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Brewing Hard Apple Cider Sorry Postponed Podcast

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Brewing Hard Apple Cider Sorry Postponed Podcast

Sorry CreekRoad Nation.

I have yo postpone this week’s episode of The Creek Road Podcast.

Having water heater issues and frigid cold showers. Not A happy Podcast make.

I will be back on the next episode.

And we will discuss my week of cold shower therapeutics. And how dad an I fixed the problem.

I don’t like to work on electrical devices that can’t be unplugged. It’s a phobia. That I can ignore and do the work if I have to.  But I’m by no means and electrician. So I let others with the experience do that work.

This week’s adventure in brewing moved to the next step for the Dec 10th 2015 Hard Apple Cider. I moved it from the primary ferment bottle to a secondary. And tasted it.  Wow talk about Delight. Both my Son and Daughter in law liked it and are looking forward to the final product.

The Taste is very good. It’s was flat. I plan to carbonate the Hard Apple Cider in the bottles. It had a lite apple smell and smooth taste with a smack of alcohol. I’m guessing it’s stronger than wine coolers. I added a pinch of salt to my glass it brought out the taste of apples. Then I added just a pinch of sugar. That didn’t help it but didn’t hurt. But then at the idea of my son and daughter in law I added a shake of cinnamon. WOW!!! that made a drink of kings. And made me look for vinilla. But I didn’t have any. But I know what I’m going to do for the second batch I have brewing.

Well friends I will see you soon. If for some reason I don’t get a podcast posted before Christmas.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I.S.L.Y.B

Jerry

Loyalty Disaster Episode 041

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Episode 41 Loyalty Disaster

 

Ohio’s Chemical Valley A debate over good Jobs and Bad Health

Is the Concept that if you work for a company and get sick from you work the company will take care of you Valid? Or is it Misinformation Fed to employees to foster loyalty to the company.

Growing up in Rural West Virginia. I have seen my share of Loyalty Disasters.  Miners that sell their Body and Sole to the Mine to have their body destroyed and end up living in a tar paper shack with their oxygen mask going 24 hrs. A day Extoling the virtue of the good jobs the mine gives to good employees. The economic boost that comes to the local economy because of it. As the mines closed and the chemical plants moved to foreign lands. The social and economic aftermath that destroys communities is always blamed on greedy company owners. As it should. But one thing I have seen so often is the willingness for Appalachian workers to sell their health to the company store. And carry the company line to and early grave.

Treated like parts of a machine Appalachian workers are tossed aside like scrap. To watch as the company that they extoled the virtues of close declare bankruptcy and steal the money from the very programs they claimed would take care of the Appalachian worker whose body they used and destroyed. Often the programs are paid for with the workers money.

Living in a Food Desert

Growing up In West Virginia We had access to all kinds of local foods. Fresh Corn, Fresh Green Beans. Local Meats from Local Farms. It wasn’t uncommon to Know the Farmer that sold the Live Beef to the slaughterhouse, that sold the processed Beef to Johnsons Supermarket, where Oscar the Butcher Cut it up and packaged it, for my mom who shopped at Johnsons Supermarket accost the street from My child hood home.

But today I live in the same city. Access to Fresh Local fresh foods is diminishing to the point that obtaining fresh local food is once again becoming a Hunter / Gather culture.

Making Hard Apple Cider and Mead

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The Creek Road Podcast Episode 039 Back In the Saddle Again

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The Creek Road Pod Cast Episode 039 Back In the Saddle Again

This week on The Creek Road Podcast we talk about.

Where I’ve Been

Saving Seeds

There are so many reasons why you and I want to save seeds. From the mundane to the profound. Saving seeds gives you the opportunity to create you own strain or variety of Mum. it lets you share in the Bounty of the surplus our garden gives us in so many new ways. That ripe Juicy tomato that you picked from the tomato plant that sprouted in your compost bed. To the Watermelon that Grew out from under the deck probably planted buy the Games played last 4th of July during the Cook out. And grandma’s mums she so lovingly doted and plants every year.

Why Gun Control Can’t work

“347,000.00” Three Hundred and forty Seven Million. That is the Number of Guns as of 2012 in America.

The Average Gun Owner in America is White, Middle Aged “55” and participates in the Shooting or Hunting Culture.

The average victim of viloant gun crime is Black only 19% likely to keep guns in the home. Whites report 41% keeping guns in the home.

Gun ownership of younger adults with children under 18 living at home as been dropping since 1987.

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Tramontina Enamel Dutch Oven Product Review

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Tramontina Enamel Dutch Oven Product Review.

Today I want to tell you about the Tramontina 5.5 Qt Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven. No home cooking arsenal is complete without a dutch oven. And I love all things cast iron. Cast iron cookware in my opinion is the best choice for everything. With a watchful eye at auctions, flea markets, yard sales, you can buy the best longest lasting cookware. It’s not uncommon to pass your cast iron cookware down to your children. Continue reading

The Creek Road Podcast Episode 032 Easter Sunday

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This Week We Speak of

This Week in West Virginia, Beautiful spring bird song and the mocking bird living in my back porch eave.

Healthy living: Dealing With Heel Pain

Dealing with Heel Pain. I have heal pain. When it is acting up it keeps me from my walking exercises. It has forced me to leave my 2nd job at Advanced Auto Parts. If you have experienced it you know what I am talking about. When you get up from a resting position it hurts. And getting up during the night or in the morning can be excruciating. This is a condition called “Plantar Fasciitis” In my case once I found a treatment it was easy and immediate relief from the pain.

Gardening Tips: Catching Rain Water

Every year the spring rains come and turn everyone’s yards into muddy messes. Everyone curses the spring rains for the mess they create. I look at them like a shower after a long hard day. Renewed life, the clean smell, the songs of the birds and the twitter of the tree frogs after a spring rain are enough of a comparison to how I feel after a shower to be dismissed. Our grandparents looked at the spring rains as a chance to fill the ponds recharge the wells and top off the cisterns.

The Frugal Secret!

Nanny didn’t waste money but she wasn’t afraid to spend it either. She would spend money on big hams, or that huge turkey. She knew The Frugal Secret!  Nanny was born during the years leading to the great depression. She had seen her fair share of hard times. It showed in how she cooked. She was an old time cook. The classic home maker that can walk into a bare kitchen and perform some kind of grandmother Voodoo that created a dinner from empty refrigerator and bare pantry shelves

SoFrit Chicken Gizzards & Harts in Tomato Pepper sauce

Have I got a treat of a recipe for your crock pot today. Slow cooker Sofrit “Chicken Gizzards & Harts In a Tomato Pepper Sauce”. I went to the Google’s to see what the Italian translation for Chicken Gizzards was and found out that my conglomeration was a recipe. I had never heard of SoFrit. Oh by the way, the Italian translation for chicken gizzards is “Ventriglio Di Pollo”. Olives-N-Okra talk about Sofrit, or chicken gizzards & hearts in hot sauce being and old Italian dish common in Rhode Island. My ingredients are so close that I am calling my dish SoFrit. Instead of Ventriglio Di Pollo or Italian Chicken Gizzards.

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Gardening Tips Catching Rain Water

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Gardening Tips Catching Rain Water

Every year the spring rains come and turn everyone’s yards into Muddy Messes. Every one Curses the spring rains for the mess they create. I look at them like a shower after a long hard day. Renewed life the clean smell, the songs of the birds and the twitter of the tree frogs after a spring rain are enough of a comparison to how I feel after a shower to be dismissed. Our grandparents looked at the spring rains as a chance to fill the ponds recharge the wells and top off the cisterns. Continue reading

Gardening Memories

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Gardening Memories

Growing up in the 1970s like many children I had to help my family with the gardening. Picking rocks out of the dirt as dad ran the tiller, weeding, watering it seemed like it never ended. The only thing that never ended was my brother and I complaining that we wanted to go play. We had a large garden. My mother utilized it for all the fresh vegetables we would eat that summer. And large amounts of green beans, tomatoes were canned and potatoes stored. That garden put so many sweet pickle or as my mom called them bread and butter pickles in the cellar that it was several years after we moved before I opened the last jar. Continue reading

18 Century Cooking Lifestyle

18 Century Cooking Lifestyle

I have discovered the most interesting You Tube Channel 18th Century Cooking Jas Townsend and Son. The Premises of the Show is of course 18th Century Foods and How to cook them. Mr. Jon Townsend has and opportunity in television content production. I wish the videos were longer and that says a lot about a production it is easy to make a long video with very little information. But to make the video short and contain all the information he puts into his video takes talent. He wears period clothes and uses period cooking products even to the point where he is in the woods cooking over and open fire. He also has a company that provides for the needs of Historical Reenactors. You can go to The Jas. Townsend and Son Online Catalog and order the items he uses in his YouTube Videos. Continue reading

Spring And The Vernal Equinox

Spring And The Vernal Equinox

Spring And The Vernal Equinox

Today is the First official Day of Spring and the Vernal Equinox according to the almanac it happens at 6:45 pm EST when the sun crosses over the celestial equator. If you are a weather man spring started March 1st. For me spring started when I opened the door the other evening and heard the Tree Frogs Peeping. About that same time I noticed that the Trees were just starting get the red Buds. The red buds are a sure sign of days getting longer. And within a few days the Red Buds Burst and what was just a hint of red is now very noticeable. Soon there will be small leaves. There is the old timers saying I heard my Grandpa say every year. Got to get the potatoes into the ground by Saint Patrick’s Day. But the Old Indian Wisdom says Plant the potato when the buds on the trees are the size of a squirrel’s ear. Well that would be about now. The Indians cultivated a lot of crops and use the signs of the season to do it by. Continue reading

Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Recipes

Today I am going to pull all the Slow Cooker Recipes together into one Post. Around here every one calls Slow Cookers, Crock Pots. If you were to ask some one if they had a Slow Cooker a quizzical look followed by yes I have a Crock Pot. Thats why all the recipes are called Crock Pot Recipes instead of Slow Cooker Recipes. Everyone I tell about the Slow Cooker Recipes are excited to try them. Especially the Crock Pot Salisbury Steak. So pulling them together into one spot seams like a good idea Just Click the Link in the name of the dish for the full recipe. So we will start with the my most favorite. Continue reading