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HopsNBarley

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Happy Mothers Day!

13 May 2018 - 06:35 PM

Started the day off with brunch for my baby momma...

Brioche French Toast stuffed with cream cheese and raspberries, whipped cream and dark chocolate dusted.


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Dinner was a cold roasted beet salad on spinach with bleu cheese, toasted almond slivers and a balsamic reduction.
Chilean Sea Bass (skin on ;) ) on top of prosciutto wrapped asparagus with a shallot and chive Beurre Blanc to top it off.

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Happy Mothers Day to all the moms!

Who saved room for dessert?

26 August 2017 - 06:30 PM

I've seen many posts with desserts but haven't found a thread dedicated to it. So here goes...

Chocolate Cayenne Cake w/ bourbon cream and bourbon peanut toffee crunch.
And yes, those are unicorn plates. If you don't know the power emitted from eating off of unicorn plates, you've clearly never eaten from a unicorn plate.


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Crawfish Maque Choux

09 August 2013 - 08:17 PM

Made a little Crawfish Maque Choux for dinner this evening.  This stuff is the bomb and highly recommended!

Easy to make (Hell, I made it) and definitely a winner for dinner.

 

Ingredients:

6-8 ears of sweet corn

1 Bell Pepper chopped (All I had was orange)

5 cloves fresh garlic minced

1 small onion diced

1/4 cup of butter (no margarine was harmed here)

2 tbsp Creole seasoning

1 tsp salt

1 lb crawfish tails

1 1/4 cups heavy cream

 

Cut the corn off the cob and add your diced, chopped and minced ingredients to a pot with the butter.

Add the salt and Creole seasoning and cook over low heat until the corn, onions and garlic get happy.

Increase the heat to medium and toss in the crawfish tails.

Add the cream and slowly bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer until the sauce thickens up.

 

Serve over rice or pasta... or just eat it right out the damn pot!

 

 

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YUMMMM!!!!


LDHS Green Hot Sauce

28 February 2012 - 09:51 PM

First of all let me tell ya I am no where near a professtional reviewer and this is the first time I have done this so .........
I love me some hot sauce and usually have around 8-12 bottles goin in the fridge at any given time. With that said....

I got a couple of bottles of Lucky Dogs Hot Sauce Green the other day in the mail from LDHS. Cracked the wax seal and was "Lucky" enough to be able to salvage the paw print on the top of the bottle after removing enough wax to open the bottle.
Cracked it open and did the sniff test. I got a bit of Jalapeno rush with an obvious presence of garlic.
Grabbed a spoon and poured a liberal amount into it and in the piehole it went. It has a bit of smokey flavor from the roasted peppers (not too smokey) and could definetly taste the garlic. I didn't notice any vinegary taste but did get plenty of the lime. Vinegar is listed on the label but not sure where it's at and that's a WIN!
None of the flavors overpower each other but the roasted Jalapeno's stand out for sure (which is what I would expect). There wasn't allot of heat which is par for the course in Jalapeno sauce. I would rate the heat ~ 3-10. I gave some to Mrs. Hops and she liked it as well... (she don't do the hot sauce thang but she like this).
I had it with cheese / crackers and venison summer sausage dolloped quite liberally last night and smothered a burger from the grill with it tonight.


Good work LDHS!!

Funky Seedlings... Need help

22 February 2012 - 09:27 PM

I'm sure this question has been posed before, but I looked high and low on the board to no avail.

My seedlings / sprouts have been going good for about a week... I started the seeds about 2 weeks ago. Short story long...
They have been in an inside room that I have kept at 80-81 F. I turned the supplemental heat off for about 5 hours (they are in the house at 69 F) so the temp didn't get crazy low. When I checked I had a couple of eggplants that looked to be "damping off" (laying over on their side). I removed them from the "Cell Block" and noticed the pepper plants leaves looking like they were trying to give themselves high fives (leaves are turning towards each other). One of the Bhuts leaves are actually turning in on itself.
Some of the sprouts that were popping through looked very happy this morning appear to be turning back to the dirt.
I have since removed the dome and have the heat back on them, with a fan circulating the air.
I have tried to be very careful not to over water and only giving them a spray of filtered water when the top of the soil looks to be dried out.
The lighting that I am using is 3 CFL's and no where near as close as they should be. That problem will be corrected tomorrow with new lighting.
Does anyone have any idea what is causing this and what I can do to correct it? Any help is greatly appreciated!!


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