Spicy Babies Update

Spicy Babies Update

D: An update on my spicy children (and tomatoey children) this week. So there are definitely some takeaways from the germination process, it hasn’t gone perfectly: Should use a seedling heat mat, might bring up the germination rate/speed Don’t skimp on the seeds used, don’t use 1 per seedling, bump that up, you can always buy more seeds Some of the breeds we went with didn’t germinate at all which is kind of disappointing. However, everything I really wanted to grow this year did, so we lucked out. The following has germinated and sprouted: Carolina Reaper Chocolate Bhutlah Habanero Scotch...…

Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary

Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary

S: I know, I know… another online recipe. But don’t you fret, David and I will be back into the recipe books soon. I have a couple of recipe books I’ve got in mind, and really want to dive into them soon. BUT, I have a reason… I think. Leg of lamb… they usually take quite a bit of time. But as I was out for most of the day on Easter, and at Easter you do lamb, I wanted to find a recipe that didn’t take /too/ long. It did still take a bit of time, and we did...…

Spiced Braised Venison with Chilli & Chocolate

Spiced Braised Venison with Chilli & Chocolate

S: My parents have a family friend who hunts. They gave my parents 2 packs of venison, and they had no idea what to do with it. So cue in the hubster and I. Since we love to cook, and we eat less asian food (I’m Chinese), clearly that means we know how to work with venison. Well we/I didn’t, but I was definitely up for the challenge. Thankfully, we were given 2 packs, so I could test out a recipe first on myself and the hubster… before subjecting my parents to it. The one thing I wish I had...…

Sprouting!

Sprouting!

Getting some progress on the growth now, peppers have started coming up, and the tomatoes are growing like some kind of weed. Of note, I did add some tomatoes, btw. We’re doing Red Brandywine tomatoes; first time doing any kind of heirloom tomatoes, so that should be good, but the intertubes make it sound like they behave well in pots, so we’ll see. Sure are sprouting well. So far we have: Carolina Reaper Jalapeno Scotch Bonnet Tomatoes (less spicy) You’ll notice that there are suspiciously not grow-light looking bulbs in the pictures. Basically, my experiment is to see how well...…

Spicy Babies!

Spicy Babies!

Seed germination time has started! So we’d been doing a bit of our own hot sauces for the past little bit, trying to get some practise. With planting season starting (gotta germinate!) we’re starting a bunch of various pepper seeds to hopefully grow some over the spring/summer. We grabbed some seeds from peppernorth.com, and are starting on, hopefully, germinating, and then growing indoors, and planting to grow for the season. Let’s see if I can not kill a bunch of baby peppers while trying to germinate and grow superhots indoors without any kind of real gear! Ingredients: Dirt Seeds High...…

Ribs!

Ribs!

So uhh it’s been a while. Things have been crazy for the past couple of months; there will be a post to follow regarding that. But suffice to say, we’ve been busy, and the wheels have fallen off the cart a little bit. So, this is going to be a mostly photo-based post, not a lot to say regarding the recipe or anything because it was mostly just winging it, and giving smoking on a Weber Kettle a try. Ingredients: Ribs Ribs Directions: A few hours, or the day before, coat the ribs in the dry rub of your choice,...…