Spareribs are a favorite traditionally done with a heavy sugar basting sauce and served with more of the same. For a lighter taste, easier on the sugar, but with more of a ‘kick’, try this method. We prepared two slabs, about 5 pounds each, with this formula.
3 tbs black peppercorns by Spice Classics
3 tbs mustard seed by Spice Classics
1-1/2 tbs garlic powder by Spice Classics
1-1/2 tbs chili powder by Spice Classics
1-1/2 tbs salt
3 tbs brown sugar
3 tbs olive oil
3 tbs cider vinegar
Place peppercorns and mustard seed in a small food processor (we used a blade type coffee grinder) and grind for 5-10 seconds while shaking for even grind. Add garlic powder, chili powder, and salt and grind for another 5 seconds to mix. (add more or less chili powder for taste but be careful because it could get a little ‘hot’). Combine this mixture in small bowl with brown sugar, olive oil, and cider vinegar. Brush onto both sides of the slabs. Place the ribs in some kind of container that seals and will keep in the ‘fridge for at least 4 hours, better done overnight. We placed ours in a ceramic smoker for the next 6 hours at about 250º in the dome. Use a gas grill with a drip pan under the ribs on the cool side of the grill (burner off) while the other burner keeps the grill about 250º. Consult your grill instructions for the ‘indirect’ cooking method and remember ‘low and slow’ for best results. Pork should reach an internal temperature of 160º.
These flavors and over 70 more types Spice Classics can be found in the food and candy department at our 502 Main Street store. All at the low everyday price of 99¢ each.
We returned from market early this month and the fabric is arriving almost daily. This group was the first to win the hearts and eyes of our most recent customers. The designs by Michael Miller Fabrics include a panel and ten more beautiful coordinates. You may find this pattern on line at www.michaelmillerfabrics.com or at our store at 417 Main Street. We ordered plenty but hurry in for a full selection or a kit because, as always, they won’t last long.
Our Kid’s Craft Clubb debuted last Saturday with Picture Magnets. The clear glass gemstones make a stunning magnet with the shape of the glass magnifying the picture behind. Choose the photos of friends, family, favorite images put them up anywhere a magnet will work. Our extra strong neodymium magnets keep the glass secured to the surface of even a briskly closed refrigerator door. Stop by for free instructions and all your supplies. Check in at the 502 Main Street Variety Store to see what’s up for the next Kid’s Craft Clubb this coming Saturday.
You worked for them, paid for them, earned the recognition with all nighters, extra reading, time at the library, and lots more. Get those certificates and diplomas out of the drawers, the back of closets and cardboard boxes in the attic. Here are a few examples of what we can do for your framing.
With photos, gifts, and certificates from Easter, Mother’s Day, Graduation, it’s time for a SALE. When you order a frame from our collection of Larson Juhl wood mouldings, save 50% on a added filet or enhancer.
Filets are ‘frames within the frame’ used to give extra style and emphasis to the design. A frame enhancer can be used with nearly any design, giving the art it’s own special place in your home.
Hurry in because this sale ends June 25. The frame must be valued at $100 or more before the filet or enhancer is added.
Fun Yarn is Lion’s newest addition. We have all 13 colors at 99¢ each skein. In a palette of bright, classic colors, this medium weight yarn is ideal for crafting, school, and charity projects. Each skein is 1-3/4 ounce and is a worsted weight suited for afghans and craft projects.
Like they just came out of the garden or off the tree, the fruits and vegetables from this collection look fresh and delicious. On high count quality 100% cotton, use these for quilts, bags, table linens, or even scrubs. These prints are available now in our quilting print department. The project sheet is available for $4.99 or free with the purchase of the fabric for the project. Hurry in because like all good prints, they won’t be around forever.
We received our first shipment of Hexbug robots on Thursday, May 13. These are real robotic toys with various actions and reactions to external stimuli created by Innovation First, a leading robotics consulting and research firm. You can check out hexbug.com for more info. Meanwhile, come to Clubb’s Variety and see these amazing robots in action.