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May Wine?

I planted extra new herbs to give this a try. Thanks for the education. See also:
http://www.seasonalwisdom.com/2012/04...

May 25, 2015
kattyeyes in Wine

May Wine?

I hadn't heard of it, either, but I love what you brought to your friend. I'm a fan of April Wine myself. ;) Will keep this idea in mind for the summer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlcY_...

May 24, 2015
kattyeyes in Wine

Dinner at the SeeHund German Pub

Enthusiastically second your review--thanks for the great tip! Love The Seehund!

We went for lunch and started with Reuben balls. OUTSTANDING. Otherwise, also had the schnitzel sandwich (but pork) and the brat platter. Holy smokes--that is far more than two meals for me!

You can also order the sandwich with Kinder threads (slivers of battered, deep-fried onion). Yum!

Ordering a beer flight is a fun way to sample, but the standout for me was the Belgian White UFO.

Service was so warm and welcoming. Owner and executive chef came out to greet us, too. Definitely need to get back there again!

picnic fixin's Middletown CT

Just for the sake of sharing info, this is the oozy egg pizza:
https://www.facebook.com/KattysKitche...

And a close up:
https://www.facebook.com/KattysKitche...

picnic fixin's Middletown CT

Wow, I'm bummed to hear. I haven't had the eggplant fries in a few months, but had the oozy egg just recently. The proscuitto's not meant to be broiled. Depending where you sit, you can see them placing it just so across the pie. But glad Public came through for you.

CT: Let's Thai one on--share your Thai favorites!

Fantastic, thank you--will take a look this weekend!

And thanks to you, too, BiskyBoy. :)

CT: Let's Thai one on--share your Thai favorites!

YES, we were--it was fun and a gorgeous day for a ride out there. Hope you enjoy when you go. You can bring your own picnic or snacks to enjoy with your wine or sangria.

So, Becketts, thanks for the info--I had to google. Didn't realize that was the Old Cider Mill. Do they sell there on the weekends?
http://www.beckettfarms.com/

My mom likes to look for asparagus at Gram's up the road a bit (the little white farm stand that sells honey).

Old Saybrook lunch

Great to hear--thanks kindly for your feedback. I love Saybrook Point in general (just to walk the causeway) and agree with you on the view. So perhaps we'll get there sooner than later. :) Appreciate it!

Take off that Fitbit. Exercise alone won’t make you lose weight.

Just one more fun fact, had you not noticed already. When you charge your Fitbit, look at the display for a message when you put it back on. Mine just said: I LIKE U but have also gotten others (I'll let you be surprised). :)

Rubber gloves that last, worth buying?

Awesome, thank you! I'm not a member, but think a couple of our friends are, so this is going on my special request list. :)

May 18, 2015
kattyeyes in Cookware

Take off that Fitbit. Exercise alone won’t make you lose weight.

"It takes hard work and determination to get over 10K steps when the bulk of your day is behind a keyboard." YES, it does! Especially if you work at home.

I also like the "You're almost there--just X steps to reach your goal for the day!" I roamed my neighborhood up and down hills till I got the "buzz" last night. And having a partner who moves more than I do helps keep me on my toes. It's great motivation to get moving. Just a side note, time spent exercising is NOT time spent eating. :) That helps, too.

CT: Let's Thai one on--share your Thai favorites!

Was pleasantly surprised to find standout Thai in New Milford yesterday: Thai Charm, 218 Kent Rd., 860-799-5271, www.thaicharmct.com

What an excellent restaurant! Of all the Thai I know and love closer to home, this is not only just as outstanding, but has the finest dining area. Not just a little hole in the wall, Thai Charm has two fireplaces, plenty of seating, tablecloths. Click the link above to see their menu--it includes photos of just how nice it is inside.

We thoroughly enjoyed everything we ate:
- basil chicken steamed dumplings--thin wrappers stuffed with filling so flavorful it reminded us of sausage
- moo num tok (pork salad)--crispy on the outside, tender inside
- spicy bamboo

It's just down the road from White Silo Farm & Winery. If you find yourself out this way, plan to stop. So worthwhile! I wish this place was closer to home for me.

Rubber gloves that last, worth buying?

Are they these? Casabellas don't last 10 months. I'll have what she's having (HA HA HA)!
http://www.amazon.com/Clean-Ones-Prem...

May 18, 2015
kattyeyes in Cookware

Rubber gloves that last, worth buying?

Yes, I love them. But now will have to order on Amazon (thank you for reminding me) as Whole Foods no longer stocks them. At least around here, they don't.

May 18, 2015
kattyeyes in Cookware

Old Saybrook lunch

Oooh, nice! Should be a beautiful day for it. Look forward to your update! Enjoy!

Affordable Sit Down Chinese Restaurant Capitol Region Greater Hartford Area

Wow. That has never been my experience there. That said, my hands-down, favorite without a doubt Chinese is Lao Sze Chuan in Milford.

Old Saybrook lunch

Thank you, now THERE is a trusted voice, jdgall. :) Appreciate the feedback. Maybe will save the Fresh Salt idea for a special occasion someday.

Old Saybrook lunch

So strange, I was just down that way last Friday night, but wasn't looking. If you don't get an answer before my next trip, I'll keep an eye out for ya.

picnic fixin's Middletown CT

;) Their kitchen sink/all the way option (Mondo special) is my-t-fine, too. They've made a clams casino-ish option for us on request, too (white: clam, peppers, bacon).

picnic fixin's Middletown CT

Mondo is our best pizza in town--we love it there! I'm especially fond of their more creative offerings: the oozy egg and the truffle. See here for other reviews.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/844104

Great salads, too.

picnic fixin's Middletown CT

Second both Public Market and Lino's. Never been to Aresco's but I take your word for it.

Old Saybrook lunch

Hey, while we're talking OS, anyone been to Fresh Salt for brunch? Worth it? The Connecticut Magazine rating is meaningless to me, unfortunately. Would rather hear from trusted voices.
http://www.saybrook.com/wp-content/up...

Old Saybrook lunch

G-Rod appears to be closed, too:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/G-Rod-...

When my plans take me to OS, I almost always try to work Saybrook Soup & Sandwich into the program.

Save room for the cones filled with cheesecake--they are STANDOUT!

McDonald's Has Revived the Hamburglar Because Nostalgia

Nah, the unshaven look is niiiiiice. The unwashed look (and smell!) can take a hike, but I digress.

Those googly-eyed, pie-growing trees somewhat a la Wizard of Oz never kept me from those delicious (CAUTION: FILLING IS HOT) apple pies. Game on with The Hamburglar, The Grimace, Mayor McCheese, Big Mac himself (he was a policeman, right?) and The Fry Guys.

Who said apple pies don't grow on trees, anyway?

May 12, 2015
kattyeyes in Chains

Vecchitto Italian Ice (Middletown, CT) is OPEN: Summertime is here!

OPEN WEEKENDS starting today. And they'll be at The Feast (of Saint Sebastian) next week, too.
https://www.facebook.com/221067504752...

Hot fun in the summertime, amici! Hi, hi, hi, hi there!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBh1F...

New in Town (HARTFORD AREA)

YES, you're absolutely right about their pizza. Totally great call. I had forgotten and am glad for the reminder.

New in Town (HARTFORD AREA)

Second Char Koon and Forbidden--believe those two restaurants are related to each other as well. Forbidden also makes killer cocktails!

New in Town (HARTFORD AREA)

I haven't been in a few years, but always loved Monte Alban in Hartford. Just good luck with parking. You need to find a spot on a side street, usually: http://montealbanhartford.com/

You'll find higher end and very nice Mexican at Besito in West Hartford: http://www.besitomexican.com/

Don't miss the churros for dessert if you go to Sayulita as mentioned previously.

New in Town (HARTFORD AREA)

I don't participate, but depending on where you are, there are several:
http://ctnofa.org/CSAs.htm#Hartford

Just let folks know and they'll steer you.

New in Town (HARTFORD AREA)

YES to Robb's!

And, once it's picking time, Belltown Orchards in Glastonbury for fresh whatever: strawberries, cherries, peaches, plums, apples--and seasonal donuts along the way!