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#676 Post by Wino » Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:51 am

CDFingers wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:37 pm
rockhound wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:15 pm Damn, that sounds good. Glad to see that someone else measures garlic by the head when cooking.
Garlic isn't an ingredient. It's a food group. (Apologies to Leo Rosten The Joys of Yiddish)

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Love garlic. I go thru a 2 lb. bag of garlic about every 6-8 weeks. Used to buy the braided garlic strands when I traveled Texas southern borders and Northern Mexico and have bought some from Gilroy in past. Just checked strand prices - damned more expensive now. One of my neighbors swears I use a garlic aftershave. I fear no vampire. :)
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#677 Post by YankeeTarheel » Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:37 am

Since I developed GERD and it nearly killed me about 19 or 20 years ago, garlic has been mostly out of my diet, and never, ever heavy, no more than a hint. I eat so little I can tell at 10 paces if someone is a garlic eater. For years, I couldn't eat anything at all with garlic, spices, or acid, like tomatoes, oranges, or vinegar. The only spices I could tolerate were ginger (which is MY "garlic") and cinnamon. Herbs have always been fine, though. It was tough because I LOVE spicy foods, too! But I did lose my taste for garlic, mostly.
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#678 Post by CDFingers » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:28 am

It's the fresh basil makes the garlic snap. Yum.

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#679 Post by TreueDerUnion » Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:43 am

I had an RA in college who had a condition that made him super sensitive to sunlight and was allergic to garlic. I think my RA was a vampire. Good guy super nice
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#680 Post by wings » Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:53 pm

Here y'all are salivating or dying because of the garlic, and I'm all over here dying of mushroom poisoning.

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#681 Post by YankeeTarheel » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:10 pm

wings wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:53 pm Here y'all are salivating or dying because of the garlic, and I'm all over here dying of mushroom poisoning.
How did you eat poison mushrooms? Sounds horrible! Hope you recover.

I'm allergic to neither sunlight nor garlic. I generally tan OK without sun block, even in Abaco. Garlic helped grow me an esophageal bleeding ulcer.
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#682 Post by CDFingers » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:40 pm

I once thought I had mushroom poisoning, but it was only my mind melting. Worked out.

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#683 Post by YankeeTarheel » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:49 pm

CDFingers wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:40 pm I once thought I had mushroom poisoning, but it was only my mind melting. Worked out.

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#684 Post by wings » Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:00 pm

They're all poison, and none of 'em are magic, for those of us with overly aggressive immune systems.

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#685 Post by CDFingers » Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:20 pm

That is a fact.

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#686 Post by CDFingers » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:40 pm

Sometimes we have to marvel at modern technology. I salute the person who invented the wide mouth for the beer can. You can really slam those puhhhhhppies.

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#687 Post by CDFingers » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:19 pm

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Neighbor's cactus, blooms at night, so gotta catch it a sunrise or else >ptui< use a flash.

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#688 Post by wings » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:08 pm

Nice.

Feeling the burnout here. Missing range time. Thinking about bows again, since ammo is what it is. If all goes well this winter, I've got enough to get me through any practice opportunities I'v'e got left. If things go poorly, I'd like more. If things go very poorly, I've got too much already.

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#689 Post by CDFingers » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:45 am

I thought 2020 couldn't get any worse.

Then, a Fire Dragon.

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Look closer. It's Mt. Etna doing its normal thing.

Not California. :yahoo:

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#690 Post by YankeeTarheel » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:26 am

Etna when it was NOT erupting! One of the many cones--there's more than one (2006)
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#691 Post by Wino » Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:06 am

Brining a 4.5 lb. pork loin for grill/smoker tomorrow. Will slather in olive oil, diced garlic, herbs de provence and a few twigs of fresh rosemary and smoke for about 3-5 hours.
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#692 Post by CDFingers » Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:39 pm

Now is a time I like to reflect on the cycle of life. 2020--dang. Some year so far. My 40 year old Maple shows this cycle. Burn spots in the leaves from wildfire ash. One seed pod peeking out showing promise of new life while one red leaf portends its own death. So, beer.
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You know the rent is in arrears
the dog has not been fed in years
it's even worse than it appears
but it's all right. We will get by.

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#693 Post by Wino » Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:19 pm

Removing broken window pane Jake the Boxer tried going thru after spotting something in yard about 2:30 AM. Talk about a wake up!! No cuts on him, so he's okay. I could use some sleep. Boarded up window and will go to local glass cutters for new panes sometime this week.
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#694 Post by highdesert » Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:47 pm

CDFingers wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:39 pm Now is a time I like to reflect on the cycle of life. 2020--dang. Some year so far. My 40 year old Maple shows this cycle. Burn spots in the leaves from wildfire ash. One seed pod peeking out showing promise of new life while one red leaf portends its own death. So, beer.
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#695 Post by wings » Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:55 pm

Ow, wino - glad everyone's okay.

Let us know how the pork turned out. Got a shoulder resting after cooking overnight. Baking on deck.

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#696 Post by Wino » Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:28 pm

wings wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:55 pm Ow, wino - glad everyone's okay.

Let us know how the pork turned out. Got a shoulder resting after cooking overnight. Baking on deck.
Just took the pork loin off grill about 30 min. ago. very tasty and tender. This was my first brined pork loin and it seems to have kept from drying out as my past unbrined. Just under 3.5 hours at low temp (225 or so), so it cooked fast.

Also just found Jake went dumpster diving while I was working on window. Had thrown some stale sour dough dipping bread in recycle bin from yesterday's Gambas al Ajillo meal forgetting Jake LOVES sour dough bread. Another area to vac, thanks to Jake. We're gonna have to have a come to jesus talk it seems!! :yikes:
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#697 Post by CDFingers » Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:20 pm

Wino wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:28 pm We're gonna have to have a come to jesus talk it seems!! :yikes:
Hopefully it fell right on that piece of waxed paper there in the dumpster.

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#698 Post by wings » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:08 pm

Dunno about yours, but the pulled pork here was marvy.

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#699 Post by featureless » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:11 pm

Finally got a break from the smoke today. Washed a coating of sticky ash off the cars. Nasty stuff, especially for lungs.

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#700 Post by geno » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:17 pm

Wino wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:19 pm Removing broken window pane Jake the Boxer tried going thru after spotting something in yard about 2:30 AM. Talk about a wake up!! No cuts on him, so he's okay. I could use some sleep. Boarded up window and will go to local glass cutters for new panes sometime this week.
Jake sounds like a great dog, one of the best dogs I ever had and great watch dog was "Doggie", so named because he was a stray and while I tried to figure out his original name he started answering to "here Doggie, Doggie". One day as I moved into a new place he went through a window as a employee of the gas company approached to turn on the gas for me. He took a pointed shard of glass about eight inches long into his shoulder severing an artery, luckily my girl friend at the time was with me, and I held the wound shut with my hands till she drove us to the closest vet. Now that I think about I have no idea how I carried a 75 lb. dog while holding the wound shut, but adrenaline is crazy stuff. Once there the staff rushed me into an empty exam room and the vet came in almost immediately; when I let go of the wound so they could take over, blood spurted about five feet across the room and about 15 seconds later I all but fainted as the adrenaline rush crashed. Doggie had the most anemic gums you ever saw on a dog and was pretty listless for several days after, but he was with me for another five years after that incident, one of many we shared; but I did install clear Plexiglas over all the lower windows he could reach.
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