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Do you like to cook out on the grill?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on April 23, 2008

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Photo of Claire Burmeister

“I like eating grilled foods and going to barbecues, but I’m never the one manning the grill.”

Photo of Michelle Weaver

“I like my husband to cook out on the grill for me. I refuse to learn because I already do everything else in the kitchen.”

Photo of Randi Hacker

“I do. I like to play with the fire and like being outside, especially on a cool night.”

Photo of Kelly Reardon

“No. I don’t like meat that much, and I really don’t want to see it raw. I feel like it’s for guys to do. I wouldn’t even know where to begin.”

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JJE007 6 years, 5 months ago

I hate to cook out on the grill. I don't look good in stripes.

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acg 6 years, 5 months ago

I'm a woman and I love to grill. I usually do it better than my hubby, too, because he has yet to learn the fine art of grill patience. I watch the BBQU guy on Sundays on PBS for tips. That guy is a grilling genius. Oh, and Marion, can't you go play in traffic or something?

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countrygirl 6 years, 5 months ago

I grill a lot. I find the time outside away from everyone rather relaxing. I did burgers on the grill last night and I have some inch thick pork chops that are going to be grilled for supper tonight.

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Poon 6 years, 5 months ago

People who own large grills only do so to make up for other shortcommings.

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GSWtotheheart 6 years, 5 months ago

I grill, so do 3 out of my 4 female friends. The guys are always sitting around drinking beer or playing catch with the kids so we grill. I've been known to do kabobs of anything imaginable, steaks, salmon w/lemon in the middle of winter, marinated chicken, etc. I love to grill!

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ohjayhawk 6 years, 5 months ago

My wife and were just saying the other day that we didn't know what we did before we got our grill.

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jumpin_catfish 6 years, 5 months ago

I don't care how many carbon credits it takes. Man make fire, man cook meat, man happy!

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OldEnuf2BYurDad 6 years, 5 months ago

They asked four WOMEN about grilling. I've never known a woman to grill - ever.Me: Last night it was ocean perch on the Kenmore, high heat, salt & pepper. Served up with a very nice pilaf (also my creation).

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armyguy 6 years, 5 months ago

Freshly grilled Camel is very good, with a side of cobra, but you have to keep the camel spiders away. It would be better if I could have real beer with it, but Coors NA will have to do.

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trinity 6 years, 5 months ago

i am a grillin' kind of gal...even if i have to put on a coat&steer clear of snowflakes! :)

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ontheotherhand 6 years, 5 months ago

OldEnuf, you live in a very small world if you do not know women who grill. Just cooked regular ol' burgers on the grill last night. Grilled chicken (tequila lime marinade) and thinly-sliced potatoes last week.Where is the best place to get a propane tank refill for the grill? (Yes, yes, I am too lazy to do charcoal!) Who is the most reasonably priced?

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sunflower_sue 6 years, 5 months ago

I love to cook on the grill. Chicken and beef mostly. Veggies and corn on the cob. If I have a nice steak, I'm not letting my hubby near it. He has killed too many expensive steaks because he's a lazy grill watcher. He just drinks beer and yaps until everything is up in flames. I love burgers stuffed with blue cheese on the grill. Maybe some kebabs...Souvlaki is good. When we camp, everything is on the grill...even the biscuits!

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sunflower_sue 6 years, 5 months ago

Almost forgot...I Really_Insist that it is someone's birthday!Regret to_Inform you who it is...He's a Regular_Ingenuous,Righteously_Indifferent,and Respectably_Incurable.(but you didn't hear it from me)

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oldvet 6 years, 5 months ago

Marion says: "What about the children?"You cannibal, you!!!!!I swore off of propane years ago... mine is directly connected to the natural gas supply... never run out of gas half-way through a cooking session...Nothing better than a chunk of room-temperature vegetarian hitting my hot grill!!!!

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jumpin_catfish 6 years, 5 months ago

Oh yeah uranus, I love to slather my meat.... with bbq sauce! And the smoke I love the smoke! Grillin' and chillin'!

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Tony Kisner 6 years, 5 months ago

Best snoopy joke ever - Snoopy to Woodstock. "How do you grill a sword fish?" - Snoops Answer - "Ask it a lot of tough questions.."Both Snoop and Woodstock fall from dog house laughing.

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vpete69 6 years, 5 months ago

I also support the banning of grills, and fully approve of the following article:http://www2.ljworld.com/onthestreet/2005/jul/17/burn/

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mom_of_three 6 years, 5 months ago

Hubby loves to grill and would do so in the winter, if he could. We use propane (shame on us), but even a couple of our teenagers like to grill. Am not too good with veggies on the grill, although I have done potatoes, and my husband loves to do corn on the cob. But we are getting better. My step dad has a natural gas grill, and an electric smoker. He loves to cook (and my mom doesn't mind at all). He makes the best smoked turkey (the only turkey my eldest will eat) and ribs. Don't know what we would do without a grill.

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trinity 6 years, 5 months ago

ya need to get out more, oldenuf. i taught myself to grill years&years ago 'cos i love grilled food and didn't want to have to be at the mercy of anybody else to do it! and i'm a charcoal and/or hardwood only griller. no propane, gas, whatev those things are-just not interested. used one once at a friend's house; i was not impressed. oh yeah, and happy BERFday to the resident reticent person! :) thanks for the tip ss-you gonna grill 'im something? :)

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vpete69 6 years, 5 months ago

Okay Marion, you finally made me lose it. With the coffee that was spit all over my keyboard, I'm not sure I can muster up any more mockery on this thread....for at least 5 minutes. lol

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sgtwolverine 6 years, 5 months ago

I had some tasty grilled food when I was in Kansas last year. It was so good.Anyway, I don't cook out on the grill, but that's only because my culinary skills are marginal at best. I leave the grill for people who are actually good at using it.Oh, and sue, I can see you're Really_Invested in the birthday notice.

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i_have_only_valid_opinions 6 years, 5 months ago

Marion (Marion Lynn) says: Even going Downtown I am forced to breathe air polluted by no fewer than five and maybe six wood-fired ovens and smokers, operated by restuaruants, one of which claims to be Oh!; So Green And Good And Healthy!These smokers and ovens often create a fog of foul-smelling and poisonous wood smoke which hovers in Downtown like a Cloud of Death.******************All of this nonsense speak from someone who opposes the smoking ban. As long as Marion is happy with his chosen manner of smoke inhalation death, I guess we shouldn't ask questions. It is true that his happiness and welfare are more important than the genreal public's, right?!?!?

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i_have_only_valid_opinions 6 years, 5 months ago

Shatt, what does your online screen name mean? Is it short for your real name or are you referring to sh!t?

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trinity 6 years, 5 months ago

you have not mentioned the smoking ban??Marion (Marion Lynn) says: Shame on you hypoctical "Greenies" for charcoal or propane grilling!Don't you know that grilling is a major source of both CO2 and carcinogenic smoke?You ban smoking in public but stand around grilles like a bunch of potheads sniffing patchouli!

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coolmom 6 years, 5 months ago

i love to grill and do so way more often than the hubby. i like propane and propane accesories and my twin will only use charcol. if your firend invites you over for steaks and you have some religious or moral protest against grilling dont go...i think that grilling is the least of my offences against mother earth though i do try and recycle, drive less and use greener and safer products so bring on the steaks, burgers, weenies, ribs, veggies etc. mmmmmm

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acg 6 years, 5 months ago

I also like to grill fruit. I know, it sounds weird, but if you take an apple (granny smith are the best for this), cut off the top, hull out the core, fill the hole with a pasty mixture of graham crackers (crushed to powder), sugar, melted butter and assorted spices (I like to use cinnamon, nutmeg & ginger), put the top back on the apple and grill it using indirect heat for a while, it's fantastic!! The stuff in the middle kind of carmelizes and the apple cooks tender and it's a pretty thing to make (great for entertaining). Serve it with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream to cut the sweet. Yummy!

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coolmom 6 years, 5 months ago

oh, the grilled apple thing sounds awesome i will have to try that with the kids. i also have an electric lawnmower that i hate and i struggle with myself every time i walk by a full powered "real" lawn mower but am resigned that some changes you can make for the environment while not wonderful are a step in the right direction. sigh. oh the religious or moral comment raised eyebrows? lol how about ethical? i am sure i could come up with words that would offend less but on this board often it doesnt matter as we all myself included love to jump on percieved meaning, or tone. whatever as my pre teen would say.

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coolmom 6 years, 5 months ago

maybe you shouldnt have friends? God, forbid they invite you to a meal and then harm your delicate system. acg- in the apple thing would you wrap it in foil? i am thinking of grilling today lol.

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coolmom 6 years, 5 months ago

yes. i do mean don't go. i am sorry i was not clear. how rude really to tell someone how to cook the meal they invited you over for. lol. no grilled apples for you.

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mom_of_three 6 years, 5 months ago

To all of those who complain about the effects of grilling - DO YOU DRIVE A CAR? That's what I thought.

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GSWtotheheart 6 years, 5 months ago

Heetco on 59 hiway outside of N. Lawrence charges $15 for a propane tank fillup.I would rather grill on my propane grill than smell your cigarette smoke.I've never heard of grilling killing people, but cigarettes cause cancer. Cigarettes contain more carcinogens than most other substances on earth that people put in their bodies. Marion-you're a fool. If you think that posting your invective and then hammering on it for post after post is going to stop me or any other griller from grilling, then like I said, you're a fool.I'd call your posts tripe but I don't want to insult tripe.Not going to sit here and wait for your answer. It's time to fire up the grill. I like Baker Wetlands salamanders in a nice mesquite lime marinade and eat them while clog dancing on a round-a-bout. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

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mom_of_three 6 years, 5 months ago

Sure are a lot of good recipes for chicken on here. Anybody got a good recipe for shrimp??

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trinity 6 years, 5 months ago

THANK you tob-i wasn't quite sure what tag to put on what i was trying to say! ;)ooooooooo acg...i have to try that apple on the grill, it sounds wonderful to me! i've done fresh pineapple before&that was just scrumptious.

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mom_of_three 6 years, 5 months ago

"I do find it rather odd that those who support the smoking ban are perfectly willing to force others to breathe the deadly, poisonous and carcinogenic smoke"Marion, I am not forcing you to breathe -

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mom_of_three 6 years, 5 months ago

And I don't approve of the smoking ban either

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beatrice 6 years, 5 months ago

Last week's Meat-Out, wasn't that the official kick-off to the bbq season for cooking outdoors? Actually, here in Phoenix we enjoy cooking out doors all year long. Unfortunately, in the summer time cooking out doors has a whole different meaning. ugh Marion, don't like the air outside? Didn't our president (and your personal hero) teach you that if you are worried about the air quality that you should wrap your house in plastic and then seal all the windows with duct tape? Seal them tight so no air gets in. Ever. Please, feel free to do so.

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mom_of_three 6 years, 5 months ago

If we had to give up everything that was bad for us or caused a disease, we would be cold, naked and alone in our houses.

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acg 6 years, 5 months ago

Marion, I am not forcing you to breathe - momof3 knocks one outta the park!No need to wrap the apples in foil, coolmom, if you make sure your heat is indirect. It's a good thing to put off to the side of your grate while you're grilling your main course. You'll be able to tell when they're done when they give a little with a gentle squeeze, like when you check baked potatoes.

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BeeBee3 6 years, 5 months ago

Grilled some turkey burgers last night on a little webber with charcoal. Didn't know squirting water on the flames to make them smaller was "bad for the porcelain finish." Wooops.

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trinity 6 years, 5 months ago

beebee, maybe try shutting the lid or closing down the vents, to diminish flameage. seems to have always worked, for me.

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M. Lindeman 6 years, 5 months ago

Anonymous userPoon (Anonymous) says:People who own large grills only do so to make up for other shortcommings.OR, We might have 3 teenage boys with a healthy appetite.

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JJE007 6 years, 5 months ago

Alright...I'm trying this one more time, and if I don't get a virtual laugh...I'll try it one more time one MORE time!~)---I hate to cook out on the grill. I don't look good in stripes.---{8~]) ....No? ...OK, I give up. No more corn on this grilling thread,

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Take_a_letter_Maria 6 years, 5 months ago

beebee, as trinity pointed out, you'll want to close down the vents a little bit to control the flames, but only the bottom vents. If you close the top vents you'll trap in that carcinogenic smoke of shat's.MD is that a Webber smoker you are looking to send to a good home? Either way I'm interested, but especially if it's a Webber. The kids would love the ping-pong table, but I don't have room for it.

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beatrice 6 years, 5 months ago

Tobacco smoke good!Grill smoke bad!Moronic hypocrite!

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mom_of_three 6 years, 5 months ago

Marion,I am not a hypocrite. As I said in a previous post - I am not for the city wide smoking ban. I believe it should be up to the business owner to decide. Therefore, my grill can blow smoke up yo.... use your imagination....

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mom_of_three 6 years, 5 months ago

JJE -lol. (sorry it took so long)

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mom_of_three 6 years, 5 months ago

Shatt, Now what do we agree upon - oh, the part about the smoking ban.....okay....Now, excuse me, have to tell hubby not to grill durig storm....

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mom_of_three 6 years, 5 months ago

anybody outside right now is braver than I am

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mom_of_three 6 years, 5 months ago

Yes, multi, if you run outside, and dodge the raindrops and lightening, you will be braver than me. And under the porch roof counts, although only for half credit.

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jumpin_catfish 6 years, 5 months ago

I hereby with this posting declare myself King of the grille and further authorize all my loyal subjects to grille in any and every form they desire so long as it is tasty. Carbon credits are also banned and will be replaced with bbq sauce credits.

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riverdrifter 6 years, 5 months ago

You mean people cook inside?! What a novel concept. Ontheotherhand, fill your propane tanks at Heetco for half the price of a convience store tradeout.I will only give up my Beefeater s3000 when they pry it from my cold, dead hands. Tonight: morrocan marinaded striped bass. Easy to do. Rain be damned.

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Buggie7 6 years, 5 months ago

Ms Reardon on the street says she doesnt like meat so she doesnt grill. Well Kelly try some veggies and fruit they are great on the grill. I make a mean mac and cheese on the grill with penne pasta its out of this world. I agree long live the king.

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sgtwolverine 6 years, 5 months ago

"Carbon credits are also banned and will be replaced with bbq sauce credits."A+! That was amazing.

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Buggie7 6 years, 5 months ago

That is how ya do the mac and cheese too multi. silly. use the foil dish. that cheese can get freakin hotataaaaa.oh man you made me think of skewers/shish. Shame on you cause now I need to make a whole new grocery list. ha ha

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mom_of_three 6 years, 5 months ago

skewers...mac and cheese....heeheeheehee. okay, gotta start on my paper....good night, people

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mom_of_three 6 years, 5 months ago

I am not reading so much about propane grills causing health pollutants as i am about charcoal. But if you are worried about those cancer causing agents, then you better avoid meat altogether.And, of course, that car you drive is SO healthy for the environment. (please note HEAVY sarcasm)

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Buggie7 6 years, 5 months ago

Mom of three has it. There really isnt too much you can do or eat that is not going to cause some kind of health concern. Down to the contaminates in the produce in our stores. I have had my father pass away from cancer and he was pretty conscious about what he did and what he ate. He got cancer and died anyway so Im going to enjoy my car and enjoy my grilling and enjoy my freakin eggs produce whatever Im gonna enjoy and tell my kids to do the same. There are crappy curbs and potholes in Lawrence that will probably kill me before the toxins do.Grill on peeps grill on!!!

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Buggie7 6 years, 4 months ago

I remember in campfire girls how to make the can bunson (sp?) burners and make breakfast with those and oh you are so right multi the eggs are awesome and I used to love the coffee on the fire too had a nice rich aroma and flavor to it.

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mom_of_three 6 years, 4 months ago

Marion, You have stated the same thing several times now, and the ones you need to tell it to are not reading this blog. Go tell it on the street, literally, because those are the people you need to convince. (as far as the equally toxic part, well, not sure about that, but I don't care. I am not one you need to convince.) And don't call them hypocrites. I am sure that will not help your cause.

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JJE007 6 years, 4 months ago

I smell asbergers roasting!~)

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Buggie7 6 years, 4 months ago

Personally I love the smell of BBQ or someone grilling. I know there are toxins. Dont care. I love grilled food.Marion looks like you will have to get a oxygen tank and live in your weed infested yard since Im sure you probably dont mow or use weed killers as well. Mom of three I know im not a hypocrite LOL I love grilling and will tell the worlddddd LOL. Go get em girl!!

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mom_of_three 6 years, 4 months ago

Marion,Just saying if you want to "turn" people to your side, calling them names will not help. I am sure you know that already, but you just don't care. It seems, in this case, you are more interested in saying you are right then actually convincing others that you are or that your argument is. Have a nice day, people. Going to shop for prom dresses - wahoo.

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Buggie7 6 years, 4 months ago

Marion you say you are forced to breathe the toxins? How funny cause I have the right to grill just as you have the right to move to the country or stay in a air conditioned house if you feel the need. Not everyone on earth was put here to cater to your likes and dislikes.Grill on Peeps Grill on. Marion go get a oxygen tank and get over it if you are that damn concerned. Everyone has rights and sadly for you one of mine is to grill in the wide open of my little patio.

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