Very cool, Keith. One of these days I'll make down that way.
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This is a solid book that I have: http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Indian-Cooking-Julie-Sahni/dp/0688037216
It's not going to be look food you get at Americanized indian restaurants so if that's what you are looking for this might not be for you.
I acquire a lot of my whole spices here: https://www.ishopindian.com/
Not just b/c some are hard to find but b/c buying this stuff in bulk is cheaper than the grocery store. I buy cumin seed by the pound. perhaps I have a problem...
If I was 31 and coming into a hundred grand to invest, I would invest it in the stock market.
I named it Jeremy. "POOOWWWER"
Love a good Top Gear reference. Sounds like a kicka$$ range, too.
Our old range was "Captain Slow".
Jeremy has so much power that I can sear the ba-jesus out of anything on power level 5.5 or 6 out of 10. 10 is terrifying. The big burner as a "Power Boil" that really should only for a large pot of water. I put about an inch of water in my 3 qt saucier... good thing I was standing there staring at it because it went to boil in about 45 seconds.
What's the best process for drying them?
Great ideas here. I like the cocktail idea for sure as I use jalapenos and cilantro in a tequila drink that is delish. I think the fist stop will be salsa to get a feel for them. I can add extra of the other ingredients if I go overboard on the hab...
Agreed, and I love Scotch - the smokier and peatier the better. But it's a sipper, especially the smoky ones. Good bourbon is much more dangerous.but Bourbon is a better drinker IMO.
By the way, thanks to everyone who has been keeping this conversation going. I recently tried Eagle Rare for the first time based on what I've picked up on this thread and it was fantastic. The vanilla and sweetness makes it go down way too easily. You wouldn't need much sugar to make a killer julep with it.
Just be sure that you never put wood mulch where you might want to expand your garden later. It takes years to break down and uses a lot of nitrogen to do so.