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by falvegas
Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: RAMPS
Replies: 7
Views: 3695

Re: RAMPS

Ramps Don’t know how many of you have cooked with Ramps; myself, I adore them. They add a dimension to a dish I normally have to get with a combination of Leeks – Garlic & Other Greens. Those dishes look absolutely fabulous! You say you aren't a professional chef, but I bet money that most of them ...
by falvegas
Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: RAMPS
Replies: 7
Views: 3695

Re: RAMPS

Ramps should become abundant in a couple of months or so. I got them at the local Farmers Market a few times, and it's true, the damn Restaurants to tend to gobble them up. One can also order them on-line like Ebay or there's a place in Ohio [ledgerockfarms I think it is] where one can order the Bul...
by falvegas
Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:17 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: RAMPS
Replies: 7
Views: 3695

RAMPS

Ramps Don’t know how many of you have cooked with Ramps; myself, I adore them. They add a dimension to a dish I normally have to get with a combination of Leeks – Garlic & Other Greens. A Lil bit about Ramps: Ramps have a very unique, sort of pungent, aroma that's sort of like a cross between garli...
by falvegas
Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Recipe Readers! A Rare Breed!!! :) :) :) :) :)
Replies: 12
Views: 5686

Re: Recipe Readers! A Rare Breed!!! :) :) :) :) :)

I shouldn’t have wandered from Pixie’s original Post which centers around Sitwell’s “..Schoolboyish sense of the absurd”, And understanding that I haven’t read his stuff, I pretty much come from the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to Cook Books – with me it’s more analytical - a never en...
by falvegas
Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Recipe Readers! A Rare Breed!!! :) :) :) :) :)
Replies: 12
Views: 5686

Re: Recipe Readers! A Rare Breed!!! :) :) :) :) :)

The NY Times Cookbook - Craig Claiborne This is my standard cookbook for most Gourmet Meals along with several of Julia Child & Simone Beck’s Baking and Culinary Classics Cook Books. Had these 30 years or more. Few of these recipes have ‘short cuts’, tend to be quite involved [especially Julia Chil...
by falvegas
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Recipe Readers! A Rare Breed!!! :) :) :) :) :)
Replies: 12
Views: 5686

Re: Recipe Readers! A Rare Breed!!! :) :) :) :) :)

Of the 200+ cook books I accumulated over many years, maybe 60 to 70 % of them were a good investment. At least I learned my lessons early on. Did you ever attend and or graduate from a culinary school? I didn't, I became a Systems Engineer on Aerospace, Energy, and Defense Programs. SO, cooking wa...
by falvegas
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Recipe Readers! A Rare Breed!!! :) :) :) :) :)
Replies: 12
Views: 5686

Re: Recipe Readers! A Rare Breed!!! :) :) :) :) :)

Of the 200+ cook books I accumulated over many years, maybe 60 to 70 % of them were a good investment. At least I learned my lessons early on.
by falvegas
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Recipe Readers! A Rare Breed!!! :) :) :) :) :)
Replies: 12
Views: 5686

Re: Recipe Readers! A Rare Breed!!! :) :) :) :) :)

Not really, Pix, but there's a transition one goes through during the learning process, reading endless cookbooks until you master your personal skills [takes time]. Later on the more credible cookbooks in your library become a general 'Reference', because often favorite recipes have become committe...
by falvegas
Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Spicy Chili Recipe / Chili Recipe
Replies: 34
Views: 14016

Re: Spicy Chili Recipe / Chili Recipe

Here’s a Chili Recipe by, Bob Moore - Spring, Texas. World Chili Champion, Arriba Terlingua, Texas. INGREDIENTS [serves 10] 5 Lbs. Sirloin or Tri-Tip Roast, trimmed & cut into 3/8” Cubes 4 TBS Kidney or Bacon Fat [can use fat/oil of choice] 2 - Medium White Onions, minced 1 - Can Beer 8 Oz. Can Tom...
by falvegas
Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Spicy Chili Recipe / Chili Recipe
Replies: 34
Views: 14016

Re: Spicy Chili Recipe / Chili Recipe

Elk – Venison – Other Game Elk is one of my favorite meats, for centuries hunted and farmed in the US high areas such as Colorado. It’s actually hunted here in Southern Nevada. Many prefer Elk & Venison to American Beef, but the flavor can depend on what part of the country they’re from. Elk are Gr...
by falvegas
Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Spicy Chili Recipe / Chili Recipe
Replies: 34
Views: 14016

Re: Spicy Chili Recipe / Chili Recipe

Chili Recipe by, Bob Moore - Spring, Texas . World Chili Champion, Arriba Terlingua, Texas. INGREDIENTS [serves 10] 5 Lbs. Sirloin or Tri-Tip Roast, trimmed & cut into 3/8” Cubes 4 TBS Kidney or Bacon Fat [can use fat/oil of choice] 2 - Medium White Onions, minced 1 - Can Beer 8 Oz. Can Tomato Sauc...
by falvegas
Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Spicy Chili Recipe / Chili Recipe
Replies: 34
Views: 14016

Re: Spicy Chili Recipe / Chili Recipe

Is he working on his doctorate? Has a BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, going for an MS Gee, for some reason I thought he had gone beyond his BS already. Well as tough as it may be I think in today's world it is very important for him to have AT LEAST an MS or he is going to get no further in that fie...
by falvegas
Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Spicy Chili Recipe / Chili Recipe
Replies: 34
Views: 14016

Re: Spicy Chili Recipe / Chili Recipe

Pixie wrote:Is he working on his doctorate?
Has a BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, going for an MS
by falvegas
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Spicy Chili Recipe / Chili Recipe
Replies: 34
Views: 14016

Re: Spicy Chili Recipe / Chili Recipe

Couple of Hours??? Well, that's what it takes me for Prep, then ~3 hours simmering. I am amazed you can prep that in a couple of hours it would take me all day, all day. But that is why I went to work to try and create a chili recipe I could pull together and serve in two hours. I have seen green c...
by falvegas
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Spicy Chili Recipe / Chili Recipe
Replies: 34
Views: 14016

Re: Spicy Chili Recipe / Chili Recipe

Awww, see you always round out my rough edges! :lolh: So, if I use Balsamic vinegar should I omit the brown sugar? I have been hearing GREAT things about New Mexico chilies lately but I can't find them. Maybe I can find them online. Yep, my paprika is smoked!!! I should have noted that but not ever...
by falvegas
Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Spicy Chili Recipe / Chili Recipe
Replies: 34
Views: 14016

Re: Spicy Chili Recipe / Chili Recipe

Finally!!!! It's not quite as it was but it will be!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's spicy but not too hot so feel free to add more peppers, or hot sauce, if you like your chili to make you sweat! :lolh: Pixie's My Kinda Party Chili (My favorite Jason Aldean song) Peanut Oil 1 - 15 oz. can beef stock (I use Swans...
by falvegas
Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Squash
Replies: 4
Views: 2192

Re: Squash

Have a squash Party :lolh: Well, one can spend a lot of time Cooking and Pureeing it, storing it in Ball Jars especially good for 'Pies'. And of course soup was mentioned, it's great 'Grilled on the BBQ' [But 20 Pounds?], and of course it can be used in 'Breads' much like pumpkin, also good with pas...
by falvegas
Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Eat Well on $4 a Day
Replies: 5
Views: 2746

Re: Eat Well on $4 a Day

I'll have to look into that I don't live on food stamps, however after about 10 years of budget and nutrition analysis, I have been able to keep each of my meals between $1.50 and $3.00 each, except for entertaining. One-Pot meals and casseroles tend to be pretty economical, especially on energy. I ...
by falvegas
Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Re-Seasoning Your Cast Iron Skillet
Replies: 1
Views: 1139

Re: Re-Seasoning Your Cast Iron Skillet

I have a few Cast Irons, and some Enamel coated which are my favorites, especially the Dutch Oven. So I'll have to try this more draconian method on the Raw Cast Irons if they really get bad. My raw Cast Iron, standard skillets, I simply heat on a burner, ADDF some Oil, and ADD some Rock Salt, simme...
by falvegas
Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Not exactly 'recipes,' but we're back to BBQ
Replies: 21
Views: 8955

Re: Not exactly 'recipes,' but we're back to BBQ

We took a lot of storm damage from Sandy that year, which blew down four or five big trees. Our regular landscape crew was able to remove the downed trees but suggested there were others that needed pro removal and stump grinding, so we had called a tree removal company this spring before storm sea...
by falvegas
Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Not exactly 'recipes,' but we're back to BBQ
Replies: 21
Views: 8955

Re: Not exactly 'recipes,' but we're back to BBQ

Why, thankee! We saved a bit of the wood for BBQ smokeage. It's mostly oak and swamp maple, neither of which we've tried before. :) Did you do this for more space? Just curious. I can mention that Natural Oak 'Lump Charcoal' is one of the very best to both Grill and BBQ with. I once used Natural Lu...
by falvegas
Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Not exactly 'recipes,' but we're back to BBQ
Replies: 21
Views: 8955

Re: Not exactly 'recipes,' but we're back to BBQ

Amen! Would those be BEEF short ribs? Can not find them here, noway nohow. Yep, short ribs. I know, isn't it terrible. I don't know when it was that Ribs got Royalty Status, doesn't seem to make a difference whether they're Beef, or Pork, especially B-Back Ribs, ya gotta take out a loan to get dece...
by falvegas
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Not exactly 'recipes,' but we're back to BBQ
Replies: 21
Views: 8955

Re: Not exactly 'recipes,' but we're back to BBQ

great lookin BQ..........

Smoked some Short Ribs and Peppers but I had couple of Italian friends comin over, so I put em on Fettuccini and whipped up a sauce for them.

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by falvegas
Sun May 25, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Grilled Watermelon Salad W/Cardamom Balsamic Reduction
Replies: 1
Views: 1196

Grilled Watermelon Salad W/Cardamom Balsamic Reduction

Grilled Watermelon Salad with Cardamom Balsamic Reduction ( from Simply Organic ) http://graphics.frontiercoop.com/grilling/simplyorganic/imgs/lifestyle/lifestyle-watermelon.jpg INGREDIENTS Note: ingredients understood to be gluten-free & vegetarian but always should be checked to be sure. • ¼ cup ...
by falvegas
Sun May 25, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Citrus Beef & Fruit Kabobs
Replies: 2
Views: 1533

Re: Citrus Beef & Fruit Kabobs

Ya the fruit should be on the firm side but you can buy it that way already cubed in certain markets. I'd recommend using the slightly flattened or square skewers or, with the thin wooden skewers, use double skewers about a half inch apart ...sort of like what one does with shrimps.
by falvegas
Sun May 25, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Citrus Beef & Fruit Kabobs
Replies: 2
Views: 1533

Citrus Beef & Fruit Kabobs

CITRUS-MARINATED BEEF & FRUIT KABOBS http://recipe.beef.org/recipeimages/5382.00%20Citrus-Marinated%20Beef%20&%20Fruit%20Kabobs_pwm.jpg INGREDIENTS [3 to 4 servings] 1 pound beef Top Sirloin Steak Boneless, cut 1 inch thick 1 medium orange 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon smoked paprika ...
by falvegas
Sun May 25, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: BBQ Salmon
Replies: 2
Views: 1894

BBQ Salmon

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Dip http://images.media-allrecipes.com/userphotos/250x250/00/21/75/217570.jpg Ingredients 2 avocados - peeled, pitted and diced 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 3 tablespoons Greek-style yogurt 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice salt and pepper to taste 2 pounds salmon ste...
by falvegas
Sun May 18, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Recipe for....
Replies: 16
Views: 6562

Re: Recipe for....

My croutons never fail, unless I go out and forget to turn off the stove. Once cubed Day Old Bread is seasoned with the classic seasonings for Caesar, I lightly toss them in clarified Butter, place them on paper Towels in a Cookie Sheet, and into the oven at ~300 Deg until very light golden. I use a...
by falvegas
Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: My favorite Creme Brulee Recipe
Replies: 10
Views: 4197

Re: My favorite Creme Brulee Recipe

That's about right...I use 6 Yolks, 3-C Cream, 7Tbs Sugar, 1-vanilla Bean, 2 Pinches Salt. I usuually let them sit overnight in the frig before I dust with 'Brown Sugar' and caramelize either with a Torch, or in an Ice Bath in the Broiler [torch is much easier]. As Pixie mentions, it's important to ...
by falvegas
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Chile Plants
Replies: 5
Views: 2386

Re: Chile Plants

I grew jalapenos one year. Worst burn I ever got from a pepper. One day, I picked a nice rip red one, sliced the tip off and just held it to my tongue. I wanted to see how hot it was. The burn was unbelievable. The kind that wouldn't go away for a while. Home grown is not like 'store bought'. In fa...