Travel Photos = Emerald Bakery Milford Connecticut – Support Your Local Baker

Emerald Bakery

1365 New Haven Ave, Milford, CT ‎

(203) 877-0153 ‎ · emerald-bakery.com

Emerald Bakery Key Lime Cheesecake

Emerald Bakery Key Lime Cheesecake

Emerald Bakery Apple Danish

Emerald Bakery Apple Danish

Emerald Bakery Irish Brown Bread

Emerald Bakery Irish Brown Bread

Emerald Bakery Pineapple Coconut Cupcakes

Emerald Bakery Pineapple Coconut Cupcakes

Plate of Emerald Bakery Goodies

Plate of Emerald Bakery Goodies

The Emerald Bakery Chocolate people cookies

The Emerald Bakery Chocolate People Cookies & Chocolate Raspberry Jam Cookie

Emerald Bakery Sunflower Cupcakes

Emerald Bakery Sunflower Cupcakes

EM Cookies

Emerald Bakery Fancy Cookies

Emerald Bakery Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

Emerald Bakery Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes & Oreo Cupcakes

Travel Adventures in New England Part 1

Here’s a look at just some of the bakery goodies that can be found at the Emerald Bakery in Milford Connecticut.

Traveling east in August, there were many sights and tastes to try.  The Emerald Bakery is a stop off for me, when I visit my cousins in Connecticut. My cousins took me to Milford to visit the Emerald Bakery.  They make a tasty Irish Brown Bread, which is found all over Ireland, she tells me.  The bread has a sweetness that reminds me of the Boston Brown bread eaten with beans on Saturday nights, with my mother many years ago.  (I want to find a recipe.)  The Irish Brown Bread is moist, dense and easy to eat lightly toasted with fake butter or real butter.

If you are near the Emerald Bakery, they specialize in wedding cakes and cakes of all kinds.  They have an array of fancy cookies.  The chocolate people were purchased for my cousins’ six-year old grandson, who is a chocolate fan.  (He liked them.) I liked the bagels, the cookies, the bread and the cupcake.  Yes, I bought only one and split it.  My cousins’s are careful with their diet, until the camera wielding cousin comes to town and leads them down the taste testing path. Heh. Heh. Heh….more adventures to come.

Enjoy!

 

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Steven Reed, photographer

Originally posted on From 1 Artist 2 Another:
“I seek the wonderful beautiful moments in time, in nature, and in life.” Steven Reed, Photographer – by James Aiken former featured artist The only known “selfie” of Steven Reed! As a photographic artist…

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San Juan Puerto Rico Travel – Wild Life Photos

It’s time to share a couple of photos from San Juan Puerto Rico.  The views were spectacular and it was a trip of a life time.  San Juan Puerto Rico old city is charming.

Here’s a little wild life from the fort and the town.

View from the Spanish Fort in San Juan Puerto Rico Copyright CKatt 2014

View from the Spanish Fort in San Juan Puerto Rico Copyright CKatt 2014

Very Large Lizard of the San Juan Spanish Fort Copyright CKatt 2014

Very Large Lizard of the San Juan Spanish Fort Copyright CKatt 2014

Antique Wagon at the Spanish Fort San Juan Puerto Rico Copyright CKatt 2014

Antique Wagon at the Spanish Fort San Juan Puerto Rico Copyright CKatt 2014

cat in a fountain

Cat In a Fountain San Juan Puerto Rico Copyright CKatt 2014

San Juan Spanish Fort Lizard  Copyright CKatt 2014

San Juan Spanish Fort Lizard Copyright CKatt 2014

San Juan Fort Tower Copyright CKatt 2014

San Juan Spanish Fort Tower Copyright CKatt 2014

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Homemade Ketchup!

kunstkitchen:

A nice fresh ketchup recipe from south of the border- from Iowa – that is. Tomato lovers will like this one.

Originally posted on Our View From Iowa:

Last week we made ketchup. Why, when the basic bottle of Heinz tastes so familiar? Three reasons. First, we ran out and needed a replacement. Second, we had garden tomatoes from last year to finish, as this year’s are beginning to ripen. And third, we continue to choose less processed foods when reasonable to do.

This seemed reasonable.

ketchup

We had three sandwich-sized freezer bags with tomatoes left over. When those were thawed, the excess liquid was drained off. Here is the basic recipe.

Chop fine one medium onion and saute in vegetable oil until soft. Add a clove of chopped garlic and continue on heat. Add the tomatoes. (Ours were processed for the freezer, skins and most of the seeds removed, and in big chunks. In addition we added about 10 frozen oven-roasted tomatoes to deepen the flavor. These had skin on, which was pulled out as they softened and…

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Second Annual Potluck Recipes = Bye Bye July 2014

The Second Annual Potluck is over!  Everybody cooked up their special recipes and chowed down heartily.  Special Thanks to Richard who shared his wild rice dish and vegetable terrine to try the recipes out on us for his upcoming wild rice cookbook for the Minnesota Historical Society and was the major force in helping me with my share of the menu and Alicia for the Chocolate Cake baking adventure. Everyone else who supplied the delicious eats – I certainly enjoyed the menu. Stuffed! Many thanks for this special day to one and all!

Fiesta Friday

Fiesta Friday

 

Late again!

Fiesta Friday started with out me.  This installment features recipes from several of the Fiesta Friday contributors, whose recipes are each linked on this post.

 

Asparagus and Cheese Tart Recipe – Alicia from the foodnetwork – yes! Definitely a winner.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/asparagus-and-cheese-tart-recipe.html

Asparagus & Cheese Tart

Asparagus & Cheese Tart

Red Curry Chicken Wings – Richard made these. Shout out to Oceanviewkitchen for this recipe from Fiesta Friday. Fabulous.

http://oceanviewkitchen.com/2014/07/16/cambodian-red-curry-chicken-wings/

Cambodian Chicken Wings

Red Curry Chicken Wings

Spicy Chicken Enchiladas – Helena – Great hot stuff! via

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-enchiladas-i/

Helena says: I did make a lot of adjustments. I used jalapenos instead of green bell peppers, no water, salsa instead of tomato sauce, green enchilada sauce instead of taco sauce, and corn tortillas instead of flour. I also pan cooked the chicken in a little bit of olive oil with garlic, salt, and black pepper and then shredded it before mixing in the rest of the ingredients.

I say: Great taste for all of us to share!

Spicy Chicken Enchiladas Hot!

Spicy Chicken Enchiladas Hot!

Coconut Curry Chicken – Me via

http://foodieonboard.com/2014/07/04/coconut-curry-chicken-in-lettuce-cups/ Shout out to Foodieonboard from Fiesta Friday for this special taste of Asian food. Incredible.

Cambodian Curry Chicken

Cambodian Curry Chicken

Creamy Baked Chicken Taquitos – Richard and me via Food.com

http://www.food.com/recipe/baked-chicken-taquitos-470913

taquitos

Creamy Baked Chicken Taquitos Super Recipe

Fresh Balsamic Green Bean Salad – Me via a taste of home

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/balsamic-green-bean-salad

Balsamic Green Bean Salad - Easy

Balsamic Green Bean Salad – Easy

Mexican Cornbread with Organic Beef – Richard Supervised – Me/ shout out to Arl’s World of Fiesta Friday for this really fun and easy recipe.

http://arlsworld.net/2014/07/18/mexican-cornbread/

Mexican Cornbread on the right

Mexican Cornbread on the right

Risotto with Beets and Goat cheese – Alicia via ourstudiokitchen – beautful and yummy!

http://ourstudiokitchen.com/2013/12/03/beet-risotto/

Beet and Goat Cheese Risotto

Beet and Goat Cheese Risotto

Ruthless Black Bean Salsa recipe made by me from another Fiesta Friday recipe from rubbercowgirl

http://www.rubbercowgirl.com/2014/07/ruthless-black-bean-and-corn-salsa.html

Ruthless Black Bean Salsa

Ruthless Black Bean Salsa

Turkey Mole – Chris  and Crissy – Excellent

Turkey Mole on the left

Turkey Mole on the left

Wild Rice with Sun Chokes – Richard – To be available in his up coming wild rice cookbook

Wild Rice with Sun Chokes - Crisp and Healthy

Wild Rice with Sun Chokes – Crisp and Healthy

Vegetable Terrine – Richard TBA

Vegetable Terrine in Aspic

Vegetable Terrine in Aspic

 Desserts

Chai Cupcakes – Judee – “They came together”

Chai Cupcake

Chai Cupcake

Cheesecake with Cherry Sauce – Rich and rich! Brian with the cherry sauce via

http://addapinch.com/cooking/fresh-cherry-sauce-recipe-add-a-pinch/

Chocolate Cake – Alicia – via goodhousekeeping – Oh yeah.

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/_mobile/recipes/desserts/chocolate-cake-recipe

Serious Chocolate Cake

Serious Chocolate Cake

Have a Happy August! Y’all get together! Hear!

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