Your Newest Blogger on Bob's Smokin' Hardwood! June 18 2016

Hi there!

I am Lori Coates, your newest blogger here at Bob's Smokin' Hardwood.  I am the sister of Bob senior and auntie of Bob junior.  My two Bobs have great products and it will be my pleasure to give you some ideas, tips and tricks and a few recipes for using the products that these guys offer.

I am a foodie from a long line of foodies.  Growing up in Michigan with grandparents and lots of aunts and uncles living on farms, I was treated to the freshest ingredients and learned how to use them to create great meals.  My son once told me that he had no choice but to become a chef since his mom set such a high culinary bar.  That being said, I am new to smoking and will enjoy sharing my foray into this side of food with you.

For the last 16 years I have lived in North Carolina which offers up some of the best pit smoked selections to the culinary world.  Now I am in Seattle and my craving for these smoky delights has been challenged.  It rains a lot here in the northwest so I will not only be exploring outdoor options but options for those of us who do not have the ability to smoke in the more traditional method.  You do not have to have a conventional smoker to still enjoy the wonders of smoking your foods.  

As I begin this learning and sharing experience, please let me know what you like, dislike and if you have questions or ideas for future blogs.  Write to me at  Thanks for visiting my blog and stay tuned for future posts.  I look forward to sharing.

Lori Coates


Sustainability Event in Cashmere WA January 15 2016

Hi Folks,

We're kicking off the new year with our participation in a Business Sustainability event being held in Cashmere, Washington on Wednesday January 27th. We have been invited to be part of the small business panel talking about how we use sustainable practices in our business operations, and then opening things up for a Q&A session immediately following. We hope to add to the growing trend of running environmentally friendly businesses in some small way, by passing along the things we have learned to other interested people.

Here's a link to the host's website with additonal particpants and details about the event:

Wenatchee River Institute Website -

If you are in our area, we encourage you to come out and hear about how we and other area businesses are trying to do our part to make our community a better place!

Bob Coates