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  • Karon Adams
    Charter Member
    • Feb 2015
    • 1515
    • Chattanooga TN
    • Karon Adams
      Consort of the Flame
      Cooking is a Sacred Endeavour
      Big Poppa's Drum conversion
      Maverick wireless meat & grill thermometers
      Thermopen Instant Read Thermometer
      Pit IQ blower

    I know. I've been bad.

    Hi guys. I've been bad. but, I've been busy and, kind of not great.

    So, let's start with the garbage. I have been having some digestive issues recently, and for the alst few moenths, they have gotten much worse. that means I haven't been eating, which, of course, means no cooking and, frankly, very little interst in either. we have determined that I'm coming close to but not quite to an ulcer. the doc has me on RRIs and thinks that will do the job if I give myself just a few more weeks on relatively easy food.

    so that's the bad stuff. and I'll be better.

    the good stuff was simply that it was summer. and, in summer, I spend a LOT of time int he garden. I've been outisde most days. not cooking but gardening. the good part is, I have some great winter veg on the shelves. and the Y has REALLY gotten enthusiastic about canning. We pickled pears from our tree, made some amazing pickled apple sauce and some pickled cran apple Jam that will knock your socks off!!

    I'm starting my greenhouse this weekend!! and we've done a good bit of yard overhall. it's getting better but not quite there yet.

    I have planted a couple of Persimmon trees and one has produced on lonely little persimmon this year! and next year, it should be much more laden!!

    also, in spring, I raised 1000 silkworms, and after that, spent the rest of the summer raising Monarch butterflies. and tomatoes and squash, and butternut squash and watermelon, and even some winter watermelon, and cantaloupe, and watched over my blue birds and killed a LOT of sparrows! and, well, just didn't stop much.

    Now, it's fall and it's baking season again. and that means bread, and today I made English Muffins. the Y is smoking some salmon and Saturday, we're going to have leftovers as out Eggs Benedict. Meat Pies are back on the menu and, probably next week will be My Walnut Tarts.

    Any suggestions of things you want to see me bake?

    So, now, if I have my belly back, and we can get the weight off the Y (Still working on that cause he STILL needs his surgery) and that's one reason I have been pushing veg and not bread and baking,we'll get to it.

    GOSH!

    I guess that's the catch up! Let's see what the fall brings for us all!!


  • Attjack
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    • Aug 2017
    • 4552
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    #2
    Tell me about your pickled pears.

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    • Attjack
      Attjack commented
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      I may have to try it. I have a prolific Asian pear tree. I'm eating Asian pears every day. But no way can I eat them all. Thanks, Karon.

    • Karon Adams
      Karon Adams commented
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      oh, if you have extras, I'd LOVE to buy some from you! I am planting my Asian Pear tree this year so it will be a year or so before it makes. but I LOVE Asian Pears!! but, pickling them is my next step since we already did all the ones from our tree.

    • Attjack
      Attjack commented
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      You mean once I've pickled them? Let's see if I actually get that far first! I'm not an experienced canner either.
  • jlazar
    Charter Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 674
    • Texas
    • Backwoods Chubby G2
      Weber 22" Master-Touch GBS Kettle
      Blackstone 36 Griddle
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      Maverick 732
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      Rapala 7 1/2
      Bear Paws
      Weber Rapidfire Chimney
      Grill Beast 304 Injector
      G&F Suede/Leather Gloves
      Foodsaver V4880

    #3
    Glad to have you back and most important, that your doing better. Always look forward to your posts.

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    • EdF
      EdF
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      • Jul 2016
      • 3229
      • Atlantic Highlands, NJ
      • Uuni Pro (new kid in town)
        Karubeque C-60
        Large BGE since 2002 + plate setter + pizza stone + upper grid + stainless paella pan for drippings (the best!)
        TEC Cherokee FR since 2014 (portable infrared grill - does a mighty sear)
        Polyscience Sous Vide Pro since 2012 (wasn't much else available in those days)
        Thermapen
        Thermapen Air
        ThermaQ (or its predecessor)
        Thermoworks Hi temp IR
        BBQ Dragon & Chimney of Insanity
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      #4
      Good to hear from you Karon. How about French apple cake? That came up in some internuts post today.

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      • Mr. Bones
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        • Sep 2016
        • 10020
        • Kansas Territory
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          Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
          Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
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          Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
          ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
          Blue ThermaPen Mk4
          Orange Thermapen Mk4
          Pink Thermapen Mk4
          ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
          ThermoWorks Smoke
          ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
          4 Pro Series cable extensions
          Smoke Gateway

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          2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
          BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
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          MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
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          '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
          60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
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        #5
        Sounds like a mixed bag lately, fer yall...
        Glad to hear that yer digestive issues might be readily solved by meds, got my fingers crossed here fer that!

        My interest is certainly piqued by pickled cran apple jam, please elucidate, as yer schedule allows... I ain't in no hurry, at present.

        I can think of all kinda cool stuff fer ya to bake, so gimme some time to narrow it down, some...

        Best wishes fer yalls health, speedy recoveries, successful surgery, etc.!!!!!

        I've very much missed ya postin hereabouts!

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        • RonB
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 13524
          • Near Richmond VA
          • Weber Performer Deluxe
            SNS
            Pizza insert
            Rotisserie
            Smokenator 1000
            Cookshack Smokette Elite
            2 Thermapens
            Chefalarm
            Dot
            lots of probes.
            CyberQ

          #6
          Welcome back Karon! I'm glad you are doing better. So what did you do with the silk from 1000 silkworms?

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          • Karon Adams
            Charter Member
            • Feb 2015
            • 1515
            • Chattanooga TN
            • Karon Adams
              Consort of the Flame
              Cooking is a Sacred Endeavour
              Big Poppa's Drum conversion
              Maverick wireless meat & grill thermometers
              Thermopen Instant Read Thermometer
              Pit IQ blower

            #7
            they have been stored over the summer while I did all my summer stuff. now that fall has arrived and the garden is winding dowmn,I'll be able to get to ti. I'll put the ciciin in warm water abd find the REAL threads and then start putting them together into the silk fiber. eventually, I will have enough to weave with it.

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            • JCGrill
              Club Member
              • Mar 2017
              • 1850
              • Minneapolis / St Paul burbs
              • Charcoal - 22" Weber Kettle
                Gas - Saber
                Smoker - Green Mountain Daniel Boone
                Portable - Charbroil Tabletop Propane Grill

              #8
              Good to hear from you. Glad things are on the right trajectory. Have a great fall!

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              • Spinaker
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                • Nov 2014
                • 10973
                • Land of Tonka
                • John "J R"
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                #9
                Great to hear from you Karon. It is nice to hear that you are on the mend.

                What are some of your favorite things to bake? I would be very curious to hear what YOU love to make.

                I must admit, I really don't know of that many baking recipes. LOL.)

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                • jfmorris
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                  • Nov 2017
                  • 3506
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                  • Jim Morris

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                    • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
                    • Thermoworks RT600C
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                    • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

                  #10
                  Good to hear from you again Karon, and thanks for sharing. Sounds like you have had one heck of a busy summer, despite not feeling well. I'll look for butterflies as they migrate from Chattanooga to wherever it is monarchs go!

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                  • Karon Adams
                    Karon Adams commented
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                    to Mexico. then they come back as far as Texas in spring, lay their first generation and die. the second generation will spread out and go north all the way to Canada!
                • Troutman
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                  #11
                  Hope you get to fellin’ better gal, go make me a big, juicy carrot cake !!! Good luck with your fall garden ‘mm

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                  • Karon Adams
                    Karon Adams commented
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                    My Wedding Cake was a Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese frosting. Yeah, the Baker was THRILLED!!! I didn't know a THING about baking at the time but the Y liked carrot cake.
                • RichieB
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2018
                  • 1757
                  • Western Mass

                  #12
                  1st and formost, health. Glad to hear you are getting better. Now,the other activities, seems like you adjusted your focus. What caught my eye is the silk worms and Monarch Butterflies. get better, and hopefully and if all goes well, you will be able get the cook in you going.

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                  • Steve B
                    Club Member
                    • Jun 2016
                    • 3171
                    • Rockland county New York
                    • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
                      Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

                      22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

                      Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

                      1 maverick et-733 digital thermometer - black
                      1 maverick et-733 - gray
                      1 new standard grilling remote digital thermometer
                      1 thermoworks thermopen mk4 - red
                      1 thermoworks thermopop - red

                      Pre Miala flavor injector
                      taylor digital scale
                      TSM meat grinder
                      chefs choice food slicer
                      cuisinhart food processor
                      food saver vacuum sealer
                      TSM harvest food dehydrator

                    #13
                    Great to hear your and your y are on the right track. Keep up the good work and keep us posted.

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                    • Fire Art
                      Club Member
                      • Jan 2018
                      • 988
                      • Jackson hole Wyoming

                      #14
                      Glad you’re back I read many of your post and I’m look forward to learning more from you

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                      • jgreen
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                        • Oct 2014
                        • 2742
                        • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
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                          Thermapen (ok..4 thermapens)
                          Thermo works DOT (or two)
                          Fireboard (probably my favourite)
                          Thermworks Smoke (or two)

                          Accessories:
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                          DnG pans, 6 or 7 of these
                          Vortex
                          Grillgrates
                          and, maybe some other toys as well

                        #15
                        Glad you are starting to feel a bit better. Best wishes for a full recovery.

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