CAPTAIN CAVEMAN

THE DILEMMA I’ve finally found the downside to getting involved in American style celebrations.  Christmas is coming and I’m still trying to recover from Thanksgiving.  It’s not just my bank balance that needs to go on a diet, right now I am dangerously close to shopping in the Big and Tall section.  Not good… I’m…

TOTALLY THANKSGIVING

I’ve had a hell of a lot to give thanks for this year; 2018 has been a big one.  First there was the launch of Jack’s Meat Shack, where I can legitimately claim to be working whilst I chow down on good food and drink beer.  Then there was the launch of Jack’s Meat Dust,…

ARE BURGERS A BOTHER?

Since the rip roaring successful BEARDYQ where three like minded beardy folk took to destroying Mrs Shack’s kitchen in a quest to peacock our culinary grilling prowess, there has been ample banter and machismo going on about BEARDYQ2; with a specific subject; Burgers. It was Einstein who said; “you have to learn the rules of the game…

A BLINDIN’ BIRTHDAY

“Alright Lads this is a respectable event and we will all behave accordingly” Greetings from the US of A, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave and the Mecca of all things Barbecue.  And to top it all off we are celebrating the day of my birth.  I am officially one step closer to…

MY SEXY BUTT

Unfortunately we are not discussing my derriere.  I have been told that it is rather ample for a man although it makes buying jeans an absolute bastard! The bloody era of Indie and 16 year old pop stars has not done anything to assist the cause either when skinny jeans became all the rage. No…

DON’T GO BACON MY HEART

My wife is actually a weirdo. She claims she doesn’t. like. bacon. How is this even a thing?! Bacon is the main reason I’m not a vegetarian. Bacon makes everything better in life.

BEARDYQ

BEARD FACT NO 1:  IN THe middle ages touching a man’s beard was incredibly offensive and in extreme cases often lead to a duel. Nowadays I find that people just seem to come up to me and stroke my face like I’m some sort of cat. The truth is, having a beard isn’t just all…

HOLY COW

Eating a nice bit of beef is like a high five for my mouth. A variety of cuts of grilled steak, minced beef chili con carne, Sunday Roast beef and mustard, corned beef sandwiches… from the average to the lavish there’s no mistaking that all beef is beautiful. I’m obviously not on my own with…

BUT FIRST, COFFEE

The English are known as a nation of tea drinkers, there’s nothing more English than the thought of your nan in a flowery hat with a bone china cup and a fresh brew.  And I like a cup of tea, but I LOVE a cup of coffee.  I am in fact, like many, a coffee…

(LUCK OF THE) IRISH BARBECUE

From last week’s blog post we travel from the Land of brisket barbecue, Texas to… Ireland?  Wait, wait, wait hear me out.  You might just be interested to know that not everything in Ireland is boiled. But before we head into the facts, another Irish themed Jack connotation for you readers as told by me…