PA Big Boom Bash 2 July

The infamous and annual Day of Peavine Freedom. Come celebrate Independence Day Peavine Alley style. More details to follow.

From 20140906 Eric the Redder
From 20140906 Eric the Redder

Players and schedule:

15:00 gates open!
16:00 Fae Wiedenhoeft (aka SeaStar)
↑ → tips: http://venmo.com/fae-wiedenhoeft
↑ → buy: http://seastar1.bandcamp.com
16:45 Nicola Linde
↑ → tips: https://nicolalinde.com/virtual-tip/
↑ → buy: https://nicolalinde.com/product/sightline-ep/
17:30 Jerry Lewis (as Lion Cheetahs)
↑ → tips:
↑ → buy:
18:15 Once Around the Sun
↑ → tips: https://account.venmo.com/u/Antriksh-Kandhari
↑ → buy: https://www.oncearoundthesunband.com/
19:00 Jed Crisilogo
↑ → tips: https://account.venmo.com/u/Jed-Crisologo
→ buy: https://sunkillersband.com

Schedule forthcoming. And more details. Patience…

Excited? I know I am.

Load-in (for musicians or possibly food) is most easily done before the show via Peavine Alley. Load-in and then go park the car on one of the adjacent streets. Ask me your questions.

Pork brine: 16 lime juices, cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves, brown sugar, salt/soy, and peppercorns.

Pork spices: salt, mustard, cayenne, black pepper, smoked paprika, cloves, allspice, and cardamom.

Did we have a good time or what? Very diverse musical line-up this time around. Good people and good food! Thanks to everyone. These really are the best days of the year.

JamesIsIn

2022 birthday bbq

Jimmy got old. Probably died. But maybe he’ll be propped up (Bernie style) at the grill.

Bring bbq stuff. Hopefully the weather won’t be crap. Never can tell with Spring in Seattle.  Dress in layers.

How to BBQ
How to BBQ

I plan to make ribs, potato salad, and something I can’t remember at the moment. Maybe it was cheesy rice? It’ll come to me.

Ah, it was salmon goat cheese dip. That’s the third thing. Have to save cheesy rice for another time.

Ask me all your questions.

I have one of those fancy whipping cream dispensers.  It requires a CO2 cartridge though.  Bring a cartridge if you want to dispense.

Turnout was amazing! Thanks everyone! So much fun and nibbles.

JamesIsIn

Smoked Almonds

I did this once before.  It was great.  Thought I might try adding a bit of brown sugar this time around.  We’ll see where that takes it.

I started with the below.  I vaguely remember using a combination of olive oil and butter last time.  Could be wrong though.   We’ll see what I do next time.

Ingredients:

  • 48 oz bag of almonds (about 11 C)
  • 2 t cayenne
  • 2 T salt
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 2 T peanut oil

Put the almonds into a large bowl and coat thoroughly with olive oil.  Combine spices in a mortar and pestle or a ramekin.  Sprinkle and mix into almonds, again coating thoroughly.

Put them in a single layer in pans for your smoker of choice.  Smoke hot (250f to 300f) for some time (twenty minutes or until satisfyingly roasted).

Not as good as my previous batch (down to good from amazing).  I’ll have to experiment more.

Maybe borrow from this one next time.

New attempt…

  • almonds
  • 3 T butter + 2 T peanut oil combined
  • 2 T salt
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 2 t cayenne
  • 1 t nutmeg
  • 1 t molasses

Note to self, coat the almonds in oil first and then apply the dry spices.  Combining those makes it impossible to distribute the dry spices.

Into the smoker at 275f (top temp) and check in half an hour but I would guess a couple of hours.  If memory serves it took some time previously.  (Roasting almonds is typically done at 325f for maybe twenty minutes.)

This batch was better excluding the aforementioned idiocy about mixing ingredients.  Watch for the third attempt which I hope to solidify the recipe and the technique.

JamesIsIn