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  1. Poached egg over chicken meatloaf over mashed potatoes drizzle of McCormick packet (chicken) gravy......(slightly off from the original dish)
  2. I think this all boils down to, well, boiling.
  3. Ahh, nothing like the first time you smell fresh durian. It's a 'how is this possible?' moment. I think of not showering for a year and combining that smell with spoiled onions and garlic. Delish. Jackfruit is heavenly in comparison.
  4. Thank you! And is the straw to protect the soil? I just started composting using a double barrel system. One of them is full and ready. Do I sprinkle some around each plant and when, given the plants are less than a 1'? thank you
  5. Thanks Ken, I started most indoors and finally got 1/2 of them in yesterday - 16 assorted beefsteak, cherry, roma, couple hybrids so I'll need to cut/slit larger openings, no biggie. So yes, I'm familiar with the concept but was looking to know exactly what @kayb used and if she had any tips vs mulch?
  6. Your garden looks great! I'm late and getting everything in now. So you just use regular weed stop in all the beds w no issues? - Doesn't get too hot or damage the plants? Getting tired of using mulch so maybe i'll give it a shot, thx!
  7. I get there is a market for books like these. I just think it's a stretch for pizza (no pun) which is simple in nature. - Good ingredients, equipment, experimentation, repetition.
  8. It's ok, after the first story I no longer want it and it wouldn't want me. Requires more patience than I'm capable of.
  9. Are there so many secrets on making pizza contained in these books to justify the cost? Are they written by hand? Perhaps each purchase includes a pound of saffron?
  10. Right, I think in order for it to be 'TN whiskey' it must first be bourbon. The extra step of sugar maple filtration makes it TN whiskey. I don't know if that's a required label (legally) or by choice but I agree it seems they wanted to separate from bourbon so consumers knew it was something a little different, sweeter.
  11. I've heard/read the single barrel shares no similarities w Old #7 and is a seriously crafted release. I kind of think they should've separated themselves with a different brand name as JD is so synonymous w Old #7. At $55 and up, not an impulse buy but def want to try it.
  12. We had a bourbon bar by us that covid killed. Sadly, the couple times I visited I wasn't as interested in bourbon. A couple of my local stores offer Pappy (not sure the releases) in the $500 range. Not happening anytime soon and just crazy to me in general. Plenty of great stuff well under $100. I've been meaning to sample ER and Larceny. Both get much praise. Oddly Eagle sells for much more the MSRP by me so I might wait to find it at a reasonable price. thx
  13. so the green ones aren't premature red ones?
  14. Just about everything you read or watch on WT101 agrees which is why I was so disappointed when I couldn't jump on the wagon. For the abv it's thin, runs hot yet finishes quick. I wondered if the the recipe or some process changed on the newer releases. I've come across a couple comments agreeing so I wonder.
  15. that was the joke, Ken. this other place is in CA. I think Weinoo got it w his In n Out ref. (Why can't we have one? 😔)
  16. Haha, well you have to like JD or they'll deport you. I've tried to find 'a way' but have the opposite take. It's unbearably sweet while bourbon (decent/good bourbon) is less so. It's expected as Tennessee whiskey is sweeter based on the sugar maple filtration used in the style. I think you mean Elijah Craig (I couldn't find Walker) and really like the small batch 94pr (as mentioned above). If that's not what you have I highly rec. I love scotch too and Irish whiskey/tequila/rum. Maybe I was bored w covid but when I discovered bourbon I found it had more dimensions and profiles than my aged scotches. I think that's mainly due to the higher proofs allowing for big complexities and longer finishes. I'm still trying to figure out what's drawing me as my wife gives me the stink eye when I come home with another bottle. I've started appreciating ryes too. I have the Old Forester which I'm really liking mixed or neat. I've also tried the Rittenhouse and like it a lot. Both around $25 which is crazy to me when I compare what kind of scotch I can get for the price range. Johnny Red? No, thx. As for rums, I'm seeing more and more aged small batch stuff coming out meant for sipping. I'm going to have to pick something up. Any recs? Anyone? Buehler? 😁
  17. Is it true they're working with Danny Meyer to put a Shake Shack 50 yards away (like EMP) in case diners get hungry?
  18. Never got it w JD. It shouldn't be lumped in the bourbon cat. It's labeled 'Tennessee Whiskey' and sweeter than bourbon due to it's finishing process. (Otherwise the mashbill is similar). Had it maybe 5x in my life. Always off-putting. Although the barrel select stuff is getting much praise right now. Would try that.
  19. Yes, a few years ago EC dropped the age statement to keep it affordable by combining younger blends but only as low as 8yrs so still nicely aged for entry level. Called Small Batch now. I think it's great neat since it's only 94pr (w sounds crazy to anyone not used to going over 80pr for anything). Was one of my first purchases at $27. It's got nice depth with the classic profile of caramel, vanilla, nuts, baking spices, etc. A real bargain. I'd love to try one barrel proof release sometime.
  20. It's interesting how the pricing varies so much even just here throughout the states let alone overseas. Buffalo Trace is a solid bourbon and value ~$30. (Finished a 375l recently : ) Gets much love by the pros in the entry level as well the WT101 which was one my few disappointments (relegated to the 'mixer' team). I find it tad harsh, hot and young but find in cocktails. I know I'm in the minority on that one. Heard great things about Russel's and looking frwd to trying it. As I mentioned, one guy I've learned much from on youtube is this Jason C - Mash and Drum. His vids are so informative and his palette is impressive. His recs on the mark w my likes. Here's a good one on Best Values should anyone be interested
  21. Totally agree on the value and variety. There is a tremendous amount of good bourbon available esp in the under $40 range. As a long time scotch/irish whisky fan I'm finding the higher proof bourbons (90pr and on) are more interesting from a profile and complexity perspective. I want to try the Woodford Double Oak and I have the Knob Creek 9yr (100pr) which is a great sipper and at $30 a real steal. I have Basil Hayden and find it well balanced. A good entry level w the low proof. Would love to try the Pappy sometime to see what the hype is all about but until I win lotto w be holding off.
  22. Agree, either neat or once in a while couple drops of water or tiny cube esp if high proof or cocktail with several parts. My process is to try everything neat a couple times than allocate to mixer or straight. (I have enough bottles now I can do that easily : ) My favorite sippers currently are that Rare Breed and Old Forester 1920. (The OF is highly touted in the 'bourbon world' right and for good reason. At around $60 it drinks like a much more expensive bottle. For a spl occasion sipper I highly rec to grab now before this release is gone). Friday night I made spin on a Kentucky mule with Old Grandad Bonded, Canada Dry Bold (a new release that is close to ginger beer and great for ginger ale lovers like me) fresh lemon juice, splash of grand mariner, 2 shakes of angostura, lemon wedge. It was really nice. Had to warn my guest after pounding one that OG was a 100pr and he'd be ubering home if he didn't pace himself. 😁
  23. I recently got into bourbon after years of avoiding it based mostly on the crap I was exposed to in bars. Recently picked up Wild Turkey Rare Breed and really loving it's nose, complexity and smooth long caramel finish. A crazy value at ~$40 if you can find it. It easily competes w other cask strengths at double or more the price. Anyway, that's just one of my stock pile. Is anyone drinking bourbon and what do you like? Cheers!
  24. Interesting concept and location and by a car company? Had no idea it existed. Pretty space. Did you do the 14 course?
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