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  1. dcarch

    Dinner 2019

    Thank you! We have the opposite problem. Nights are getting cold, and the tomatoes are having a tough time getting ripe. dcarch
  2. dcarch

    Dinner 2019

    BBLT! Some one posted a moon cake topic. So I did a little Googling. I understand that moon cakes are for the celebration of Mid Autumn Festival in many Asian countries, but they are like Western fruit cakes, moon cakes are not exactly the kind of cake you want to have one more piece. People don’t really like to eat them. They buy them mostly for gift giving. Well, Mid Autumn Festival came on Friday the 13th. I didn't think I was going to spend time to make moon cakes. Instead, I decided to have my own way to celebrate Mid Autumn Festival. Mid Autumn Festival is to celebrate harvest. I have been lucky so far with what my garden has given me this year. Lots of amazing huge tomatoes this year to be thankful for. So I think I will make a moon shaped BBLT. (Boboli, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato) dcarch Endless tomatoes from the garden Boboli bread from the store Lettuce, arugula from the garden, squirts of mayonnaise. A blanket of very crispy bacon and, T, T, T, --- more Ts! BBLT done Divide and conquer
  3. The real reason why a knife is not that good has to do with atmospheric pressure. When two surfaces are in close contact, there will be more than 14 lbs PSI pressure forcing the surfaces together, creating drag. dcarch
  4. Important, if you want to plant paw paw. You will need two for pollination. dcarch
  5. This is what I was talking about. But it was MIT, not Harvard. dcarch
  6. I believe they have omitted some information here. A few years back I read that a university (Harvard?) science research team had come up with a new chemical treatment to plastic that make the surface kind of non stick, allowing the ketchup to pour easier. dcarch
  7. dcarch

    Dinner 2019

    That's why they are also called mudbugs. dcarch
  8. dcarch

    Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam

    Nice! That makes Spam the same as Kobe beef. dcarch
  9. You can dehydrate watermelon. Delicious snack. dcarch
  10. Electric cost for deep freezing that beef for 12 years comes to $1,000. dcarch
  11. Daylily is an amazing plant. It grows in sun, in shade, in summer and in winter. It comes back every year. It requires no care, and it doesn't seem to have insect problem. Not only that it gives you pretty flowers for your garden, it is also a very nice vegetable. From Google ---"Daylilies are not only edible, they are spectacular. After sampling the flowers, flower buds, young stalks and root tubers, I've come to the conclusion that they're so tasty I may grow them as a food crop---" Every year, before I get anything from my garden early in the spring, I harvest daylily shoots. dcarch
  12. very often, you can get free 20-lb BBQ propane tanks for free on Freecycle or Craigtslist. They can take at least 350 PSI. But if you want 100% silent operation, CO2 air tanks for paintball guns can give you 4,500 PSI at full charge. You will need a good pressure regulator of course. dcarch
  13. dcarch

    Dinner 2019

    I was going to do some work in the garden. I walked passed by my tomato patch. I could hear all the tomatoes were whispering to me, " Pssssss------ BLT, BLT!!!", " Pssssss------ BLT, BLT!!!", " Pssssss------ BLT, BLT!!!", ----- Well, what choice did I have? So I went inside and made a BLTB (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato on Baquette) . dcarch
  14. The motor of a typical compressor does not make much noise. Most of the noise is generated by the air intake. If you can hook up a muffler to the air intake, you can cut out a lot of the noise. You can make a muffler, or buy an automotive muffler. dcarch
  15. Shelby, your garden is a mess! (my garden is messier, LOL!) dcarch
  16. Things are different today. New homes are built extremely well to meet energy standards. Everything is sealed. There are very few air leaks to make up oxygen used inside. Building Codes have been revised to require outside air intake for heat and hotwater boiler and kitchen exhaust, for instance. dcarch
  17. I have had snake when I was in China. A popular dish (not cheap) for the fall. One internal organ ( gallbladder? pancreas? spleen?) is highly priced for it's medically values. They don't sell "snake oil" in China, but snake wine is considered a cure all. dcarch
  18. I have eaten all kinds of proteins. The only protein I will not eat is if it is still moving, except oysters and clams. dcarch
  19. dcarch

    Dinner 2019

    Made SV roasted pork, with various veggies from the garden. dcarch
  20. dcarch

    Mangosteens

    I mostly shop at Flushing. Many stores there have parking. dcarch
  21. dcarch

    Mangosteens

    I see them all the time, in Chinese markets. Fresh, not frozen. dcarch
  22. dcarch

    Dinner 2019

    What a load of tripe! I had Portuguese tripe and bean stew in a local restaurant. It was very nice So I decided to make my own version. Tripe shrinks a lot after cooking. I am glade I bought a load from a Hispanic market. dcarch Stewed tripe with Royal Corona beans from my garden.
  23. Artificial "aged" wine pairs well with food with artificial truffle oil. dcarch
  24. dcarch

    Dinner 2019

    Thank you, Thank you! There are many others here who have cooked and tasted these huge beans, I think they will all agree that the creamy and buttery flavor and texture are above average in the legume world. Of course I will grow them again. They are not cheap beans to buy. Growing the beans yourself is great because they are not dried out if you pick them fresh. Much faster for cooking them tender. Definitely no soaking required. dcarch
  25. dcarch

    Dinner 2019

    I posted on the "Garden Forum" a little while ago about growing giant Royal Corona beans in my garden. I harvested some yesterday for dinner. dcarch Black beans for scale to show size of Corona beans Royal Corona beans and pork, with purple daicon and Swiss chard, all from my garden
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