Just a FYI that I slightly updated the etoufee recipe. I cut the amount of garlic in half (smudge on my original notes) and specified how much salt, cayenne, and black pepper I use. Other than that, everything is the same.
We've been using XFS with CentOS for a while now, but we always created the volumes post-kickstart as part of our puppet runs. After hearing that CentOS/RHEL 5.4 would support XFS in Kickstart, we gave it a try. It didn't really work the way we thought it would and started looking around in Google results. Sadly, this information isn't really written down anywhere, so here it is. We're not doing anything novel here, I just thought that I'd post it to save people a lot of time and trouble. Keep in mind that we don't create our root partitions with XFS (we still use EXT3 for that), but we do create our "data" partitions using XFS.
parted -s /dev/sdb mklabel gpt
parted -s /dev/sdb unit s mkpart primary 2048 100%
rpm -Uvhi /mnt/tmpnfs/src/xfsdump-2.2.46-1.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm
rpm -Uvhi /mnt/tmpnfs/src/xfsprogs-2.9.4-1.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm
/sbin/mkfs.xfs -f -d su=64k,sw=3 -l size=32m,su=16k -L /data /dev/sdb1
Thought I’d share this catfish courtbouillon recipe that I cooked last night for Robin. It’s not her recipe, but she gets naming rights since I cooked it for her. A few caveats here before I get started. First, nobody in my family cooked a courtbouillon at all. I was first exposed to it by the cook at our duck camp and instantly took to it. Second, I kinda winged this one. I had an idea of the basics and just went with what felt right. I’m sure there will be some coonasses out there who will shake their head and say no that’s not right. Hey, maybe, but this is my gig, and I thought it turned out just as I remembered. Lastly, courtbouillon is pronounced "coo-bee-yawn" in south Louisiana. Not to be confused with couyon. Proper French pronunciations can also take a hike.
Continuing with my theme of naming dishes after the people I cook them for, I present Lael’s gumbo.
Lael is one of my dearest SF friends who I’ve really never cooked for before. Until now. The thing is, most of my culinary expertise would kill Lael. She’s allergic to shellfish and dairy. That almost rules out the entire cajun and creole spectrum. I kept trying to think of something I could cook for her and kept coming up with blanks.
When I was home for Christmas, my dad cooked up some duck gumbo while I nursed a hangover and watched college bowl games. Then it hit me. Figure out how to make a roux from animal fats and oil instead of butter, then just do a chicken and sausage gumbo. Boom!
Here’s what you’ll need to make Lael’s gumbo:
A couple of people have been asking me for my shrimp creole recipe, so I figured that I would write it up while a pot of NOLA-style black eyed peas stews for a few hours. Since I cooked it for Erin, she gets the naming rights. So without much ado, here it is: This is my take on shrimp creole. There are so many versions of this recipe, so here’s another. Personally, I don’t like shrimp creoles made from a roux. That’s more like a shrimp sauce piquant in my book. Rouxs are typical of Cajun cuisine. Shrimp Creole is creole NOLA cuisine — not Cajun. This is why the two dishes are separate in my mind, and why mine isn’t made from a roux. I could be totally off base here, but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
While most of my recipes posted here have been finished products (more or less), this one is still in flux. I'm going to keep tweaking things here and there. So be sure to check back frequently! Anyway, here's my stab at a red beans and rice recipe. It's mainly for Stephanie's friend Krysten who asked me for one. If anyone asks, this is my personal adaptation of the gumbopages.com recipe, John Folse's recipe, and my own accoutrements.