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Silence Seven
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I collect Beastie Boys remixes, and cast iron cookware...
I collect Beastie Boys remixes, and cast iron cookware...

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I'd had some strawberry/jalapeno jamb a couple weeks ago and it was great. This gave me the idea to incorporate some sweet and hot into my breadmaking.

4-cup no knead recipe with about...

* 3/4 cup of "Craisins" (dried cranberries)
* 1/3 cup of diced dried apricots
* 7-8 "grinds" on the ghost chili powder's built in grinder (Have never tried ghost peppers, so I decided caution was in order)
* Also added 1-Tbs of sugar.

Everything combined at the beginning so that the dried fruits/berries re-hydrate a bit. (This was some lumpy dough.) I usually like to add a handful of pre-soaked steel cut oats or oatmeal, but I forgot all about it in my giddiness over making some spicy bread!

Next day I took it to work to share with my friends who are also into spicy foods. Lightly toasted with a little bit of butter. First bite, good bread, but no real heat. Second bite, OH, there's something here.. From there after the heat built up but it was subtle, not OMG! hot. Just about the right amount of hot for some breakfast toast. It was delicious, and I got the two thumbs up from my ragtag bunch of misfit friends.

Will be baking another loaf tomorrow with just a tad more heat.

Side Note:
If you're using a banneton or towel lined bowl for proofing. Berries stain!

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Some of my finds from June/July 2016.
And some of my finds from the couple months before you can see here: http://imgur.com/a/IGb5t

Most of these photos I took before the lye bath.

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Been working on my fermentation game.  Doing pretty well.  I haven't fermented anything that's made me sick, or killed anyone.  Everything has tasted great so far.
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Some of my finds from the last few weeks.  I try to remember to take a photo of my weeks finds before they go into the lye, (Well, except for the aluminum Magnalite piece,  NO LYE!) sometimes I forget.  I then send these photos to a fellow collector on the East Coast to brag.  He actually does pretty well for himself.

Some weeks it's 2 or 3 pieces, sometimes it's 8-10.  All of the pieces in the photos were between $3 and $20.  Most around $10.

There's also the closet of shame.  Things that have had a bath, but need final cleaning before seasoning.

As you guys/girls know, it's VERY satisfying taking something that someone is willing to let go for $5 or $10 and spending some time and making it something useful again.  Something that will last another 50, 75, or possibly another 100 years.
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I've always been a nerd, a geek, an outsider,  but I still firmly believe that it's hip to be SQUARE !!!!  Some cleaned pieces from my collection, and a few that still need some love.
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Had a great day at the flea market over the weekend.

Been finding good pieces here and there, but mostly common stuff.  Have been coming home almost every weekend with 2-3 nice pieces.  This weekend was an exception.  A couple plain pieces and a nice handful of great pieces.
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Nice work Jeffrey.. 
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That's it !  I'm switching to this method !!  I Kid, I Kid...    Frankly this guy should stick to reviewing cell phones, and teaching people about emojis'.

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Four of a kind.  Sidney Hollowware Co.   Sidney Ohio.  No. 6, 7, 8, & 9.. I have a few more SHW pieces that aren't all that nice..  These are all ready to cook.  Working on a full set.  It's gonna' take $$$..
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OK,  This ones' for +Brandon Rose
Griswold 791X "ERIE" No. 8, 3-legged "Hat"
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