is the blended masterpiece of modern and traditional culinary technology that offers more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. Seven convenient sizes are available and tons of Eggcessories to match, guaranteeing that we have a Big Green Egg to fit any lifestyle or budget!

The Second Saturday Street Fair is held the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10am-5pm on the following months: June 11th, July 9th, August 13th, Sept. 10th.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Contact us at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040 or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net, or come see us this weekend so you don’t miss the fun!

 

 

 

 

Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio wants to help you celebrate National Barbecue Month!

May is national bbq month

Photo courtesy biggreenegg.com

Did you know May is National Barbecue Month?

Outdoor grilling is a favorite all-American activityThat’s right, and we are proud to honor the occasion with our versatile line of outdoor cookers, grills and outdoor living accoutrements sure to satisfy the king (or queen) of the coals in everyone!

We are the area’s authorized dealer for the Big Green Egg and Eggcessories. The Egg is the original American-designed ceramic cooker and is well-known as the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market. Eggs offer more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. From the perfect steak, melt-in-your-mouth ribs to appetizers and desserts, The Big Green Egg comes in six convenient sizes to choose from, so there is a model to fit any lifestyle or budget. We have a large selection of Eggs and Eggcessories in stock at our showroom, and we can also order directly for prompt shipment, so now is the time to place your order in time to enjoy outdoor cooking and dining this season!

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Along with being a Big Green Egg authorized dealer, Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio also carries a varied line of upscale outdoor grills. This includes the newest addition to our outdoor dining and living aresenal… Arteflame  outdoor grills!

Arteflame combines art with outdoor cooking as it can be used as a focal point in an outdoor living setting, as a super sophisticated outdoor firepit/ bowl, or as a functional outdoor grill. This grill is the most unique of any outdoor grill available today and the only grill on the market today that can replace that unsightly, traditional  backyard grill with a functional piece of art. The Arteflame is a pleasure to look at and can be displayed as a center piece of any outdoor space in addition to its grilling capabilities it can also double as a Fire Bowl on those days when there is a chill in the air. Watch this video to learn more:

You can learn more about the Big Green Egg, Arteflame and our superb outdoor living space designs, including outdoor kitchens, by visiting our website. To help celebrate National Barbecue Month, we would like to share these mouth-watering Egg recipes — enjoy!

Texas-Style Brisket

TExas Brisket

Recipe courtesy of Matt Pittman of Meat Church. From the Big Green Egg website.

This brisket is wonderful alone or served with soft tortillas and taco toppings.

Ingredients:

  • One 10 to 12 lb (4.5 to 5.5 kg) whole packer brisket (Choice or higher)

Instructions:

  • Trim the excess fat and silver skin from the brisket. Also, remove any “hard” pieces of fat as they will not render off during the cooking process. Trim the fat off the bottom of the brisket leaving only ¼ in (6 mm) fat. Apply rub to all sides of the meat liberally … I mean liberally! Cover the brisket and place in the refrigerator to marinate overnight.
  • Mix the rub ingredients (listed below) in a large bowl. This mix will make more than you need for one brisket; store the remainder in an airtight container.
  • Set your EGG for indirect cooking with the convEGGtor at 250°F/121°C.
  • Place the brisket on the grid, fat-side down – this is my preference, but highly debated in the barbecue world. Fat-side up is fine if that is your preference, but fat down is what many competitors do as it gives you a much better presentation. When the meat reaches an internal temperature of 160°F/71°C, double wrap the brisket in non-waxed butcher paper or aluminum foil – this is what we call the Texas crutch. The bark will have formed nicely by this point.
  • Continue to smoke the brisket until the meat is “probe tender,” which means when you probe it there is no resistance … think of a toothpick in a cake. Each piece of meat is different but this will likely be at an internal temperature of between 200-202°F/93-94°C. Remove the brisket from the EGG, wrap in a towel and place in a cooler for at least one hour. This will allow the juices to re-distribute in the meat. Unwrap the brisket and slice against the grain.

Brisket Rub Ingredients

  • 1 cup (240 ml) coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 cup (240 ml) non-iodized salt
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) granulated garlic
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) onion powder
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) paprika

pulled pork sandwichPulled Pork Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of Dr. BBQ from the Big Green Egg website.

Ingredients:

  • One 7 to 8 pound pork butt, fat cap trimmed off
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Big Time BBQ Rub (Recipe below)
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 2 cups Dr. BBQ’s Carolina Barbecue sauce (Recipe below)
  • 12 hamburger buns

Instructions:

  • Rub the meat with the oil and then sprinkle liberally with the rub. Put in the refrigerator for at least a half hour and up to 12 hours.
  • Set the EGG for indirect cooking at 275°F/135°C using hickory and cherry smoking wood for flavor. Put the butt in the EGG and cook until the internal temperature is 160°F/71°C;  this should take 6 to 8 hours. Lay out a big double piece of heavy duty aluminum foil and put the pork butt in the middle. As you begin to close up the package pour the apple juice over the top of the butt and then seal the package, taking care not to puncture it put it back in the EGG and cook until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 195°F/91°C;  this should take another 2 to 3 hours.
  • Remove the package from the EGG to a baking sheet. Open the top of the foil to let the steam out and let it rest for ½ hour. Using heavy neoprene gloves or a pair of tongs and a fork transfer the meat to a big pan. It will be very tender and hard to handle. Discard the juices as they will be quite fatty. Shred the meat, discarding the fat and bones; it should just fall apart. Continue to pull the meat until it’s shredded enough to make a sandwich. Add 1 cup of the sauce and mix well. Reserve the additional sauce for serving on the side. Serve on fluffy white buns topped with cole slaw.

*Makes 12 sandwiches

Big Time BBQ Rub Ingredients

  • ½ cup salt
  • ½ cup turbinado sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon granulated onion
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Big Time BBQ Rub Instructions:

From Dr. BBQ’s Big Time Barbecue Cookbook” by Ray Lampe and published by St. Martin’s Press. This is a very good and basic BBQ Rub. It works well on any food for smoking or grilling.

Combine all ingredients, mix well, and store in an airtight container.

*Yields 1½ cups

Dr. BBQ’s Carolina Barbecue Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 c vinegar
  • 2/3 cup catsup
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Dr. BBQ’s Carolina Barbecue Sauce Instructions

From The NFL Gameday Cookbook” by Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe and published by Chronicle Books.

In a small saucepan mix together the vinegar, catsup, sugar, salt, Worcestershire and pepper flakes. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes stirring to blend.

*Yields about 2 cups

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Contact us today to learn more at (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040. You can also email us at wcohio@archadeck.net.

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”

Archadeck Outdoor Living clears the air about the misconception that the Big Green Egg is “just another cooker”

Big Green Egg family timeIn the time I have been a local distributor for the Big Green Egg® , I have heard a lot of misconceptions about the product itself, and pricing. Many times consumers assume that the Big Green Egg® is “in-line” with many of the ceramic cookers flooding the market — this is certainly not the case. Much like Coca-Cola touts themselves as being “the real thing“, with other sodas coming onto the market not quite measuring up to the original. The same can be said about the Big Green Egg.

You can’t duplicate the original

Big Green Egg® is widely acclaimed as the original American-designed ceramic cooker and this modern culinary marvel stands alone as the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market. Eggs offer more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. From the perfect steak, melt-in-your-mouth ribs to appetizers and desserts, The Big Green Egg comes in seven convenient sizes to choose from, from the Mini to Xtra large, so there is a model to fit any lifestyle or budget. We are your Big Green Egg authorized dealer, so now is the time to place your order in time to savor all the tantalizing tailgating treats that you can prepare on your EGG.

Big Green Egg profileThe idea for the Big Green Egg® was hatched in East Asia. Inspired by a clay cooking vessel developed around 3000 years ago in China, the Japanese embraced this vessel and named it
kamado.

The Big Green Egg is based on an Asian design for a clay oven that is more than 3,000 years old, known as the ‘kamado’. In the previous century, American servicemen stationed in Japan tried the tasty, juicy dishes prepared in the characteristic clay pot and took it home with them to the United States to enjoy the delicious food it produced.

Opening its doors in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) in 1974, Big Green Egg made it possible for people across America to purchase this Asian jewel. The company started by importing Japanese and Chinese ‘kamados’. However, over time they developed the perfect model, from ceramic technologies advanced by NASA. Before each Egg leaves the factory, it undergoes a , meticulous inspection. The factory is ISO9001 certified, which means that it satisfies the highest quality standards applying to the industry.

Big Green Egg

Because of its ultimate combination of structure, production and unrivalled ceramics, the  Egg is a truly sustainable cooking device offering a longer useful life than any other comparable type. Natural clay or ordinary ceramics do not deliver the same level of strength, weather-resistance and thermal insulation as the ceramic material used in the Big Green Egg, that can be heated over and over again without losing its quality. This lends cooking outside a completely new dimension ensuring that, as the owner of a Big Green Egg, you will be able to enjoy it throughout the year. Thanks to the high-quality ceramics, the outside temperature doesn’t affect the temperature inside the EGG at all. Summer and winter, you can use the Egg to prepare beautifully grilled,

An Egg is more affordable than you think

Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio is your local source for all things Egg! We carry six sizes of Big Green Egg® ‘s giving you the perfect Egg to fit your needs and budget. Contrary to many’s misconception about their cost, our price range for these amazing culinary wonders starts at around $400.

big green egg sizes

Egg’s are economical and use sustainable materials to work their culinary magic. The EGG’s structure and the materials used, makes Big Green Egg® combined with top-quality Premium Lump Charcoal highly economical. What’s more, the charcoal generates surprisingly little ash. They also utilize the “green” aspect to produce  products from sustainable materials. For example, our natural lump charcoal is made from waste wood from the lumber industry which conserves wood resources, and the charcoal is produced in modern, efficient and non-polluting charcoal kilns. Keep in mind that the Big Green Egg® also comes with a lifetime limited warranty because each Egg will last for a lifetime what other cooker offers that?

Why would you choose to prepare dishes on an aging, and possibly unsafe backyard grill when you can relish in all the benefits of the original outdoor cooker

Spring is here and that means time for making the most out of the time you and your family spend outdoors — and some of our most cherished moments are spent dining and preparing food alongside the beauty and ambiance only Mother Nature can provide. Why would you choose to prepare dishes on an aging, and possibly unsafe backyard grill when you can relish in all the benefits of the original outdoor cooker?

Contact us  today to learn more at (513) 897 – 2040
(937) 848-7040 or email us wcohio@archadeck.net

Big Green Egg with Tim Stephens

Tim Stephens, owner Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio and your local Big Green Egg dealer.

 

This weekend is the final Second Saturday Stroll in downtown Waynesville for 2015

second saturdaySmall town festivals spark community spirit as people physically come together to participate in common activities. The lightheartedness plays an important role, creating an environment where men, women and children all find something to enjoy. In contrast, an important aspect of these events is how the town is symbolized as the focus of the event. Often, beneath the fun is a layer of serious commemoration either for special citizens, important local historical sites or occurrences.

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Similar to national holidays, small-town festivals provide opportunities to define and redefine the community. Additionally, festivals also serve as excellent opportunities for new residents to get acclimated and meet lots of neighbors, while increasing the interest of visitors from out of town that may soon become residents.  In essence, locals and out of towners alike are typically treated to an authentic, high-quality experience that they will remember for a long time.

And just what makes a festival attractive or memorable? Here’s a list of some of the things that we’ve found:

  • Beautiful or intriguing surroundings
  • Fun things to do outdoors
  • Places to get to know local history and culture
  • Chances to see and interact with local art and artists
  • Local businesses and retail stores where visitors can shop or be pampered

Just look for "Eddie" in the front yard of our showroom!Well if you are looking for a fun-filled festival to close out the summer that includes all of these features right in your own backyard…then look no further! Next weekend, be sure to attend the final Second Saturday Stroll in downtown Waynesville this year. We extend to you our special invitation to come meet and greet our incredible team at Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio.

10941907_1579168562370883_4883760928405466439_nThe architectural and natural surroundings of historic downtown Waynesville enrich the town that is also referred to as the Antique Capital of the Midwest and well known as The Most Haunted Town in Ohio (complete with haunted tours)! Not only will you be surrounded by beauty no matter which way you turn but you will also be treated to a diverse display of lovely artwork by local artisans, the enviable collection of classic cars and a mouth-watering line up of delicious food vendors that are sure to tempt your taste buds.

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio, the area’s leading custom outdoor living space designer and builder will be firing up the Big Green Egg for demonstrations right out in front of our fantastic showroom and offering samples of the some of the most delectable dishes that you just have to taste for yourself. As the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market, the Big Green Egg is the blended masterpiece of modern and traditional culinary technology that offers more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. Seven convenient sizes are available and tons of Eggcessories to match, guaranteeing that we have a Big Green Egg to fit any lifestyle or budget!

A Big Green Egg is a must have for tailgaters!

We have six sizes of eggs to choose from and tons of EGGcessories!

As your local Big Green Egg distributor, Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio, has its extensive Big Green Egg display of the most popular sizes in our showroom. This gives you the opportunity to get a first-hand look at these modern ceramic culinary marvels and compare them, side by side, to see which one best fits your needs.

Sunroom

Recent sunroom addition by Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio.

While you are there, take a look at our photo library of some of Waynesville’s most beautiful outdoor living space designs, all created and built by Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio, the Dayton & Cincinnati’s area premiere deck and porch builder. In addition to creating memorable outdoor living spaces, we are also your local authorized Big Green Egg dealer! Outdoor living is as a way of life that allows you to relax and entertain in your own private retreat, while surrounded by all that Mother Nature has to offer in your own back yard. Contact us at (937) 848 – 7040 or
(513) 897 – 2040 or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net, or come see us this weekend so you don’t miss the fun!

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Your Big Green Egg is waiting for you at Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio!

Happy Labor Day from Archadeck and the Big Green Egg!

Happy Labor Day from Archadeck and the Big Green Egg!

There’s still time before your Labor Day celebration to own the world’s most loved grill and smoker, The Big Green Egg! We have Eggs and lots of Eggcessories in stock in our showroom ready for you to pick up and enjoy during the big cookout you have planned. Widely acclaimed as the original American-designed ceramic cooker, the BGE is hands down the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking piece of hardware. With this fantastic outdoor living accessory, you can make the most of your outdoor recreational time and holidays with family and friends.

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is your Big Green Egg authorized dealer. Our large selection of Big Green Eggs, and Eggcessories make everyone happy…from the die-hard sportsman to the finicky gourmet chef. In case you haven’t heard about the Egg, this modern marvel is singularly the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market by offering more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. Eggs make the perfect culinary companion on the go, or in the backyard. Allowing you to create everything from appetizers to entrees to desserts, the Big Green Egg will exceed all of your expectations for culinary perfection. By offering six convenient sizes from which you may choose, it’s a sure bet we have an Egg to fit any lifestyle or budget.

Big Green Egg family time

Whether you are a novice chef or a culinary aficionado, if your meal preparation includes roasting, smoking, grilling or baking, the Big Green Egg is truly the most versatile culinary tool and a must have for any cook. It’s design is based upon an ancient Asian style clay cooker called a “kamado” but modernized with cast iron, stainless steel and space age ceramics. This proprietary ceramic material provides state of the art heat retention technology that maintains the food’s natural juices and flavors while minimizing shrinkage.

Additional features of the Big Green Egg:

  • No lighter fluid needed
  • Uses hardwood lump charcoal – no chemicals
  • Ready to cook in ten minutes
  • Ceramic walls retain heat with accurate temp control and no hot spots
  • Constant tending is NOT required – enclosed cooking equals no grease flare-ups
  • Can be used year-round in all climates
  • Glazed surface stays cooler than metal grills – safer to use
  • Exceptionally durable as ceramics won’t rust like metal
A Big Green Egg is a must have for tailgaters!

We have six sizes of eggs to choose from and tons of EGGcessories!

With its unmatched flexibility and capabilities that surpass all other conventional cookers, you can cook your entire meal on this extraordinary device. For example, start with grilled appetizers like Stuffed Mushrooms or Jalapeno Peppers, then serve barbequed beef ribs accompanied with Macaroni and Cheese and complete the meal with baked Pineapple Upside-down Cake.

In honor of the upcoming holiday please enjoy this phenomenal rib recipe courtesy of Big Green Egg Lifestyle:

BBQ ribs recipe

As your local Big Green Egg dealer, Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio has an extensive Big Green Egg display along with a wide selection of EGGsessories in the showroom at our Waynesville office. Contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest at  Ohio at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040  or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net.

Big Green Egg with Tim Stephens

Tim Stephens, owner Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio and your local Big Green Egg dealer.