Friday, August 29, 2014

American Legion State Forest


Enjoyed a recent camp at the American Legion State Forest in Barkhamsted.


It was a pleasant night amidst the pines, with seven hours of good campfire time, slowly cooking potatoes, kielbasa, hot dogs, and marshmallows. Good friends Ryan, Jenifer, and Hawk of Healium Pittsburgh joined us. Too bad it's not Healium Connecticut...we could use their incredible brand of yoga here, and I know they'd love our state even more than they do already...


Sunday, August 24, 2014

When Pigs Fly BBQ Cafe



Enjoyed a meal at the tiny and charming When Pigs Fly in Sharon, Connecticut recently. Solid pork shoulder sliders (below).



Their Shoepeg corn pudding (below) was a treat unusual in this part of the country (our corn pudding is significantly different.)



And the ribs (below) were good, as well, though perhaps not as 'fall-off-the-bone' as Uncle Willie's or a couple other Connecticut establishments.



I do have a question. I know 'southern bbq' is a marketing tool. But how many great bbq places does a state have to have before 'Connecticut bbq' is a viable name? Of course, in the case of When Pigs Fly they are also marketing themselves (via their web address) as 'Hudson Valley BBQ.' That's fine, too...but make a choice. You're a Connecticut bbq place that is both Hudson Valley bbq AND Southern bbq at the same time? Hmm...identity crisis?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

18th Annual Sharon Book Signing

 
Had a great time at the 18th Annual Sharon Book Signing at the library, especially meeting authors like Eve Schaub above, who went A Year Of No Sugar.
 

 
I also enjoyed meeting all the book lovers who came to see us - and discuss Tom Thumb.