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Hello from the Chicago area.

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    Hello from the Chicago area.

    I work in the city but "live" in the country. Every Friday after work we head 2 hours west to a beautiful (but modest) country home. We raise honey bees and have a substantial garden. My wife grows 15-20 different kinds of exotic peppers.

    I have studied culinary arts for many years but have found this form of cooking to be one of the most humbling. After much practice I can say I am developing my own style and flavor profiles. Always learning and having fun with it though.

    Hi Troy... thanks for the belated intro! We have already seen some of your cooks and you look well accomplished to me... keep em coming!


      Mmmm honey!

      Were you aware that locally made honey can cure allergies - espeically in pets.

      Went to the vet for skin issues on my Border Collie and was told to try local honey first - had to be made within 50 mile radius of where we lived.

      Sure enough it worked and it wasn't hard getting the dog to take it.

      Anyway - welcome and cheers!


        Troy Welcome! Your get away home sounds great and I am sure you and the wife are really enjoying it. I look forward to your posts and pics.


          Hi all, Thanks for all of the kind words. I thought I did an intro when I signed up some months ago...Hmmmm maybe there was wine involved....


            Thanks Troymeister. Nicely done. Oh and wine...yeah, it does that to me too sometimes.


              Hello troy, I'm looking forward to learning more about you methods and taste!



                Hey Troy, welcome to the Pit. I'm looking forward to seeing pics of your cooks.



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