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As pandemic has limited many social activities, here are some tips for safely enjoying at-home outdoor fun

With COVID-19 continuing to place limitations on social activities and engagements, people may increasingly turn to grilling, fire pits, and other at-home outdoor activities this summer. With that understanding, the National Fire Protection Association is providing important reminders and guidelines for safely enjoying these activities. “Use of outdoor, fuel-based equipment like grills, fire pits,...

Keven Moore: Memorial Day weekend is full of fun and hazards; be safe and sure and follow the rules

Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, was originally known as Decoration Day with its origins dating back to the years following the Civil War. It did not become an official federal holiday until 1971 and is probably the only day of the year that you can predict the exact location where the President of the United States will be, as he travels across the Potomac to Arlington National Cemetery...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Cast iron cookware has been used for generations in traditional Kentucky cooking

Venerable cast iron cookware has a place in the hearts of generations of Kentucky cooks who love to prepare traditional meals for family and friends. On a campout, there’s nothing quite like a breakfast of thick-sliced hardwood smoked bacon or country sausage, fried up with eggs in a cast iron skillet over an open fire. A cast iron dutch oven (Photo from Lodge) At home on the weekend, coming in...

Chef Foster: Alternative methods, new ingredients bring the excitement back to your outdoor grilling

Have you fired up your grill yet? If you’re like most of us, the grill never really got shut down last fall, and with the warm winter we had I know some of you might have grilled just as much in February as you did in October. You now are on the verge of what I call “grill fatigue,” that vague feeling that you’ve grilled every burger, steak, chicken and hot dog in the world, and all you can...

Keven Moore: To barbecue or not to barbecue? You’ll take command of the grill, but do it safely

Note: This column was originally published on April 21, 2016 They say that vegetarian is an old Indian word for “Bad Hunter,” and I firmly believe that mankind didn’t eat its way to the top of the food chain on vegetables. Most of us men subscribe to the theory that it is better to have burnt and lost, than to never have barbecued at all — and for some it’s not a skill, it’s a...

Chef John Foster: Memorial Day is also grillin’ day, and here’s to doing it the caveman way

  Memorial Day snuck up on me again this year; it always does.   This great U.S. holiday is the day set aside to remember those men and women who died in service to our country, first and foremost. But Memorial Day is also widely considered a red-letter day for the start of summer vacation and, in my world, for grilling out.   Too often in recent memory, the day has been blustery, cold...