Category Archives: Rants

Testing a Camera and Sorghum Brussels Sprouts

The above photo and all the photos in this post were taken with the new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.  To truly test the camera I used it in pro mode adjusting the exposure, focus, and white balance manually and also … Continue reading

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Weekend or Weeknight Chicken and Trying Out a New Coop

This recipe can be super simple or a little more involved, depending on whether you make your own ghee and garam masala. The spice mix only takes a few minutes to measure out and grind up, but making your own … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: Presents

So the old Krupps dual coffee and espresso maker died after 12 years of service. In that time it seems that every dual coffee maker out there is over priced and poorly made. I don’t know if this is due … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: Turkey Day is When

This year was tough on the hot peppers, but I was able to get one good harvest with enough for a batch of pepper jam and a couple containers of pickled jalapenos. For awhile I was hoarding the last of … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: Sweet Potatoes

The garlic came in the mail so it was time to pull the sweet potatoes. Although they did yield a pretty good harvest I will not plant them again unless there is an isolated space for them to grow. I … Continue reading

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A Colorful Array of Sides for Labor Day

Since most other sites are all about the meat, here are some options to go along with the most important part of the day. Have a great holiday! Grilled Corn Cherry Tomatoes with Herb Vinaigrette Potato and Anchovy Salad Jalapeno … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: The Last Tomatoes

Our tomato crop was a bust this year. The grape tomatoes did well for a few weeks, but the crop was felled by a combination of too much rain in the spring and the oppressive July heat that normally does … Continue reading

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