The snow is finally gone and we have some warm weather. It has given me the chance to plant my peas, onions, lettuce and spinach. I also put out some tomato plants but I have to protect them with Cozy Coats so the remaining frosty days don’t get to them.
Also, the garlic I planted last fall had come up before the snow was gone! Now they are a few inches high.
I do love growing my own food! Oh, yeah. She Who Must Be Obeyed planted some flowers. OK. I guess.
I like the taste of ground dry chipotle on bacon. Chipotle is made from dried ground jalapenos and add a nice taste with a mellow heat. I have made it before but I make it here with a video on the process. Continue reading Chipotle Canadian Bacon→
Martinis are great but have you ever tried a Gibson Cocktail? It is a mixture of gin and vermouth just like a martini but instead of putting olives in it, you use cocktail onions. Sounds like very little change, right? Actually, the touch of sweet and sour from the pickled onions gives a mild but significant change to the cocktail. I actually prefer the onions. Continue reading Sapphire Gibson Cocktail→
I was going to visit my brother and needed to make some bacon for him. I decided to use the opportunity to make double smoked bacon and he likes a touch of fat in his bacon so I went with buckboard bacon. I also did a video of this cook. Continue reading Double Smoked Buckboard Bacon with Video→
When you first start cooking you just want good food and you follow recipes that have been tested. However, as you become more proficient, you want to make recipes that suit your tastes. These cookies are an example of that. I like molasses, raisins, nuts and oatmeal in my cookies. I like them chewy and moist. Welcome to Old Fat Guy Cookies. Continue reading Old Fat Guy Cookies→
I have posted a recipe for English Muffins before. Those muffins were a little more bread like. Many English Muffins are more spongy. I prefer these softer muffins for eggs Benedict but they are awesome with butter and jam too. The spongy texture means butter soaks right through them! These muffins are meant to be toasted to get crusty on the outside. Continue reading English Muffins→