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Retire where?

Cool, thanks!

Jan 20, 2015
geminigirl in Not About Food

Retire where?

Interesting, never heard of the blue hole, but love that part of the country, thanks!

Jan 20, 2015
geminigirl in Not About Food

Coming to East Hampton CT

Yep, here it is, although it's not working on my iPad. I like the few posts I've seen on their FB page, one of these weekends I'm getting one of the platters!

http://www.tainosmokehouse.com

Coming to East Hampton CT

Happened to have a really good dinner at Taino Smokehouse in Middletown, and in turn found out about a new butcher shop/ deli coming to East Hampton in April. Looks interesting!

http://www.theluckygoatbutchershop.co...

Glastonbury Restaurants Closed

Thanks, I had heard about the Pond house, but not Hannifin's. Same with me on pond house, haven't really been there for quite awhile, but Hannifin's is no surprise. Food at Hannifin's was not great, and last time we went the service was so bad we ended up leaving and going to Sakura.

What's for Dinner #344 - Happy MLK Day Edition! [through Jan. 21, 2015]

Hope you like it, it's usually a week night dinner cause it's so quick!

Jan 17, 2015
geminigirl in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #344 - Happy MLK Day Edition! [through Jan. 21, 2015]

Tonight was thai beef with coconut rice, we like it with warmed tortillas and I steamed some broccoli as well. For desert still have a piece of my TJ almond Kringle that I took out of the freezer.....

http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/thai-...

I have the chicken marinating for tomorrow night, making Molly Stevens braised chicken Goan. Probably with the leftover coconut rice and some sort of greens.

Granola

I like this one that uses applesauce, very simple and basic.

http://figandfork.com/2012/10/31/appl...

Jan 17, 2015
geminigirl in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

Thanks, didn't even think to check that out, not a big app person, still love the feel of paper. I did also sign up for some of their web info.

Jan 09, 2015
geminigirl in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

I have been wanting to make this almond puff loaf for awhile, and since I have 2 staff meetings tomorrow I thought it would be a good time to try it out. I did one with raspberry, and one with strawberry.

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipe...

Ps, it was going to have slivered almonds, but when I went to grab the new bag, I saw there was a whole in the corner (no mice evidence) so I decided to chop some whole ones, not as pretty but oh well....

Mint Thai Cuisine (Wethersfield, CT)

Thanks for the info on Puket!

Coconut oil as a moisturiser

Thanks!

Jan 08, 2015
geminigirl in Not About Food

Mint Thai Cuisine (Wethersfield, CT)

Thanks, too bad though about Puket....

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

Thanks, love anything orange!

I want to start a thread about PYO fruit, I have so much access in NE but would love to hear about warmer climates with oranges, lemons, etc.... Retirement locations:)

Jan 07, 2015
geminigirl in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

:(
Afraid I might hear that...I'd like to move West...

Jan 07, 2015
geminigirl in Home Cooking
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Coconut oil as a moisturiser

Those of you using it in your hair, when are you using (before / after shower / wash). Thanks.

Jan 05, 2015
geminigirl in Not About Food

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

I really like sunset, trying to find something equivalent for the NE...

Jan 05, 2015
geminigirl in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two! [Old]

Thanks!

Dec 29, 2014
geminigirl in Home Cooking

Food by mail for Xmas

Just seeing this, so some ideas for later in the year or next Christmas!

This place has great nuts, the country style are delicious.

https://www.auntrubyspeanuts.com

Also, for carmel and chocolates, the sea salt caramels are delicious. Great little factory if you are ever in the area for a tour.

http://www.lulas.com

Dec 28, 2014
geminigirl in General Topics

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two! [Old]

Wow, that looks delicious! Recipe please?

Dec 27, 2014
geminigirl in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two! [Old]

I like a drier oatmeal so I may try your recipe. This is the one I use. I usually make a 1/2 recipe and bake in ramekins so I can freeze and have during the week. This recipe also does well with lots of variations!

http://www.kitchennostalgia.com/desse...

Dec 26, 2014
geminigirl in Home Cooking
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Best cookbook for preserving fruit

So glad he loved them. I get such great advice and tips on this board, glad to be able to give back! Thanks for reporting back!

Dec 26, 2014
geminigirl in Home Cooking

Noodles & Company [Glastonbury, CT]]

In Cromwell I've had good luck at the diner and Nardelis. Do you have any favorites?

Lol but too bad about west Hartford....our current favorite is Barcelona.

Noodles & Company [Glastonbury, CT]]

Glastonbury:). Heard there is also a Ben and Jerry's going into that building as well...

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two! [Old]

I made the penuche fudge as well this week for the first time and it came out beautifully! And sooo good! I used toasted pecans instead of walnuts. This one is on the make again list!

Dec 23, 2014
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Pear desserts

This is a really good SK chocolate pear cake, interesting combo!

http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/0...

I have also book marked this just because it looks so good and easy

http://blogs.kqed.org/essentialpepin/...

I guess I have more pear recipes bookmarked than I remembered....

http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2012/1...

Dec 21, 2014
geminigirl in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two! [Old]

I have lots of saltines, I think I'm going the same route!

Dec 16, 2014
geminigirl in Home Cooking

your favourite slow cooker recipes, please

I soak mine first then cook, only based on recipie from Not Your Mothers Slow Cooker. I don't have it in front of me currently, but let me know if you need details.

http://www.amazon.com/Your-Mothers-Co...

Dec 08, 2014
geminigirl in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

Agree, no need for another lemon cake recipie. One of these days I will try it as orange cake.....don't confuse it with the yogurt cake, not nearly as good as this. Btw, this cake freezes very well!

Dec 06, 2014
geminigirl in Home Cooking
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My case for using tapioca as thickener in fruit pies

They do have sour cherries PYO as well typicaly, but since last winter was so bad, this spring they only sold pre picked sours. Hopefully this will be a better winter for the trees! Ps they usually freeze and sell a lot of sours so they may still have some if you need to make another pie before spring:)

Nov 30, 2014
geminigirl in Home Cooking