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  1. KennethT

    Gardening: (2016– )

    @heidih I agree that it's very little substrate for either peas or tomatoes - unless the plants are an ultra-dwarf variety. With hydroponics, your substrate size can be significantly smaller than in dirt - but it seems like that Click'n'Grow (or whatever it's called) is growing in dirt, but is kept watered through a wicking system - which isn't hydroponics.
  2. KennethT

    Gardening: (2016– )

    That's a good point. It can often be a LOT hotter in a sunny southern facing windowsill than in the rest of the room...
  3. KennethT

    Gardening: (2016– )

    Did they have enough water? The older growth is completely desiccated and the newer growth on the left has some major nutrient deficiencies, which could either come from lack of water, or rotted roots (if the soil was consistently too wet).
  4. KennethT

    Gardening: (2016– )

    Can you post any pictures?
  5. I could certainly be wrong.... just because something may be uncommon, doesn't mean impossible!
  6. I would be very surprised if they were heirlooms. The variety is beefsteak - but within that variety, there are many subtypes - some of which are heirloom, and some are hybrids... It is very uncommon for heirlooms to be grown in a greenhouse - the costs are too high, and most heirlooms have a lower yield, and are not as disease resistant. Most greenhouse tomatoes are bred for the greenhouse - they are less susceptible to mold (due to the greenhouse's typically higher humidity), plus they are typically more tolerant of a high salt environment, which is needed for the hydroponics.
  7. Indeed, that looks like it. The obvious question is, why don't they put the stores that sell their products on their website?
  8. Are these branded? I can't see from the photo...
  9. KennethT

    Dinner 2019

    This looks like it, but the original recipe I saw also had instructions for making it in a pit in the ground in your backyard... hehe.... I forgot about the habanero salsa.. that salsa makes it!
  10. KennethT

    Dinner 2019

    I love achiote pork... I made my own marinade using achiote paste, garlic, sour orange, etc following Rick Bayless recipe on his website. Then after wrapping in banana leaf, I would smoke it on my stovetop smoker for 30 minutes or so before I put it in the SV... I always enjoyed it... but I think I would also squeeze some lime on the tacos as well.
  11. KennethT

    Click and Grow

    Can you show us a photo zoomed out a bit? I'd love to see the scale of the tomato plant versus the others...
  12. Many of the places I've seen around here typically par-boil some of the tougher veggies or meats, drain, then stir fry for a few seconds...
  13. In NYC, many restaurants do much more delivery orders (many times through one of the many delivery apps we have: Grubhub, Seamless (owned by Grubhub), Caviar, DoorDash, etc.) than dine-in. Seamless/Grubhub usually caters to those ordering from restaurants in their immediate neighborhood (and usually the restaurant provides the delivery people). Others like Caviar have their own fleet of delivery people, and will deliver borough-wide so anyone in Manhattan can order from any restaurant in Manhattan, with delivery fees typically varying based on distance. Caviar typically is used by higher end restaurants whose primary business is not delivery, and whose higher prices are ok with their customers. I have also noticed that sometimes (for the same restaurant) the dine-in prices are cheaper than the Caviar delivery prices. Some restaurants package their food for delivery very well... others, well, not so much...
  14. KennethT

    The Air Fryer topic

    I had never seen it outside central Vietnam...
  15. KennethT

    The Air Fryer topic

    You can definitely fry rice paper wrappers. During our trip to central Vietnam, all fried spring rolls were made from rice paper - but it was the super thin rice paper that is flexible when dry, not the thicker, stiff ones.
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