Archive for October, 2016

30
Oct
16

Raspberry Charlotte

A cake with a creamy fruit mousse, From America Test Kitchen recipe.

Made by Diane.

The recipe has several steps, here are some pictures of the process.

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img_0947This was a very airy, light cake .

A fun project to make.

30
Oct
16

multi meat stew

A mild fall day, meat and vegetables made for the week.

A combination of meats along with root vegetables oven roasted several hours.

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Chicken breast, pork neck bones, pigs feet , chicken feet, beef rib, sausage, along with root vegetables.

Carrot, leeks, turnip, parsnips, onions, mushrooms, potato, garlic.

Lightly seasoned with Hawaiian sea salt , peppercorns, slight bit of hot pepper flakes.

Baked at about 350 decreasing to 250 degrees for several hours.

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The meat picked from the bones, pan juices reduced, chicken broth added, a bit of wine and finished with butter/flour thickening, strained.

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29
Oct
16

breakfast bread pudding

 

cubed bread

milk
eggs
fried bacon crisps
American cheese

oven baked at 400 degrees

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21
Oct
16

hydroponics summer/fall

This year the outdoor  hydroponics consisted mostly  of cherry tomatoes, Burpee and High Mowing organic Bartelly F1, three plantings, though I did not track how many from each variety. Late start as they require warmer temperatures possibly a heat mat to germinate than other varieties of greens I had grown from  seeds. This was the answer though as to a better variety to grow hydroponically compared to last year as they produced grapevine like clusters of tomatoes. Trellising needs to be improved, not tall enough to support the height of the tomatoes, some stems folded and split and leafs became mottled. Late in the season trimmed lower leaves as it’s probably close the end of the growing season (outdoor). the most recent pick some were more sweeter than others but the fact the they are still growing and ripening is a plus. may also benefit from some type of trellis/plastic wrap for cool weather protection.

Overall a big improvement from last year variety of tomatohydro7

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21
Oct
16

Maple Custard Pie

A recipe made by Diane

From Martha Stewart

A sweet maple tasting custard in a brisee crust.

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The custard has a sweet but not sugary sweet flavor and a hint of the maple flavor, the  crust has a rich buttery flavor and denser than a typical flour and shortening recipe.

 

 

15
Oct
16

shopping

recent shopping

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02
Oct
16

Tandoor oven 

A makeshift Tandoor oven for chicken and pork….




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