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Rajun Gardener

Member Since 02 May 2016
Offline Last Active May 19 2017 04:45 PM

#1457147 my pepper grow

Posted by Rajun Gardener on 17 May 2017 - 11:42 AM

Nice Hardcore, I have a few hanging around too. I loved the winter this year and hope we have more of those mild ones in the future.




#1457146 my pepper grow

Posted by Rajun Gardener on 17 May 2017 - 11:40 AM

 

That is a sweet little set up, What are the floor dimensions of it? I may use it as a template for my build when I put one up as wind destroyed my canvas on my greenhouse. Im going to guess about 8x12??
 

That's 12' x 16' using 2'x8' 4x4 post 1' in the ground. It was just a quick easy method to do and it worked out nice.




#1436968 It sucks to be a good cook!!

Posted by Rajun Gardener on 19 March 2017 - 09:01 PM

I had to cook instead of getting the garden planted, it's always something here. My niece and her hubby went crabbing and didn't have enough to feed 9 people so we had to add a sack of crawfish, of course we had all the sides too.

The weather was great today and it was a crab stew, boiled crabs and crawfish. This is how the poor people eat here. 

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#1431643 Transplant temp!

Posted by Rajun Gardener on 10 March 2017 - 09:34 AM

This is from a market gardening handbook.

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#1428282 Poll. Propane vs. Charcoal what say you and why.

Posted by Rajun Gardener on 02 March 2017 - 09:19 PM

Next time you cook dogs just leave them in the pack and put them off of direct heat, you'll be surprised.




#1427679 Poll. Propane vs. Charcoal what say you and why.

Posted by Rajun Gardener on 01 March 2017 - 04:24 PM

I cooked some 2.5 hour pork ribs last night on the Old Smokey but I cheated all the way around.

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#1427631 Poll. Propane vs. Charcoal what say you and why.

Posted by Rajun Gardener on 01 March 2017 - 03:29 PM

I have both and both are needed at different times. Gas is so convenient and I also wrap woodchips in foil to get that smokey flavor but it's mostly BBQing on the pit. 




#1423047 What did you have for supper tonight

Posted by Rajun Gardener on 18 February 2017 - 11:54 AM



I am thinking base for my pho :)

I did something like that last night to make a beef soup. I tried Pho and hated the anise flavor so no more for me but I really need to go eat some in a restaurant to see how bad mine was.

 

I used oxtails and shanks

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browned them down

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added 3 onions to the pot to break down into a french onion soup

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made a big pot of concentrated beef broth

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Took some out this morning and made a smaller pot of soup. I used ginger, brocolli, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, snow peas and garlic then I topped the bowl with cilantro, green onions, hoisin and sriracha sauce.

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#1422374 What did you have for supper tonight

Posted by Rajun Gardener on 16 February 2017 - 10:23 PM

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I've been craving Lasagna so I went buy all the crap, $38 later I'm out the door.

I used all the traditional stuff and the "process" is too much for a weekday supper if you have a Yob. I did plan ahead to make a few smaller containers for later.

Here we go

assembly line, dem ceasers cut noodles like butta

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Cheese and meat sauce

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I made 5 of these 5"x9" pans for a quick meal, I used Pam spray to coat the lids and they're in the freezer

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one for supper, before and after, don't hate on my pan. It was a freebie gift from the casino.Maybe it wasn't free but I call it free.

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The bread was a bake at home from Wally World but it was good, it wasn't frozen and it's in the deli area

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I guess when I break that down to almost $7 a meal it's not bad but what a process. I didn't expect to spend 6 hours in the kitchen.




#1422305 t0mato's trials

Posted by Rajun Gardener on 16 February 2017 - 08:31 PM

That will make a turd!!!

 

I love Rubens and I even eat them from Arby's.  




#1421947 What did you have for supper tonight

Posted by Rajun Gardener on 16 February 2017 - 11:18 AM

It was on sale and everybody just makes soup with it, my family thought I was crazy the first time I made a gravy with it but the connective tissue makes a nice gravy. 




#1421928 What did you have for supper tonight

Posted by Rajun Gardener on 16 February 2017 - 10:31 AM

Is that some kind of onions relish or pickled? It looks good.




#1421811 What did you have for supper tonight

Posted by Rajun Gardener on 15 February 2017 - 11:23 PM

we went to grannies , for her homemade chicken noodle soup and bread ! mmmmmm    :party:

 

I love HM soup and especially fresh cooked bread. Grandma's cooking is always great!!




#1421807 What did you have for supper tonight

Posted by Rajun Gardener on 15 February 2017 - 11:19 PM

Thanks for the compliments!! I hope we can keep this going so we can look back and find dishes we haven't had in a while. Sometimes deciding what to cook it harder than cooking. I love this food part of the forum, so many good dishes.




#1421799 What did you have for supper tonight

Posted by Rajun Gardener on 15 February 2017 - 11:11 PM

I'm sure everyone knows we in Louisiana will make rice and  gravy with any meat available, tonight i made one of my favorites using beef shanks. It makes a nice beef gravy and when cooked right it's hard to beat. 
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seasoned and pan fried hard to make a dark gravy
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add onions and cook down till almost a french onion soup color
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add water or stock till it's tender and season if needed
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Navy beans with smoked turkey wings, I like to cook dried beans my way and freeze them. It's so much betterr than canned stuff.
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 tomatoes are fresh from the greenhouse but those cukes are from thr GS. Simple old time dressing just vinegar, sea salt and fresh ground pepper
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Pickled beets and I'm ready to eat, I did add Sriracha sauce to spice it up.
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