The Coffee Shop: A place to relax and hang out.

5 years 3 months ago - 5 years 3 months ago #627396 by GaryA

Overread wrote: Reminds me of growing up.  Nice to have garden with fresh herbs and such.  Fresh herbs brings foods alive in ways no store bought can do.  

Mary Lou and Gary live in the backyard.  It is quite relaxing and the backyard is a provider. Gary loves his herbs.  The herbs are spread out across the backyard, thymes, oregano, cilantro, parsley, marjoram, rosemary, savory, mints all kinds of stuff grow.  Mary Lou picks a fresh salad everyday and compliments the greens (lettuce, kale, spinach) with some backyard fruits, apple, oranges, pomegranate, persimmon, avocados, grapes, whatever is in season. Presently we have bumper crop of citrus. Gary has so much herbs that he uses them by the handful.  

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5 years 3 months ago #627397 by GaryA

Picked up from the ground. Everyday it’s like this. Gary isn’t going into the trees. 

There are photographs everywhere. It is the call of photographers to see and capture those images.
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5 years 3 months ago #627450 by Sanford
Those are some big oranges!  How many months out of the year do you have fruit that is ready for the eating?  


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5 years 3 months ago - 5 years 3 months ago #627458 by GaryA

Sanford wrote: Those are some big oranges!  How many months out of the year do you have fruit that is ready for the eating?  


aaaaahhh ... 12.

Seriously, Gary eats fruit off the trees all year long.  Citrus thins out in summer and fall but there is fruit all year long (the Mandarin only produces fruit during winter/spring), the avocado tree has two crops a year, the apple is twice a year, the persimmon and pomegranate once a year, both in fall.  (Gary has Valencia, Naval and Mandarin oranges.  The lemons are Meyer and the limes, Mexican.)  Gary's tomatoes thin out in winter, but there's always a few even in winter, the peppers are always fruiting, the greens are self seeding and are growing everywhere. There is lettuce that volunteered to grow in the front yard with the succulents and even out of the sidewalk joints.  (Gary/Mary Lou only pick off a few leaves from many lettuces/kale/arugula/spinach which allows them to mature and seed.)  

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5 years 3 months ago #627459 by GaryA
PS- The artichoke is twice a year, one thin crop and one heavy crop.

G

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5 years 3 months ago #627462 by Sanford

GaryA wrote: PS- The artichoke is twice a year, one thin crop and one heavy crop.

G


So good grilled!  Do you grill much?


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5 years 3 months ago #627464 by GaryA

Sanford wrote:

GaryA wrote: PS- The artichoke is twice a year, one thin crop and one heavy crop.

G


So good grilled!  Do you grill much?


Gary lives outside.  Gary has setup a little BBQ patio area which has a prep table, Komado (the egg), an electric smoker and a propane grill.  He also has a couple inductive plates for skillets and pots and some speakers so Gary can cook with music.

There are photographs everywhere. It is the call of photographers to see and capture those images.
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5 years 3 months ago #627466 by GaryA

Some of Gary’s tomatoes. 


Gary’s pasta hanging for drying. 


Tri-Tip


Tri-Tip on the grill. 


The finished Tri-Tip. 

There are photographs everywhere. It is the call of photographers to see and capture those images.
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5 years 3 months ago #627471 by Jerrid
Hmmmm, Yum!  Nice colors there too.  


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5 years 3 months ago #627472 by Jerrid
I was stuffed, yet find myself super hungry again!  


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5 years 3 months ago #627560 by GaryA

Jerrid wrote: Hmmmm, Yum!  Nice colors there too.  


These are all iPhone shots. ;)

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5 years 3 months ago #627561 by GaryA

Jerrid wrote: I was stuffed, yet find myself super hungry again!  


Gary decided long ago that if he was gonna put something in his body ... it might as well be something good.

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5 years 3 months ago #627591 by Jerrid
How long does that pasta need to hang before you can cook it?  


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5 years 3 months ago - 5 years 3 months ago #627602 by GaryA

Jerrid wrote: How long does that pasta need to hang before you can cook it?  


Hey Jerrid,

The drying is merely for storing.  Like bread, the pasta needs to rest 10-20 minutes after the cutting. After the rest, you can cook it immediately.  Drying allows for 30 days or so of storage. The wet dough can be wrapped and stored in the frig for a day or two prior to cutting.

G.

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5 years 3 months ago - 5 years 3 months ago #628091 by GaryA
Buenos Noches Fellow PhotographyTalkers. Gary is sooooo full. 



Gary whipped up a rib eye roast. 

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24 hours in the Sous Vide, cooking away in beaucoup herbs and spices. Then Gary tossed into the oven for the final temp rise and a crispy outside. 

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