Daily Archives: September 19, 2012
This is one of my favorite things to do to make a pretty dish. Easy and quick. I thought this video explained it well, if not a bit dryly. You can do it with any leafy herb or vegetable.
All the pepper plants were looking a bit puny so I gathered everything in today. I used a few on a chili cheese dog I made for lunch:Mmm… tasty! I used the Italian sausage I made the other day. I’m not a huge fan of the paprika and cayenne so I left those out, and added more red pepper flakes and garlic. Next batch will get even more garlic. I am well pleased with the peppers I pickled a while back so I did the same to the rest of the haul today:I had several of those red and green bell peppers that were pretty small so I thought I would just do them in the same brine. I poke holes in the peppers so the brine can seep into them and so I need to top the brine off for a day or so. These will go downstairs in our refrigerator there. They’ll be ready to eat in a few weeks but they will be in there a while longer than that – I am working on the prior batches still.And, just because I can, here’s a puppeh! Mrs J says it is a wiener dog mix. She said the shelter has some pit bull x Brittany pups in. I hope she gets some pics!
I ground up two fair sized Boston butts the other day and used some of the ground meat to make this breakfast sausage. I followed the recipe fairly closely but did substitute coarse ground black pepper and added a fair dose of granulated garlic. Delicious!That reminds me, I never followed up with a gadget post on the grinder itself. I can’t say this one is any better or worse than alternatives but it got the job done. I ran across several comments here and there on forums and device comment threads that the Kitchen Aid stand mixer attachments were no good so I shied away from those.