Rewind with RFD – Show 608

While these fanciful creations aren’t technically robots, Junkyard Bots certainly look like they could come to life with one bolt of electrcity. Jim Allen travels to Jefferson County to meet artist Diana Vest and her Great Dane, Deacon, who will soon star in a series of children’s books.

Bellingrath Gardens and Home offer repose in a beautiful and serene landscape along the Fowl River in Mobile County. While the majority of tourists visit during the holidays for the Magic Christmas in Lights displays, the gardens offer beautiful colors and blooms 52 weeks of the year. Mary Wilson explored the grounds during the cascading chrysanthemums show, which happens every November.

We know you have questions about farming and agriculture, so we’re taking those straight to the field. Kevin Worthington stops in at Backyard Orchards in Barbour County where farmer Allie Logan answers questions including:

  • What is the average yield per pumpkin vine?
  • Are pumpkins grown on a large scale in Alabama?
  • How do farmers determine what they’ll grow each year?
  • What are the biggest expenses you have to pay for each year?

Who doesn’t like a good steak dinner? In this cooking segment, Sidney shows you how to make a rosemary-and-garlic-infused olive oil, which you can use for a perfectly flavorful, seared-rare steak.

Rosemary-Infused Olive Oil Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-inch trimmings of rosemary
  • 4 cloves garlic

Combine olive oil and rosemary in a saute pan. Heat until oil just starts to bubble. Cover and lower heat. Allow to steep. Add garlic and raise temperature to a low boil again. Once boiling, remove from heat and allow to steep overnight. Remove cloves and rosemary. Pour into an oil bottle.

Steak with Rosemary-Infused Olive Oil

  • Rosemary-Infused Olive Oil (recipe above)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 New York strip steak
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat. Add olive oil and garlic to pan. Cook until garlic begins to carmelize.

Season steak with salt and pepper on both sides. Sear steak in skillet. Remove steak, and cut into pieces with the grain. Place steak pieces back in the skillet, and cook to desired temperature.

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