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Farmers Market near Woodstock, VT

They are both great markets. Norwich has been around a LONG time and is really well run, consequently there is a little bit of everything you'd want. Mt. Tom is much more rural and small, but the vendors are great, and it's a quick and simple stop. Norwich, because it is so popular, can almost be a hassle to get in and out, not to mention it's a good 25 min from Woodstock. I would say that both are great! There is apple picking in Pomfret and a great lunch spot in Woodstock ironically called " The Woodstock Farmer's Market", they have great sandwiches! I hope your visit goes well. Its a beautiful area this time of the year. Wish your husband luck!!

Woodford Reserve Distillery

We are very interested.. we're visiting ky in january and are HUGE bourbon fans. any info you have would be greatly appreciated.

Best pie in Monadnock/Upper Valley NH/VT?

I would try to find someone local who does only pies. If you want a really amazing product usually the people who make the best pies really only make pies. They hold a pie contest in norwich once a year, perhaps you could research the winners and contact them. Dealing with someone small like that you'll get a nicer product with real ingredients instead of pre-sliced preservative laden apples and pre-made crust. (not downing any of the people on your list, i know for sure that king arthur's pies are unbelievably good, and am unsure of the rest)

BARNARD INN -- IS IT AS SUPERB AS IT WAS MANY YEARS AGO WHEN JOEY WAS THE OWNER/CHEF?

It is better now than it was then, by far. Everything on the menu is perfectly cooked and delicious. Depending on who is bartending the drinks can be anywhere from amazing to terrible, look for lorrie. The food is some of the best in Vermont.

Apple Picking in New England

Moore's Orchard in Pomfret Vt is by far the best picking anywhere.. it's rustic, with none of the "petting zoo" noise you find at other places. They've got a ton of varieties (none of them marked, but ask them and they'll direct you to whatever you want, plus wandering about tasting is a ton of fun!) and the town is beautiful. Close to Woodstock for your daily dose of touristy stuff. It's a real country experience. Their farmstand has all of the regular stuff too, pre-picked apples, maple syrup, fresh pressed cider, squash, pumpkins, etc. Check it out, you'll get hooked!

Mark Bittman's Cornstarch Ice Cream

I followed Bittman's recipe and was happy with the consistency, however, the flavor was distinctly corny. I used high quality, very fresh, skim milk. Perhaps the lack of fat let the corn flavor shine. I

Aug 17, 2008
Tupelohoney44 in Home Cooking

Udder Delights, Fairlee VT

OH MY GOODNESS, has anyone been to this amazing scoop shop? Not only is it the most adorable little shop ever(it's painted in black and white spots) but this is the best ice cream i've ever tasted (even better than my homemade!) I recommend it to anyone who craves ice cream, you'll be hooked.

boneless duck?

I went to a local restaurant lately and they served boneless duck.. It was a half a duckling boneless. I can find NO recipes with duck prepared this way, but my boyfriend has been talking about it for years yet this is the first time i've seen it. I would really love to get a recipe for valentine's dinner, I know it would make his day.

Feb 09, 2008
Tupelohoney44 in Home Cooking

Spaghetti squash watery!

If you bake it in the oven, cut side down, on a baking sheet enough moisture will be trapped to cook it well, but it won't be nearly as watery. The baking will also concentrate the flavor so you'll get more bang for your buck. -So glad to hear that someone else likes spaghetti squash!

Feb 09, 2008
Tupelohoney44 in Home Cooking

Any info on Carpaccio in Hanover NH? other places?

Carpaccio is still open.. AND terrible. The pasta was horrible and FAR underdone, nowhere near al dente. I was disgusted that i'd even wasted the calories! As for the price it was beyond outrageous.. it topped the canoe club but wasn't near the product. The only good thing I can say about the restaurant was that the drinks were well done.

meringue pie shell??

"1. To make meringue pie shell: Position oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 275°F. Line a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan with foil, dull-side up. Lightly brush foil with oil.
2. Beat 3 egg whites in a large, grease-free mixing bowl with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Gradually raise the speed to high and continue beating until the whites are frothy and opaque. Add cream of tartar and beat until the whites just begin to form soft peaks. Immediately begin adding sugar a bit at a time. Beat in vanilla. Continue to beat until the meringue stands in stiff, but not dry, peaks. Fold confectioners’ sugar into the meringue evenly.
3. Spoon the meringue into the prepared pie pan and use the back of the spoon to hollow out the center and spread the mixture up the sides to form a pie shell.
4. Bake for 1 hour. Lower the heat to 250°F and bake until the meringue is firm, dry and just beginning to brown, 30 to 40 minutes longer. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool thoroughly. Lift the meringue and foil away from the pie pan and gently peel off the aluminum foil."

Jan 05, 2008
Tupelohoney44 in Home Cooking

meringue pie shell??

they directed to take a deep dish pie plate, put tin foil in it, oil it, and then put the meringue on that... but i used a new pie dish.. it was a Christmas present (very fancy, very thick, and VERY ceramic) could this be the problem?? i suppose i should have used my trusty pyrex.

Jan 05, 2008
Tupelohoney44 in Home Cooking

meringue pie shell??

i am making a lemon pie, with a meringue pie shell. It's an "Eating Well" recipe. has anyone heard of such a thing? my oven is having a hard time drying it out.... BUT i'm not giving up.

Jan 05, 2008
Tupelohoney44 in Home Cooking

Hanover, New Hampshire

i have been wondering where carpenter and main is... tons of good response about the place.. what sort of food are we dealing with? what's your fav? good drinks?

Hanover, New Hampshire

I think you'll be happy with the options in Hanover and the surrounding areas. There are a lot of nice inns and quality dining within a half-hour drive. To top it all off they have, quite possibly, the nicest co-op food store. "member or not, anyone can shop" is there logo, and if you like to cook a quality meal as much as you like to eat out there is NO better place to shop. When you visit you should stop there just to see your options. As for dinner out while you visit, i have had some Great meals at ZIn's wine bistro (which is in the Hanover Inn). The Canoe Club is very good as well. Just over the river (about 5 minutes from downtown) is The Norwich Inn, which i have heard to have good food. King Arthur Bakery Store is also in Norwich. They make the best flour known to man and their pastries, classes, and products are just great. No matter where you go to eat, If you move here, you'll find great places and terrible places (it's bound to happen) but overall i would say the upper valley area and central nh and vt has some of the best eating around!

hen of the wood, vt

has anyone been to hen of the wood in waterbury vt? i looked at the website and the menu looked springy... is it current? Is it worth the drive?

Need fav's for 4 day Vermont trip this weekend

When you are in woodstock, make a trip about 15 minutes north on 12 to Barnard.. The Barnard Inn is amazing, no res. but worth the wait in the tavern. Or go for the dining room, it's expensive, but worth it. This couple can cook and the drinks are perfect (thanks christine!).

pumpkin and apple picking nr. Hanover, NH

The REAL best place to pick apples in the upper valley is Moore's Orchard. It's a little bit of a drive to North Pomfret, VT, but it's a real experience. No hay rides, or petting zoos, but a lot of fun. It is a pretty good sized orchard, and the kids can run around all over the place and i've never heard of any rules! . To top it all off, they've got a TON of different varieties, and homemade maple candies if the kids are good... they make the best! As for pumpkins, cedar circle is great, and they have a new cafe that is great for the adults! If you're real adventurous take the back roads from one to the other.

Tavern at the Inn at Essex (Essex, VT)

that's why they call it neci roulette.

spotted cow restaurant, waitsfield

anyone had the poutine at the spotted cow restaurant in waitsfield? is it authentic? is it good? it will be my first poutine experience. any thoughts??

place to eat after the races? saratoga

all of the suggestions sound great.. we're staying at a place called "bacon hill inn" i guess the owner also is chef at 'roadhouse 29'. anyone heard anything about that?? I went to skidmore, but all i can remember about the food there is comptons (of course after a lot of LATE nights) and the sandwich place down town.. is the brew pub still operational? they've got pool tables right?? darts, pool tables those are the sort of things by boyfriend wants to find at some 'dives' im looking more for good food! what sort of stuff at the grist mill??? sounds GREAT!

place to eat after the races? saratoga

I'm going to the races for the first time this summer, and i want to follow it up with some GREAT food.. any suggestions? I dont mind spending money, but i want something that will knock my socks off. I also wouldn't mind knowing about the local dives for drinks or diners for good old fashioned breakfast.

white river jct. VT

go to woodstock to 'the mountain creamery' for breakfast.. cranky waitresses, homemade hash, and dark coffee(i love every minute of it!). it's the best diner in vermont. stay away from aj's .. it makes me feel disgusting for WEEKS!! (anything THAT close to one of two strip clubs in all of vermont can't be good) there are some great fine dining options really close to WRJ. Yama, The Canoe Club, Barnard Inn, Simon Pearce, Three stallion Inn

Woodstock VT

I've gotta say, i've lived in this area my whole life and the idea that anyone could recommend Bentley's is AMAZING.. terrible food, but an ok bar. Simon Pearce and Prince and the Pauper are great (simon pearce #1) and if you're willing to drive, The Barnard Inn in Barnard is SPECTACULAR. great environment and food cooked to perfection (go to the tavern! the dining room is pricey!).