Author Archives: Michael Garfield

FIRED UP PODCAST – Drinking and cooking with beer on the FireDisc

Here we go. Latest edition of FIRED UP WITH GARF – the official podcast of FireDisc Cookers. This month we are touring (and sampling) freshly-made beer from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company in Houston. Come along for the ride and also … Read More…

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Auto Review: 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Man it has been a looong time since I was behind the wheel of a Toyota for an auto review.  I haven’t forgotten about Texas-based Toyota USA but maybe they forgot about me.  Either way I was not about to … Read More…

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VIDEO: Summer Outdoor Cooking & Grilling Ideas

Outdoor cooking is the way to go, especially in Texas.  Here are some ideas and items I featured during a recent appearance on Great Day Houston (CBS). Whether it is propane or charcoal, there are many accessories and items that … Read More…

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Auto Review: 2021 Lexus ES 350 F-Sport

It’s been a while since I’ve been in a Lexus and it’s good to be back.  It was also a pleasure to drive the 2021 ES 350 F-Sport for a week as I put it through a few tests, not … Read More…

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Review: Securam Fingerprint Door Lock

One of the simplest gadgets to make a home a smart home is an electronic door lock.  They are quite easy to install (over/under 12 minutes) and allow for a number of security features that can add functionality to your … Read More…

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The Ultimate Enchilada Recipe

Ok, so maybe I using a bit of hyperbole. I am an enchie fan. A big one. Probably my fave comfort food of all time. You can judge a TexMex restaurant by its enchiladas – cheese and onion, please. I … Read More…

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VIDEO: CES tech products (CBS)

I popped on Great Day Houston (CBS) with some products unveiled at CES.  Very first look at the new Samsung Galaxy S21 phones and Buds Pro.  Also a UV-C light sanitizer that doubles as a speaker/alarm clock and a powerful … Read More…

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REVIEW: Maskfone

When life gives you a pandemic, make a mask phone. Yep, Mother Necessity (actually UK- based Binatone) just released the MaskFone, an interesting mashup of both high- and low-tech. No more muffled talking through your mask as there is a … Read More…

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VIDEO: Smartphone, Tablet Gift Ideas (FOX26)

Fresh off an appearance on FOX 26 Morning News (Houston), here are some unique new smartphones and a tablet on the market.  Products courtesy of AT&T. More suggestions and discussions on the next “High-Tech Texan Show” – Saturday 11a CT … Read More…

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Holiday Gift Ideas as seen on Houston CBS-TV

I recently popped on “Great Day Houston” to share some ideas on what to give your friends and loved ones this holiday season.  I will continue to yap about them on my radio show so tune in weekly for more … Read More…

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