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Egging in Vermont

Florida Grillin GirlFlorida Grillin Girl Posts: 4,371
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
I visited my friends Julia (WWSIS) and David in Vermont last weekend. Here they are:

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And here is Julia with their mini horse - I mean - dog, Tucker:

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A close up of Tucker, yes, his head, and I wasn't really all that close~

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They live in the sticks, the boonies, some people call it the country. This is their yard and the farm next door.

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This is their egg cooking area:

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We had alot of fun egging together. I brought lump crab from home and we made my crabcakes, so it could feel like FL to the Vermonters for just a short while.

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Next we egged some fresh snapper along with some veggies.

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Another day, we visited a Vermont winery to taste some wine, so when we got back, we cracked a bottle called "Cow Tipper", just in time for the neighbor to begin plowing his farm~

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Along with the wine, we egged some mussels that came from Maine. These were very delicious:

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Julia grilled some romaine lettuce and she chopped it up in a salad. Yum, and pretty, too.

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Next it was pork loin, which we pulled at 135 internal and let it rest. Julia brushed it with a really tasty chipotle BBQ sauce.

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After dinner, we checked out the pretty flowers growing - wow, someone has a green thumb...

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Next David built a bonfire, cause that's what they do at the end of June in Vermont.
Their firepit has their names carved in it...

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A toast to friendship, and to Vermont!

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Julia egged some pineapple with DP Pineapple Head and served with fresh whipped cream and fresh mint.

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She even jumped the bushes and gave a plate to the farmer guy in the tractor:

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We went boating on Lake Champlain. They have a very nice fishing boat. The day was gorgeous, perfect weather. We each got a little sunburned!

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Julia caught the only fish of the day:

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It looks bigger when you squeeze it!

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The boating eggheads:

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When we got back home, we found this deer in their backyard:

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Here's to Vermont!

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Thank you, Julia and David! I had a wonderful time!
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  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Faith:

    Beautiful shots, food, and location. Looks like you had fun.

    Mike
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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 3,604
    What a great group of photos along with story line.
    The fire pit took me back to last night.
    Called my best friend in Ohio to wish him a happy Bday.
    It was 7pm Texas time and still 97 degrees. Asked my friend Mike what he was up to on his Bday. He said he was building a fire pit to use tonight. Just about drove my car into the wall...Sure miss the north.
    Thank you,
    Darian


    Galveston Texas
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,635
    julia, next time nail oranges to those trees, helps the floridians feel at home....also attracts the orioles into the yard but i like the other story bettah :laugh: looks good, especially the crab cakes, you need to post the recipe ...please :)
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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,779
    This is what she did for the Sunshine Fest after party. They are EGGcellent.

    Crab, Cakes, Florida Grillin Girl

    Here is the recipe for the crabbiest crabcake: These are great and everyone loves them, because they taste of pure crabmeat, with no fillers.


    INGREDIENTS:
    1 lb lump crabmeat
    1 Tbs capers or to taste
    2 Tbs chopped scallions
    2 Tbs white wine
    cayenne pepper to taste, or tabasco
    Old Bay Seasoning to taste
    1-2 beaten egg whites
    2-3 Tbs flour
    Sauce:
    mayo
    lemon juice
    white wine
    lots of fresh dill
    salt




    PROCEDURE:
    1 Mix all gently and adjust seasonings. Cook in olive oil til brown, approx 5 minutes per side, flipping just once.
    2 I made a mayonnaise sauce to dollop on top. I didn't measure but these were the ingredients:


    Recipe Type
    Appetizer, Main Dish, Seafood

    Recipe Source
    Source: Sunshine State Florida Fest '11, Florida Grillin Girl, 2011/04/09

    After Party
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  • WoodbutcherWoodbutcher Posts: 1,004
    It looks like you had a wonderful time with some great people!
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  • That's the recipe I used, Richard. Thanks!
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  • crzyednacrzyedna Posts: 56
    Great looking crab cakes!! I plan to make them this weekend with real "MAINE" crabmeat. It was fun meeting you, Faith. Hope to see you at one of the Fla Fests.
    Edna
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    What a FUN post to read. Looks like you all had a great time with scrumptious food. The last photo actually tells the entire story. I love it !!!

    Faith: I will bother you later for your crabcake recipe. Mine fell apart on my last try.
    :( Edit: Just saw Richard's post. Recipe downloaded and stored. Thanks !
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • Hi Edna. It was a pleasure to meet you and also find out that you are GrillmanDan's mom. I hope to see you at another fest soon! Enjoy the crabcakes.
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  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
    Vermont is beautiful, I have family in Burlington. Not quit as hot as Florida this time of year :)
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  • Weekend WarriorWeekend Warrior Posts: 1,702
    Super post Faith! The area is beautiful. I especially liked the Moose Crossing signs when I visited. :laugh: I remember how nervous I was when I delivered their first egg hoping, praying that they would take to it and enjoy it. :( Well, I guess it worked out ok don't cha think? B)

    Again, terrific post. ;)
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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,779
    Gary, make sure you have the recipe with "5" minutes per side. I just changed my original post.
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  • Thanks, Gary. This pic is from another batch where they were turned earlier. 5 minutes is good. Add just enough flour so they hold together in a ball, then don't over handle them.

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    The first pic I posted, I think they got a little too dark - hey- we were having fun while cooking and I wasn't watching close enough!
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  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    WONDERFUL post Faith! next time you can fly into Bangor and we will do it up Maine style. bring a snow suit though.. and then we will deliver you to Julia and David at the NH fest and you can spend time there LOL
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Got it! Thanks, Richard !!
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • Julie, I want one of those battery operated hunting jackets that you can turn the dial and make it as warm as you want! I will need one of those if I ever make it to Maine!
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  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Great post Faith
    All the pics are excellent :)

    Shane
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  • egretegret Posts: 4,025
    "2 I made a mayonnaise sauce to dollop on top. I didn't measure but these were the ingredients: ".

    Something's missing here, methinks! :laugh:
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  • egretegret Posts: 4,025
    That's about as good a post as I've seen here! :laugh: Very well done, Faith! I felt like I was there with ya'll....... :ohmy:
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  • HungryManHungryMan Posts: 3,470
    Looks like you had a blast. The pictures are getting professional looking also, I must say.
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  • Sorry, Egret. No measurements, but made it to taste~

    Sauce:
    mayo
    lemon juice
    white wine
    lots of fresh dill
    salt
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  • egretegret Posts: 4,025
    Thank you, child! Now I can finish this saved recipe! :P
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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,779
    Was it the amount of wine consumed before the sauce mixing.
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  • Thank you for the very nice compliment Egret. It was even more fun than the pictures show!
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  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,665
    Looks like a great time was had by all. Thanks for the pics Faith
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  • Richard, the sauce ingredients are listed on your post, just not in the right order with the instructions.

    And, yes, there was definitley wine consumed there this weekend.
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  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Looks like perfection from here. ;)
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  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    We had a great time too! Lots of giggling from beginning to end! Loved having you :)
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,769
    Man, I gotta start looking for some Vermont property! I haven't been up there in way too long, but it really is beautiful. Even better in the Fall!

    Julia and David, you have a great looking place and the views are awesome!! Looks like you all had a wonderful visit and some great food. AND TUCKER IS AN AWESOME BEAST!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for all the work posting that, Faith. A nice narrative and I appreciate the effort!!
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • Great pics, Faith :woohoo:
    Felt just like being there!
    Thanks for the new memories ;)
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