Shea Loner

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Tereza Okava wrote:is it the size of an ear of corn?


Second that. A serving plate for corn on the cob.
2 months ago
Managed to track down my picture of Alexander finally. Been a Very long week here.  He was maybe 1-1/2 yrs old at this point.
2 months ago
I just found this thread and a very entertaining and educational evening was had while canning up some sweet corn. I definately have some whatsits that deserve to be named but thought I would shed some light on Pearls humingbird stake first.
Now I wasn't able to track down an image for you but it was part of a bird feeder with a tray/plate/bowl in front a loop to slide over the head and it would have had the birds body and wings as a counterbalance on the other side. A neighbor had one when I was a kid it was fascinating.
3 months ago
I had an Orange tabby a few years ago by name of Alexander, as in Alexander the Great. Caught him as a kitten outside in a rainstorm.  Well as he grew he discovered quite a talent. A talent for hunting Bats. I dont know where or how but he would catch them and bring them inside to share his awesome squeaky toy with the other boys.  His record was 15 in less then a month.  I'll try to track down a picture of him with one of his prizes.
3 months ago
I would recomend checking out the Farmstead Meatsmith, he has a website and youtube channel that deals with home scale butchery and curing without nitrites or nitrates. A Lot of good info there.
1 year ago
I am a fan of TSC's blue mountain pants. 100%cotton kahki mens work pants. The material is holding up better then my mens carhartts. Not as soft though. But at $10 a pair during the sales? They work just fine.
1 year ago
I have all 3. My rice cooker is used almost weekly and nearly solely for rice. I dont like using my instapot for rice because chances are my main dish is being cooked in it.

My slow cooker has taken a backseat lately, and only brought out for parties or large batch cooking. I have completely stopped using it for broth and stock. Nearly every time the broth would burn even on low. If I'm doing a braised meat it tends to go in my dutch oven on the stove to get the proper crispy caramelizing.

The instantpot shines for me when cooking game meat. 1 whole rabbit fits nicely in my 6qt and is pull off the bone tender in 30min. And dont get me started on how nice venison is coming out of there. Granted I do tend to do a 2 stage cooking where meat is pressure cooked and then browned/crisped under the broiler.
I also really REALLY like my instapot for small batch steam canning. I dont need to dig out my big ole water bath canner, wait for that to come to temp all while pumping steam into my house for just 5 pints of jam or sauce. It only takes maybe 40 min total for 1 batch. From pressure sterilizing my jars to pulling the jars out to cool.

Oh and broth definatley for broth. 1 roasted chicken carcass, 1 carrot 1 celery 1 small onion,1 clove garlic, 1/2 small bay leaf, salt and peppercorns, fill water to the max line and 45 min under pressure. The bones will crumble as you pull them out and no Burning!
1 year ago