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All Things Food / Re: Ethnic and Regional Cooking
« on: May 06, 2013, 05:22:47 AM »
A good thread should not die!

I was out mowing the grass about a week ago and disturbed a turtle crawling around the garden fence. I normally just rehome the bigger turtles that i find or my son catches on his rod and reel to the bayou by my office... but this one was not as lucky.



Stewed turtle with onions, garlic, and potatoes with a side of small brussel sprouts - all from the garden. Dessert was fresh picked wild blackberries with sweet bread and good ole vanilla Blue Bell ice cream.

All washed down with a homebrewed porter.

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: April 04, 2013, 02:09:29 PM »
a partial view of the garden in Jan. The wife drinking a stout and picking peas.


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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: April 04, 2013, 01:38:33 PM »
Anybody care to take on another year in the growing food thread?

Pretty cold yet here, but the garden is now snow free and I am starting to dream.
Still have some leeks in the ground.  Should lift those and see how they wintered.

Anything new planned?  Seeds started?
Shoot... Andrew is probably already eating corn. ;)

I have been wondering if I can keep planting potatoes in the same spot year after year.
Do you folks rotate certain crops around?

Cheers to spring!


Nope not eating any corn yet!... although me and the wife finished off what was left from last year's frozen harvest a few weeks back.          However, I do have popcorn planted that is several inches high!

Always gardening here, but it took a beating a few days before Easter with a heavy late frost while I was out of town. Had to replant squash, cucumbers, and a couple of peppers. Most everything else will make it although it got burned. Potatoes and tomatoes are over 1 foot tall, ate asparagus through mid March, just starting to harvest strawberries, picked most of the carrots already, and already pickled beets this year.

My hops are up already and have been for a few weeks, but they also were a little burned at the end of March.

Most of my fruit trees are leafing out or blooming except for just a few, and I had a newly planted apple tree blown over in a thunderstorm yesterday morning. It was staked, but not good enough for 50 MPH winds.


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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: December 16, 2012, 12:01:13 AM »
Not exactly gardening but it grows on my yard... Frog legs anyone? or some pot roasted duck?


I like turtles AND frogs AND ducks

I have plenty of turtles too. I had one lay in the garden in the spring and I transplanted the eggs into a bucket so my tilling or weeding or a passing critter wouldnt kill them. They hatched in mid August and me and the kiddo let them go after a couple of weeks in a bayou.


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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: December 15, 2012, 11:55:23 PM »
We had three nights of freezing temps. I covered my two tomato plants with three sheets and lit a fire right next to the raised bed each night before going to bed. My neighbor just covered his. They died. Mine survived virtually unscathed and even popped out a few flowers. ;

I didnt cover mine so I may have been able to prevent their death too, but they looked rough anyway and were past their prime. Looks like you may have to cover again by the end of the week with freezing temps possible in Central TX Fri morning.

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: December 15, 2012, 02:45:38 AM »
Had my first freeze of the season with 29 Degrees at my place this past Thursday morning which killed off my last few summer/warm season holdovers in the garden. Dug up about 50 pounds of red potatoes since the plants were toast and composted the tomatoes and basil.

After tending to that picked a few things to make a salad for lunch...



Not exactly gardening but it grows on my yard... Frog legs anyone? or some pot roasted duck?




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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: August 04, 2012, 12:49:04 PM »
I've got so many pineapples ripening now that I can't keep up with them. I'd give them to friends, but everybody has lots from their own gardens.  Kinda like citrus season was back in Florida.

Been making pineapple candy by drying pineapple pieces in the dehydrator.  Yum!

Gonna juice up several gallons and make some spike.

If I had more than just a couple of plants I would do the same, but when one does get ripe it doesn't last long between me and the wife. Unlike HI my climate is just cool enough in the winter that I have to keep them in pots and cart them inside a few nights a year so my plant numbers are limited.

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: August 03, 2012, 09:38:40 PM »
mmmmm fresh pineapple.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: August 03, 2012, 09:30:19 PM »
IPA with cascade, centennial, and amarillo. Its just about gone - I think I have a few pints left, but there was enough to make it through IPA day. Some home grown centennial are around the base of the glass.


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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 29, 2012, 09:13:01 PM »
I write sins not tragedies - panic! At the disco

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 29, 2012, 09:09:18 PM »
I don't care - Apoctalyptica

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5.5 gallons of IPA. Just starting to boil now.

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Ingredients / Re: Rhizomes?
« on: May 27, 2012, 09:00:35 PM »
My mom weed whipped one my plants. Will it send out another shoot?


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It probably will. Just give a little time.

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: May 27, 2012, 08:59:35 PM »
Till it up and plant again!
Nice.

Frost here.  Topped my potatoes. 
and the alfalfa.

Kind of hard to grow summer crops if you get frost this late! At least potatoes come back without a problem.

Won't have any frost here in South LA until mid Oct at the earliest. Just hot.

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: May 27, 2012, 08:55:01 PM »
Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes

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