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  • DParker's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    DParker replied to a thread Y'all want me to... in Podunk Corner
    Well, to be fair, they are magically delicious.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eiIXNNfpgLY" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> ,,,,,
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    You keep this up and some lonely 300-lb Irish bartender named Pat, who's working without papers at an "Irish pub" in Dallas or Houston, will soon be after your lucky charms ...
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  • DParker's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    DParker replied to a thread Y'all want me to... in Podunk Corner
    Oh, and I'd almost forgotten that it was also time to take the copa (the so-called "money muscle" cut from a pork shoulder) out of the fridge where it's been curing in a mix of cure #1, herbs and spices for the past 2 weeks, give it a good coating of smoked paprika... ...and seal it in an "Umai Dry" bag (https://umaidry.com/) so it can go back into the fridge for 1-2 months to dry cure into capicola (aka "capocollo", "coppa", "gabagool", et al). Hopefully it will turn out something like this... Cue Carly Simon's Anticipation.
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  • DParker's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    DParker replied to a thread Y'all want me to... in Podunk Corner
    You'll be singing a different tune when the machines take over and I'm spared a life of slavery in the copper mines because one of our overlords is sweet on me. But, in the meantime... The one constant at breakfast in Ireland at the B&B we stayed at...apart from everything being delicious...was the fresh-baked brown soda bread (aka simply "brown bread") that our hostess put on the table every morning. I grew quite fond of it, as well as the full Irish breakfast, and have been craving some ever since we came back. Since our local eateries have thus far ignored my pleas to begin serving fresh-baked brown bread I resolved to make my own. Working 4 day weeks leaves me with most Fridays to putter around the house by myself when I don't have chores that need tending to, so I used this morning to scratch this particular gustatory itch. Although brown bread is like Ireland's version of gumbo in that if you ask 50 different little old Irish ladies how to make it, you'll get 100 slightly different answers. Plus, there's nearly endless possibilities for tweaks and texture/flavor enhancing add-ons. But at it's most basic it's ridiculously simple, consisting of coarse wholemeal (that's "whole wheat" in Yank-speak) flour, some all-purpose flour (or not...that's one of the variants), baking soda, buttermilk, salt, butter (or oil) and maybe an egg or two. There's no kneading or proofing, as it's a no-yeast bread that uses the carbon dioxide produced by the combination of baking soda and the acidic buttermilk as a rising agent. Everything just gets mixed together in a bowl which, depending on your flour-to-liquid ratios, produced either a very loose and wet dough that's poured into a loaf pan, or a tighter, drier one that is formed into a circular blob on a baking sheet. I went with a 2:1 ratio of whole wheat to all-purpose flours, went with olive oil instead of butter, opted to use an egg, added a little wheat germ for extra fiber and texture and, since I didn't have any buttermilk on hand, mixed some yogurt (also homemade) into some milk to produce the same effect. I also added 1 Tbsp of honey. The amounts of stuff I used resulted in a dough that was nearer the wet-and-loose end of the spectrum, so I went the loaf pan route. Extra coarse whole wheat flour proved a challenge to find locally, so for added authenticity I had Jeff Bezos send me a bag of actual Irish wholemeal (delivered in 1 day....living near 2 Amazon fulfillment centers rocks): It went into a 400F oven for 45 minutes and then spent another 30 minutes cooling on a rack. This was the result: Slathered in some Kerrygold butter it's pretty much exactly as I remember it. I lightly toasted a couple slices and substituted them for the whole wheat toast that usually accompanies my weekend bacon-and-eggs. The result was not a full Irish breakfast (more like a half-assed one), but it's a start. Next, I think I'll try making some Irish bacon, which is cured and smoked pork loin rather than belly. Beans, tomatoes and mushrooms will be easy, but the black and white puddings might prove to be a challenge. Oh well, one step at a time.
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  • billy b's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    billy b replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    Yep, Dave and Jon have a lot of pics.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    I have some group pics, but they're on another computer. It will take me some time to get to it. I think our best bet is for someone to roust Dave, or even Alex. Alex is still around, right? Did they ever figure out what the virus was or how he got it? I think you're right, Billy. You could never meet a nicer guy than Roy. Just the fact that he put up with us goobers was one sign, but one of several things that made a big impression on me was that somehow he knew I would be interested in a QDMA conference he was going to and got me all the info. He loved that stuff. I always regretted that I didn't make a bigger effort to go, but even more so now.
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  • billy b's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    billy b replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    Roy was the man that owned the ranch where we held the Texas pig hunts, he charged us nothing and went out of his way to see that we had a great hunt, he was in his 50's and caught a viral infection and couldn't beat it, it fought for about three weeks before he died. He was a strong healthy man before he caught the infection, it took him down fast. I've never met a nicer more generous person in m life. It's such a shame. I don't remember how to put up pics on here, maybe Dave, Jon, or someone who hunted there could put some up.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    Also, I've got a lot of good tunes to play at a funeral, if you want to hear them ...
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    A lot of times if you miss flydown, you can just wait a couple of hours and miss when they want to come to your calls, too. So it doesn't really matter when you get out there....
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    crookedeye replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    jimmy was all about a pot of coffee...i was like dude lets go..he always had to have his thermkos filled up..if his thermoas wasnt filled by 5 30am we wernt going turking hunting..he had this freakin coffe jar that had to be filled..
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Friday music vids in Podunk Corner
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dlc6xCPx60U" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> ....
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    Do you ever think he's still on the walkie thinking, "Oh, man, thank God. Blessed silence." ?
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    crookedeye replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    that guy could drink me underneath a table
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    crookedeye replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    we used to talk on are walkie takies..turkey hunting.. man i miss that guy.
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    crookedeye replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    jimmy was his name..a very good friend
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    :beer: You're pretty Irish for a Polack ...
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    crookedeye replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    we all smile and say which arrows is whos...them are good days.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    "Grim Reapers!" ---That was a thing a few years ago, in case we have some whippersnappers who are looking forward to talking to their new friends about bowhunting.
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    crookedeye replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    im only 17 so i hope i have a lot of years left..
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    crookedeye replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    every time we look up into that tree, we say man were geting older..+
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    crookedeye replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    the grim reaper is coming for us all..
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    crookedeye replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    thats the first thing i do is check out the arrows. my other buddy says its only a matter of time before there talking about the arrow i shot...im like Phuck you
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    crookedeye replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    funniest thing you ever seen.
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    crookedeye replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    we all stood around and said good shot!
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    crookedeye replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    he gave a couple fist pumps..it was a limb way up in a tree
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    crookedeye replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    plus we all shot arrows into this tree were we hunt..so every year its a good reminder of my buddy, to look up into that tree where we all shot an arrow into and remembering when he shot his arrow into the tree.. i remembering him smiling when he hit the tree..
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    crookedeye replied to a thread In Memoriam ... in Podunk Corner
    hes buried in the sandhills of nebraska next to his dad..i try and make it out there once in a while.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Friday music vids in Podunk Corner
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zphUt_tp898" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> .....
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