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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #350 on: August 31, 2012, 11:26:02 PM »
I hate spiders Norma! Do you have a link to Craig's sausage method? I'd like to try that out. Pesto sausage sounds awesome and I have some natural casings I could stuff them back into.
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #351 on: September 01, 2012, 07:06:10 AM »

Do you have a link to Craig's sausage method? I'd like to try that out. Pesto sausage sounds awesome and I have some natural casings I could stuff them back into.


Cory,

This is where Craig posted about what he does to Johnsonville mild Italian sausage at Reply 30 http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,19393.msg201106.html#msg201106  and at Reply 5 http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,16349.msg159800.html#msg159800  I did add some cayenne pepper and Sriracha sauce.  That Sriracha sauce is good added to different foods.

I never tried pesto sausage, but think that is a great idea.  Thanks!  :)

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #352 on: September 01, 2012, 07:29:05 AM »
Thanks Norma! Last time I made a Chicago deep dish I went along those lines and added some toasted fennel and cayenne to my sausage when I removed it from the casing to up the flavor. Good to know I was thinking along the same lines as the really good cooks around here.
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #353 on: September 01, 2012, 07:57:03 AM »
Thanks Norma! Last time I made a Chicago deep dish I went along those lines and added some toasted fennel and cayenne to my sausage when I removed it from the casing to up the flavor. Good to know I was thinking along the same lines as the really good cooks around here.

Cory,

You are a great cook!   :chef:  Great minds think alike.   ;D  I had to use Craig's help.   :-D

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #354 on: September 01, 2012, 01:16:34 PM »
I just picked the first of my Matt's Wild Cherries at the house (finally getting some ripening action on them and on the Camparies). I made a tomato sandwich for lunch (Brandywine) on fresh chibatta, with a little salt and mayo, with a side of tomatoes (Matt's Wild Cherries and Sungolds). Brandywines are scrumptious, Sungolds are as sweet as candy. The surprise was that the Matt's Wild Cherries taste like... tomatoes... big, flavorful tomato taste from these tiny little cherries. Kind of like driving along, and having the little motor scooter following you blow a gigantic air horn.  :o

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #355 on: September 01, 2012, 02:56:57 PM »
Barry,

I never heard of Mattís Wild Cherries before.  Your sandwich sure sounded good!  :)

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #356 on: September 01, 2012, 08:34:02 PM »
I think Matt's Wild Cherry won SWEETEST TOMATO at the 6th Annual Buffalo-Niagara Tomato TasteFest today!

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #357 on: September 01, 2012, 09:46:54 PM »
I think Matt's Wild Cherry won SWEETEST TOMATO at the 6th Annual Buffalo-Niagara Tomato TasteFest today!

Mark,

Thanks for the picture of Matt's Wild Cherry Tomatoes!  ;D   They sure look delicious.  

I bet you had a bunch of fun at the Tomato TasteFest today.  I wish I could have been there.   :(   The only place I visited today was market for the Annual Arts and Craft show and all I ate was one slice of pizza and Finky's French Fries.  It was too hot in our area today to do all the walking around and eating much.

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #358 on: September 01, 2012, 10:00:52 PM »
Mark,

Thanks for the picture of Matt's Wild Cherry Tomatoes!  ;D   They sure look delicious.  

I bet you had a bunch of fun at the Tomato TasteFest today.  I wish I could have been there.   :(   The only place I visited today was market for the Annual Arts and Craft show and all I ate was one slice of pizza and Finky's French Fries.  It was too hot in our area today to do all the walking around and eating much.

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Thanks, I had a good time, I just got home near 8pm! It was a beautiful day hear sunny & 80-85. We had a couple people from around Pittsburgh PA attend, a lot from Canada, and I even won 1 of the raffle prizes--it was winner's choice and I skipped the plants, canned preserves and baskets of canned tomatoes in Ball jars and took a bundle that had Vegetable-themed towels/dishrags/oven mitts and a book titled "Hunt's Complete Tomato Sauce Cookbook." Didn't look at it yet. I have met many friends and one that attends I told him about THIS forum and he said YES he saw it before and was thinking about making his own pizzas and coming here in the future! I even told him about YOU and the 2+ year thread on NJ Boardwalk Pizza! :-D
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #359 on: September 01, 2012, 10:19:04 PM »
Thanks, I had a good time, I just got home near 8pm! It was a beautiful day hear sunny & 80-85. We had a couple people from around Pittsburgh PA attend, a lot from Canada, and I even won 1 of the raffle prizes--it was winner's choice and I skipped the plants, canned preserves and baskets of canned tomatoes in Ball jars and took a bundle that had Vegetable-themed towels/dishrags/oven mitts and a book titled "Hunt's Complete Tomato Sauce Cookbook." Didn't look at it yet. I have met many friends and one that attends I told him about THIS forum and he said YES he saw it before and was thinking about making his own pizzas and coming here in the future! I even told him about YOU and the 2+ year thread on NJ Boardwalk Pizza! :-D

Mark,

Our weather here in our area was only around 87 degrees F, but it was very humid, so that made it a lot worse.

Great to hear you won one of the raffle prizes.  I am sure you would put what you won to great use.   :chef:

If you think the boardwalk thread is long, there are other threads on this forum that are longer and there at still members searching for cheeses, sauces, or how to make a certain pizzerias dough.  

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #360 on: September 01, 2012, 10:30:52 PM »
Mark,

Our weather here in our area was only around 87 degrees F, but it was very humid, so that made it a lot worse.

Great to hear you won one of the raffle prizes.  I am sure you would put what you won to great use.   :chef:

If you think the boardwalk thread is long, there are other threads on this forum that are longer and there at still members searching for cheeses, sauces, or how to make a certain pizzerias dough.  

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #361 on: September 01, 2012, 10:51:18 PM »
But I was smart enough not to get involved in those other ones! :-D

Mark,

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #362 on: September 01, 2012, 11:09:55 PM »
Sorta makes these here 19 pages seem like a walk through the park, right Norma?   ;D
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #363 on: September 01, 2012, 11:19:58 PM »
Sorta makes these here 19 pages seem like a walk through the park, right Norma?   ;D

Bob,

You are so right!  :-D  I know insects, spiders and tomatoes can sometimes be frustrating, but anyone on a reverse engineering thread trying to help only knows what happens there.  We never still found that darn molasses on the MM thread.  You also helped on that thread and saw what happened.   8)  The boardwalk thread was interesting to me because I always like that pizza, but never thought I would find the cheese.  If it isn't one ingredient, it is another that give problems.  :-D  Those reverse engineering threads always teach me a lot though.

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #364 on: September 02, 2012, 09:16:10 AM »
Cory,

You are a great cook!   :chef:  Great minds think alike.   ;D  I had to use Craig's help.   :-D

Norma

Haha I don't know about that Norma! I probably had read about him doing it but forgot about it and it was still stuck in my mind, so I only think that I came up with the idea on my own. :-D I always get help on something usually too, and a lot of times it is from your previous posts on this forum.  8)
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #365 on: September 02, 2012, 09:59:24 AM »
Cory,

You are always experimenting with some kind of food.  You also learn quickly!  ;D  I enjoy your food adventures too. 

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #366 on: September 05, 2012, 07:12:55 PM »
Here,s some pics of veggies that will end up on pizzas


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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #367 on: September 05, 2012, 09:00:23 PM »
Here,s some pics of veggies that will end up on pizzas

JimmyMak

Your veggies look delicious, especially the tomatoes.  ;D

Hope you will post some pictures when you use your veggies on a pizza.

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #368 on: September 05, 2012, 09:44:19 PM »
I had a hawkmoth buzzing my petunias this evening, Norma, so I thought of you.  LOL   :-*

The pigeons took another picture of the garden late this afternoon.  The tomatoes are pretty much done except for the Matt's Wild Cherry which is disease-free and still going strong.  The fall cucumbers are beginning to bloom now.  The beans are about finished as well so I'll leave the remainder of the pods to mature and dry out for next year's seed.  The husks on the ears of popcorn are brown and ready to be harvested.   ;D  
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #369 on: September 05, 2012, 09:45:41 PM »
JimmyMak,
Dang!  You must have a big garden to get all that goodness at one time.....your 'lil maters look premo.  ;)
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Open-pollenated Amish heirloom "Pennsylvania Butter-Flavored" white popcorn...   8)

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #371 on: September 05, 2012, 10:03:58 PM »
JimmyMak,
Dang!  You must have a big garden to get all that goodness at one time.....your 'lil maters look premo.  ;)

Agreed!!!   ;D

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #372 on: September 06, 2012, 08:01:46 AM »
I had a hawkmoth buzzing my petunias this evening, Norma, so I thought of you.  LOL   :-*

The pigeons took another picture of the garden late this afternoon.  The tomatoes are pretty much done except for the Matt's Wild Cherry which is disease-free and still going strong.  The fall cucumbers are beginning to bloom now.  The beans are about finished as well so I'll leave the remainder of the pods to mature and dry out for next year's seed.  The husks on the ears of popcorn are brown and ready to be harvested.   ;D  

Open-pollenated Amish heirloom "Pennsylvania Butter-Flavored" white popcorn...   8)

Dang Pete, donít even think of me when you see a hawkmoth.  :-D  It is weird, but I only saw two of those bugger hornworms this summer, but that sure was enough for me. 

Thanks for a picture of your garden and the open-pollinated Amish white popcorn.  The white popcorn looks great.  ;D

I only have peppers, tomatoes and herbs in my garden now.  Will have to take a few pictures in the next few days.  I also have a big harvest of spiders.  :o

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« Reply #373 on: September 06, 2012, 02:26:40 PM »
Dang Pete, donít even think of me when you see a hawkmoth.  :-D  It is weird, but I only saw two of those bugger hornworms this summer, but that sure was enough for me. 

Thanks for a picture of your garden and the open-pollinated Amish white popcorn.  The white popcorn looks great.  ;D

I only have peppers, tomatoes and herbs in my garden now.  Will have to take a few pictures in the next few days.  I also have a big harvest of spiders.  :o

Norma

I second that, Norma! I had enough hornworms for everybody this year.

Our plot at the community garden is starting to wind down production, and I'm finally seeing some ripening of the tomatoes at home. The rain we've gotten in the past week will surely dilute the taste of the tomatoes, but we've got nothing to complain about compared to the folks who were in Isaac's path.

Hey, Norma. What other toppings go well with spiders?  :-X

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« Reply #374 on: September 06, 2012, 02:38:58 PM »
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