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Egging in Vermont

Florida Grillin GirlFlorida Grillin Girl Posts: 4,371
edited 4:38PM in EggHead Forum
I visited my friends Julia (WWSIS) and David in Vermont last weekend. Here they are:


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


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


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


This is their egg cooking area:


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.



Next we egged some fresh snapper along with some veggies.


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~


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


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


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.


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



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...


A toast to friendship, and to Vermont!



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


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


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!


Julia caught the only fish of the day:


It looks bigger when you squeeze it!


The boating eggheads:


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


Here's to Vermont!


Thank you, Julia and David! I had a wonderful time!


  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466

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

  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 4,036
    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,

    Galveston Texas
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,684
    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 :)
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,937
    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.

    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
    lemon juice
    white wine
    lots of fresh dill

    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
  • WoodbutcherWoodbutcher Posts: 1,004
    It looks like you had a wonderful time with some great people!
  • That's the recipe I used, Richard. Thanks!
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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 :)
  • 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. ;)
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,937
    Gary, make sure you have the recipe with "5" minutes per side. I just changed my original post.
  • 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.


    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!
  • 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
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Got it! Thanks, Richard !!

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • 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!
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Great post Faith
    All the pics are excellent :)

  • egretegret Posts: 4,036
    "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:
  • egretegret Posts: 4,036
    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:
  • HungryManHungryMan Posts: 3,470
    Looks like you had a blast. The pictures are getting professional looking also, I must say.
  • Sorry, Egret. No measurements, but made it to taste~

    lemon juice
    white wine
    lots of fresh dill
  • egretegret Posts: 4,036
    Thank you, child! Now I can finish this saved recipe! :P
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,937
    Was it the amount of wine consumed before the sauce mixing.
  • Thank you for the very nice compliment Egret. It was even more fun than the pictures show!
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    Looks like a great time was had by all. Thanks for the pics Faith
  • 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.
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Looks like perfection from here. ;)
  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    We had a great time too! Lots of giggling from beginning to end! Loved having you :)
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,781
    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!!

    Everybody knows there’s three acceptable condiments for a hot dog; there’s mustard, onions and stagnant cart water! That’s IT!   ... Jon Stewart

    Central Connecticut 

  • Great pics, Faith :woohoo:
    Felt just like being there!
    Thanks for the new memories ;)
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