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

7 months 3 weeks ago #646170 by Vincent
We just picked up some steaks to grill up tomorrow.  Have you tried a good Chicago rub on your red meat?  Something we enjoy here.  

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7 months 3 weeks ago #646198 by Miss Polly
What a lovely morning.  I'm visiting family in North Carolina on their farm.  I'm literally on a rocking chair looking at a huge garden.  The air is so clean, fresh and this is so relaxing. 


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7 months 3 weeks ago #646253 by JaneK
Getting ready to head to bed, long day and I'm tired.  I could use a nice glass of wine, but I don't want to open a bottle just for a small glass.    :( 


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7 months 3 weeks ago #646426 by Jim Capozzi
Need a new coffee machine: Keurig or Nespresso?

Which would you get?


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7 months 3 weeks ago #646453 by GaryA

Jim Capozzi wrote: Need a new coffee machine: Keurig or Nespresso?

Which would you get?


A French Press. :)

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7 months 3 weeks ago #646454 by GaryA

Vincent wrote: We just picked up some steaks to grill up tomorrow.  Have you tried a good Chicago rub on your red meat?  Something we enjoy here.  

  Gary has never had a "Chicago Rub".  Lately he has been tossing his meat into the Sous Vide.  Presently, even as Gary keyboards, he has a Tri-Tip in the Sous Vide, simmering away in a concoction of salt, pepper, garlic, more pepper, Worcestershire sauce, Gary's BBQ sauce and vino. In a few hours Gary will liberate the Tri-Tip from the bag and give it a good sear and final temperature rise on the BBQ.   

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7 months 3 weeks ago #646455 by GaryA

Miss Polly wrote: What a lovely morning.  I'm visiting family in North Carolina on their farm.  I'm literally on a rocking chair looking at a huge garden.  The air is so clean, fresh and this is so relaxing. 

Nice.  Gary is putting the yard back together.  Yesterday, Bosco, this huge brown lab came over to play with Maggie.  Gary calls Bosco the Canine Wrecking Ball, and yesterday that title was fitting.  Bosco was running and crashing into everything ... quite entertaining actually ... unfortunately it was Gary's yard. 

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7 months 3 weeks ago #646456 by GaryA

JaneK wrote: Getting ready to head to bed, long day and I'm tired.  I could use a nice glass of wine, but I don't want to open a bottle just for a small glass.    :( 


Just do it.  :)

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7 months 3 weeks ago #646457 by GaryA

Jim Capozzi wrote: Need a new coffee machine: Keurig or Nespresso?

Which would you get?


If you must get a machine for pre-packaged cups ... Gary would get a machine which has an attachment to allow for you to brew your own coffee (in addition to the cups). 

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7 months 3 weeks ago #646484 by Jim Capozzi

GaryA wrote:

Jim Capozzi wrote: Need a new coffee machine: Keurig or Nespresso?

Which would you get?


If you must get a machine for pre-packaged cups ... Gary would get a machine which has an attachment to allow for you to brew your own coffee (in addition to the cups). 


K cups then :)


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7 months 3 weeks ago - 7 months 3 weeks ago #646490 by GaryA

Vincent wrote: We just picked up some steaks to grill up tomorrow.  Have you tried a good Chicago rub on your red meat?  Something we enjoy here.  

What is a Chicago Rub?

Today’s Sous Vide Tri-Tip (iPhone): 
Make: Apple
Model: iPhone 6 Plus
Lens: iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
ISO: 64
Aperture: f/2.2
Shutter speed: 1/4 sec
Captured: Sat, 1 Jun 2019 17:21pm

Out of the BBQ.
Make: Apple
Model: iPhone 6 Plus
Lens: iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
ISO: 64
Aperture: f/2.2
Shutter speed: 1/4 sec
Captured: Sat, 1 Jun 2019 17:46pm

Sliced.
Make: Apple
Model: iPhone 6 Plus
Lens: iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
ISO: 32
Aperture: f/2.2
Shutter speed: 1/128 sec
Captured: Sat, 1 Jun 2019 17:54pm

Dinner is served.

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7 months 3 weeks ago #646503 by Sandy Smith Photos
Oh boy that cut of steak looks so delicious!  What wine did you pair it with?


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7 months 3 weeks ago - 7 months 3 weeks ago #646530 by GaryA

Sandy Smith Photos wrote: Oh boy that cut of steak looks so delicious!  What wine did you pair it with?


Gary just poured the leftover wine he used in cooking up the Tri-Tip.  An Iaconis Merlot, Napa Valley. It was part of a Naked Wines shipment. 

Tri-Tip used to ground up for hamburger.  It has this silver membrane on one side.  But if you work the meat, carefully slice off the membrane, it is quite tasty and tender.  The membrane won't render out, consequently, if you don't remove it, you're eating the likes of belt leather.  When on sale, Tri-Tip out here goes for $2.99 lb. On the plus side, it is delish ... prime rib on the cheap (with a little elbow grease). 

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7 months 2 weeks ago #646539 by Finn
Something like that, I’d say a nice oaky red would pair perfectly.  


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7 months 2 weeks ago #646604 by Alfonso Camil
We are going wine tasting this Saturday coming up.  I haven't been in so long, this should be a good time.


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