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Old August 23, 2016   #46
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I was in line at the store and I had a pile of potatoes.
The guy behind me asked me if I ever tried growing my own and I said yes and he does too.
We started talking about growing potatoes.
The girl checking me out was his daughter, it is nice living in a small town.
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Old September 21, 2016   #47
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I have been experimenting with something I would like to share.
Many of you have heard about using various things like lime and vinegar to tenderize meat.

Well good old powdered citric acid like you can with does a fantastic job.
Use about a heaping teaspoon for each pint of water you soak the meat in.
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Old September 21, 2016   #48
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That's interesting...what did it taste like?
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That's interesting...what did it taste like?
The sweet breads didn't taste like anything but lost the strong taste and they weren't tart.

A person could always re- soak them in fresh water to draw out the acid if they wanted to.

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Fast and economical way to cook baked potatoes.
Microwave first but not all the way just so they get screaming hot.
Then put in the the oven to finish.

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"Fast and economical way to cook baked potatoes.
Microwave first but not all the way just so they get screaming hot.
Then put in the the oven to finish."

and dont forget to poke a few holes in the skin before placing in the microwave to release the steam or they WILL explode. happened to me once (and only once, makes a huge mess)
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Old September 24, 2016   #52
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"Fast and economical way to cook baked potatoes.
Microwave first but not all the way just so they get screaming hot.
Then put in the the oven to finish."

and dont forget to poke a few holes in the skin before placing in the microwave to release the steam or they WILL explode. happened to me once (and only once, makes a huge mess)
Try exploding sweet potato in the regular oven even with holes, I think the door came open for a bit when it happened.

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We have a sporting good chain in Texas I dont know where else it is.
It is called Academy Sports and outdoors.
They put one in our town.
They used to have a pile of cheap made in China cast iron cook ware with some sort of American name Bayou Voodoo or something.
Today I was there and they had a small section of the China junk and the rest was Lodge cast iron cook ware.
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We have a sporting good chain in Texas I dont know where else it is.
It is called Academy Sports and outdoors.
They put one in our town.
They used to have a pile of cheap made in China cast iron cook ware with some sort of American name Bayou Voodoo or something.
Today I was there and they had a small section of the China junk and the rest was Lodge cast iron cook ware.
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I'm not that impressed with even the Lodge cast iron, though it is probably better than the china stuff. I like my old, and just about too heavy!, cast iron. It's hard to beat old Griswold and Wagners.
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I lust for the enamel coated cast iron pots, but you gotta cash in bonds for those. (Or sell children.)


Up north of here somewhere there is a Lodge Factory Outlet. About the only thing I'd like is a real Dutch oven.





Or was that north of Atlanta?
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I lust for the enamel coated cast iron pots, but you gotta cash in bonds for those. (Or sell children.)


Up north of here somewhere there is a Lodge Factory Outlet. About the only thing I'd like is a real Dutch oven.





Or was that north of Atlanta?
I have several, and a least 2 or 3 chicken cookers ( legs on them); they are getting almost too heavy with food in them for me to move about very well.

I did pick up some decent Stuab cast iron under enamel at a couple auctions. One is a small dutch oven and I just really like it.
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Once we get in our new house, I'm going to get one of those enamel Lodge Dutch ovens, but only when it's on sale. I've got all sizes of cast iron Dutch ovens up to 14" which is getting too heavy for me too, esp with food in it.
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I got a 5 quart enamel cast iron Dutch oven for about $40 at a discount department store. The only markings are "Made in France" on the bottom of both the lid and the pot, so who knows what brand it is. It's about ten years old and holding out great.
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