July 11, 2022
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Garden Produce and Uses in Meals

Just a homage to my productive garden and just a few of the many uses.

June 20, 2022
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Impromptu Ahi Tuna Filet Mignon Mustard Green Delight on Traeger

Went to the store to get some cheeses for a pizza I was going to make tonight and spotted a nice ahi tuna steak and did a pivot for dinner.

I already had filet mignon in the fridge and I just took that out and threw some olive oil and then coated it thickly with Montreal steak rub. I then created a marinade for my ahi tuna. I then pulled some mustard greens from the garden to start once the proteins were close to being done.

I started a reverse sear on the filet mignon steak and put the ahi tuna steak on 3/4 of the way for it to get some smoke before I started the sear. I let the filet mignon get to about 108 fahrenheit and the ahi tuna reached about 92 degrees. I then took then both off the Trager and ramped set the temp to 425 and put them both back on once the temperature climbed to 385. I marinated the filet mignon with butter salt and pepper mix I had melted in the microwave. I hit the ahi tuna with more marinade on both sides. I took the tuna up to 125 and the steak to 135 and then took them off.

During the searing I had started the vegetables putting onions, garlic cloves in the wok and then the greens and some yellow pear tomatoes and cherry tomatoes whole with a touch of basil all from the garden except the garlic and onions.

Ended up being so delicious and tender that when cutting the filet mignon it was as tender as the tuna which was just right. Both had a great unique flavor to go with the vegetables.

Below is the recipe I used for the ahi tuna except of course I did a reverse on .
Seared Ahi Tuna

2 (6 to 8 ounce) ahi tuna steaks (3/4 inch thick)
For the marinade:
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce (or gluten-free tamari)
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
1 clove garlic, minced
1 scallion, thinly sliced (a few slices reserved for garnish)
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice

I wanted to add that to monitor the temperature I used the internal wired Traeger thermometer for the filet mignon and for the Meater Bluetooth temperature monitor I picked up the past Saturday for monitoring the temperature of my tuna steak.

June 19, 2022
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Medley Garden Dishes

The past few weeks I have been swamped but enjoying many quick dishes with produce from my garden here’s a few down below. The tea is exceptionally good! The salads and quick toppings for tacos and sandwiches never gets old.

I really hate when my garden stops producing for the year because there’s no where to reliably get things like pear tomatoes and the meatiness of the tomatoes you grow in a garden. Swiss chard I have year round. Peppers once they start go well into the winter here in Northern California along with collard greens which get sweet with the cold chill.

June 7, 2022
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Tuesday Thumping Workout Beats

Just lined up a Thumping eclectic mix of music to workout to!

I’m not even going to hint at who is in this list because I have to get my workout in before its too late! There will be a a heavy does of old school hip-hop though I will tell you that much but also some Metal, Pop, Reggae…just a gumbo mix of sounds ending with some mellow late night sounds.

Listen with me:

Click here to view what music is playing currently

May 28, 2022
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2022 Memorial Day Weekends Sounds

Well didn’t feel like getting out on the waterways during a Memorial Day weekend so I’m just going to chill with some tunes in a cleaned house.

I ‘m already into some music manipulation from earlier today to get newer sounds all through the mix more often but then wanted to hear more selected sounds going further back.

So this is what I have as I burn the incense and play artist like: Mary J. Blige, Cypress Hill, Biz Markie, Philthy Rich, Stand Atlantic, Future, Journey and so many more!

May 28, 2022
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Performed OS Security Updates Entire Site and WordPress

Updated my Linux webserver. Windows streaming server( https://dhoytt.com/snake-ice-radio-blog/now-playing/) and relay server plus systems that do things internal to my environment. It’s always good to keep up with the latest security as much as possible. I also backed up my WordPress database and updated that to the latest 6.0 version along with all associated plugins and themes.

May 25, 2022
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Updated SSL Certificates on Site Players

I updated the ssl certificates with my dhoytt.com site certificates so you can stream from the website using my embedded players. I updated my overall site certificates earlier this month but failed to point stunnel the secure utility I use to keep you safe to my new certificate. Now all my embedded players here on dhoytt.com will play in your secure browsers and applications.

Find a button anywhere on my site like the one above and hit play to listen to my stream. The player above plays at 320kbps. There are several like this at various bit rates on the sidebars of my site that will play 192kbps, 128kbps or 64kbps. You can choose a ShoutCast or IceCast then they will stream securely in your browser or audio application.

If you want to drop the url in your stream use one of these secure URL’s in your favorite audio streaming application:

ShoutCast secure:

IceCast secure:

Now if your application or browser doesn't handle ssl you can use the following:



May 22, 2022
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Fantastic Tri-Tip

Wanted a nice quick cook this weekend but something substantial so bought a package of 2 small tri-tip pieces of beef. I just cooked one of the tri-tips out of the package to try out a slightly different cooking method on my Trager Silverton 620.

Today I took the tri-tip out of the fridge rubbed it down with peanut oil,I then used a dry brine of coarse kosher salt, brown sugar and coarse black pepper in a gallon plastic bag for about an hour letting it hit closer to room temperature. During that time I had the Traeger grill all heated up @ 225 degrees Fahrenheit. I washed the brine off after an hour and rubbed the tri-tip with my custom beef rub and a sprinkling of a commercial steak blend. I placed the tri-tip on a pan I like to use to make cleaning a breeze that has raised grills and was sprayed with canola oil.

Sticking to a simple quick cook I placed a whole peeled red onion, some asparagus and a potato in with the tri-tip. After the tri-tip hit 125 degrees Fahrenheit I hit it with some apple juice and butter mix and 10 minutes in foil. I heated up my gas grill and after it reached temperature right around 500 degrees plus Fahrenheit (the gauge isn’t reliable) I put the potato in foil on the gas grill, then did a quick sear on the tri-tip about 2 minutes per side, then placed it back in the Traeger @ 225 for another 10 minutes in foil. I then took the ti-tip out and let it rest for about 40 minutes and in that time it reached 138 internal degrees. I rolled my potato over a few times and then placed it back in with the asparagus and onion on the Trager to keep warm.

The tri-tip was super tender and tasty and the asparagus had that nice smoked taste along with the red onion and the potato was nice topped with chives from my garden, butter and sour cream. I also have a special tri-tip sauce I make with Worcestershire, butter, olive oil, garlic. dry mustard and some other ingredients. The tri-tip was special with the sauce or without the sauce. I will be making this my go to tri-tip process and may try this with veggies again as well.

Tri-tip, potato, red onion, asparagus ready for the grill.
Ingredients on my Trager Silverton 620 starting up.
Another view of ingredients on Trager Silverton 620.
Everything’s ready!
Tri-tip with smoke ring and showing how juicy it is.
Time to eat!

May 14, 2022
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System Updates Stream

A few updates where due in the music stream so decided to update the Windows 2019 data center OS that hosts the music application Sam Broadcaster and the music stream relay OS on Linux Fedora that hosts IceCast and ShoutCast streams with the stunnel as well.

So far everything looks good and will be up in about 15 minutes if not sooner from the time of this post.