Greg Moriates

Family, Food, and the Outdoors

Motivational Monday

Every single second is an opportunity to change your life, because in any moment you can change the way you feel.

Rhonda Byrne – Writer and Producer


This is the perfect date night app when figs are in season and you want to impress your mate. 
It’s a simple take on the typical Italian antipasto.
Find fresh figs, quarter them, place them randomly on a platter and/or flatbread. Add in some prosciutto, goat cheese and drizzle with warm honey. 
Simple, delicious, sexy and impressive looking.


Know Your Deer Poop

Well…this is one of those articles only a hunter could appreciate. 

This brings me to a funny story of when my girlfriend (now awesome wife) and I went hiking in Main. I was following moose poop in hopes to see a moose. I should have proposed right then and there. 

Check out the article in Know Your Deer Poop.

Enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. 

Stop the Hate

Athens Archery

I am foruntate enough to be accepted by Athens Archery to be apart of their staff shooter team. 

I am grateful and blessed!


ThermoWorks Sale

ThermoWorks is by far one of the best meat thermometers that you can buy. 

ThermoWorks is not only fast, it is accurate.  As you already know, a couple of degrees off makes the difference between nice, juicy steak and eating a dried out mess. 

Why spend a premium on an awesone ribeye and dry it out. DONT….get a ThermoWorks!

ThermoWorks Chef Alarm

Simple Summer Corn

Here is a change from the typical corn recipe. 






Everything is always better with bacon and bacon grease. 

Dice up and crisp up 1/2 lb of bacon. When crisped up, remove the bacon. Add in corn (I like to use fresh corn and remove the kernels from the cob. However, you can use frozen corn that is defrosted). Sauté in bacon fat until starting to brown. Add 2 tbs sugar, salt and pepper. Cook and stir for an additional 3-5 min. Serve hot. 

Everyone loves it!

Enjoy your family, friends and the great outdoors. 

Chicken and Biscuits

Ode to Edna Lewis. There is nothing like pan fried chicken, biscuits, sweet corn and gravy for a Sunday dinner. 

My wife purchased me a book of recipes from Edna Lewis after watching Top Chef. The Edna Lewis cook book is amazing and nothing like you have ever read. 

Here are some pics of my work in progress. 

Edna Lewis shows her love of food and the environment in which it is cultivated. 

Pick up the Edna Lewis today. You will not be disappointed. 

My family loved this meal. FYI-recipes to follow in the near future.
Get outside and enjoy your family, friends and food.  

Pulled Pork

Yummy!!  One of my favorite party meals is pulled pork. 

Recipe to follow. However, the long and short is:

Inject with salt, the types of peppers and apple cider. Typical BBQ rub of salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, dry mustard. 

Put the shoulder on my Weber at 220degrees with kingsford charcoal, hickory and apple. 

I keep temp consistent with my thermoworks smoke until I hit an internal temp of at least 190. Than shredding time. 

Sorry, no finished product today. Guests were eating while I was shredding. 

RTIC Cooler

We are in the age of coolers. Inovation around coolers has caused a flurry of high tech, very much over priced, coolers. 

But then came RTIC Coolers.  Being person than enjoys hunting, fishing and BBQ, there is nothing more disrespectful to the animal than allowing the harvest to spoil. 

will RTIC Coolers is the solution for me. Not only does the cooler hold ice for 10+ days, they are sized perfect and a better price than their competitors. 

Go pick up an RTIC COOLER and cup while you are at it…you will not be disappointed.