Autumn is upon us. The days shorten, the nights cool. Soon the Brussels sprouts will be ready to harvest.
Grilling season has finally arrived. My deck is north-facing and permanently shaded; as a result there was still almost 2 feet of snow and solid ice between the door and my grill as recently as Saturday. Some welcome warm weather and a bit of elbow grease dispatched the last of the snow off the deck and made the BBQ accessible again.
The first proper grilled meal of the year: 1¾" thick pork loin chops and brussels sprouts. Once you grill or roast those sprouts, you'll never want to boil or steam then again.