Posts Tagged ‘Cooking’

Coctel De Camarones (Colombian-Style Shrimp Ceviche Cocktail) | Serious Eats : Recipes

July 30, 2015

Coctel De Camarones (Colombian-Style Shrimp Ceviche Cocktail) | Serious Eats : Recipes.

Got the shrimp last night.  Have everything else other than fresh parsley leaves which I “may” go out and get in a bit or may go with dried and rehydrated.  Could not find fresh shrimp so ended up with frozen.  Will put in fridge to thaw in a few.  Not sure if we’re having this for lunch or supper or both. 🙂

Farmgirl Fare: Recipe: Easy All Natural Homemade Barbecue Sauce

July 6, 2014

Farmgirl Fare: Recipe: Easy All Natural Homemade Barbecue Sauce. Gonna have to give this sauce a try. Ingredients sound good.

AfriGadget » Blog Archive » Rim Stoves: Cooking MamaPut Goodness

February 9, 2010

AfriGadget » Blog Archive » Rim Stoves: Cooking MamaPut Goodness.

Simple, elegant, and to the point.  I really like this.  Think I’m gonna make one for use with the woks.

Build Your Own $20 Outdoor Cob Oven for Great Bread and Pizza

September 12, 2009

Build Your Own $20 Outdoor Cob Oven for Great Bread and Pizza | The Year of Mud: Building a cob house

(The following entry is all about making a cob oven. The construction details have been trimmed back a bit, but this article should still give you a full idea of materials and the building process for making your own inexpensive outdoor cob oven!)

Gonna have to get off the arse and make one! Got everything I need sitting out back right now. Like the bottles used as an insulating layer under the firebrick base.

Hump Day and Bread

May 6, 2009

And though early am about done if not done in. Been clearing up piles of stuff and sorting books and cd’s and assorted junk into their appropriate places. Cleared off a couple of shelves and moved them down a few notches to allow the larger volumes to stand upright and then started filling them up again.

Ripped a couple of music cd’s I found in the pile to iTunes. Downloaded and tried a media player (XMBC) that was highly touted in an article I read and then trashed it as on this machine (iBook) twas painfully slow and not intuitive to use. At all. YMMV.

Got a loaf of bread working in the bread machine. Trying the 1 1/2 – 2 loaf recipe, or that’s how I remember the stuff that goes in it.

1 1/2 cups of water
1 1/2 table spoons sugar
2 cups white flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons salt

Never done it in a bread machine before but getting low on store bought bread and the freezer is full so figured I’d give it a shot. Will see in about 2 1/2 hours, or in the morning if I hit the sack before it’s done.

Think I’m gonna sit and read for a bit and maybe browse some then call it an early night. Till tomorrow… 😉

Lifehacker – Cooking: Bake Pizza From Scratch Without Special Equipment

March 29, 2009

Cooking: Bake Pizza From Scratch Without Special Equipment

Some interesting ideas. Especially in the comments. Gonna have to try the wood charcoal fired grill with stone in it to cook pizza/bread.

Saturday This and That

February 21, 2009

Got out this am and started moving wood away from the existing work area under the temp shelter behind the trailer in preparation for putting up the 12 foot long shelving/work bench. Spent my mornings energy getting the wood moved. After eating lunch went out to get some things, then when we got back I got a batch of dough started and set by the woodburner to rise. Then went out back and started moving stuff off the work bench so I can take it down and start up with the steel framing. Got about half the stuff moved and called it a day. Came in and moved the racks around in the oven to allow for a pan of water on bottom and the bread shelf in the center. Moved the dough to the fridge and browsed on the computer till it was cold. Cut a chunk off of the dough and after working it set it aside to rest. Warmed and ate supper then put the loaf in the oven, added water to the pan and closed the door. Let it cook for 30 minutes and took it out. Nice color, odor and texture. Let it cool, and then Cat and I tried it, and ended up eating half the loaf. Was QUITE tasty! Added more flour, salt and water to the dough in the fridge. Will try for another loaf tomorrow and see how it does. For now am gonna do a bit of browsing and then call it a night. Till tomorrow… 😉

Making artisan bread in five minutes

February 20, 2009

Making artisan bread in five minutes

Cookbook authors Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg demonstrate how to make artisan bread in five minutes a day.

Interesting video on making bread using water, flour, salt, and yeast. Gonna have to give it a try.

Flat Bread and a Hammer Handle

February 20, 2009

Cooked a couple of loaves of bread tonight and they didn’t rise like they have been doing. Not sure if it was too much water, too much kneading, too much added flour while kneading, or something to do with the weather/temperature. Still eatable but has a heavy yeasty flavor. Will get more flour tomorrow and make more.

Got out this morning for a bit. Cut some brush and blackberry canes to get into some areas that I am trying to get cleared out so I can bushhog, as well as trying to find more pieces of shelving cross pieces to put up some workbenches and storage areas for lumber. Found a few at the yard sale trailer, loaded them into the wheelbarrow and pushed it back over here. By the time I got here was just totally worn out. Came in and had to just sit for a while. Got to feeling a bit better, so went out and got a sledge hammer head that needed the handle piece burned out. Brought it in and put it in the woodburner for a bit. Burned it right out. Used the fire tongs and removed it and put it on a brick to cool. Found the wedge and got it out too.

After lunch we packed a book and 12 skeins of yarn to ship out, then took them to the post office. Got back and I got the sledge hammer head and wedge and carried it out to the work trailer, found a piece of oak and split a section off and rough rounded it down with a hatchet. Put it in the shaving horse and finished shaping it, then smoothed it down with the draw knife. Fitted it to the opening in the sledge hammer head then drove it in hard and cut it off. Drove the wedge in and scrapped the handle down a bit more with a knife. Now have another short handled sledge hammer for blacksmithing work. Got a big 20 pounder that I need to make a handle for too. Want to find a nice young hickory for that one.

Think I will browse a bit more and then call it a night. Till tomorrow… 😉

Tired Monday

February 16, 2009

Woke up tired and have been getting no better all day. Had to make a run to Anniston to pay the insurance bill then came right back home. Saw Steve and Sue just down the road, he waved but by the time I saw and recognized who it was we were past.

Put a pot of pinto beans on the woodburner to quick soak when we got back. After they got to boiling took them off and let them sit for an hour or so. Drained them and washed a couple of times then filled the pot back up with water, added salt, cumin, chili power, and some black pepper, and put them on to cook. After they had an hour or so on cooking, cut up an onion and cooked it along with some frozen bell peppers. When they were done put them in with the beans and started some cut up bacon cooking. After it got done added a pound of ground turkey that I had added some sausage seasoning, cumin, chili power, oregano, salt, black pepper, rubbed sage, and yellow corn meal to and let sit for a bit. Spread the turkey out over and around the bacon bits then when it was firm flipped it over and let the other side brown, then chopped it all up and cooked it a bit more to brown it all the way through. Once good and done added it to the pot. Put in a can of tomatoes and chillies and a hand full of dried tomatoes from last summer. Put the frying pan back on the woodburner and emptied a couple of cans of drained corn into it, added a large dollop of margarine and cooked it till it was soft and starting to brown a bit, then added it to the pot of chili. Let it cook down a bit and then we ate a couple of bowls mainly to make room in the pot. Had some of the wheat bread with it. Quite good! Added a cup of rice and put it back on the woodbuner for another hour till the rice was good and done. Should be enough for several meals.

Done a bit on the computer in between stirring the food, but nothing much else today. Am gonna make it an early night, so till tomorrow… 😉