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    The above is Ghost pepper. Season is here folks.

    Plucked 4 from the plant today morning. Had 70% of 1 for lunch. Will eat the remaining 30% for dinner. Planning to keep the remaining 3 for seeds, will plant next year, around March. The heat is intense, but the scent is awesome. Building immunity. :D

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    Don't know how 2 pics came into being in the above post.

    About a month back, i bought 250gms of this particular chilli (INR 20). I wasn't sure about the heat, so I asked the dude selling it. He said, 'it's like bullet'. I ate one raw (my usual method to check the heat), and found them to be quite good in terms of heat. Washed them, sun-dried them for 1 day to get rid of the moisture, then made 2 varieties of pickles.

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    1st variety - chilli paste in grinder, then mixed it with mustard oil, indian spices and some vinegar and salt for longevity.

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    /\/\/\ This is done, gone, kaput. I ate it with breakfast, lunch and dinner, and had to hear so many comments about getting stomach ulcer. Moms you see. I'm still fit, with an increase in bodily immunity.
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    2nd variety - whole chilli, slit through the middle, indian spices, mustard oil, salt and vinegar.

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    OK, here is something easy & tasty using frozen potato gems.

    *Put a bunch of potato gems on a tray - about one third of a big tray or half a small one.

    *Cook in the oven for 10 minutes at the indicated temperature.

    *Take out, group the gems in a circle in the middle of the tray and add some toppings. The key ingredient here is shredded 'pizza cheese' from the supermarket. You could just use that, but I like more flavour. I grate some parmesan & sprinkle it on the gems first, then some shredded ham, then the cheese, and finally some chopped salami on top. Bacon bits would work just as well. You could also add spices or dried herbs (an 'italian' mix for instance).

    *Back in the oven on the top shelf until the cheese is melted and the salami/bacon bits look a bit crisp. Don't overdo it or some of the gems in the middle might start to disintegrate a bit.

    *Slide onto a plate. Done!


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    Yum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    Sadly, 16 days later, I'm down to my last package of cheese, and I'm all out of knackwurst. I did give away a package of knackwurst and a container of the cheese to a friend, but I've managed to eat 50 knackwursten (10lbs/4.5kg) and nine 10 oz packages (2.55kg) of gouda and cheddar.

    It was delicious, and it went a long way, for just ~$22. I'll always look back fondly at these last 16 days, and it'll be a tale to tell my future cardiologist.

    On the other hand, I did manage to cut my milk consumption back from 3 gallons a week to just a half-gallon per week while the cheese lasted, and ate no sour cream, cottage cheese, or yogurt either during that time. That ought to mitigate some of the potential plaque buildup in the arteries.
    I know this is the bachelor's cuisine thread, but do you eat anything that's green?????

    We ended up getting a new stove/oven. The last one had some gas leaks in the lines that fed to the actual stove. I was interested in replacing it, but Mrs. GVChamp didn't see the point in repairing a 20 year old appliance, so we got a new one.

    Tried some spatchcocked chicken last night. That broiler pumps out a lot of juice compared to the old oven. I'm guessing the old oven also had a gas leak somewhere I couldn't see....

    One thing I really like is a 20k BTU front burner. You want coffee in the morning? NP, kettle is ready in about 2 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GVChamp View Post
    I know this is the bachelor's cuisine thread, but do you eat anything that's green?????
    Didn't have a kitchen at my last place in Minneapolis, and had just a small mini-fridge. Now I've got a kitchen and ample fridge/freezer space. Been eating a lot of chicken stir fry with vegetables for dinner lately. I usually make it with broccoli, green beans, peppers, scallions, and onions. I bring an orange, apple, a couple bananas, and some baby carrots with me to snack on at work.
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    So, I got these organic chillies. Chillies make me happy. Makes me awake. Builds my immunity. Dude was selling 1 piece for 2 bucks, bargained for 1 piece for 1 bucks. Got them. Also got some chicken.

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    Made chicken curry, watery chicken curry. As far as I know, only Bongs make it. That is, use spices, oil and masalas as much you want, but the curry should be super thin. Then sprinkle garam masala powder over it.

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    Yummy!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GVChamp View Post
    I know this is the bachelor's cuisine thread, but do you eat anything that's green?????

    We ended up getting a new stove/oven. The last one had some gas leaks in the lines that fed to the actual stove. I was interested in replacing it, but Mrs. GVChamp didn't see the point in repairing a 20 year old appliance, so we got a new one.

    Tried some spatchcocked chicken last night. That broiler pumps out a lot of juice compared to the old oven. I'm guessing the old oven also had a gas leak somewhere I couldn't see....

    One thing I really like is a 20k BTU front burner. You want coffee in the morning? NP, kettle is ready in about 2 minutes.
    You eat greens more, you become a horse! :D
    Eat meat, and build power.
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    Was on a trip to the City of Joy and beyond for 10 days. Bought bamboo shoots and some other stuff from my native place while coming back.

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    Raw bamboo shoots. This much is 10 bucks INR. Will make pork with it.

    Another 10 bucks worth, I made it with dry fish. Pic below.

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    The food in Kolkata........is amazing. The street food is to die for. I had amazing Chicken Biryani outside Sealdah Railway Station for 100 bucks. A huge chicken leg piece, that was so tender. I went back again for mutton biryani the next day, a huge piece of mutton with aromatic flavourful biryani rice for just 120 bucks. Had a lot of meat (chicken & mutton), and fishes too. Visited some holy places to buy things for my mom. No, I am still the atheist, but I don't mind doing things for my Mom. Some pics below.

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    Ramakrishna Paramhansa @ Dakshineshwar kali Temple

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    Probably India's world famous monk Swami Vivekananda @ Dakshineshwar kali Temple

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    Food Court @ Dakshineshwar kali Temple. Didn't eat there. Only veg food options.
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    Dakshineswar kali Temple. Built by Rani (Queen) Rashmoni in 1855.

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    I was never fond of Kolkata. But this time I went with an open mind. What I found was not only yummy food, but fantastic people too. In the media, we only get to hear the worst side of West Bengal. I met many Bengali muslims there, who were not only helpful during my travel there, but was also very eager to help me find me a hotel to spend the night, or help me plan my next destination. Overall, very satisfied. Politics aside, WB gets my vote. And plenty of tourist attractions too. This is a historic old city, and lives up to its name. Some more pic in the next post, and I am done. :D
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    Yeah, yeah I know this is a food thread. But I'm so excited, and a lot of you guys who live abroad probably won't ever visit India, and if you do I don't think Kolkata would be on your itinerary. So just enjoy the pics. The pics below are from Belur Math. I wish I had the time to explore more of Kolkata. Some other time, maybe.

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