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  1. Remember when Drew at Willett use to let us loose in the rickhouse with a drill to tap barrels when we were barrel picking. Stopped buying from him quite a few years ago when the prices went up and it didn’t make sense any more
  2. Ran across this post on FB. Had to look at my spreadsheet and I have one in inventory. Not like I have a desire to crack it open given its value 🤣
  3. Tinned sardines have become a frequent lunch. Love them and usually with a squirt of Sriracha
  4. My bourbon group’s selections are sought after and can bring BIG dollars on the resale market. I break all my empties so the bottle can not be salvaged and reused and counterfeited
  5. I have a hard time wrapping my head around the derby. All the hoopla and fanfare and they only go around the track once 😳
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    My typical MO is to coat lightly in olive oil, wrap in foil and oven roast. The peel slides off once done Other times I’ve peeled cubed and roasted I really like beets. Prefer to buy them with their greens when available because the greens are so good when cooked
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    Dinner 2022

    I occasionally use a torch to blister string beans
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    Lunch 2022

    A tin of sardines with sriracha drizzled over them. Been a favorite quick lunch. My wife thinks I’m nuts
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    Dinner 2022

    Been using a Masterbuilt smoker for years. Similar to yours just an older model. I was going to get a Cookshack when it died but has yet to die and I’m at a point of not wanting to spend a lot of money on something that doesn’t get a lot of use. The Masterbuilt is on its last leg or maybe toe. The chip tray has a big hole in it and is covered over in heavy aluminum foil. But did smoked some salmon belly just the other day. Trying to get our house ready to sell and downsize. But sure will miss my pool house with a sauna and shower. Never use the sauna except to store bags of green coffee. I live In Florida. It is a sauna!
  10. I have become very lax in my knife care. As long as it can cut a hunk of cheese I’m good 😊
  11. A ceramic rod is not like a grooved steel. Think of it as a round fine grit ceramic stone
  12. Yes I have a ceramic honing “steel” which I use to remove the possible burr from just sharpened knives
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    Passover 2021 -

    I made a very large pot of black-eyed peas for our very large family Passover gathering last night and tonight. Used frozen black eyes instead of the dried. We are Sephardic so peas and beans are ok on our kosher for Passover list of foods
  14. Soaking in fresh water to leach out the salt, and do one or two water changes until the water no long taste of salt Usually when cooking in water this occurs naturally. More often than not, I use these prepared corned beefs to make my version of pastrami. After desalination, the meat is dried overnight in the fridge and covered in a pastrami spice blend. I use mustard as the binder to hold the spices on. Then it goes in the smoker and finished in the oven over steam. I set up a foil pan with water off the boil and a rack on top to hold the meat and cover with another pan with clips to hold the top on and pop it in the oven to steam finish. May not be Katz Deli but it gets close
  15. I usually cheat and buy prepared corned beefs when on sale. Desalinate them add spices and smoke them to make pastrami
  16. Agreed. SV works well for a lean roast. Although your bottom round rump looks more marbled than most
  17. I briefly had that model but had nothing but problems. Even with the assist from the company it never worked right. Sent that boat anchor back and was too bummed from the experience to consider spending even more money on a higher end unit. I’m still using a FoodSaver, but based on my usage and the cost of bags I’m still doing ok. Just have to be creative to vac wet items
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    Name this grain.

    Looks like barley
  19. Just had one today that I had to cut out brown spots in the center of the spud
  20. Sounds like a storage issue I have not noted the issue in the russets I’m buying in Florida
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    Dinner 2022

    Love the crispy skin on the baked potato.
  22. Looking back through this post, I see I’ve been roasting coffee for about 20 yrs
  23. I do what’s needed. Washing pot and pans isn’t my favorite activity but it’s all part of the process. And yes we do have a dishwasher but sometimes it’s just easier or takes less time to hand wash, dry and put everything away
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