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  1. buddy

    Hopefully Back In Action

    Hello to all.  I've been inactive for a long time - apologies for not sharing reasons.  Hoping to re-engage with my past, present, and future Hot Pepper enthusiasts,  Take care and stay healthy.   TJP  (aka buddy)
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    Need Help With An ID

    Any thoughts on what this might be?  Friend gave it to me . . . was supposed to be a chocolate scorpion.  Pod is an even 30 grams.  All pods on plant are close to this size.           I haven't cut it open yet.  Thanks in advance.   TJP
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    Seed Fundraiser - Christopher Phillips

    To:  All THP members.   Subject: Fund raising event to benefit Christopher Phillips   We are auctioning off a huge assortment of seeds for the benefit of Christopher Phillips. Offering includes seeds from some of our best purveyors, some non-isolated seeds, some interesting crosses, and some...
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    auction Another Update - Christopher Phillips Seed Auction

    Subject: Epic seed auction to benefit Christopher Phillips 3 of my brothers (not too hard to figure out who they are) and I are going to auction off a huge assortment of seeds for the benefit of Christopher Phillips. There will be more than 350 varieties available, including seeds from some of...
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    Holiday Ornament

    Found this at a local specialty store:  
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    Red Rocoto Jelly

    Courtesy of Mr. John Lackey:   Red Rocotos Sugar AC Vinegar Lemon Juice Liquid Pectin  
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    event Winner: Buddy's Taco Sauce Contest

    The Prize: 4 jars taco sauce, 2 bottles ferments, anything else I have that I may be able to put in the box. Eligibility: Have a minimum of 25 posts and have a shipping address in the Continental USA. The Rules: select a number between 000 and 999. Post the number to this thread no later than...
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    event Taco Sauce Contest

    Thinking about having a contest where the winner gets 4 jars of taco sauce and a couple for bottles of fermented sauce . . . and maybe a couple of surprises.
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    Shrimp Stuffed Rellanos

    Roasted (then peeled) a few Poblanos (prefer Anaheims but didn't have any):     Dry-roasted a few shrimp:     Mix of shrimp, Monterey Jack, Fonina, Cheddar, Aji Limon, Serrano, Garlic, fresh sweet corn, Onion, Cilantro.     Fried in egg/cornmeal mixture . . . the pictures don't look so good -...
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    Just got back from a business trip to Japan.  I was fortunate enough to receive a bottle of kokuto shochu (on the left) and a bottle of sake (on the right (to be served cold)) as gifts.  The kokuto (black sugar] was a nice gift as it, along with imo shochu (sweet potato),  are my favorites.  
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    Quinoa Shrimp with Wayright's Shirt and Thai

    Fired up a very spicy shrimp and quinoa "casserole" tonight.  Used my last of Kevin's (wayright) Shirt and Thai powder.  As this is my all-time favorite powder, I use it sparingly.  Unfortunately, I am now officially out.  Nonetheless, it went to good use and let me create dinner using the...
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    Ferment Give Away - Winner

    Here it is - (much like my past contests) guess the winning number of the Illinois State Lottery Pick 3 game (no Fireball) for the Thursday, March 12th evening game.  Pick a number from 000 to 999  All picks must be posted to this by 8:00 CST on Thursday, March 12th.  In the event that no one...
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    buddy's 2015 Grow

    I have been overcome by events and do not think that I will grow anything this year.  I have started 0 seeds and do not think that I will be in a position to start anything soon enough to support the 2015 season.  Maybe I will buy a few live plants and grow a minimal amount this year.  For those...
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    Kung Pao Shrimp - With My New Wok

    Kung Pao Shrimp - the 1st thing made in my new wok.  Very spicy!   Sauce: Soy sauce Sweet soy sauce Cornstarch Water White pepper Black vinegar Turbinado sugar     Stir fry: Oil Ginger Red bell pepper Thai chiles (I used 15 and it made my nose run!) Shrimp Roasted peanuts Green onions          
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    New Wok

    Bought a wok yesterday.  Seasoned a wok today.  Can't wait to try it out!  
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    Mongolian Beef

    Thinly sliced flank steak. Coated with corn starch and Aleppo powder and let sit 15 minutes. Made sauce with:  soy sauce, water, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, Hoisin sauce. Stir fried meat. Added sauce to meat. Added onions to meat and sauce. Served over rice noodles. Tip:  Remove Mongolian Beef...
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    Southwestern Egg Rolls a la Chiles

    My daughters recently took me to Chile's restaurant - we had their southwestern egg rolls as an appetizer.  I liked them and decided that I could probably make them myself.  Here they are (sorry but I didn't take any in process pictures)   Ingredients:  buddy's version of spicy shredded chicken...
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    auction Buddy's Charity Auction - Closed

    I've never done an auction or sold anything before . . .  but, putting up some of my sauces/purees/jellies for auction.  Proceeds will go to a charity of my choice - I will announce the charity upon closing of the auction.  Minimum bid is $12.00 (to cover shipping).  Bids in whole dollars only...
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    Green Shrimp Curry

    Done with Thanksgiving . . . on with a nice shrimp curry:              
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    fermenting Buddy's Ferments - 2016 Season Has Started

    Here they are . . . not sure how they will end up, but it looks like they are all off to a good start: