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    Well, it's that time of year

    I will still be chasing those last few volcano trips, but as summer nears many of us will turn our focus to other endeavors. Like many of you, one of my hobbies is food. Anything and everything that involves food. Last week I was inflicted with a hankering for a southern staple that you can't find on grocery store shelves in other parts of the country.

    Spicy peppers pickled in white vinegar are prepared for their juice as opposed to the pickled peppers (say that 5x fast). I chose jalapenos for mine as they were locally available and the price was right. I prepared the "pepper sauce" the night before by slicing up about 6 peppers, placing them in a ball jar, topping the jar off with distilled white vinegar, and putting the concoction in the refrigerator. It goes great with the following recipe for Pork, Kale, and White Bean Soup:

    Kale is matched up here with white beans and chunks of lean pork tenderloin to create a soup that's satisfying and quick to make. Smoked paprika gives the soup a Spanish flair so some warm bread and sliced Manchego cheese would go well on the side.

  • #2
    Grilled skirt steak and grilled peppers.

    Fiery red chiles give tender skirt steaks an unexpected—though not unwelcome—kick.


    • #3
      I frequently get a healthy serving of crow, steeped in irony and followed with humble pie...

      ... such is life with a smart Jersey Girl...


      • #4
        Not fine, but happy dining. This time of year my mind turns to backpacking meals. Like everyone else, packing light I cook only water now, and I too refuse to buy those execrable envelopes of "meals." Until I discovered the miracle of crushed corn chips, I'd been on the rice, ramen, couscous standard of meal base. Then I realized: potato chips. The kettle ones, nice and oily. Dusted with powdered fat milk (it adheres). Of course, bacon bits...dried cheese, veggies al gusto. With the standard hot chicken broth you rehydrate to something remarkably like scalloped potatoes (oiliness prevents mush-out). Feasted on with nephew the whole JMT. Running low on alky fuel, one evening we headily enjoyed....vichyssiose. Then, with more dinner than lunch at the end, we had...potato chips. Hot or cold; wet or dry, you can't beat potato chips.
        nee, Whiteout


        • #5
          Originally posted by Todd Eastman View Post
          I frequently get a healthy serving of crow, steeped in irony and followed with humble pie...

          ... such is life with a smart Jersey Girl...
          "So don't bother me cause i got no time, i'm on my way to see that girl of
          mine, nothin' else matters in this whole wide world, when you're in love with
          a jersey girl, sing sha la la la la la la."

          Didn't realize that Tom Waits wrote of my favorites!


          • #6
            Love me some Jersey girl. A few years ago I spent my last night in Madrid with one. Memorable is an understatement.
            Lift served and proud of it.


            • #7
              Madrid, New Jersey? Never heard of it....


              • #8
                As delicious as soggy, oily chips with milk powder sounds --

                when it comes to cooking with water, why re-invent the wheel?

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                • #9
                  The wife's away and she doesn't let me buy Mexican queso ranchero, so I think I'll have to pick some up, chop it, roll it in a flour tortilla with some chopped barbecue chicken, top with enchilada sauce, onions, green, red and yellow peppers and, after its cooked, lots of mole sauce. Damn.


                  • #10
                    You're right A-toq, you wouldn't like scalloped potatoes. Mashed with hot dogs is all anyone ever needs. Why re-invent the wheel?
                    nee, Whiteout


                    • #11
                      Soy Sauce and Ketchup - oddly delicious in equal amounts as a "marinade" for chicken or salmon.

                      Free free to jazz it up with a bit of hot sauce, oyster sauce, or onion and garlic powder.

                      Makes a good start to a quick soup base or stir fry sauce.


                      • #12
                        Well, OK, if ketchup recipes are allowed...

                        Equal parts ketchup and horseradish as dipping sauce for barbequed shrimp.

                        Do you want the shrimp recipe too?


                        • #13
                          No SillyBilly. Ohio.
                          Originally posted by BillyFromTheHills View Post
                          Madrid, New Jersey? Never heard of it....
                          Lift served and proud of it.


                          • #14
                            i made corn chowder today, perfect day for it...
                            just got some fresh corn which is very important. one ear corn cut off the cob.
                            one potato peeled and chopped
                            1/2 stalk of celery, WITH leaves copped
                            some onion to taste
                            milk o cover
                            black pepper
                            some fresh garlic, smashed
                            2 slices BACON with grease

                            cook up the bacon until crispie, broken up
                            add everything to crock pot and microwave for about 6 minutes, then let the crock pot take over
                            Last edited by jellero; 28 April 2014, 02:53 PM.


                            • #15
                              for some reason i cannot type or edit the above post but you get the idea.
                              add some chicken bullion and cornstarch and stir often.
                              Last edited by jellero; 28 April 2014, 03:24 PM.