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Planning for next year...

Wow. Blessed by this advice!

Aug 22, 2015
RedTop in Gardening

Planning for next year...

6b. SE Michigan.

Aug 22, 2015
RedTop in Gardening

Planning for next year...

We have a 10 X 12 foot garden plot that we over-planted this year: Six beefsteak plants; four chocolate cherry tomatoes; four Bush and four field cucumbers; six Bell Peppers; and a row of Snow Peas. Harvest so far has, to put it mildly, been "abundant".

Next year we plan to add about 50 square feet to the plot and keep the same amount of plants.

This year we prepped the existing plot with 800 pounds of cow manure before planting. As little as we know about vegetable gardening, we consider our results this season to be wildly successful.

So, now asking CHers for advice on how to fertilize the plot before planting next spring. We do have a concern for "crop rotation" also, because of the small size of the garden. Thank you for any feedback.

Aug 22, 2015
RedTop in Gardening

What to do with an overgrown cucumber

Enter it at your County Fair / State Fair?

Aug 14, 2015
RedTop in Home Cooking
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Those people at Starbucks who tie up the milk counter fine tuning their drink

Entitlement mentality.

Aug 13, 2015
RedTop in Chains

Dairy Queen cheeseburgers?

My experience is that it all depends on the franchisee. Some embrace the food menu, others only tolerate having to offer foods. IMO, DQs cheeseburger at a good location outstrips other fast food burgers. But that's damning with faint praise...

Jul 27, 2015
RedTop in Chains
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Who Caught That Fish We're Cooking?

Human cruelty will NEVER end.

Jul 08, 2015
RedTop in Food Media & News

Refunds on Tap for Beck’s Beer Drinkers

Can you say: Stella?

One simple way to avoid being duped by this switch up, is to find a craft brewer where you live that produces tasty product you enjoy. Your expenditure stays local, grows a business, and contributes to a micro economy.

Jun 24, 2015
RedTop in Beer

Trader Joe's Employees Dish on Their Secretive Employer

Based on reading the comments from employees detailed here, I kinda think I've been educated to the TJ "experience" in person as a shopper, by reading every single word of The Fearless Flyer, and auditing the Yay/Nay threads here on Chowhound. Don't need to know any more than that.

Jun 18, 2015
RedTop in Chains

"We reserve the right to refuse...." Whole Foods

We don't shop Whole Foods, so I know nothing about its mission or core values. So the only way a sign like that would bother me, is if I were refused service. Then I'd want to know why.

Jun 15, 2015
RedTop in Chains

"We reserve the right to refuse...." Whole Foods

Must be a reason its there, right?

Jun 14, 2015
RedTop in Chains

Is it possible to Brown ground beef anymore?

Yup. A sad commentary on the mega-national factory farms that now own the supply chains into our neighborhoods.

Jun 14, 2015
RedTop in General Topics

Vermouth in a gin martini

Personally, I always drink Bombay Sapphire with only one ice cube. I don't think this Gin needs any adds.

Jun 14, 2015
RedTop in Spirits

Anyone buy used kitchen stuff?

Search thrift stores for Revereware. Have found a few terrific fry pans and saute pans on the very cheap!

Jun 09, 2015
RedTop in Cookware

Hot dog choice dilemma

We bought Hebrew National Hot Dogs for years. Couldn't get them on a shopping trip some time ago, so subsitiuted Nathan's. Everyone raved about Nathan's so we never went back to buying HN.

May 29, 2015
RedTop in General Topics

Melo Farms; Will It Survive? [DTW]

I read your original post here and shared their gofundme on my Facebook wall. Gotta help people doing good...

May 14, 2015
RedTop in Great Lakes

Specific needs for a Michigan rec

Junction Buoy in Marysville, casual, live music Thursday/Fri/Saturday.

ThumbCoast Brewing Co. in Port Huron. Casual, nice menu--just short of gastropub quality, terrace seating with live entertainment.

River Crab, just south of St Clair. Upscale casual, don't know its entertainment policy.

Avoid Gino's Surf/Lunakai in Harrison Township.

May 14, 2015
RedTop in Great Lakes

Bombay Saphire "Star of Bombay" Gin

I've always liked Bombay Sapphire because it became the first Gin I could drink neat. The article prompts me to think I need to do a side-by-side comparison...when I can afford to bring both home!

May 11, 2015
RedTop in Spirits

Nice Modern Creamery, Madison Hts. [DTW]

Thanks for this alert, Tom. Looks compelling.

Apr 30, 2015
RedTop in Great Lakes

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015 [OLD]

Pretzel Bagels (a pack of six). Yay

Great toasted and schmeered with butter. Nice as a lunchmeat delivery system. But one sandwich that didn't work was ham & Pepper Jack cheese. The cheese overwhelmed the bagel.

Apr 26, 2015
RedTop in Chains

Oysters on the half shell, DTW

Thanks, all, for your suggestions. We decided that since we'll have a cocktail or two with dinner, we would stay close to home in St Clair Shores. So Waves its' going to be. Their apps menu features Oysters on the half shell, Oysters Rockefeller, and Mussels, three ways. This works for us.

Feb 13, 2015
RedTop in Great Lakes

BK's Chicken Nuggets Officially SUCK!

Thanks for taking one for the team.

Feb 09, 2015
RedTop in Chains

Oysters on the half shell, DTW

Dinner for three this Friday. Must have stellar Oysters on the half shell as an app. When we were four, we would plow through two dozen easily and jokingly discuss ordering a third dozen. Mike's On The Water in SCS is closed for the winter, so we realize we must venture out a ways.

Your suggestions would be truly appreciated!

Feb 08, 2015
RedTop in Great Lakes

Russian Imperial Stout - DTW

Announcement only: ThumbCoast Brewery on Quay Street in Port Huron, is debuting its Imperial Stout today at 5 PM. On site only.

Jan 14, 2015
RedTop in Great Lakes

Forgot Frozen Stouffers Lasagna in trunk of car for 2 weeks, is it okay to refreeze and eat since its been cold out?

You have a great memory!

Jan 09, 2015
RedTop in General Topics

Dish poaching

You have a sweet spirit, breadchick.

Will we ever see pressed corned beef again?

That sounds like comfort food to me! Yum.

Dec 23, 2014
RedTop in General Topics

Will we ever see pressed corned beef again?

Thanks for reviving this thread, willbach. I'm off to search again...

Dec 23, 2014
RedTop in General Topics

Russian Imperial Stout - DTW

Eastside: I'd recommend Fairway Sav-Mor Drug Store; 10 Mile road a block west of I-94 on the south side of the street. They offer hundreds of micro brew beer choices. You could find at least a half-dozen Russian Imperial Stouts. And the ownership team always has at least one member on site to help with selection.

This family of beer drinkers loves that store!

Dec 23, 2014
RedTop in Great Lakes

Un-hip Dad

You admit: you're "old and uncool". Have your wife buy the gift certificate. Just sayin'.

Dec 07, 2014
RedTop in Manhattan
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