Saturday, April 28, 2018

Breakfast Steak and Potatoes

Steak, uh uh uh!  I really loves me my Beefz...  Steak for breakfast, uh...  OK!  I found some thin Ribeye steaks at the grocery store this morning.  Also gotz some baby Potatoes.  Hmmm...  Is that Kalamata Olive Bread?  I put a rub on the streaks before I fast grilled them.  So I used Mike's All Purpose Seasoning, and some extra Black Pepper, and Sea Salt.  The grilled them very quickly on the Baby Q.  I cooked the potatoes in Pyrex covered bowl in the microwave with some Garlic, and Olive Oil.  Then I toasted the Kalamata Olive Bread, and gave it Garlic Butter, and Sea Salt.  Yumz...

Chicken Taco Nachos

Nachos!  nom nom nom...  Every once in a while I get Nacho Fever...This time I switched it up a bit, Chicken Taco meat Nachos.  I had a half pound of Chicken Sausage from Fran's Fryers.  Add some Taco Seasoning mix, and fry that up.  Also had some Pico de Gallo from earlier in the week.  Add some Julio's Tortilla Chips, and Fischer Meat Market's Habanero Jack Cheese, and we're moving toward Nachos.  Something that I love on Nachos is SoCal's Black Olives.  It's a throwback to my childhood.  So anyway, a bed of tortilla chips, cheeze, then some Taco Chicken, and Black Olives, and you've got Nachos.  Stick 'em in the Meltification Machine for a while, then serve hot with the Pico de Gallo, and Hot Sauce...  Nomlishous...

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Funny little Jalapeno Salsa

We're in the seasonal transition from South to North growing seasons.  So, there are end of the season crops flowing from the South Hemisphere to the North Hemisphere.  There are also start of the season crops flowing from the North Hemisphere to the South Hemisphere.  Anyway this is one of the times where you'll see funny variations is the produce to be had.  I found some funny little Jalapenos in Rosemeade Market last weekend, and made some Salsa...
To me they look like the end of plant pickings right before the freeze.  For what I'm doing with them they work perfectly well.  The Salsa is a can of whole Tomatoes roughly chopped in a Food Processor with some diced Red Onion, Cilantro, and Sea Salt.  The funny little Jalapenos, are diced, with the pith, and seeds, then mixed in.  Let the flavors meld for some time, a day or two.  Simple Salsa...

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Beautiful Bot

I'm on Facebook, not by my own volition, but to appease someone in my life.  So I get to watch the stupid bullshit that happens there.  There is definitely an agenda to what happens on Facebook.  Plus there is the Artificial Intelligence that is going to Fuck With You.  I've got an interesting story about it.  This beautiful woman sent me a friend request.  There is almost nothing on her Facebook page.  So I think what the hell, and confirm the friend request.  The next morning, at 3 AM, she messages me.  She is asking personal questions.  So, being the inquisitive mind that I Am, I started inquiring about her.  The answers are illogical, and seem like selections in a If Then Else loop.  It's still on going.  I do the interrogative, and I get a canned response, some times after waiting a significant time.  Responses like "Yes Baby", or "Thanks Dear".  I've never experienced this before.  Do I want a bot girlfriend?  LOL!  She is beautiful, but just an algorithm on Zuck's Server, LOL!

This is Skynet...


Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sproing

Its Springtime again, lets make lots of new plants.  I get lots of suggestions because people know I have a garden, and they want me to start some plants for them.  The biggest requests this year are Thai Eggplant, and Thai Dragon Chile.  Then also I have some interesting things people give me, like a French Cherry Tomato.  There are also things that I have grown previously that I wanna make more, like the Carolina Reapers.  And then staple foods like Carrots, Onions, and Potatoes.
I've got an amazing variety of garden plants picked out for this year.  Some are salvage from purchased products like Pineapples, and Potatoes.  If you get a Potato that sprouts (eyes), stick it in the ground.  The plume of leaves on the top of a Pineapple is the next generation of the plant, stick it in the ground.  Onions, and Garlic that sprout, stick them in the ground.  Vegetables that have seeming gone bad are sometimes just trying to reproduce, and grow again.  Then there are seeds.
Of course you can harvest the seeds from anything that you purchase, and plant them.  Or buy seeds that are packaged for sale.  You can even plant seeds of the stuff you find on the ground walking around your planet.  I've had varying success planting seeds from produce that I buy at the store.  For instance I got some Hatch Chiles last year, and tried to plant those seeds, but they didn't germinate.  I was very disappointed.  I have much better luck with purchased seed packages.
Stuff that sprouts sitting on you counter is very easy to grow.  This is a Potato that sprouted sitting on the counter.  I dug a hole, threw the potato in, then covered it up.  We've had a decent amount of rain lately, and I didn't even water it much.  One planted Potato can generate up to about 20 Potatoes.  If you let them sit, over the winter, in the ground, and grow another year, that number will exponentiate, 400 potatoes, LOL!
Onions, and Carrots are also very easy to grow.  I plant Carrots from seed, and they require almost no maintenance.  Pulling the weeds out of the area is the main task.  Onions from seeds are mainly the same except that Onions a perennial while carrots are evergreen.  Carrots will grow year round here in North Texas, but Onions will go dormant during the summer.  Onions will dry up in the heat, and should be harvested, and protected indoors, then planted again when the climate cools off.  Garlic is the same.  So, I'm getting a good early start, lets hope it doesn't snow in April...

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Reaper Madness

Went to Zestfest on Saturday to burn my face off.  I did indeed succeed.  A lot of the same vendors were there, but there were some I wanted to find, and not there.  Then there were some new vendors I am excited about.  Yellowbird is from Austin, and they brought some significant players to the party.  I made some Reaper Sauce last year, and I'm very attached to it.  Yellowbird has a couple sauces that reach up into the Reaper Realm, MegaScovilles, which are the Habanero Condiment, and the Ghost Pepper Condiment (Bhut Jolokia).  Then I found The Reapers at Mikey V's.  Whoa...  CaJohn's  has been at the upper end of the spectrum at Zestfest for years.  Their Execution Station is legendary.  Well, Mikey V's is a serious contender with Reaper Unleashed, and Texas Ex's which are beautifully excruciating, and well past the MegaScoville mark, excellent, five stars...  Reaper Unleashed is Reapers only, while Texas Ex's is a blend of seven chiles in the MegaScoville realm.  It's time to turn the heat up, the Reaper has arrived...

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Kosher Dill Sour Pickles

Been making my weird Pickles again lately...  I had a few people comment "I only eat Dill Pickles", and didn't want to try mine.  LOL!  Peeps...  Alright!  I'll make the Dill Pickles...  LOL!  Its been about 11 days since I started these.  At first they got this electric, or maybe florescent green color.  Now they are the Pickle Green color, but they smell awesome, and I can't wait to try them.  Maybe in another week they will be ready...