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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by LadyDraco, Dec 17, 2008.
Yes they are all oh so good.. And all made with Wholewheat
Very sorry we didn't...the girls asked. Are you going to be around for the Holidays?
2 cups all-purpose flour ( I use a white whole wheat flour )
1 teaspoon salt
¹⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
14 tablespoons (13/4 sticks) cold unsalted butter, 1/2-inch-diced
6 ounces extra-sharp white cheddar, grated
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon minced seeded jalapeno pepper (I now use a whole jalapeno pepper)
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder ( I used Hungarian Paprika)
3 tablespoons ice water
1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon milk, for egg wash
And sprinkle with Paprika & Cayenne pepper & Fleur de sel or sea salt
What to do
Place the flour, salt, and baking powder in a food processor fitted with the steel blade and pulse to mix. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the cheddar, jalapeno, and chipotle chili powder and pulse again. With the food processor running, add the ice water all at once. Continue pulsing until the mixture begins to form a ball. Dump the dough onto a floured board and roll it into a 15-20-inch log. Wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
Cut the dough in 3/8-inch-thick slices. Place the crackers on the prepared sheet pan, brush with the egg wash, and sprinkle with the fleur de sel. And Cayenne pepper and Hungarian paprika.
Bake for 12 to 18 minutes, until golden brown.
Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.
I like them cold and even the next day or a few days latter .. The flavors really meld then.. And they really are good ...
Wow great RR - being from North Calif. I thought we had great places to ride, but W VA and that area is just as good.
That HB is a lucky man -
You have a great writing style, very informative, folksy, makes it easy to read.
I sure do envy all the riding you two do together. My wife has been talking about learning to ride - I think a nice trike would suit her fine.
I was raised on a small ranch in North Calif. your articles about your cattle - sure brought back fond memories. I use to walk into the pasture and visit with all my 'hairy friends' One time we had some city cousins come visit. Calves were about 6 months old. City cousins asked it they like to be ridden. I said 'yes' they do' just walk over and hop on. Heh heh. should have seen the dirt and grass flying. That was 40 years ago and makes me chuckle thinkin of it now
Thank you so much for peeking in and the kind words....
I bet more then grass flew !!
You gave me a good chuckle!!!
As I said I promise I'll get more RR's up..
The beginning of Aug
Started our all visitor month..
The first visitors had been on the road for 2 months ..
They started in San Jose, Ca.. Zigzagging across the US
And had picked up another bike in route..
A few months back I had received a PM here saying that they had seen we are on the tent/bed/couch thread.. Staying intouch .. We all got the date down..
We get a call hey we are a few hours away
Yee Haw !!!
This is the 6th or 7th time we had hosted travelers at the farm
BlueSurf and RiverWolf found the farm with out a hitch
Their mascots rode the whole way
We hung outside for a while it was a grand early Aug day..
That night we ate drank and had a grand time telling traveling stories..
After having some breakfast we said hey lets go for a ride and well show ya some of our fine roads..
At the base of the driveway..
That rearview mirror shot somewhere by Bishop
With our talks from the night before we thought maybe head to Welch its full of History..
We rode VA 16 .. All the way to Coalwood home of the Rocket boys..
Chatting with locals in from of the gas station in CoalWood..
Then it was over to Welch were we checked out the court house ..
Looking for the bullet holes ,from the coal wars
Me pointing out that the clock is wrong !!
Sheriff Hatfield was gun down.
On these very steps.. And he was unarmed..
It was the mine dicks,and NO one was brought up on charges..
I just love the old stone and brick buildings..
Ok here is a look around ..When buildings were true works of art...
And they had character
Just look at all the hard brick work...
And a big mural
If ya ever get a chance to ride VA16 from Marion Va to Welch .. Youll have a helluva fun time
And you can say you been to War ( a town before Welch ) and back...
Then we rode through part of the Hatfield/McCoy trail system..
And then on to the Pocahontas mine ..
A good time to cool off . The mine breaths.. and sweet cold air bellows out..
HB was talking to an old miner ..
You might remember his looks (The old Miner) as he did the tour from the Hillbilly Highway ride..
We really had a nice days ride
Riverwolf and I split from the guys as they went to NewGrahme Knives..
And we went to do a little food shopping.. I took RW up one of my favorite roads 598.. As we could see a huge storm cloud back in BlueField..
We never hit any rain ...
Sure wish I could have said that for the guys .. *sniker*
When we all got back to the farm .. It was kinda of late ..
So we said hey yall might as well stay another night
So they did ..
This was also a good time for BlueSurf to pull a little maintenance on his bike..
He just bulldogged his KTM to the ground ,the same way you would wrestled a steer to the ground
And he fixed a leak
That morning Riverwolf and I headed up the mountain on the quads
Oh yeah I have Views!!!
Picked a few apples ..
And of course my babyboy Tory came to see what we were up to
Tory always wants to see if he could get a hand out of some apples
We rode all around the mountain..
She was really getting into quading ...
When we made it back off the mountain James was starting to load up his bike..
Rachael showed him the bounty..
And she too packed her bike up as well.
It was time for our new friends to head down the trail of cool roads
Backing out the shop can be tricky..It's a odd slop..
A quick check at the GPS
Fair thee well friends safe travels
We really enjoyed yalls stay
Till next time ......
HB & I would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas...
View the Christmas card
PS... You'll need flash .. To view...
Merry Christmas, Don and Tracy.
Thanks Rickybobby ...
Same to you and Carol !!
very Merry Christmas to you from me, Heidi and the girls. We send hugs and happy Christmas wishes
Thanks B ....
And be sure to give the Woman of the house Big Hugs from Don & I...
I say woman as I saw the pick of G & S....
WOW they are all grown up..
It looks like you and Heidi raised to fine young ladies...
Thank you...they amaze us every day. Certainly the product of love...though not enough hard work--we find some ways to bring that to them.
They are, above all other things, sincere in their affections--that is gold. Thanks to you and Don for being part of their world--the little things, a day, a few hours--they make a difference when we're raising adults--they ask about you--that says it all.
feeling grateful...for all of you...here they are, you're part of this--memories of good times there--of people that strive--of doing...just sayin--one brick at a time:
I nearly moved to Roanoke but things couldn't quite work out so I get to ride up whenever I can in the summer. I really like the area and the riding is hands down the best I have seen on three continents. Which is to say I look foreard with eager anticipation to your stories as soon as weather permits. It is great fun to ride along on your trips. Thank you.
LadyDraco......came across this thread a couple years ago & just stumbled upon it again. I've perused your expliots here; nice to see you're still hard at it....enjoying life on a bike.
My GF and I live in North Alabama and cruise the Smokies, Central & S.E. Tenn, North Ga. etc...I'm a long time rider. No Valk though, R12R Beemer.
We haven't yet figured out how to meet up with other motorcyclist like you guys seem too.
Anyway, enjoyed reading your trips. Getting a few good ideas on places to visit. Just wanted to tell you thanks for the great info and fun read. Good luck to ya and, maybe we can run into ya in the coming riding season.
Thank you RicH2 And conchscooter ,For peeking on and enjoying my RR and farm stories...
Update on farm.. Well yesterday(Thurs) all 9 Longhorns went on a walkabout ...
HB said the other night they wanted to come in and eat..
But when it's raining we don't like them in the driveway..They make to much of a mess.. So he didn't let them in..
And now they are punishing him By going walkabout .. We put 3 round bales out yesterday..
They should be back home in another day or so...Some of the lead cows must have come into heat... And looking for a beau...
But I feel that their efforts will come up empty handed as ALL the neighbors are now WISE to our gals..
I'll be posting up some more RR's soon...
Plus Storm Sandy...:eek1
WOW ... I sure had a hard time finding my own thread.. :eek1
Then I realized it had been moved !!
I guess with all the other stories ,,,, The powers that be felt it should be in day tripping ...:huh
Or someone was upset when they started reading and found other kinds of stories...
Even thou there are RR's in here that are 12 days long .. What ever ...
As long as I found it...
Hi LD, welcome to where the cool kids are!
Hi LD, I started reading your thread wondering how a SS1000 report could have so many pages! I have thoroughly enjoyed your riding and life on the farm reports. Looks like you have a little slice of heaven there!
Thanks for sharing!