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Oakhurst Diner, Millerton

I did eat at Harney's once--but so long ago, I can't tell you what. It's a nice little cafe, though. Wouldn't mind hearing other options myself.

about 14 hours ago
kattyeyes in New York State (exc. NYC)

New Haven Pig Roast by Caseus's Jason Sobocinski and journalist Jack Hitt

See also here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/985121

Apparently there is a way and that way is happening RIGHT NOW!

about 14 hours ago
kattyeyes in Southern New England

New Haven Pig Roast by Caseus's Jason Sobocinski and journalist Jack Hitt

Well, they're allowing blogs that are for-profit. I'd just like to take a moment here to say my own blog is purely for my own enjoyment and to share recipe ideas with others. I earn not one cent, nor do I get free goodies of any sort from any establishment, food purveyor, etc. If only others could say the same, I'm pretty sure people would be far less bent outta shape.

about 14 hours ago
kattyeyes in Southern New England

New Haven Pig Roast by Caseus's Jason Sobocinski and journalist Jack Hitt

No, no--I've got that now.

But what I'm saying is, in addition to sending out traditional press releases, I fear too many restaurants/event promoters will add "post to CH" to their list of ways to publicize things like this. Think of every wine dinner that exists in your local area, nevermind the whole state. That could get exponentially out of hand quite quickly. We'll see. But I think that's what's prompting some of the reaction. Are you saying it's only non-profit sponsored events? I missed that.

about 15 hours ago
kattyeyes in Southern New England

Oakhurst Diner, Millerton

Hey, I have no idea about other eating options, but do you already know Millerton is where you can find lots of tea--and do tea tastings--at Harney & Sons?

http://www.hudsonvalleycompass.com/sc...

about 15 hours ago
kattyeyes in New York State (exc. NYC)

Any other hunters/shooters here?

Agree. I'd like those in my backyard when I grow up someday, just like Hickok45!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0gYo...

about 15 hours ago
kattyeyes in Not About Food
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New Haven Pig Roast by Caseus's Jason Sobocinski and journalist Jack Hitt

Exactly. And I can't help but wonder if those who manage publicity for local restaurants/farms/events/etc. will simply start to add "post on Chowhound" to their marketing/PR project plan, just as they do today by sending press releases to local media outlets. I love a good food event as much as anyone here, but something about being told about them by trusted voices I know from my "home" board comes from a more genuine place--for me, anyway.

about 16 hours ago
kattyeyes in Southern New England

New Haven Pig Roast by Caseus's Jason Sobocinski and journalist Jack Hitt

EvaG,
Are you seeing something I don't see--perhaps posts that were removed? I see no vitriol here, merely people reacting to new policy that essentially allows free advertising. Good cause notwithstanding, it's new, as is the voice of InstituteLibrary. I really hope you can "calm down," too, and realize content like this is new territory for long-time posters who've been actively participating and sharing info on this board for many years.

about 17 hours ago
kattyeyes in Southern New England
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Blueberry fritters are freakin' delicious: Dondero Orchards (S. Glastonbury, CT)

Fritters with blues, who knew? And dogs love 'em, too!

about 19 hours ago
kattyeyes in Southern New England

Are You Still Licking the Spoon and Egg Beaters

Aww, thanks! Adding to that sentiment, a diner near me sometimes passes around a giant beater (like from a Hobart mixer) and spoons for people to sample if you get there at the right time. It definitely makes people smile!

1 day ago
kattyeyes in General Topics

Are You Still Licking the Spoon and Egg Beaters

Are you kidding? This little girl never outgrew licking the beaters or spoons--and still thinks shared licks are the best licks. Cookie dough and brownie batter get top billing. Love every bit of mashed potatoes, too.

1 day ago
kattyeyes in General Topics
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THE BEST SW CT Farmer's Markets

GEEZ, that IS government gone bad. :(

I've been to Jones Family Farms in Shelton for wine tasting (why not do that along with picking up fresh produce, right?) and know they have a Friday Farmers' Market.

http://www.jonesfamilyfarms.com/event...

Where did you and your wife wind up, zackly?

1 day ago
kattyeyes in Southern New England

Bear's Smokehouse BBQ in downtown Hartford

Looks like parking has been an issue (see their Facebook page, August 15th post with pic)--has anyone had trouble?
https://www.facebook.com/BearsBbq

Still need to get to Windsor. The pictures I've seen are very tempting!

1 day ago
kattyeyes in Southern New England

A tasty food (or drink) gift between Providence and Stonington CT?

Realize you're all set, but for future consideration, a bottle from Jonathan Edwards Winery is always a tasty treat.
http://www.jedwardswinery.com/

And for kids who never grow up (like me), fudge from Franklin's General Store in Olde Mystic Village. My favorite is tiger (something--butter?). It has a layer of peanut butter in the middle.
http://www.oldemistickvillage.com/sho...

1 day ago
kattyeyes in Southern New England

The Clam Castle?

I think you've nailed it, as did Bkeats. I never thought of the lock the Madison location has being so close to the beach, but yeah, W'brook is my usual go-to spot and I really like it there.

Aug 18, 2014
kattyeyes in Southern New England

The Clam Castle?

:) I wonder if you you're not as crazy about L&J's because it could be the Westbrook location outshines the Madison one? I ask because I truly love the scallops in Westbrook, yet my last roll in Madison was not as great.

I understand a learning curve, but perhaps keep it on the DL when people are listening. No sense!

And no worries--you and bkeats know what's up about this place and many others. ;)

Aug 18, 2014
kattyeyes in Southern New England

The Clam Castle?

I knew you guys would set the record straight--thanks!

Aug 18, 2014
kattyeyes in Southern New England

Rustica Opening in Chester

I'll be going this week. Anyone who's been have something special I should look for? No fresh sardines for this kat, please, but would welcome other standout offerings.

http://www.rusticact.com/

Aug 18, 2014
kattyeyes in Southern New England

CT Arethusa and Community Table report

:) You bet! Our chat here made me think how fun it might be to do a little tasting with homemade cookies and a few different milks. Cheers!

Aug 18, 2014
kattyeyes in Southern New England

Big Green Egg? Is it worth it?

For anyone else who was wondering, seems other posters bake a wide variety of things on their BGEs:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/912258

It must be fab for cornbread!

Aug 18, 2014
kattyeyes in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

CT Arethusa and Community Table report

Their slogan is "milk like it used to taste"--and even my mom, who rarely asks for a glass of milk, just loves it and agrees it's like milk tasted when she was a kid (she's now a kid in an adult suit at 79). I haven't had it in a while, but find Arethusa's milk so creamy and delicious. That said, it's just as delicious as Stonyfield Organic milk, which I can buy in Stop & Shop rather than Whole Foods.

I tried Arethusa's sweet cream with chocolate chunks (no sale), coconut with chocolate chunks (same), then butter pecan, which my mom had, then threw away down the street at the gas station. Neither of us throw away ice cream--EVER! I couldn't shut up about how subpar their ice cream was. It blew my mind.

But I find their milk so creamy. It's as if they just don't have a good recipe for ice cream. My mom said it all tasted the same--even watery, which is odd as we both think their milk is something special.

For reference closer to home for me, I love ice cream at Robb's Farm in Glastonbury (mmmm, goat tracks!), Salem Valley Farms in Salem, Wentworth's in Hamden. It was killing me I couldn't enjoy an ice cream at Arethusa--the smell of waffle cones in the air was such a draw, and it lingered even in the car on the way home. Talk about a whole bunch of nothing, though.

On a side note, their barns are IMMACULATE, their cows are beautiful and very welcoming (as are the folks who work there). One cow especially loved my mom when we visited and kept trying to lick her!

Aug 18, 2014
kattyeyes in Southern New England

Big Green Egg? Is it worth it?

We should all have such an anonymous person in our lives--good for you! Love the name, too. What do you bake in it--something particular or anything/everything?

Aug 17, 2014
kattyeyes in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

CT Arethusa and Community Table report

I love Arethusa's milk, but tried three different flavors of their ice cream and liked NONE. My mom had a cup of butter pecan and stopped eating less than halfway through. It was neither creamy nor flavorful. I felt they did their cows a disservice! It did inspire me, however, to go home and make my own gelato again.

Aug 17, 2014
kattyeyes in Southern New England

Help! Refrigerator FULL of shredded cheese! What now?

Damn straight! Four years later, you kindly pointed out the recipe I was looking for was on the second page of the link I had. :) Very interesting--and helpful--indeed. All my friends up here would mock me for saying "beer cheese soup," (a local restaurant here calls it "cheddar 'n ale") but that's how I had it first. I even have a pic of me next to a jeep outside the 391st. Thanks for reviving this thread and sharing what I missed.

Aug 17, 2014
kattyeyes in Home Cooking

Best Burger in CT

Finally made it to The White Horse--yet another stellar burger and cooked rare and mooing if you like (I like!). I even like the brioche bun. The house special burger has a lot going on with all the toppings, but the deliciousness of the beef still shines through. Not as crazy about their fries; however, who cares? You simply cannot beat the view sitting out on the deck overlooking the brook. What a treat! Service was exceptionally great, too.

Don't forget, you can park across the street if need be. This place was blowing up on a Saturday afternoon.

Aug 16, 2014
kattyeyes in Southern New England
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Help! Refrigerator FULL of shredded cheese! What now?

So it is, thank you! :)

Aug 16, 2014
kattyeyes in Home Cooking

Angry meatball in the Tums commercial: what's he saying?!

Submitted for your amusement. Gotta have a sense of humor about such things:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imOHH...

Aug 15, 2014
kattyeyes in Food Media & News

Angry meatball in the Tums commercial: what's he saying?!

I think the matzo ball idea would be quite funny, actually. Don't be an angry meatball. ;) I say this as one with roots in both cultures.

Aug 15, 2014
kattyeyes in Food Media & News

Best Burger in CT

LOLOL, I love you for admitting what happens to me all the time (what was that thing I was just about to say?). :D

I still need to go to White Horse Pub in Marbledale--it's been on my list since you mentioned last fall.

Aug 15, 2014
kattyeyes in Southern New England
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Angry meatball in the Tums commercial: what's he saying?!

I love it. That particular freeze frame looks naughty and wrong. HA HA HA HA! BACI FANDUZZOS forEVAH! :D

Aug 15, 2014
kattyeyes in Food Media & News