Saturday, April 25, 2020
Saturday, April 18, 2020
We have a lot of free time on our hands. How about making some English Muffins? We picked up some very pedigree whole wheat flour from Full Belly Farms. This is organic wheat with the name of Frassinento. How could we go wrong. I got my recipe off of the World Wide Web. This had a 48 hour rise time in the refrigerator. This allows time for the yeast to do its magic creating a very flavorful fermentation of the dough. It was cooked on a hot griddle. The house sure smells good when these are cooking. They were allowed to cool, sliced and then toasted. What a great breakfast...even though it took several days to make.
Note; In the past I would put a link to the recipe I used. I would love to share it with you but thanks to lawyers and you know who you are, this will not happen on Mad Meat Genius. I will give you this; search "Old-Fashioned, No-Knead English Muffins Recipe".
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Sunday, April 5, 2020
It was Ms. Goofy's birthday yesterday. Traditionally she gets to pick where we will celebrate with a dinner. These times are crazy and most restaurants are shut down. There are several that are struggling to stay open but can only sell food to-go. Our bbq friends Brian & Liz Silveria own a bbq supply store and catering company; 'Smoked Seduction". They are located in Livermore and are licensed caterers. They were selling bbq meals to-go this weekend. It was Ms. Goofy's birthday choice with a gentle nudge from me to venture out into the pandemic waste land we call home.
We arrived at Brian & Liz's small shop. We kept our social distance. (God I hate this new politically correct catch phrase). They have a great selection of bbq supplies and I filled up a small basket full of pecan and apple smoking woods for later cooking projects. Today we had our choice of ribs, brisket, pulled pork and sausage. We had a little of everything. It was a celebration you know.
We paid our bill and headed home. Brian & Liz are professional bbq cookers and their meats and side dishes did not disappoint. We were happy to support them in these crazy times. It was also a great meal to celebrate Ms. Goofy's Big Fat Birthday Celebration.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
"Always Look On The Bright Side of Life" was a fun little ditty from Monty Python. It could also be an appropriate theme for these crazy times. It also helps to have a slap of peppered bacon from our good friend Angelo to cheer one up. This bacon has all the right moves. It has a great fat to meat ratio, balance of sweet, salt and with a savory pepper bite to make this a great bacon. Stay well my friends.