Monday, August 25, 2014


Left the greater Bennington area Saturday morning, heading south to Brookfield Connecticut to visit our good pal Sharon, as we have done for the last few years. I usually keep going south and spend some time with the Brooklyn BFF, Harry - but NYU started and he had to work. We had such a wonderful nice RELAXING time. 

Her house is just the perfect little cottage tucked into some wonderful woods

and it is most dog friendly - Koda had a great visit
( he was exhausted after spending a week with Smithwicks and Dioggie )
She made us a fantastic dinner ( and let us both just sit, which was needed ! ) I did not take a pic of the great dinner of Scallops floating in a bed of pureed peas, asparagas and saffron rice. But our starter was SO darn good:
Avocado and Crab 1/4 cup mayo 2 Tbsp. Grainy mustard 3 Tbsp. Freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 Tbsp. Horseradish 2 tsp. grated lemon peel 1 1/2 tsp. hot sauce 3 cups lump crab 2 ripe avocado S & P 8 slices sourdough bread, toasted 1/4 cup mint leaves For dressing: combine all Toss in crab and avocado Spread on toast, garnish with mint

This is SO good, do try it.

The next morning we got up and went on some adventures, which I so enjoyed. First we went to the next little town over Kent, Ct. which sort of has a weekly street fair on Sundays.
I got a great Southern Cookbook
Koda went with us and had a lovely time.
I loved riding around this area , just in a few miles there are two way preppy schools, ONE of which JFK went to in the 8th grade - yes, I walked on the same dirt....

Koda took a dip in the Housatonic River.

AND! Neil found a Kyle COKE !

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