Today we talk with longtime GF viewer James on how to grow hot peppers, how to dry hot peppers, and bringing your own condiments into a restaurant, and what can happen when you do that.
James tells us of how he migrated from a regular in ground vegetable garden to using raised beds, and we talk about our how to build raised garden beds videos. James may make a video himself soon, we look forward to it.
We also touch on freezing vegetables, especially summer squash, which James has a good technique for.
James is co-host of The Book Guys Podcast, avail on their site and iTunes. We talk about how to start a podcast and what gear we use to record our podcasts, and what we get from podcasting. James has been using Go To Meeting to record his show, we use Skype with a plug in called Call Recorder that records the conversation and saves it as a quicktime file that can be edited.
Then we get into Mushroom Identification, and the recent GF Video on Oyster Mushroom identification and how to cook mushrooms. James, like myself, is a recent convert to mushrooms, interesting how as one slowly becomes an adult you start to like adult foods.
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Ha, great interview! I love peppers!
RE The Book Guys Podcast, I'm gonna subscribe. You guys kind of surfaced a pet peeve of mine, the blatant discrimination against men in most reading groups or book clubs, girls only I'm usually told.
The few mens or mixed reading groups here are heavy on military or sports books. I live the former for 24 years and I detest the latter.
The last book club I enjoyed was a Great Books Reading Group at one of the local universities, but the sponsor got a tenure position somewhere else and the group folded.