Chillin Down in Florida. Y’all Come On Down

January 12, 2016

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Free Shows in the ORL Area
House of Blues on Friday Jan. 15 10:30 pm,
and on Tuesday Jan. 19  at 7 pm I will be the guest of Selwyn Birchwood for his Alley Unplugged series. Acoustic blues coming from Downtown Sanford, and High energy Sauce Boss gettin it, throw down, shakin and  bakin gumbo blues from Downtown Disney. Both shows are free of charge.

Come and get it!  Melbourne, Lake Worth, Key Largo, Bartow, Tampa, & 18th Annual Coral Gables Bluesfest 

DatilBottlesLittleNew at the Sauce Boss Store!  By popular demand…now you can buy just two bottles of Liquid Summer Datil Pepper Hot Sauce. (AND you can still buy a whole case)  Click here to get yer fix.

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Also you can get a heavy duty bronze slide right here. 2 inches long, one inch in diameter, with an inside diameter of 3/4 of an inch. Weighing 3.6 ounces, it has some heft to it.  It’a what I use.

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Oats to the Nth
(Oat Groats and Wheat Groats With Mangos and Walnuts)

This is the mother of oat breakfasts. Y’all know oatmeal. That pan of glop that they say is good for ya? Well, steel cut oats are so much heartier and tastier than oatmeal. Once you had steel cut, it’s hard to go back to just regular ol oatmeal. There’s a BIG difference. When I’m talkin breakfast, I want somethin that will stick for a while. Somethin that will get cha through to lunchtime. Steel cut oats are so much better for the the long haul. They do pretty good. That bein said, this recipe is to steel cut, as steel cut is to that oatmeal mush that some call breakfast. Hearty, har, har, har! I’m talkin to ya bout whole grain groats. That’s uncut oats. Yeah, kinda like horse feed. Ask yer horse if they’re any good. You put some uncut wheat groats in there too and it ups the ante again. Check it out.

2 cups whole oat groats
1 cup whole wheat groats (that’s NOT whole wheat flour. It’s uncut wheat)
6 cups water
1/2 cup dried mango chopped
1/2 cup walnuts
Put the oats and wheat in water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a slow boil for about 45 minutes (if you want to save time in the morning, you can start them the night before, boil for a few minutes and then turn off the burner and let them soak until morning, and cook for about 10-15 minutes).  Five minutes before the groats are done add the mango. When it’s done, mix a handful of walnuts into your steaming bowl of groats.  Above recipe is for two large bowls of oatmeal.  You might have some extra to put in your pancakes the next day which is great too.


Love Me Some Summer

September 3, 2015

Biker Block Party Daytona

What a way to end the Summer! After a spectacular view of the Rockies, I’ll be playin for the gumbo in Daytona this Saturday. Sept 5, we will partay down biker style with cool blues, warm weather, hot sauce, hotter gumbo,  scorchin slide guitar, and the hottest one man show around.

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Two weeks to left register for the 2015 Meeting of the Minds in key west, Florida. November 6th, I will pheed the phlocking masses at the Casa Marina. I’m bringing my band and gumbo to key west one more time. We are headlining Friday night’s adventure. It will be my only appearance in key west that week, so if you wanna get yer Sauce Boss fix at MOTM, it’s time to get yer tix.
CLICK HERE NOW!

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Don’t you want to join me on a…week long cruise to the Bahamas and the Virgin Islands? Here’s the rest of the lineup: Master of Ceremonies – Honorary Mayor Gonzo Mays, Key West, FL U.S.A. and Author of Damn the Carnations, Trop Rock Junkies, Tim Charron, Barefoot’ Reggie Starrett, AJ & Carmen Angelo, Jimmy Stowe and The Stowaways, Doug Walker – Steele Drums, Pup Morse the Scuba Cowboy, North n South Band – Deanna Brown and Matt Vrba, The Shanty Hounds – Dani Hoy and Chris Rehm, Hannah Bethal. For cruise info:

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 So…All I can say is WOW! I had a blast!

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A gig at a Chicago  homeless shelter reminded me of why I am a musician. It also reminded me about why I play the blues, and it enabled me to kick some at Fitzgerald’s the next night. Here we are stirrin it up. It’s been a labor of love over the years for the Fitzgerald family. A great room with a whole lot of musical history.

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Cho Sun OK Restaurant
4200 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60618   773 – 549 – 5555
You know those favorite places you go to eat when you get to town? The best steak, burrito, seafood, pad thai, bbq, spaghetti, sushi, catfish or mullet. What ever floats yer  dietary boat, the place you think of, as you ease into town?  The PLACE?!?  Know what I mean? Well, the PLACE for me in Chicago is the Cho Sun OK Restaurant. I know what yer gonna say “WHA? Chicago has the best steak houses, spaghetti and pizza in the USA!” True. But in Lincoln Park, these guys have been dishin out the most authentic Korean food for 30 years. And judging by the line out the door, they have got it goin on. I like the raw skate,  swimming in a super heavy asian bbq sauce that would make Mr. Stubbs jealous. This is a journey into a culture that glorifies rotten cabbage. It don’t get no better than that.

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Next time I will continue my research for the definitive pizza. Who knows?

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BB’s Soups and Blues sounds about right to the Sauce Boss. Thanks to John May and the St Louis area Parrotheads for making this a riot.
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Protzel’s Delicatessen
7608 Clayton, St Louis, MO 314-72104445 http://www.protzelsdeli.com
“Serving The Finest Corned Beef Since 1954”
Nuff said.
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Sixty years of schlepping briskets, and smoked fish, and bagels, and chopped liver, and all things kosher, into this delicatessen and onto the pallets of midwesterners, has  made Protzel’s  an oasis. Their story reads like a hard working fairytale. This place is downright lovable.  Got us on the road to Colorado!

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So St Louis is a dozen hours from Denver. We did the math and we were seized by the ubiquitous wild hair.  A last minute gig  near Boulder was a good enough excuse spend a week long adventure in the Rockies. How bout some Rocky Mountain craft beer to get things rollin?

High Octane!

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Caught the wild raspberries at just the right time

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Healing Waters of the Great Spirit

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With palms, bananas, and a huge rubber tree? In Colorado? Yup. Under a big ol greenhouse in Idaho Springs, Colorado is the so called Indian Hot Springs.  The main pool is sourced by 105 degree mineral water coming out of the pipe in the corner. There’s also caves with small pools with water temperature of 114 degrees. This was sacred ground to the natives who called it Healing Waters of the Great Spirit.

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Cannabis  Tourism

I have been curious as to the cannabis shops in Colorado and how it all works. Pretty straightforward and simple. Flashing your ID gains entry to the “commissary”.
Pot1LittleOf all the stores we went to, each had about a dozen strains  ($80-$120 for a quarter oz.) and a smaller selection of concentrates. (Shatter or oil $40-$50 a gram). They also have lotions, creams, and a bunch of marijuana munchies.
Pot2LittleIn the first five months of 2015, the state’s pot-funded excise tax that collects money earmarked for school construction projects brought in $13.6 million.

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Eldorado Canyon and  Springs.
Eldoado SpringsThe water at Eldorado Springs is 82 degrees when it enters the pool. It takes 10,000 years for it to travel from where it falls to where it comes out of the mountain.

Rocky Mountain National Park

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And that ain’t the half of it…


Spellbound 2015

July 20, 2015


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Here Come the Sauce Boss!
The Alley – Sanford, Florida
Ace’s – Bradenton, Florida
Eddie’s Attic – Atlanta, Georgia
Fitzgerald’s – Chicago, Illinois
BB’s – St Louis, Missouri

I figured it out. Took me a while…just bumpin along, doin my do, playin my songs, cookin the food, figurin all the while…thinkin, putting stuff together, rollin down the highway. Over a million miles, over 200,000 bowls of gumbo served for free. Over and over. I finally figured it out. This is how to take a tour. After five weeks on the road, I’m feelin better than I did when I left. Couple o’ years ago when I began this Quixotic one man band picaresque, I was not sure I could survive, much less make it work as a solo guy. I am now relaxing into the role. Or “roll”? Or both. Somehow the work and vacation have merged. Totally in the moment of creating music. I love it. Whatever the venue, the crowd was “spellbound”. Here’s how it went down.

A sign from Heaven. You know it's gonna be a good tour when there's a double rainbow over South of the Border!

A sign from Heaven. You know it’s gonna be a good tour when there’s a double rainbow over South of the Border!

The Baltimore Crab and Beer Festival. Properly fed and lubricated good fun.

The Baltimore Crab and Beer Festival. Properly fed and lubricated good fun.

We were proud to attend the Pridefest in DC.  We were all so proud of being what we are. Lots of proud people walking around bein proud.

We were proud to attend the Pridefest in DC. We were all so proud of being what we are. Lots of proud people walking around bein proud.

Had to stop in at Madams Organ to see

Had to stop in at Madams Organ to see “One of the Greats”, Walter Tates! Left to right: Mr Tates, Trumpet player, Bouncer, and bouncee. Walter’s band, One Night Stand, has had the Monday gig at Madam’s for 17 years. They have the funk.

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The best spaghetti I ever had. Franco’s in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Maria made the spaghetti. She put the love in it. I don't believe I ate the whole thing. Couldn't stop.

Maria made the spaghetti. She put the love in it. I don’t believe I ate the whole thing. Couldn’t stop.

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Robert Parker and his brother Kenny keep Buffalo rockin. Jambushed again.

Then Biscuit Miller and Dr. Love walk in and the cut loose cuts loose.

Then Biscuit Miller and Dr. Love walk in and the cut loose cuts loose.

8000 saw the Sauce Boss at the Rochester Jazz Festival

A crowd of 8000 at the Rochester Jazz Festival

Lot a People to feed.

Lotta People to feed.

They were hungry for the blues and hungry for gumbo.

They were hungry for the blues and hungry for gumbo.

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JP Soars and the Red Hots joined me for an epic set at Balloons. The day before, I sat in with them. Great two day hang with the smoothest guys around.

Warren and Cleveland, Ohio

Up a Creek in Warren, Ohio

With a day off in Pittsburgh, I had to see the Warhol Museum. One of the coolest museums I’ve been to. No photos allowed but I did do a screen test while I was there. Here’s a link: http://warholscreentest.com/v/AWM/Bill_s_Screen_Test-63570837943466

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Playin up side the wall of dogs. That’s me…the dog with the chef hat and gumbo pot. Each dog has been signed by the artist at Moondogs in Pittsburgh. Pretty good company on that wall!

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These guys were diggin it. Cleveland is aways ready for dinner. Wilbert’s!

Day off in Philly. Soakin up some culture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art  for a show of Early Impressionists.

Day off in Philly. Soakin up some culture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a show of Early Impressionists.

Then a concert. Brian Wilson. I came for the Front act. Rodriguez.

Then a concert. Brian Wilson. I came for the Front act: Rodriguez.

The Lizzie Rose Music Room. A Victorian house with the blues.  50 chairs filled with pure listening.

The Lizzie Rose Music Room. A Victorian house with the blues. 50 chairs filled with pure listening.

Beautiful inside and out, this is a great room to spend the evening.

Beautiful inside and out, this is a great room to spend the evening.

Moonpie!  Berried in Black raspberries. 4th of July with Michael and Mary.

Moonpie!
Berried in Black raspberries. 4th of July with Michael and Mary.

The best dessert ever. Black raspberries with mint, rum, Croatian grappa, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Mary made the best dessert ever. Black raspberries with mint, rum, Croatian grappa, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

While in Maine,  eat the seafood. Smoked scallops, mussels, and salmon with some raw cold water oysters. Brown bread. Killin!

While in Maine, eat the seafood. Smoked scallops, mussels, and salmon with some raw, cold water oysters. Brown bread. Killin!

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park

Doin the Acadia swagger

Doin the Acadia.

Pause in the hike to snack on the wild huckleberries.

Pause in the hike to snack on the wild blueberries.

Delish

Delish

My trusty side kick, my manager, my squeeze, my Sancho.

My trusty side kick, my manager, my squeeze, my Sancho.

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When in Maine...eat the seafood. Oysters and lobster. Salad with local goat cheese.

When in Maine…eat the seafood. Oysters and lobster. Salad with local goat cheese. And…a very tasty local blueberry beer.

The Grand in Elsworth, Maine.

The Grand in Ellsworth, Maine.

Mont Tremblant Blues Festival. Last gig on the tour, but certainly not the least. This was my third time playing this festival. It gets better every time. They were ready for me. The real surprise for me on this gig was the rapt attention that everyone gave me. as a matter of fact at all the gigs on this tour , I was greeted with spellbound attention from all the  public in all the places. From a 50 seat listening room to an 8000 strong  street festival, the vibe was filled with reverence for the music and for the sharing of the gumbo.

Tremblant International Blues Festival. Last gig on the tour, but certainly not the least. This was my third time playing this festival. It gets better every time. They were ready for me. Fantastic tour! From a 50 seat listening room to an 8000 strong street festival, the vibe was filled with reverence for the music and for the sharing of the gumbo.

Kickin it in Canada with Ruthie Wharton. She has my back. And my front too.

Kickin it in Canada with Ruthie Wharton. She has my back. (Photo by Barry McIntyre)

Foraging on the highway. If you're ever in Albany, NY, Kinnaree has an amazing jungle curry with fresh black pepper corms. Makes for a good lunch for the long ride home.

Foraging on the highway. If you’re ever in Downtown Albany, NY, Kinnaree has an amazing jungle curry with fresh black pepper corms.

Takin my time. One last stop at the beach to revitalize tired driving muscles. Soak up the minerals. Chill for a few minutes, and then arrive at the house relaxed and super chill.

One last stop at the beach to revitalize tired driving muscles. Soak up the minerals, then it’s home.

Thanks: Greg Nivens and the Trigger Agency, Walter Tates and One night Stand, Fred Danelle and Maria, (yum), Cloud 9 and Franco’s, Robert and Kenny Parker, Biscuit Miller, Dr. Love, Anita West, The Armor Inn Tap Room, Karl Takacs, John Nugent and the Rochester Jazz Festival, Mike Kerns et all at Balloons, JP Soars, Chris Peet, Steve Laudicina, Charles Gasper, Mark Matash and Up a Creek, Nick Conti, Moondog and Billie, Harold “Don’t forget to Boogie” Mursky and Sis. Mike Miller and Wilbert’s, Lou and Marsha Reichert and The Lizzy Rose Music Room, Mary Wharton and Michael Freedman, Loretta and Waylon, Gail Thompson, Kimberly Fitch, and Garrett at The Grand, Fritz Homas at WERU, Barry McIntyre, and Brian Slack and Tremblant International Blues Festival. The crews at all the venues. And also thanks to all who came to listen to my music and have a little dinner.


New Sauce Boss Album Is 100% Pure!

August 17, 2014
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Big Top Chautauqua
July 26, 2014

100% Pure is the latest opus from the one man band. A serious traveling,  gumbo slingin, slide playin, drum kickin,  high hat stompin, low down, gut bucket blues singin, romp through twelve original tunes. Straight out of the true life adventures of Bill Wharton, as I manifest my way through the ether  that we call “existence”.  Twelve songs, mostly autobiographical glimpses into the happenings and goings on, down in the counties that count.


You can get your copy of  “100% Pure” through my Kickstarter program. Click HERE to order.

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The album features my one man band format. This is a radical departure from any production I have ever done, but one that feels perfectly natural to me. One thing I know, it was the easiest burst of creativity I ever had. From start to finish, the whole thing swirled and coalesced onto the disc in Detroit at the Sound Shop Studio. Recorded and mixed by Motor City Josh Ford. We had a gooood time. It will knock you out. I got a lot of noise out of this little kit. Should be out in a few months on Vinyl, CD, and Download formats. Check out the Kickstarter video. If that doesn’t make you grin, you need to see a doctor.

Upcoming Shows:
Takin it easy for the next couple of months so I can do the artwork and packaging. However, I’m excited to get back to a few of my faves and turn y’all on to the new tunes. First off, Friday, August 22nd, I’m hitting the Bradfordville Blues Club in Tallahassee.  Hope to see some ol time friends and neighbors  this coming weekend. Saturday August 23rd, I will be at another one of my haunts. The Alley in Sanford is always a stone cold hoot! I have a lot of friends in Sanford, being part of the Kingsnake Records family for so long.  Here’s the tour schedule.

NobleFish
Noble Fish 45 E 14 Mile Road Clawson, Michigan 48017
248-585-2314   http://noblefish.com/

Yellowtail, Umbashi Plum, Veggiemaki, and Salmon Skin Handroll

Yellowtail, Umbashi Plum, Veggiemaki, and Salmon Skin Handroll

Noble Fish is a Japanese market with a little tiny sushi bar in the back. I love down home sushi. It feels more authentic, like the simple and modest food known for increasing longevity, that the fishermen have been eating for centuries. The fish is verry fresh and the casual, relaxed atmosphere is fine with me.

The Packard Factory in Detroit. A beautiful ruin from a long time ago.

The Packard Factory in Detroit. A beautiful ruin from a long time ago.

 


Rollin!

August 23, 2013
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April 2013 @ The Moon Tallahassee, Florida  Photo Bob O’Lary

Here’s the latest scoop on the street about that night on the Moon, along with some ancient history.

Tour schedule First stop: Terra Blues  in  Greenwich Village, then on to Niagara Falls Blues Festival, some favorite NE haunts, and the Port Credit Jazz and Blues Fest (Toronto).  Then a mad dash down to  Delray, and Pensacola Beaches.  

Wild Raspberries

Stumbled on this place in Ellicotville, NewYork
Ten miles out o’ town, the Griffis Sculpture Park. Between the way cool sculptures,  you can graze on wild raspberries.
Talk about a forage on the highway!
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Sauce Boss Store:  CDs, Liquid Summer Hot Sauce, T-Shirts, Hats, Click Here.

PadThai

Vegetarian Low Fat Pad Thai Noodles
OK, here’s one for all y’all who think that healthy food is bland, and tasteless, and no fun. The reason that some folks think that, is that they have had “healthy” food cooked by someone who can not really cook healthy food properly. Here ‘s a recipe that’s as flavorful as all get out.
Half pound tofu
Soy Sauce
Nutritional Yeast
1/4 pound snow peas or sugar snap peas
4 green onions, chopped
2 carrots, grated
1 cup vegetable broth
½ pound of linguine sized rice noodles
½ cup powdered peanut butter (to get crazy healthy, I use PB2, which is PB without the oil)
Juice of 2 limes
¼ c Liquid Summer Hot Sauce
Mung bean sprouts
Fresh cilantro
1. Cut tofu into ¼ inch slices, sprinkled with soy sauce and nutritional yeast, grilled until brown and then cut into bite-sized pieces
2. Put carrots, peas, and onions into vegetable broth and blanch just about two minutes and remove from pan
3. Cook noodles until al dente (about four minutes) and drain and rinse.
4. Mix peanut butter, lime juice, Liquid Summer hot sauce and broth in pan.
5. Add vegetables and tofu into peanut mixture.
6. Add noodles and stir it up.
7. Serve dish with bean sprouts and cilantro sprinkled on top.

Someday, when y’all are a bit older, I’ll tell ya the backline about that April Night on the Moon.

Links:
http://sauceboss.com
http://facebook.com/billsaucebosswharton
@sauceboss
http://saucebossstore.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/SauceBossBillWharton


The Winners Are…

April 4, 2013

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We have a winner for the Best Way to Use Liquid Summer Hot Sauce Contest. Actually we have a bunch of winners. Just reading all of the ways that people use Liquid Summer made me HONGRY. I put on five pounds in the last two weeks, thanks to all who sent their ideas and recipes. They were all so good, that I have decided to give everyone who entered a little something for sharing.

Here are the top 10 winning entries.

1. “With collard greens… of course! :)” by Wanda Graham Schlib (Wanda wins a case of Liquid Summer Hot Sauce)

2. “I carry a bottle with me in my purse, no other “hot sauce” will do, I use it on EVERYTHING… I even crave it and slurp spoonfuls if there is no food in sight to slap it on.” by Tracy File (Tracy wins a “Recipes” Multimedia CD and two bottles of hot sauce)

3. There is a tie for Third place: 3A. By Lori Basch Siler”Frozen summer strawberry sizzler.
Ingredients
3 cups of Sweet Ice tea
1 Tbsp. Honey
2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 bottleLiquid Summer Hot Sauce
2 cup ice cubes
Pour all ingredients in blender. Add ice cubes, one at a time, and process until blended. Serve immediately.”

602664_10200564957473858_1926223468_n3B. By Barbara Sorensen: “I love my Liquid Summer hot sauce in my Sunday Bloody Caesars and in the cocktail sauce for the shrimp  mmmmm mmmmmm goooood” (Both Lori and Barbara win a bottle of hot sauce and a “Recipes” Multimedia CD)

Winners 4-10 will each win a download code for “Live at the Green Parrot” CD.
4. “Quite simply, the Datil Pepper sauce on raw Apalachicola oysters.” by Shaun Kern.

5. “As many of your friends have indicated, there is an unlimited number of uses, but my personal favorite is on my eggs. Over easy eggs on seperate halves of an English muffin or toasted bagel with a topping of hot sauce. This breakfast is not only an eye opener, but a start to your day with a smile on your face.” by George Jakulsky

6. “I LLLL my Liquid Summer Hot Sauce on my Popcorn! Winter or Summer! Popcorn popcorn popcorn!!!! MMMmmmmm the hotter the Mo’ Bet!” by Hollymae Smith

7. “Tonight it’s going in my shrimp and grits. Hurry up dinner time.” by Kelby Marlett

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8. “Shish kabob on the grill…” by Dan Hall

9. “Liquid Summer Habanero mixed with a little drawn butter and soy sauce is my universal marinade, baste and seasoning sauce for all my veggies. Gotta have some warm on the table side and dip in it too! MMMMM-Goood!” by Brian Everheart

10. “I do not care what Barry uses it on, as long as he uses it!” by Irene McIntyre
“10 Mix Datil into the Chillie
09 Add to mayonnaise for what ever you use mayonnaise on!
08 Add to the Hot Salsa to correct the flavor
07 Kick up your Ketchup for the burger & fries
06 Hefty dose for the pulled pork
05 GUMBO, yes GUMBO
04 Wing Sauce any one!
03 Mix into scrambled eggs serve on pita
02 Seafood Linguine
01 Add to rim of garbage pail, keeps the squirrels out”

All other participants will receive a download code for my album, “Florida Blues”.  (If you want to see all the suggestions for using Liquid Summer Hot Sauce, click here)

Congratulations, and thanks for the great ideas!

 

 


March 18, 2013

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Here’s a FREE mp3 of my version of “Goin Back To Florida” from my 2004 CD “Come and Get It”, a song originally done by Bumble Bee Slim in 1937.

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Wet Willie in yer ear, and Sauce boss in yer tummy!

Hangin in FLA:
Orlando, Tampa. Englewood. Bradenton, Jupiter, Brooksville, Deland, Tallahassee, Sanford, and back to Tampa.

Please “Like” me on Facebook.
Everybody wants to be liked. Me too. If you dig the Sauce Boss, go to my page and “Like” me. If you really dig the Sauce Boss, Go to my page and “Like ” me, then comment, “Like, Like, Likey, Like”. Or you can just comment using my new acronym. LLLL. If you do this, I will LMAO.



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Win a Case of Liquid Summer Hot Sauce!
Enter your favorite way to use my Liquid Summer Hot Sauce on the Contest Event on Sauce Boss Facebook Page, and on March 31, 2013, I will choose the top ten. My favorite entry will get a free case of hot sauce sent anywhere in the continental US. First runner up gets two bottles of sauce and a “Recipes” multimedia CD, second runner up gets a bottle of hot sauce and a “Recipes” CD. Top entries 4-10 will each receive a free download of “Live at the Green Parrot”. Comment there as many times as you like; however, entries must appear on this event to be considered. In case of duplicate entries, first one gets it. The top ten uses will be featured in the “Sauce Boss Blog”.

Jalapeño Sourdough Cornbread
Making sourdough bread is a process that takes time. Some recipes require lots of time. However there are some recipes that depend upon the sourdough more for flavor than leavening. Like the sourdough banana pancakes I like to make. Here’s a recipe that uses a sponge for flavor and a little rise. It’s easy to make. And soo tasty. I got my starter from Linda C. Wilbourne. A very cool, accessible baker, who shares her recipes. She is all things sourdough. She originally got her strain from San Francisco.

SourdoughJalapenoCornbread
1/2 cup sourdough starter
1 cup flour
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup of milk
2 tbs flax meal
1 and 1/4 cup cornmeal
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
5 jalapenos diced
1 small onion diced
½ cup corn
2 tbs honey

Mix the starter, flour, water, milk, and flax, and let it sit for four or five hours in in a warm place (up to 85 degrees). I sometimes leave it overnight. This will be your sponge.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Saute the peppers, onion, and corn, then mix in the honey. For this recipe, I used dark, unfiltered honey. It’s really tastes great, and it gives the bread a beautiful tawny color.
Mix 1 cup of flour with soda, and salt
Combine wet and dry ingredients
Lightly oil a frying pan and add ¼ cup cornmeal
Shake it , coating the bottom with the meal
Add the bread mixture and bake for 30 minutes or till golden brown

Parking lot in front of S & W Automotive Buffalo, NY

Poetry in the Parking Lot
This may seem like a waste of time, a completely dull and dreary hassle to wade through until your life resumes. This may seem like adolescent drivel, an old man’s ramble, an inconvenience, a contrivance of little or no value, but I think not. I call it poetry in the parking lot. Like the twitch of the discount liquor salesman’s moustache, like the journey of a flea, like the boot heel print in the snow, fifty five gallon drums, silent, waiting. Like the silent howl never heard, way down in the counties that don’t count. In the backyards of the harbors, in the empty lots, in the delapidated residence across the street, a for sale sign in the window. Why bother with the winter’s cough, a nose full of snot? Because it’s poetry in the parking lot.

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