Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ribs


So this is reason #2 why everyone needs a smoker. We cooked these for about 5 hours at 200 degrees. We just used a rub before made of white pepper, garlic, paprika and sea salt. No sauce. Next time I'd add some heat. I have hardly ever eaten them myself, but Tyree proclaimed them the best ribs he'd ever had.

We used the chips from the historic Apple Tree that came down on the front lawn of the YW a few weeks ago. The arborist let me climb into his truck and get 5 buckets of chips so everyone I know will be happily smoking away. I really only used a few cups of chips altogether for each of these projects, so if you want some apple chips, let me know!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Drunk on Smoked Chicken


Test drive for the charcoal smoker tonight. Works well, with some hacks.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hobbit Skills


I don't really can a HUGE quantity of anything because of space issues and because there are only usually 3 of us. Also we rotate the garden, which is pretty tiny. We rarely have a giant crop of anything at one time.

Canned so far this year:

Apple Pear Chutney
Sweet Relish
Fig Preserves
Apple Rosemary Jelly
Apple Sauce
Tomatoes
Dilly Beans
Baby Potatoes
Peaches
Carrots

In the freezer:
Blackberries
Corn
Blueberries
Raspberries

Dried:
Hazelnuts
Garlic

Overwintering:
Leeks
Kale
Carrots
Lettuce (so far!)
Bok Choy