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  1. PierreRodrigue

    Stay safe at work!

    Hey guys, I haven't been around for a bit. Hell, I'm lucky to be around at all... I work in the oil field in Alberta, operating oil wells, maintaining them and optimizing them, etc. 6 weeks ago, I was doing my daily routine, opened the doors on a tank to check fluid levels, and got a blast of...
  2. PierreRodrigue

    Montreal Smoked Meat, the journey!

    So for me having family from the Montreal area, I have always been fond of the stuff. I know that there are diw hard pastrami fans here, and wonder what the difference is. To be honest, there really isn't a ton of difference. MSM is less sweet, and may be traditionally prepared similarly to...
  3. PierreRodrigue

    Puff pastry goodies!

    Hey guys! So after dinner tonight, my wife was looking for something to have with coffee. So I pulled this together Cream cheese, with 4 different fillings in a puff pastry. There is blueberry, chocolate, serviceberry, and cloudberry Sorry 'bout the crappy lighting!
  4. PierreRodrigue

    Mmmmm, Bacon... the project!

    Ok. So after reading a bunch on the subject, I decided to go simple for the first run. I did a couple things different from the brine recipe I was given. Here is a breakdown in grams, so in the future, changes are simpler. Based on a US gallon = 3785 grams, i used: 3785 grams water 165 grams...
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    Nitrites vs nitrates in meat preservation

    Hey guys, mostly because I have too much time on my hands (I wish!) but I am planning on making some bacon, back bacon, jerky, Montreal smoked meat, etc, and am trying to understand the differences between Prague #1 and #2. One is used for foods to be cooked, the other for foods having a long...
  6. PierreRodrigue

    US netflix in Canada?

    Guys, I has a program/app on my computer, which allowed me to view the US version of netflix. Some how, its now gone, and I cant remember what it was. It was free. Doing a search now, all I can seem to find, are "pay" options. Anybody here able to steer me in the right direction?
  7. PierreRodrigue

    Ummm? Where would this be used and how?
  8. PierreRodrigue

    20 years!

    Well, today I celebrate being married to my best friend, and the love of my life. 20 years ago we began this journey, and she is still with me! Now THAT has to count for something!!
  9. PierreRodrigue

    Well it's minus Frickin' cold!

  10. PierreRodrigue

    My ears are still ringing!

    So we snuck out for a late afternoon hunt. Got the decoys out, and hammered 'em! Just got in from cleaning. Now a coffee with the missus, and off to bunk!
  11. PierreRodrigue

    Happy 4TH to all the knuts south of the 49th!

    I know there are a couple hours left prior to the "official commencing" of 4th of July celebrations, but I would like to take a but and wish you all a Happy 4TH!! Now lets see some grilling pictures! :grilling:
  12. PierreRodrigue

    Bakers/kitchen scale help?

    Hey guys looking for a good kitchen/bakers scale. I was looking at the one below, any recommendations...
  13. PierreRodrigue

    Blade Show 2013 kitchen knife of the year

    So this is the knife that took top honors. What are your thoughts on this one?
  14. PierreRodrigue

    Has spring started where you are??

    Freak prairie snow storm see's the most snow locals can remember! Well we been kinda digging out... Here is a pick of a friends rig... He got stuck and left the truck, walked till he got a ride, when he came back, he brought a cat to pull himself out, this is what he found! Another buddy...
  15. PierreRodrigue

    To far out there?

    Hi guys, was browsing, and came across this site. How do you feel as far as "futuristic" or modern shapes? As a maker, I wonder if exploring would be fruitful? Or are some of the new designs too much to fast? A grasp at a market maybe. I am curious to your opinions...
  16. PierreRodrigue

    Craving somthing sweet agan, so...

    I whipped up a little something!
  17. PierreRodrigue

    Meanwhile in Canada...

    Probably seemed like a good idea until the cops showed up!!
  18. PierreRodrigue

    This... is sad...

    Regardless of your stand for or against. Some people deserve whats coming to them!
  19. PierreRodrigue

    Simple, comfort sweets...

    Had a craving for something sweet, but not the normal stuff. I mad a batch of large english muffins, cream cheese spread, and a warm blueberry reduction, similar I guess to a jam, but no added pectin.
  20. PierreRodrigue

    New Years dinner help!

    Ok, so dinner is at my place this year, we are all turky, and ham'ed out. So tonight I picked up a 16 pound prime rib. No I have never cooked a hunk of expensive beef this large, and am looking for help to nail this one. I was thinking o-oil, pink Him. Mountian salt, cracked black pepper and...