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Monday, November 5, 2018

Homemade Texas Pete Clone Hot Sauce



This is my first attempt at making a Texas Pete Clone Hot Sauce. The favor is excellent but the hot sauce is a little thin and watery.

Next time, I am going to adjust the recipe by either simmer it uncovered before putting it in the blender or simmering it for some more time after blending it.

Ingredients
4 cups of White Vinegar
40 Cayenne Peppers
20 Cloves Garlic
2 tbsp. Lime Juice
2 Bay Leaves
2 tsp. Salt
2 tsp.

Paprika Bring all ingredients to a boil in a not reactive Stainless Steel pot.

Once mixture is boiling reduce temperature and simmer covered for 20 to 30 minutes.

Cool mixture and blend until smooth. Pour through sieve and into jars.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Irish Sausage, Cabbage, and Potatoes in a Cast Iron Pan



Ingredients
2 lbs. Sausage
2 tbsp. Olive Oil
1/2 Onion or 3 Shallots, chopped
1 Green Cabbage, Cut into slices
6 Potatoes. Quartered
1/2 cup Water
Salt

Over Medium High Heat, Add Olive Oil and Sausage. Cook Sausage in Cast Iron Pan until done. Remove from pan and set aside.

Add Shallots to pan cook for one minute. Add potatoes to pan and continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Lay Cabbage on top of potatoes in pan, salt, and add water.

Cover and cook for 45 minutes until the cabbage in cooked but not mushy and the potatoes are fork tender. In the last 5 minute add the sausage back into pan to heat up.

Monday, October 22, 2018

German Butterball Potato Harvest 2018



These are German Butterball potatoes that I grew in grow bags all summer.

I am pleased with the Harvest. Next year, I will grow shorter season #potatoes in the bags and try to harvest and replant multiple times during the summer. #vegetablegarden #germanbutterballpotatoes #potatoharvest #growwhatyoueat

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Homemade Whole30 Ranch Seasoning


Homemade Whole30 compliant Ranch Seasoning

It's day 19 for the @whole30. Here's the ranch seasoning recipe I used on the buffalo chicken with brussel sprouts recipe.
Ingredients
2 teaspoons sea salt
4 tablespoons parsley
3 teaspoons dill weed
2 teaspoons dry chives
4 teaspoons garlic powder
4 teaspoons onion powder
4 teaspoons onion flakes
2 teaspoons black pepper
Mix all the ingredients and place in a pint mason jar. Shake well before use. 2 tablespoons equals 1 package of ranch seasoning.

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Pallet Wood Bar Part 3 - Shelf And Herringbone Top

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Pallet Wood Bar Part 2 - Nailing the pallet wood on the sides

Pallet Wood Bar part 1 - making the frame



Hey Max Impacters,

My daughter asked me to make a bar out of pallet wood for her. This is the frame that I made.

The bar is going to be 5 1/2' long and the frame is 38 1/2" high. This leaves 1 1/2" for the bar top. To make the bar the standard 40" high.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Chanterelle, Sausage, and Potato Soup



2 lbs Sweet Italian Sausage
1 lb Idaho Potatoes, thin sliced
2 carrots, cubed
2 lbs fresh chanterelle chopped
2 onions, chopped
2 garlic clove, minced
4 tbsp butter
2 tsp dried rosemary
2 tsp dried thyme
4 bay leaves
½ cup dry white wine
4 cups chicken broth
salt
pepper

Grill Sausage and cut into rounds. Set aside.


Melt butter in a saucepan and saute onion and garlic until translucent.
Add mushrooms, potatoes and carrot and saute briefly. Add herbs and bay
leaf and saute briefly. Add wine and broth.



Season with salt and pepper and simmer  for about 15-20 minutes
on medium heat. Add Sausage and serve.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Morel Hunting 2018 - First Strike





I found my first morels of the year. 2018 is extremely late in the start of the season because of a Cold Spring.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Stop quitting just before you see results!

Homemade Whole30 Ranch Seasoning




It's day 19 for the @whole30. Here's the ranch seasoning recipe I used on the buffalo chicken with brussel sprouts recipe.


Ingredients 
2 teaspoons sea salt
4 tablespoons parsley
3 teaspoons dill weed
2 teaspoons dry chives
4 teaspoons garlic powder
4 teaspoons onion powder
4 teaspoons onion flakes
2 teaspoons black pepper

Mix all the ingredients and place in a pint mason jar. Shake well before use. 2 tablespoons equals 1 package of ranch seasoning.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Cajun Chicken and Cabbage Stir Fry in a Cast Iron Pan




Ingredients
1 1/2 of cubed chicken breast
1/2 a head of fresh cabbage, cut into strips
1 tbsp of coconut oil
1/2 a diced red onion
1 diced red bell pepper
1/2 tbsp cajun seasoning
2 tsp of garlic salt
1/4 cup of white cooking wine
1/4 cup minced cilantro

Over High Heat on the cast iron pan, add coconut oil.

Then add Red onion and saute to 1 minute. Add Red Pepper saute for an additional minute.

Add Chicken Breast and cook until tender.

Add the cabbage and cook until the done then add canjun seasoning, garlic salt, and white cooking wine.

Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Top with Cilantro and serve.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Parenting trick - Limited Options




Mindset Monday episode 012

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Parenting trick - Limited Options

Monday, March 26, 2018

Kaizen - Achieving the Growth Mindset



Mindset Monday episode 011
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Achieving black belt is about Kaizen (I CAN - Improvement constant and never-ending)

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Monday, March 12, 2018

My Worst Job = Most Valuable Skill



Mindset Monday episode 010
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How my worst job taught me the most valuable skill.

Stay tuned till the end for a chance to win a free Star Wars summer camp.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Things I'll Never Need To Buy Again

Easiest Way to 10x Your Health





Mindset Monday episode 009

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Easiest Way to 10x Your Health



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Monday, February 26, 2018

Dojo Creation Story



Mindset Monday episode 008
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Dojo Creation Story

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Tabata Winter Olympics Kickboxing Workout



Hey Max Impacters!

This weeks workout gives a nod to the winter olympics with a Tabata Interval training.

Izumi Tabata did research on this interval training protocol pioneered by Olympic speed skating coach Irisawa Koichi.

The training interval is 8 Rounds of 20 sec. and 10 sec. rest between performed at maximum intensity.

1. Left Side Jab - Cross
2. Alternating Round Kicks
3. Left Side Hook - Uppercut
4. Alternation Toe Taps
5. Right Side Jab - Cross
6. Alternating Round Kicks
7. Right Side Hook - Uppercut
8. Alternation Toe Taps

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Cuban-style Black Beans



Hey Max Impacter,

I have plenty of dried Black Beans left from my summer garden so I made this fabulous Cuban-Style Black Beans recipes.

Ingredients
1 pound dried black beans, picked through, rinsed
1 bay leaf
1 medium onion, finely chopped, divided
1 green bell pepper, seeds and ribs removed, finely chopped, divided
8 garlic cloves, finely grated, divided
1 tablespoon Morton kosher salt, plus more
1 teaspoon Oregano, divided
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Cilantro leaves with tender stems (for serving; optional)

Bring 5 Quarts of Water, Beans, Bay Leaf, 1/4 cup onion, 1/4 Bell Pepper, 1 tbsp garlic, 1 tbsp Salt, and 1/2 tsp oregano to a boil. Reduce heat to a slow boil for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

Heat oil in a medium skillet over Medium Low. Add remaining onion, bell peppers, garlic, and oregano, season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir occasionally until onions are soft and beginning to brown, 15–20 minutes. Stir into cooked beans. Top with cilantro, if using.

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Fortune favors the BOLD!!!



Mindset Monday episode 007
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Fortune favors the BOLD!!!

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Winter Olypmics Inspired Kickboxing Workout



Hey Max Impacters,

While everyone is enjoying the excitement of the Olympics, try out this exciting Winter Olypmics Inspired Workout.

Do the following 5 exercises for 30 seconds each with a 15 second rest for 3 sets.

#1 Biathlon - 4 Punches from Neutral Stance and a Burpee
#2 Speed Skater - Lateral Skater Jump
#3 Cross Country Skier - Jumping Split Lunge
#4 Luge - Walk out Pushup
#5 Ski Jumper - Squat Jump

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Great Family Meal - Easy Chicken and Rice Casserole



Hey Max Impacters,

Welcome to our cooking episode on our channel.

We are cooking a simple one pan Chicken and Rice Casserole that the whole family will love.

Ingredients
4 chicken breasts, with ribs and skin
1 (10 ounce) can Campbell's cream of mushroom soup
1 (10 ounce) can Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup
1 (10 ounce) can Campbell's cream of celery soup
2 cups White Rice
2 10 ounces empty soup can filled with water
2 tablespoons butter, divided into 8 pieces
salt
pepper
paprika

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the three soups, rice and water in a casserole dish, mixing until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Place the chicken breasts on top of the rice.

Sprinkle the chicken and the rice mixture with the salt, pepper, and paprika to taste.

Place the pieces of butter evenly over each piece of chicken, so that each piece gets two portions of butter.

Bake the casserole at 350 for about 1 1/2 hours or until the skin on the chicken is golden brown and the rice is hot, bubbly and fully cooked.

Serve immediately.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Origin of Maximum Impact Karate Name



Mindset Monday episode 006

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Meaning of Our Dojo Name - Maximum Impact Karate

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

NFL Inspired Core Training



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Here's my NFL Inspired Core Training Workout.

Check it out...

NFL Core Training

    • 10 reps each arm – Sit up hold w/ Medicine ball Front Raise
    • 30 Sec Plank
    • 30 Sec Plank w/ core tilt (like your spilling coins out of your pocket)
    • 30 Sec Side Plank with Medicine Ball Lateral raise on each side
    • 10 reps each arm – Sit up hold w/ Medicine ball chest fly
    • 4 sets of 10 reps each side Sit up rotation Punches in bag

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

2 Hacks for Getting In the Zone Instantly



Mindset Monday episode 005
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2 Hacks for Getting In the Zone Instantly

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Roasted Cauliflower in a Cast Iron Pan



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Roasting is a great way to eat your vegetables. The Roasting process brings out the sweetness in the vegetables.

Ingredients
1 head Cauliflower
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper

Preheat oven to 400 Degree F. Add Cauliflower to 12" Cast Iron Pan. Drizzle Olive Oil on Cauliflower and sprinkle with Salt and Pepper.

Place Cast Iron Pan into oven. Stirring occasionally. Cook for about 30 to 45 minutes until the cauliflower is brown on the ends and fork tender.

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Friday Left Stance Right Stance Kickboxing Workout



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Check out this Friday's Home Kickboxing Workout

Start on your Left Guard Stance and perform the following sequence without breaks
20 Punch Squats
20 Fight Lunge
5 Pushups
20 Mountain Climber
5 Pushups
Repeat on Right Side

For more of a challenge repeat the whole set with 30 second break in between sets.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

How to Season a Cast Iron Pan



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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Mindset Monday - Pursue Fulfillment

Mindset Monday - Small Sizing Your Dreams

Intense, Quick At Home Workout



Hey Tribe,

it's your favorite kickboxing instructor here Tim Rosanelli. With a great in home workout.

2 minutes of jump rope

10 set 4 mountain climbers and for jump lunges

20 2 Double high knees to squats jacks

20 tricep presses

20 single hand snatch

20 bicep curls

20 Squat press

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Update! Black Garlic in Compost Bin



Well, I checked my Black Garlic in my compost bin. It was a success in that I got black garlic but in the future, I'd do a few things differently.

First, the mason jar lid rusted away and the jar got extremely dirty. The next time I'd put the mason jar in a plastic zip lock bag to protect it.

Next year, I want to try a vacuum seal bag too!

Board Breaking Aug. 24th 2017

Board Breaking Live Wednesday August 23 2017

How to Repair an Arrow Fletching with QuikFletch



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Hunting season is approaching and I have arrows with fletching that need to be repaired. I use Quikfletch Twister with great results.

Watch the video to see how it's done.

Replacement Bench Seat Top



A few years ago, we had a cement bench seat top break. We've had the cement legs in the garage for a couple of years now.

We decided to put create a new bench seat top out of wood. Watch the video to see how it's done.

Materials
Three 3' Long Pressure Treated 4X4"
Two 3' Long Pressure Treated 2X4"
Four 1' Long Pressure Treated 1X1" (I add a 30 degree angle cut to the ends)

1. Take the 3' length of three 4X4's and the two 2X4's. Lay them down on a flat surface and alternate them.
2. Put a 1/2 inch gap between each piece.
3. Measure 6" from the sides and place one of the one foot 1X1's on each side. Screw them into each of the top pieces.
4. Now that the bench top is secured. Take the concrete legs and place them next to the 1X1's screwed down.
5. Take 2 more 1X1's and screw into the opposite side of the concrete legs for a snug fit.

Place the concrete legs in place and fit the bench seat top on it.

EXPERIMENT! Sweet Potatoes in Compost Bin



As I showed in one of my other recent videos, I have extra sweet potato slips that I didn't know what to do with.

I am experimenting with growing some in my compost bin that is resting for the year.

Watch the video for more details.

My wife's new potting bench made from pallet wood



For years now, my wife has wanted me to build a potting bench.

Well...

We were getting pallets for another project. Two pallets we found I told my wife looked perfect for the top of the potting bench.

An idea was born...

I cut the two pallets to size for the top working surface and the bottom shelf.

The legs came from the centerpiece up another pallet. I used the full length of the leg for the back to attach the smaller shelf and used a Sawzall to cut the front legs to size.

The top shelf was the section I cut off from the original pallet that I used for the working surface.

I screwed everything together with leftover deck screws.

My wife had the idea of cutting some of the pallets supports and attaching them to the front of the shelves and work top to give it a finished look.

My wife and I were very happy with the results. I wanted to add a flat clear coat for the Finish but my wife preferred the more rustic look.

If you would like to see more projects like this one, please like and share to help me fund my next project.

Our first crop of raspberries.



After many years of no success with growing raspberries, we finally got some.

I've always picked raspberries in the wild. A few years ago we thought it would be nice have some raspberries in our garden.

We bought the raspberry plants and they kept dying off on us. After the third time, we finally got some and the plant is spreading.

EXPERIMENT! Making Black Garlic in Compost Bin



My daughter who is a culinary student told me about the magic of black garlic. I decided to try to make some.

I didn't like the idea of using a rice cooker and keeping it on for 30 days in or near my house but found a video showing it made in a compost bin.

To make black garlic in a compost bin, the temperature need to reach 140 degrees. I achieve those temperatures and thought I'd try it out.

I trimmed the garlic heads and placed them in a mason jar. Then, I buried the mason jar in my compost bin.

Now, I just need to wait 30 days and see how it turns out.

I'll give you an update then!!!

Garlic Braiding for Storage



Do you need a great method to store all that garlic that you grew?

I braid mine and hang it in the basement. With this braiding method, my garlic lasts a whole year. By the following spring, the garlic is dry enough to grind into garlic powder.

Check out the video and try it yourself.

New Blueberry tunnel protection from birds



We got our net protection for our blueberries from the birds.

We hammered in rebar and bent 10 foot PVC tube. Then covered it with netting.

My wife love the new tunnel. Before I used bamboo poles and tied on crossbars. It was functional and cheap but my wife hated the look.

It's worth it to compromise to make the wife happy.

Experiment! Growing sweet potatoes in a 5 gallon bucket



I had some extra sweet potato slips and wanted to try an experiment of growing them in a 5 gallon bucket.

this is a little late in the season to plant sweet potatoes but I thought it would be worth a try.

I'll give you an update on my experiment in the fall.

Free Wild Cherries for the picking

Monday, November 7, 2016

Last Peppers & Garden Season Extender Teaser

Experiment! 2 Methods of Chicken of the Woods Mushroom Storage

Cleaning and Trimming Chicken of the Woods Mushroom

How to Cure Sweet Potatoes



Curing Sweet Potatoes is a simple process. You basically put the sweet potatoes in a room that is about 80 to 90 degrees for 5 - 7 days.

I also talk about my plan for the sweet potatoes next year.

24 lbs Sweet Potato Harvest 2016



Sweet Potato Harvest 2016

This is my second year growing #sweetpotato. I #harvested 24 lbs this year which is up from last year.

As a gardener, every year is a learning experience. This year, I learned some more about growing sweet potatoes that will improve my Harvest for next year.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Chicken of the Wood surprise find


I was driving down the road and saw this huge chicken of the woods. I harvested 11.2 pounds of it and left some for later. #chickenofthewoods #mushroomhunting

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Game Cam Setup for Deer Hunting 2016



Help me answer my hunter's dilemma...

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How to get free leaf compost



FREE is my favorite price. Here's a free resource in your community. Some townships collect leaves in the fall and compost it into big pile and provide for free to the local community. It's a great win-win for the gardener with free compost and the township doesn't need to pay for disposal.

Easy Garden Irrigation Unit for Mom



My brother, Steve. and I set up an irrigation system for my mom to automatically water her garden. It's easy to set up and worked awesome. I want one for my home.

Transplanting Pepper and the Attitude of Self Sufficiency



Try this garden hack...

I interplant my pepper plant in the center of my onions. By the time the onions are done, the pepper plants are starting to take off for the season.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Propagating fig trees



We lost a lot of our fig trees two Winters ago so we wanted to add some additional ones. Propagating fig trees it's as simple as cutting a 12-inch twig off the fig tree and sticking it in a pot of soil.

Squash Seeds 2016



I'm getting my squash seeds into the peat starter pots.

This year, I am growing spaghetti squash, acorn squash, yellow zucchini, and black beauty zucchini.

Growing a Chestnut Tree from a Nut

Clucking and Yelping in my blind



Clunking and yelping with my new turkey call from aggressive calls in my ground blind. I was using their Great Horned Owl mouth turkey call.

Friday, April 29, 2016

First Morels Find 2016



I found my first coveted morel mushroom of the season. These morels were found April 25th on south facing edge of a creek bed next to a dead standing tulip poplar tree.

Tomato Plant are too big!



My tomato plant grew too big indoors so I transplanted them to a big pot.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Cool Season Garden - Onions, Mustard, Collards, and Cabbage

The weather warmed up a little since my last update so I decided to transplant my onions, mustard, collards, and cabbage into the garden. I'll have it under a tunnel so I don't have to worry if it gets cold again.

Cool Season Crops into the ground!!

The gardening season is moving along this year. It's time to get some of my cool season crops into the ground. Today, I am planting my Spinach, Arugula, and Mache.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Cutting the Sweet Potato Slips

Here's an update on my sweet potato slips.

Now that the slips get about 3 to 5 inches high, this video shows me trimming them off and placing them in water.

My 2016 Tomato and Pepper Selection

My selection for this year's tomatoes are Black Cherry, Black Icicle, Amish Paste, and Howard German.

While my pepper selection is Bananarama Pepper and California Wonder.

Happy Planting!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Cauliflower & Broccoli Seed Starts 2016

We're "gettin' er done" here. We planted our Cauliflower and Broccoli seeds for our indoor grow lights. This season is looking to be huge!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Snow Peas Outside Planting

The snow peas and snap peas are planted outside.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Pruning my First Year Pear Tree

I am pruning my first year pear trees and getting ready for the season.

Check out the video.

Lettuce Planting 2016

Here's my lettuce selection and indoor planting.

Check out the video

Friday, March 11, 2016

My seeds didn't sprout - Try This!

Did your seeds not sprout? No problem!

My spinach seeds didn't sprout. Watch the video and see what to do.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Unstuffed Cabbage Recipe

I common recipe for my German side of my family was Stuffed Cabbage.

This recipe is similar but much easier to prepare.

I like this recipe because the cabbage give it favor and the texture is similar to bow tie pasta.

Ingredients
2 lbs. Ground Beef
1 Large Onion, chopped
1 clove Garlic, minced
1 Green Cabbage, chopped
1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes
1 can (8oz) Tomato Sauce
1/2 cup Water
1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1 teaspoon Salt

In a large skillet, over medium heat. Add the ground beef and onion and cook until beef is brown.

Add Garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Add the tomatoes, and tomato sauce, cabbage, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 20 or 30 minutes, until the cabbage is tender.

It's time! - Cabbage, Kale, Collards, and Mustard



It's time to plant our cabbage, kale, collard, and mustard seeds indoors and place under the grow lights.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Starting Arugula Indoors



I planted Arugula for the first time last year in the fall. It's become a must have for my garden. My Arugula is so cold tolerant that eat fresh garden greens until December with some simple garden cloth covering it.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Planting Indoors from Seed - Amish Corn Salad or Mache



Last year, I discovered a wonderful green, amish corn salad. Mache has become one of my favorite garden greens.

It's not only delicious to eat but it's extremely cold tolerant which helps me extend my growing season.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Planting Spinach Seed Indoors Made Easy



Now is the time to plant my spinach seeds indoors. Here's how I do it!!!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Planting Peas from Seeds Indoors Quick and Easy



It's time to start planting seeds indoors. This video shows how to planting peas indoors to get an early start on the season. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Sauteed Swiss Chard with Tomatoes and Bacon



Swiss Chard is one of my favorite cooked greens. Check out this recipe of Swiss Chard with tomatoes and bacon. You can eat this as a side dish or it's great as an omelet filling.

INGREDIENTS
1 bunch rainbow chard, leaves and stems separated and chopped
3 strips Whole30 compliant bacon, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
sea salt
black pepper

Place the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until the bacon is crisp. Remove the bacon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

Increase the heat to medium high, then add the onion and chopped chard stalks to the skillet. Cook until tender.

Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Toss in the cherry tomatoes and sauté until blistered.

Finally add the chard leaves and a pinch of sea salt. Cook until the leaves are wilted and tender.

Mix in the bacon bits and add black pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Homemade Seed Start Soil Mixture - Sanitized Compost



I had a request from a subscriber to show how I make my own seed start soil mixture from sanitized compost. Watch the video and found out how.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Grow Your Own Sweet Potato Slip



Last year, I had an amazing sweet potato harvest. I kept a few and wanted to grow my own slips. Here's how to grow your own sweet potato slips in zone 6B.

Winter Gamelands Scouting




Now is a great time to scout for the next hunting season because there's snow on the ground for tracking. It's also a great time to find out how many deer made it through hunting season.

So I walked out to my game cam that's been in the woods for a few weeks now.

My game cam showed that there's plenty of deer left at the state gamelands and I got some cool shots of a coyote.

Irish Mashed Potatoes with Kale - Colcannon Recipe




I got a big bag of kale from a food cooperative because the patrons didn't want it.

Since I had some leeks left from the fall garden and potatoes this time of year are on sale and cheap, I made Irish Mashed Potatoes with kale.

Ingredients
5 lbs russet potatoes, cleaned, and peeled
2 stick unsalted butter, divided
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
2 to 4 garlic cloves minced
4 leeks, cleaned and whites thinly sliced
4 bunches kale, stems removed and chopped
1 1/2 cup chicken broth
Salt and pepper to taste

Place the potatoes in a large pot and fill with water to cover.

Bring the potatoes to a boil on medium-high heat and continue to boil until the potatoes are fork tender, 20-25 minutes.

Place 12 tablespoons of butter, cream and garlic in a small saucepan and bring up to a simmer on medium-low heat. Cover to keep hot.

In a large saute pan melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter on medium heat and saute the leeks for about 1 minute.

Add the kale to the leeks and continue to saute for an additional 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Pour the broth over the kale and leek mixture, stir and cover.

Allow the mixture to cook until the kale has wilted and the liquid has cooked off, about 7 minutes.

Once the potatoes are fork tender, drain them and place them back into the pot.

Begin mashing the potatoes, while adding the cream mixture a little at a time, until the potatoes are smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper.

Fold the leeks and wilted kale into the potatoes, adjust the seasoning and serve.

Onion Bunches Update 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Starting Onion Bunches in less than 2 minutes




Here's how I start my own onion bunches from seed at home in less than 2 minutes. It's easy and well worth the effort.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Bean Soup with Dumplings

Every year on January 6, in celebration of the epiphany, my parents would have a dinner that consisted of this bean soup recipe and donuts with coins in it. The coins represented the gifts of the Magi or wise man to baby Jesus.

My family passed this bean soup recipe down through the generations. The thing I love about family recipes is that they always express the preferences of the family members. For example, my grand mom hated the dumplings so she added the potatoes instead. I believe that this recipe was originally a vegetarian soup because my mom's family lineage didn't eat pork for religious reason. Apparently, my mom add the ham to the recipe for my dad who was a real meat and potatoes guy.

Ingredients
1 lb dried navy beans
2 1/2 - 3 quarts water
1 medium onion, chopped
2 or 3 stalks celery, chopped
2 or 3 carrots, cubed
1 turnip, peeled & cubed
1 parsnip, peeled & cubed
1 14.5oz can tomatoes, diced
1/2 tsp paprika
1 Ham Bone (optional)
Dumplings (see below) or 2 - 3 potatoes, cubed

  1. Sort & rinse beans. Put beans in soup pot and cover with water. Bring to boil, turn off and let sit about an hour. Drain beans.
  2. Put the above ingredients into a soup pot.(Note: You can also put a ham bone in at this point)
  3. Simmer for about 2 hours.
  4. If you added a ham bone, remove it and let cool. Pick meat off of bone and add it to broth. Now add 1 1/2 tablespoons of salt into the soup and continue simmering for at least another hour or longer. Occasionally with spoon mash some of the beans. Note: DO NOT PUT THE SALT IN AT THE BEGINNING OF COOKING, beans may not soften if you do)
  5. About 1/2 hours before you are ready to serve the soup, add potatoes(2 to 3 potatoes). You can also make dumplings. If you do dumplings, you do not need as many potatoes or you can eliminate the potatoes altogether.

Dumplings
1/2 cup flour
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
Water (about 2 or 3 tbsp)

Mix the above ingredients. The consistency should be a little thick, like thickened pancake batter, not runny. Drop a little at a time into boiling soup. (Note: To do this, I used a teaspoon and only put batter on the tip.)

Thickening the Soup

If you would like the soup a little thicker, do the following.

In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons Crisco (or oil), add 2 tablespoons flour and cook for 2 minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon of paprika. Add some of the soup liquid to the saucepan. Then add it to the soup.

If you do not thicken the soup, still add the 1/2 teaspoon of paprika to the soup mixture.

Sensei Tim Rosanelli
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Friday, December 4, 2015

Outside Reaping Throw with Arm Bar



Here's a quick video demonstration one of our advanced takedown combos - Outside Reaping Throw (O-soto Gari) with Arm bar.