[Homestead] Canned Meats
lurine at com-pair.net
Mon Dec 29 14:50:44 EST 2008
Buy then HARD and set them on a shelf somewhere and they will gradually
ripen. NEVER refridgerate and avocado! The California-type avocado (lumpy
skin) keeps much longer and has a better flavor than the Florida-type
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From: "EarthNSky" <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
To: <homestead at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 10:37 AM
Subject: Re: [Homestead] Canned Meats
> Clansgian at wmconnect.com wrote:
>>>> Something else?
>> Not ancho or pasilla, althought those would make a good sauce, they don't
>> make the classic chili sauce one finds on tamales. If you grow them, any
>> those giant chili peppers like the old Big Jim and such. In most grocery
>> they are called "Guajilla" peppers. If there's a tienda around, just ask
>> the chilis that are 'para tamales'.
>>>> So you don't use the pepper at all? It just flavors the water?
>> Right, the dried pepper itself is not used, just the water you boil it
>> 'Flavor' the water is misleading, though. The inside of the pepper
>> disintegrates and all you remove from the water is basically the outside
>> hull of the
>> pepper, which isn't much edible anyway.
>>>> I have become addicted to avocados. I know they are loaded with fat,
>>> but I'm telling myself it is a good fat<g>
>> Don't underestimate that! It is whole, unadulterated vegetable fat. I
>> seriously doubt any active person ever got fat from eating avocados.
> The only bad thing is that we can't grow them, so they must be
> purchased. Is there a way to preserve them? Can you mash the flesh,
> add lime juice and maybe freeze it? How long will a avocado keep? I
> wouldn't have a clue-since they are my chocolate-it never lasts more
> than two days in the fridge..:)
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