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Best wine bottle opener

Although it *is* plastic I think The Screwpull is a very good corkscrew. I don't drink much wine and so have a problem with more traditional corkscrews. This one is very easy to use. I was going to try to link to a picture, but I'm not sure how. It has a "pocket" variety also.

Dec 20, 2013
CathyWburger in Cookware

Spice strategy?

I'm officially jealous.

Mar 07, 2012
CathyWburger in Cookware

Spice strategy?

If one of your major criteria is that your system is easy to move the photo file idea seems the most portable. As long as you don't mind keeping spice/herbs in plastic bags.

Mar 07, 2012
CathyWburger in Cookware

BBQ in Richmond!

The more I read foodie boards/blogs/magazines etc. the more I realize food perferences and espcially BBQ perferences are really subjective. Yeah, I know, thanks Capt. Obvious. It's just that I'm still learning not to be too offended if some doesn't agree with what I like.

Mar 06, 2012
CathyWburger in Mid-Atlantic

BBQ in Richmond!

I have not tried the orginal location of Q but tried it in a branch in Hampton. I thought it was good, but it didn't wow me like I expected based on what I'd heard. It was kinda late in the evening, so that may have had something to do with it. I want to visit the original location.

Of course, my taste buds might be "off" as I like Extra Billy's AND Buzz and Ned's. LOL!

Mar 06, 2012
CathyWburger in Mid-Atlantic

What did your Mom always have on hand, that you NEVER do?

I haven't looked at anyone else replys, so there are undoubtably repeats.

like you - shortening (Crisco)
white rice
wine (I don't drink)
carribean spice mixes (she & Dad used to vacation in Virgin Gorda)
canned aspargus - I expect she doesn't use this much either anymore
canned ham spread "Deviled ham"
Oreos (not that I don't like them - but if I have them around I will eat them all!)
Doritoes (ditto)
Peter Pan peanut butter - I switched to Jif
Diet Coke (or before that - Tab!)

May 21, 2010
CathyWburger in General Topics

A Day of Regional Eating

Tidewater Virginia Regional Eating - my version
Breakfast - Eggs Chesapeake - think Eggs Benedict with crabmeat added - grits and fried apples
Lunch - ham biscuits (butter please, not mayo), anyone want my green beans?
Dinner - Spring - Shad Roe, asparagus & chocolate chess pie, Summer - soft shell crabs, corn bread (or hushpuppies), sliced tomatoes & homemade peach ice cream, fall or winter - my grandmothers brains and eggs, biscuits with honey, cherry pie (everything I never learned from my GM).
Cathy - swooning....

May 21, 2010
CathyWburger in General Topics

Best BBQ in Richmond, VA

I find it interesting that no one has mention Extra Billy's on Broad St. It's been awhile since I've been but really liked their ribs. They have very good brisket for the area and do sausage too. http://www.extrabillys.com/

Feb 11, 2010
CathyWburger in Mid-Atlantic

BBQ in Tidewater Va.?

FWIW, I will second County Grill.
I really don't like Pierce's. We do like Savannah Joe's. BTW, they changed their name awhile back and haven't changed their website. http://www.smokinjoesbarbeque.com/pag...

Feb 11, 2010
CathyWburger in Mid-Atlantic

Colonial Williamsburg restaurants

For Breakfast try Five Forks Cafe. Love the sausage gravy biscuits and the omelettes.
They also do lunch & dinner. My DH & I think their gryos are the best in the Burg. And the Greek fries are just evil! http://www.fiveforkscafe.com/
Another locally owned place you might like - Food for Thought. Different and a little funky. http://www.foodforthoughtrestaurant.com/

Feb 11, 2010
CathyWburger in Mid-Atlantic

Your Top 10 Tastes of the South 2009

Yeah! Francesco's is our current favorite too!
Cathy - just joined

Jan 07, 2010
CathyWburger in Southeast