Holiday celebrating and food consumption

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So today is Easter for those who celebrate!

I wonder how much candy is consumed during this time?

Over here in Lingland, we're pretty secular so not doing much today.

How 'bout y'all?
  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I'm getting the yard and vegetable and flower gardens ready for Spring. Raking leaves, tilling the vegetable gardens, picking up limbs and sticks, pruning, etc. I love this time of the year for yard work. Not too hot and not too cold. So I will be continuing the yard cleanup today and when it is done, I'll go fishing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Khemosabi
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      I'm getting the yard and vegetable and flower gardens ready for Spring. Raking leaves, tilling the vegetable gardens, picking up limbs and sticks, pruning, etc. I love this time of the year for yard work. Not too hot and not too cold. So I will be continuing the yard cleanup today and when it is done, I'll go fishing.
      That's exactly what I'm doing today! We had that huge wind storm (hurricane force) here last November, so today, I'm going to treat myself with a burn pile! This will include cleaning up my flower bed, getting rid of 1.2 million pine cones, and limbs/branches. However, I won't be going fishing..

      I too, love this time of year. I will also be getting some seeds planted in my sun room today! I am obsessed with "making soil" these days and I can't wait to go out and get more of my aged horse poo to mix in!

      It's still a little too cold to till the garden, ground is still too hard, but just seeing little green faces poking through the ground (in my flower garden), has got me motivated!

      Have fun today Suzanne! Bring your fish, we'll cook em' over my fire!

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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

        I'm getting the yard and vegetable and flower gardens ready for Spring. Raking leaves, tilling the vegetable gardens, picking up limbs and sticks, pruning, etc. I love this time of the year for yard work. Not too hot and not too cold. So I will be continuing the yard cleanup today and when it is done, I'll go fishing.
        I've been informed by neighbors that fishing in my area is not advisable at this time.

        I did see some seed packets for 25 cents each at the dollar store yesterday so I might plant a few things down here in Florida.

        I'd brought some seeds left from some icelandic poppys I had a couple of years ago and want to see if I can get those to grow too.

        You've inspired me Suzanne to make a small container garden - even though I'm only planning to be in the house I'm currently in for about another 4-5 months.

        Ok, need to visit mom now and then color some eggs.
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        • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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          Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

          I've been informed by neighbors that fishing in my area is not advisable at this time.

          I did see some seed packets for 25 cents each at the dollar store yesterday so I might plant a few things down here in Florida.

          I'd brought some seeds left from some icelandic poppys I had a couple of years ago and want to see if I can get those to grow too.

          You've inspired me Suzanne to make a small container garden - even though I'm only planning to be in the house I'm currently in for about another 4-5 months.

          Ok, need to visit mom now and then color some eggs.
          I love being outside and working on the yard and gardens. The flower gardens were my domain and pruning, etc and the four large raised vegetable gardens were built and planted and maintained by my brother, although I did do most of the picking and canning tomatoes and green beans and peaches, etc. He has cancer and I now find myself with lawn, landscaping, vegetable, flower gardens and house cleaning and maintenance ... and cooking, so it's a lot to tackle, but with this weather so nice, I've enjoyed it and almost completed two acres of raking and I have tilled 2 out of the 3 gardens. I just want to get the clean-up part done well before it gets hot out. The gardens will be planted by then also and I can go back to just picking and canning... I also have now inherited all the lawn mowing ... ugh. A chore that I like less than the rest of it, but I love the yard when it's all cleaned up and mowed and all the flowers, fruit trees and bushes are in bloom.

          I'm planting spinach, lettuce, arugula, tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers, broccoli, squash, cantaloupe, watermelon, onions, herbs, asparagus ... and maybe potatoes. No corn. The deer invade a patch of corn pretty badly here and flatten it before it's ready to pick.
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          • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
            Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

            I'm planting spinach, lettuce, arugula, tomatoes, green beans, broccoli, squash, cantaloupe, watermelon, onions, herbs, asparagus ... and maybe potatoes. No corn. The deer invade a patch of corn pretty badly here and flatten it before it's ready to pick.
            I'm about to go, but need to comment on this and what to try.

            String fishing line around the corn. The deer step into it and it spooks them and they stop. Also a couple of colored fun solar lights will mess them up too.

            Here's the original video I found on it - but did this in Nantucket around my whole container garden and the deer didn't touch a thing.

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          • Profile picture of the author Khemosabi
            Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

            I'm planting spinach, lettuce, arugula, tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers, broccoli, squash, cantaloupe, watermelon, onions, herbs, asparagus ... and maybe potatoes. No corn. The deer invade a patch of corn pretty badly here and flatten it before it's ready to pick.
            I feel you on the deer Suzanne! My husband fenced my garden to keep the deer out... sure. While the fencing does keep them out for the most part, he didn't think about the turkeys. Stinkers just walk right in! We will be fixing the lower part of our fencing soon! For now, I just let the dogs out! Silly dogs! They think they'll catch the deer and turkeys, bring them home for dinner! Not even close! (BTW, turkeys and deer are at least 100+ feet away from our front door, so no one was harmed in this paragraph!).

            I haven't tried broccoli, yet! I will this year. I am also going to try and grow my own loofah! I plant a lot of different kinds of things. This year is purple tomatillos, Russian or Black Prince tomatoes (they have a great chipotle, smokey kind of taste to them!), and colored corn! Those are included in my normal list of things to grow.

            Hope you get to fish today! It's been raining all morning, so my burn pile is looking like a "no-go". Wish me luck!
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            • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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              Originally Posted by Khemosabi View Post

              I feel you on the deer Suzanne! My husband fenced my garden to keep the deer out... sure. While the fencing does keep them out for the most part, he didn't think about the turkeys. Stinkers just walk right in! We will be fixing the lower part of our fencing soon! For now, I just let the dogs out! Silly dogs! They think they'll catch the deer and turkeys, bring them home for dinner! Not even close! (BTW, turkeys and deer are at least 100+ feet away from our front door, so no one was harmed in this paragraph!).

              I haven't tried broccoli, yet! I will this year. I am also going to try and grow my own loofah! I plant a lot of different kinds of things. This year is purple tomatillos, Russian or Black Prince tomatoes (they have a great chipotle, smokey kind of taste to them!), and colored corn! Those are included in my normal list of things to grow.

              Hope you get to fish today! It's been raining all morning, so my burn pile is looking like a "no-go". Wish me luck!
              The broccoli is one of my favorites. It is delicious. We have an asparagus patch that comes up by itself every year now and that is delicious too. Your tomatillos sound great. Maybe I'll try some of those too. I do so many tomatoes maybe I'll look around for some Russian or Black Prince and plant some of them.

              We have turkeys in the surrounding fields but they don't usually come onto our property and gardens, but deer are abundant here as well as rabbits, fox coyotes, gophers, racoons and eagles, hawks, owls and falcons. Only the deer really do much damage in the gardens, but without the corn, they do far less damage. We've got pear and apple trees that keep them happy when they drop to the ground. The rabbits nibble here and there, but don't do much damage.

              The birds of prey here are my favorite wildlife. The eagles nest at the river at the bottom of our property and swoop through the trees to get the squirrels. One of them came into our front yard, quite close to the house and killed one of my chickens. I walked out the door and there it was and I saw this enormous wing span as it immediately abandoned the chicken when it heard me. I got rid of all the chickens so I can just enjoy the birds of prey now and not worry about the damned chickens. lol. I do miss the crowing in the morning though.
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              • Profile picture of the author Khemosabi
                Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

                The broccoli is one of my favorites. It is delicious. We have an asparagus patch that comes up by itself every year now and that is delicious too. Your tomatillos sound great. Maybe I'll try some of those too. I do so many tomatoes maybe I'll look around for some Russian or Black Prince and plant some of them.
                I love tomatillos! I always grow the regular (green) ones! They're so good on a salad and I make a lot of green chili! I use them in various dishes, they really do add a lot of flavor! I'm super curious about the purple ones, though. I love the color they'll add.

                Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

                We have turkeys in the surrounding fields but they don't usually come onto our property and gardens, but dear are abundant here as well as rabbits, fox coyotes, gophers, racoons and eagles, hawks, owls and falcons. Only the deer really do much damage in the gardens, but without the corn, they do far less damage. We've got pear and apple trees that keep them happy when they drop to the ground. The rabbits nibble here and there, but don't do much damage.
                We have the above critters, except fox. Most of them, stay away from our property. I have yet to see a racoon either! My neighbor has porcupines! EEK! We did have an incident with a skunk and one of my female dogs. Skunk got her right between the eyes!

                We lost our only apple tree in a storm 2 years ago. I have been exploring various peach varieties. I'm thinking I'll plant a few in my garden area to keep the risk of the horses chewing on the bark. Some fruit and nut tree bark is poisonous to horses.

                Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

                The birds of prey here are my favorite wildlife. The eagles nest at the river at the bottom of our property and swoop through the trees to get the squirrels. One of them came into our front yard, quite close to the house and killed one of my chickens. I walked out the door and there it was and I saw this enormous wing span as it immediately abandoned the chicken when it heard me. I got rid of all the chickens so I can just enjoy the birds of prey now and not worry about the damned chickens. lol. I do miss the crowing in the morning though.
                I love birds of prey! So sorry you got rid of your chickens, though!! We have eagles, owls and hawks as well, but they usually stay off our property. It's the damned ravens that anger me! My stallion chases them when they land in the fields! Hilarious!

                We have a neighbor with a rooster that is.. well, off a little. His "crow" makes me laugh. He tries to sound really important!

                Here's a link to one of the seed sellers I buy from (not an affiliate). They're a great company, and I've always had luck with their seeds!

                http://stores.ebay.com/Valentina-Har...p2047675.l2563

                ~ Theresa
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                • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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                  Originally Posted by Khemosabi View Post

                  We have the above critters, except fox. Most of them, stay away from our property. I have yet to see a racoon either! My neighbor has porcupines! EEK! We did have an incident with a skunk and one of my female dogs. Skunk got her right between the eyes!

                  I love birds of prey! So sorry you got rid of your chickens, though!! We have eagles, owls and hawks as well, but they usually stay off our property. It's the damned ravens that anger me! My stallion chases them when they land in the fields! Hilarious!

                  We have a neighbor with a rooster that is.. well, off a little. His "crow" makes me laugh. He tries to sound really important!

                  Here's a link to one of the seed sellers I buy from (not an affiliate). They're a great company, and I've always had luck with their seeds!

                  http://stores.ebay.com/Valentina-Har...p2047675.l2563

                  ~ Theresa
                  Thanks for the link for the seeds. As for the chickens, they were becoming way too labor intensive and expensive, especially with their water freezing all winter long and having to haul all that water to them daily to give them water they could drink. Now that I have to do everything here myself, it's more of a blessing that I don't have them to take care of.

                  At least half of my roosters were a little off. They were bantams and they sound hilarious when they crow. They do it with all the gusto that the big roosters do, but the sound is pathetic. lol.

                  EDIT: Just ordered the purple tomatillos, the black prince tomatoes and black cherry tomatoes.
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            • Profile picture of the author Kay King
              I haven't tried broccoli, yet!
              I grew some gorgeours broccoli...one year. We did organic gardening and what I learned might be valuable to you....broccoli worms are exactly the color of the broccoli stalk and very hard to see....until you cook them and they turn brown....just sayin.... It's good to have this information BEFORE you eat most of the broccoli on your plate...

              I planted a small flower garden in the fall and everything is coming up and starting to bloom. I do a lot of container gardening here so I have a bunch of huge pots cleaned and ready to fill with herbs and annuals.

              We had late brunch - bacon, sausage, pancakes - and going to friends for dinner later - I just "deviled" 2 dozen eggs. I'll relax in their hot tub with a full tummy and then will sleep like a young 'un when I get home.

              I got rid of all the chickens
              That surprised me - I thought you were dedicated to those pretty chickies. I love the sound of a rooster in the morning but we don't have that here, darn it.
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                We came home from the early service and I baked two loaves of gluten free banana bread and an apple pie, gluten free crust of course, to take to my oldest daughter's house for Easter Dinner.

                I get to see my two youngest grandkiddies today and I'm excited about it. Especially watching them do their Easter egg hunt.

                I spent yesterday afternoon and evening with my youngest daughter and my three oldest grandkiddies as we celebrated Easter early just for them.

                The sun is shining again today and I have all of my hardy Lillies starting to pop up along with my Irises and Hyacinth and I'm happy. Some of the Hyacinths have their buds just waiting to open up and I'll be right there when they do, lol!

                It's still to early to clean up the beds though because there will be more frosts and freeze warnings through Memorial day here. I'll clean out my gardens before then of course, but won't be planting anything outside until then. I'm just now determining what I'm going to start in the house and transplant out in the front flower beds later this spring.


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              • Profile picture of the author Khemosabi
                Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

                I grew some gorgeours broccoli...one year. We did organic gardening and what I learned might be valuable to you....broccoli worms are exactly the color of the broccoli stalk and very hard to see....until you cook them and they turn brown....just sayin.... It's good to have this information BEFORE you eat most of the broccoli on your plate...
                NO, NO, NO, NO... NOOOOOOOO! Why?... why couldn't it be "brussel sprout" worms? No one would care! I'm going to the Google store to see if there's an app for spotting broccoli worms.

                **Thank you, Kay, for the heads up. I'll do some reading on this. Had no idea! ewwwww.
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              Originally Posted by Khemosabi View Post

              I feel you on the deer Suzanne! My husband fenced my garden to keep the deer out... sure. While the fencing does keep them out for the most part, he didn't think about the turkeys. Stinkers just walk right in! We will be fixing the lower part of our fencing soon! For now, I just let the dogs out! Silly dogs! They think they'll catch the deer and turkeys, bring them home for dinner! Not even close! (BTW, turkeys and deer are at least 100+ feet away from our front door, so no one was harmed in this paragraph!).

              I haven't tried broccoli, yet! I will this year. I am also going to try and grow my own loofah! I plant a lot of different kinds of things. This year is purple tomatillos, Russian or Black Prince tomatoes (they have a great chipotle, smokey kind of taste to them!), and colored corn! Those are included in my normal list of things to grow.

              Hope you get to fish today! It's been raining all morning, so my burn pile is looking like a "no-go". Wish me luck!
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              • Profile picture of the author Kay King
                I have fallen for lime basil!
                Will be getting some of that - two of my favorite things in one plant!

                I use fresh basil and fresh sage tucked under the skin of chicken or turkey when I roast those birds. Great flavor and looks cool, too.

                I thought I was being so "prepared" freezing some of my herbs last year - but my son's "chef" friend gave us a supply of his home dried herbs. He has a dryer thingie (of course)...and I'm not going to get that fancy.

                I bought 6 lavender plants last week - I have to have the scent of lavender somewhere...was my Grandmother's favorite. I'll get more when I can find a couple different varieties.
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    @ Suzanne

    I know you're going to love the "black" tomatoes. I haven't tried the cherry version, but I have been considering it.

    I love different kinds of herbs as well. I have fallen for lime basil! It's so good on so many things. It really goes well with any chicken (sorry) type of Mexican food and Greek food.

    Perhaps my neighbor had a Bantam rooster? I have no idea, but I haven't heard it for a while now.
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by Khemosabi View Post

      @ Suzanne

      I know you're going to love the "black" tomatoes. I haven't tried the cherry version, but I have been considering it.

      I love different kinds of herbs as well. I have fallen for lime basil! It's so good on so many things. It really goes well with any chicken (sorry) type of Mexican food and Greek food.

      Perhaps my neighbor had a Bantam rooster? I have no idea, but I haven't heard it for a while now.
      Can't wait to try the black tomatoes and the purple tomatillas. I grow a lot of basil. Love it ... will have to try the lime basil if I can find it.

      There will be no fishing today .... I'm beat and it's going to rain in an hour or two.

      These are all the leaves I've raked over the last two weeks and two of the gardens.




      This is an enormous pile that I throw down the hill, hoping that it never makes it way back up the hill.



      Another enormous pile taken from above view. More impressive looking when you're on the same level as it is (It's about 5-6 feet deep)


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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        Ok, I'm back. lol - missed out on all the gardening talk I see.

        Originally Posted by Khemosabi View Post

        I feel you on the deer Suzanne! My husband fenced my garden to keep the deer out... sure. While the fencing does keep them out for the most part, he didn't think about the turkeys. Stinkers just walk right in! We will be fixing the lower part of our fencing soon! For now, I just let the dogs out! Silly dogs! They think they'll catch the deer and turkeys, bring them home for dinner! Not even close! (BTW, turkeys and deer are at least 100+ feet away from our front door, so no one was harmed in this paragraph!).
        I had one of those wild turkeys when I was way up in upstate NY. It was downright nasty. The breast was tough. It was very dark too. I tried to pummel that thing and tenderize it - no such luck.

        I haven't tried broccoli, yet! I will this year. I am also going to try and grow my own loofah! I plant a lot of different kinds of things. This year is purple tomatillos, Russian or Black Prince tomatoes (they have a great chipotle, smokey kind of taste to them!), and colored corn! Those are included in my normal list of things to grow.

        Hope you get to fish today! It's been raining all morning, so my burn pile is looking like a "no-go". Wish me luck!
        Loofah sounds very intreguing!

        I did broccoli and califlower in the containers. Very successful for both.

        But I will tell you - growing up when we did broccoli, mom would boil it and some worms would come out sometimes.

        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        I grew some gorgeours broccoli...one year. We did organic gardening and what I learned might be valuable to you....broccoli worms are exactly the color of the broccoli stalk and very hard to see....until you cook them and they turn brown....just sayin.... It's good to have this information BEFORE you eat most of the broccoli on your plate...
        Yep.

        I planted a small flower garden in the fall and everything is coming up and starting to bloom. I do a lot of container gardening here so I have a bunch of huge pots cleaned and ready to fill with herbs and annuals.

        We had late brunch - bacon, sausage, pancakes - and going to friends for dinner later - I just "deviled" 2 dozen eggs. I'll relax in their hot tub with a full tummy and then will sleep like a young 'un when I get home.
        Deviled eggs is something I usually do every year, but this year it's just me so taking time to get to it. Not even sure if I have all the stuff to do them at the house I'm at right now.

        Did boil some eggs and colored them with the neighbor. I think she thought I was joking initially when I told her we were going to color some eggs - but she wound up taking half to a party she was going to this evening and we were seeing all kinds of mystical messages on them after coloring (don't tell Shane). lol

        That surprised me - I thought you were dedicated to those pretty chickies. I love the sound of a rooster in the morning but we don't have that here, darn it.
        I have looked into the whole chicken thing - and no need for the rooster if you just want eggs.

        Not sure I would be responsible enough now on my own to have a few chickens to tend to all on my own.

        Originally Posted by Khemosabi View Post

        I love tomatillos! I always grow the regular (green) ones! They're so good on a salad and I make a lot of green chili! I use them in various dishes, they really do add a lot of flavor! I'm super curious about the purple ones, though. I love the color they'll add.



        We have the above critters, except fox. Most of them, stay away from our property. I have yet to see a racoon either! My neighbor has porcupines! EEK! We did have an incident with a skunk and one of my female dogs. Skunk got her right between the eyes!

        We lost our only apple tree in a storm 2 years ago. I have been exploring various peach varieties. I'm thinking I'll plant a few in my garden area to keep the risk of the horses chewing on the bark. Some fruit and nut tree bark is poisonous to horses.



        I love birds of prey! So sorry you got rid of your chickens, though!! We have eagles, owls and hawks as well, but they usually stay off our property. It's the damned ravens that anger me! My stallion chases them when they land in the fields! Hilarious!

        We have a neighbor with a rooster that is.. well, off a little. His "crow" makes me laugh. He tries to sound really important!

        Here's a link to one of the seed sellers I buy from (not an affiliate). They're a great company, and I've always had luck with their seeds!

        http://stores.ebay.com/Valentina-Har...p2047675.l2563

        ~ Theresa
        Skunk is what I thought about as the one animal I would have brought to Nantucket - just to mess everyone up, as there weren't any. roflmao


        Originally Posted by Khemosabi View Post

        NO, NO, NO, NO... NOOOOOOOO! Why?... why couldn't it be "brussel sprout" worms? No one would care! I'm going to the Google store to see if there's an app for spotting broccoli worms.

        **Thank you, Kay, for the heads up. I'll do some reading on this. Had no idea! ewwwww.
        When you cook them, it's just more protein for you.

        Originally Posted by Khemosabi View Post

        @ Suzanne

        I know you're going to love the "black" tomatoes. I haven't tried the cherry version, but I have been considering it.

        I love different kinds of herbs as well. I have fallen for lime basil! It's so good on so many things. It really goes well with any chicken (sorry) type of Mexican food and Greek food.

        Perhaps my neighbor had a Bantam rooster? I have no idea, but I haven't heard it for a while now.
        Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

        Can't wait to try the black tomatoes and the purple tomatillas. I grow a lot of basil. Love it ... will have to try the lime basil if I can find it.
        See if you can find some purple basil. It looks beautiful next to everything else.
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          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

          I still smoked a brisket yesterday and made my (in my mind) world famous barbecue sauce from scratch today.
          That sounds so good Dan! I, too, make my own BBQ sauce. Mine's better than yours, though. *snicker*

          Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

          Finally! We now know Who Let The Dogs Out!
          Thank you Kurt! That just made my day!

          Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

          Will be getting some of that - two of my favorite things in one plant!

          I use fresh basil and fresh sage tucked under the skin of chicken or turkey when I roast those birds. Great flavor and looks cool, too.

          I thought I was being so "prepared" freezing some of my herbs last year - but my son's "chef" friend gave us a supply of his home dried herbs. He has a dryer thingie (of course)...and I'm not going to get that fancy.

          I bought 6 lavender plants last week - I have to have the scent of lavender somewhere...was my Grandmother's favorite. I'll get more when I can find a couple different varieties.
          I hadn't thought of adding the basil under the skin, will try that next time! I do add the sage (I grow my own). I've also been having some fun with pineapple-mint. Really good with S&S pork. And, it makes a good green tea, or added with any tea.

          I will look into that herb dryer. I try, but man I stink at it!

          I love lavender! English lavender is my favorite. I have a lavender plant that's about 10 years old. It's a monster Kay! It keeps making babies too! I harvest the seeds every year. My goal is a small lavender garden and selling them. Oh.... have you ever tried lavender in sponge cake? It's pretty yummy. Weird, but yummy!

          Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

          Can't wait to try the black tomatoes and the purple tomatillas. I grow a lot of basil. Love it ... will have to try the lime basil if I can find it.

          There will be no fishing today .... I'm beat and it's going to rain in an hour or two.
          Rained all the live long day here, too! Tomorrow is looking good! There are so many varieties of basil! Cinnamon basil is really interesting and really good! Have you tried it? I think I got the lime basil on Amazon.

          Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

          Ok, I'm back. lol - missed out on all the gardening talk I see.


          I had one of those wild turkeys when I was way up in upstate NY. It was downright nasty. The breast was tough. It was very dark too. I tried to pummel that thing and tenderize it - no such luck.
          My neighbor swears by them. I've always heard they are tough and greasy. However, they eat a LOT of duck meat, goose meat, too. They even make jerky out of it. I can't say if it's good or bad, I haven't tried it.

          Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

          Loofah sounds very intreguing!
          I'm excited about it! Broccoli, not so much. Like you said, more protein!

          Container gardening is fun. Try tomatoes and peppers (like jalapenos) together. I haven't tried it, but some swear the tomatoes turn out spicy! Hmmmm.
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            Originally Posted by Khemosabi View Post

            That sounds so good Dan! I, too, make my own BBQ sauce. Mine's better than yours, though. *snicker*
            Maybe, but my chili's better.
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            • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
              Ok, that's it.

              I want to grow some loofa and then make it into a home made soap.

              Just saw it.

              Even better, I could make some home made beer, then make beer soap, then put that in a loofa and smoke er I mean scrub it.
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              Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

              Maybe, but my chili's better.
              Well now, that's the silliest thing I've ever heard! You are so funny Dan!

              ~ Theresa, a better cook than Dan the wanna be man.
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                Originally Posted by Khemosabi View Post

                Well now, that's the silliest thing I've ever heard! You are so funny Dan!

                ~ Theresa, a better cook than Dan the wanna be man.


                Them thar's fightin' words.
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                  Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                  Them thar's fightin' words.
                  Bring it! Texas styled cook off in 20 paces! We'll meet half way, say around Nebraska?

                  I'll win, tongs down. I've seen me do it!

                  "fightin' words"... pfffffffft! I'll even bring the can opener for you.. cause I don't need it.
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                    Originally Posted by Khemosabi View Post

                    Bring it!

                    Oh, it's already done been broughtin', sister. You've already lost, you just don't know it yet.
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                      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                      Oh, it's already done been broughtin', sister. You've already lost, you just don't know it yet.
                      Sure hope there ain't no height requirement in cook offs..... just sayin'.

                      Damn you Claude ... damn you... you made me have to say that...
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                        Originally Posted by Khemosabi View Post

                        Sure hope there ain't no height requirement in cook offs..... just sayin'.

                        Damn you Claude ... damn you... you made me have to say that...


                        Hey, I'm just closer to the pot. Less margin for error.
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                          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                          Hey, I'm just closer to the pot. Less margin for error.
                          Only if the pot is on a hibachi!

                          **runs for cover**
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                            Originally Posted by Khemosabi View Post

                            Only if the pot is on a hibachi!

                            **runs for cover**
                            Hey, not all of us can be as tall as a horse.
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                              Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                              Hey, not all of us can be as tall as a horse.
                              Are you calling me tall?

                              **Flash back for you Dan. When I first joined the forum and one of my first posts was down here. You were the one to make fun of my picture and my muddy rear end! That always stuck with me. I also noticed your sig. at the time. That stuck with me as well, for more reasons than you know.

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                                Originally Posted by Khemosabi View Post

                                Are you calling me tall?

                                **Flash back for you Dan. When I first joined the forum and one of my first posts was down here. You were the one to make fun of my picture and my muddy rear end! That always stuck with me. I also noticed your sig. at the time. That stuck with me as well, for more reasons than you know.

                                Chili and BBQ cook off. Winner gets ??????????
                                I don't recall what my sig was at the time. Was it my normal "set a man on fire" one? Dear God! Did you set someone on fire?! Not at the behest of my advice, I hope.

                                And you do appear, at least from the perspective of the photo, to be as tall as the horse. That'd make you pretty tall, no? (Unless, of course, that's a picture of a Shetland pony, which would basically make you a hobbit.)
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                                  Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                                  I don't recall what my sig was at the time. Was it my normal "set a man on fire" one? And you do appear, at least from the perspective of the photo, to be as tall as the horse. That'd make you pretty tall, no? (Unless, of course, that's a picture of a Shetland pony, which would basically make you a hobbit.)
                                  Well, that photo is a bit deceiving. Blue is tall, for an Arabian. He's about 15.3 ish. His head is down, relaxed in that picture. I'm 5' 8", so not really "tall". I still have to use the fence to get on his back when he doesn't have a saddle on him!

                                  Last time I tried to just jump on his back, I was expecting him to move with my weight, nope! He stood still, like a good boy and I went over the top of him and ate some dirt!

                                  Nope, wrong sig. But, the match one was one of my favorites!
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                                    Originally Posted by Khemosabi View Post

                                    Well, that photo is a bit deceiving. Blue is tall, for an Arabian. He's about 15.3 ish. His head is down, relaxed in that picture. I'm 5' 8", so not really "tall". I still have to use the fence to get on his back when he doesn't have a saddle on him!

                                    Last time I tried to just jump on his back, I was expecting him to move with my weight, nope! He stood still, like a good boy and I went over the top of him and ate some dirt!

                                    Nope, wrong sig. But, the match one was one of my favorites!
                                    I'd call 5' 8" tall for a woman, but, then again, the tallest woman I've ever dated is my wife and she stands a whopping 5' 3".

                                    What siggy was it? I can't remember back that far. I'm getting old.
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                                      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                                      I'd call 5' 8" tall for a woman, but, then again, the tallest woman I've ever dated is my wife and she stands a whopping 5' 3".
                                      I'm glad you look up to your wife.
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                                        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                                        I'm glad you look up to your wife.
                                        I'm not thanking you for that one. Too easy. Try harder, but don't hurt yourself.
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                                          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                                          I'm not thanking you for that one. Too easy. Try harder, but don't hurt yourself.
                                          A tall man would have thanked me.
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          Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

          I had one of those wild turkeys when I was way up in upstate NY. It was downright nasty. The breast was tough. It was very dark too. I tried to pummel that thing and tenderize it - no such luck.
          Probably the reason that wild turkeys won't come onto our property is fear. My brother is an avid hunter and wild turkey is one of his favorite meals. I love it too. I'll take it over domestic turkey any day.
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            Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

            Probably the reason that wild turkeys won't come onto our property is fear. My brother is an avid hunter and wild turkey is one of his favorite meals. I love it too. I'll take it over domestic turkey any day.
            Okay Suzanne... now you got me all curious. So, it's not "all greasy and tough"? Would you mind telling me what you like about it?
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              Originally Posted by Khemosabi View Post

              Okay Suzanne... now you got me all curious. So, it's not "all greasy and tough"? Would you mind telling me what you like about it?
              Cooking wild game is an art. You cook wild turkey longer and slower with plenty of moisture. Wrapping it in a Brown in Bag until browning stage is a good way to do it ... with herbs included.

              It is greasier than domestic turkey. It is chewier than domestic turkey but it has the wonderful wild caught food flavor that my family loves. I don't like the turkeys that are artificially engineered to have enormous breasts. It's dryer meat and lacking in flavor, IMO. The part of the domestic turkeys that I eat, are the back and thighs, being somewhat closer to wild meat in that it has more grease and flavor.

              Stuffed with a sausage or oyster wild rice stuffing ... can't be beat.
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              • Profile picture of the author Khemosabi
                Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

                Cooking wild game is an art. You cook wild turkey longer and slower with plenty of moisture. Wrapping it in a Brown in Bag until browning stage is a good way to do it ... with herbs included.

                It is greasier than domestic turkey. It is chewier than domestic turkey but it has the wonderful wild caught food flavor that my family loves. I don't like the turkeys that are artificially engineered to have enormous breasts. It's dryer meat and lacking in flavor, IMO. The part of the domestic turkeys that I eat, are the back and thighs, being somewhat closer to wild meat in that it has more grease and flavor.

                Stuffed with a sausage or oyster wild rice stuffing ... can't be beat.
                Wow! Thanks Suzanne! Next season, I'll have to give it a try. When I was a kid, we ate chucker a lot. I liked it.
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    I normally cook the Easter meal, but passed it off to my mother-in-law this year what with the new poopmaker and all.

    I still smoked a brisket yesterday and made my (in my mind) world famous barbecue sauce from scratch today.
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    Here in NJ, we have MacGyver deer - they can eat their way thru concrete. So... no veggie growing....

    Although, back in 2006, an asparagus bush miraculously appeared by our walkway. And every year... it comes back!

    Grows very tall and looks quite regal, it does.
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    The best chili I ever had was when I made some homemade green chili and also had some left-over homemade chili con carne in the freezer. I had about 2/3 chili con carne topped with 1/3 green chili. It was really really good...now I'm hungry.
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