Jun 20

Smoked Lamb Breast

We bought the lamb breast from Woodsong Hoollow Farm last year during the Skippack Farmers’ Market. It was in our freezer for the good part of a year and we finally thought it was time to cook it. We looked up some recipes online and found some good ideas to start. As usual we adapted the information our own way.

1 large lamb breast

Mix: olive oil, salt, pepper, piri piri (from Portugal), lots of rosemary and lots of garlic.

After cutting off a lot of the fat, I rubbed it with the mix. I preheated the Big Green Egg to 250 degrees F. and laid it on the v-rack. I need to get the BGE plate setter and/or the 2nd tier rack but until then the v-rack will have to due.

I used 2 hand fulls of water soaked apple chips to add some smoke and flavor. After about 2.15 hours, I coated it with a baste of lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and more piri piri. I raised the heat to 350 degrees for the last 45 minutes to add a bit of crunch.

It turned out very good. I will say that this is the most “rustic” piece of meat that I have ever cooked. It had a lot of bones, cartilage and fat but those crispy bits were the best. Mmm. Honestly cooking anything for 3 hours on a Sunday has to be delicious, right?

Erin made a sauce consisting of tomatoes, dijon mustard, thyme, balsamic vinegar. The sauce with the meat was great. Highly recommended.

Jun 19


I’m working on restoring all the broken links on the website tonight. There are 173 broken links, mostly to images. I hope to fix them all shortly.

Jun 18

Back Breaking Work

I have a lot of Home Improvement tasks in progress right now. The big one for the weekend is the 6 cubic yards of mulch currently waiting for me in a big pile outside. Its going to be around 90 degrees Fahrenheit both days this weekend so we’ll see how much gets moved.

Jun 17

WordPress 3.0 Update

I love WordPress 3.0. I love it so much that I even may start blogging again. It makes configuring widgets and themes easy. This is really great. It only took 2 minutes to install too. I remember spending entire nights upgrading WordPress years ago. Welcome to robWillis.org 11.

Jun 11

Time for a change

This website needs a new focus. I don’t want to just feed my tweets to it. I’m thinking about either turning it into one gigantic photo gallery, maybe a focused topic like Enterprise Content Management or a combination of both. Whatever I do, I want it to be different. Any suggestions?