Friday, January 23, 2015

Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings

One of my favorite foods from one of my favorite food blogs, The Smitten Kitchen. These would be perfect for The Super Bowl


Sticky Sesame Wings
Adapted, barely, from Gourmet Magazine
You can definitely mess with the proportions here; we’ve also enjoyed it with slightly more hoisin and half the honey. I think a little grated fresh ginger could be good in here, as well as a dash or two of Sriracha. We had this with rice (I’m currently enamored with this and this) and roasted asparagus. If I hadn’t waited until the last minute, I may have made this Mango Slaw with Cashews and Mint or the Sugar Snap Slaw with Sesame-Miso Dressing from TSKC.
If you can’t find “wingettes” (often sold as “party wings”), use regular chicken wings but cut off tips from chicken wings with kitchen shears or a large heavy knife (you can use them for stock), then halve wings at the joint.
Yield: 4 main-course servings
3 pounds chicken wingettes or chicken wings (see note up top)
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon coarse or kosher salt, plus more to taste
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons mild honey (I often halved this)
1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
Pinch of cayenne or dash of Sriracha
1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds, lightly toasted
1 scallion, finely chopped
Heat oven to 425°F. Line a large shallow baking pan with foil and lightly oil it.
Stir wings together with garlic, salt, soy, hoisin, honey, sesame oil and cayenne or Sriracha until coated. Spread wings and any sauce that fell to the bottom of the bowl out on the prepared baking pan in one layer. Roast, turning over once, until cooked through, about 35 minutes. Transfer wingettes to a large serving bowl* and toss with sesame seeds and scallion.
* If you end up with a puddle of sauce in the bottom of your baking pan (I did the one time they were more tightly packed in a dish), after removing the wings, you can pour the extra sauce into a saucepan and reduced it until thick, then stir it over the roasted wings before adding the sesame seeds and scallion.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wine Events In Litchfield This Weekend

  • WinterFest 2015
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    Sat, January 24, 2015
    WinterFest 2015, January 24 & 25, from 12:00-5:00 pm. HBV is hosting a fun-spirited wine and food tasting with all of our wines paired with savory and sweet foods. Live music. Reservations required.
    Online registration is $30 or $35 at the door.
    Please Note: Reservations are taken with a credit card. Cancellations must occur 5 days prior to the event for full refund. Phone or email cancellations accepted. Cancellations after 5 days prior will result in full charge.
    Click HERE for online registration.

  • WinterFest 2015
    Sun, January 25, 2015
    Continuation of WinterFest 2015, January 24 & 25, from 12:00-5:00 pm. HBV is hosting a fun-spirited wine and food tasting with all of our wines paired with savory and sweet foods. Live music. Reservations require
    Online registration is $30 or $35 at the door.
    Please Note: Reservations are taken with a credit card. Cancellations must occur 5 days prior to the event for full refund. Phone or email cancellations accepted. Cancellations after 5 days prior will result in full charge.
    Click HERE for online registration.

  • Upcoming Local Events




    Leather Apron Book Club-3:30-5:00pm-Litchfield History Museum

    Watch UConn Women's Basketball Game-7pm-Morris Senior Center

     



    OWL Senior Center Café-11:30am-First Cong. Church, Litchfield

    An Evening with The Kenn Morr Band-7-8pm-Oliver Wolcott Library

     



    Retreat: Listening to Contemplative Voices-5pm-Wisdom House

    Family Trivia Night-5:30-8:30pm-Litchfield CC

     


    DEEP CARE Family Ice Fishing Workshop-10am-12pm-WMCC

    Learn About Tape Loom Weaving-10:30am-12:30pm-Litch. Hist. Museum

    Llama Walk-11am-White Memorial CC

    Open House-11:30am-1:30pm-School on the Green, Litchfield

    "Red Hot Chili Slam & Band Jam"-6-10pm-Litchfield CC

     


    Southern Writers Book Discussion-1-2pm-Oliver Wolcott Library

     

    Friday, January 16, 2015

    Miranda Vineyards Live Music

    Sunday Music Series Jan. 18 Jim Palermo


    January 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Miranda Vineyard,
    42 Ives Road, Goshen, CT 06756 United States

    Kids Cooking

    Looking for something for the kids to do on their day off?

     Young Chef’s Winter Warm-Up

    Monday, January 19, 1 to 4 p.m.


    SILO KIDS
    With Nancy Stuart.
    Looking for a great activity for your children on Martin Luther King Day - a school vacation day?

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    We’ve got it for you.  Young chefs join Nancy Stuart in preparing a warming winter menu - while having a great time - and learning skills to last them a life-time.  (Full participation.) Ages 6-13.
    $45. per person

    For more information, contact The Silo   

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    Things to Do This Upcoming Week




    OWL Cookbook Club-7-8pm-Oliver Wolcott Library

     



    Table Gamers Club (Gr. 4-6)-3-5pm-Litchfield CC

    Knitting Lessons (Gr 5+)-4-5pm-Litchfield CC

    Knitting Lessons (Adults)-5-6pm-Litchfield CC

    French Discussion Group-6pm-Litchfield CC

    Exploring the Common Core-7-8pm-Litch. Center School

     



    Bear Hunt Obstacle Course-10:30-11:15am-OWL

    Friday Feast & Dancing Feet-12-2pm-Litchfield CC

    The Watercolor Journal-12:30-2:30pm-Litchfield CC

    Intermediate Italian-1:30-3:30pm-Litchfield CC

    Books & S'Mores-3:30-4:15pm-OWL

     


    Firewood 101 with Tom Worthley-9am -12pm-White Memorial CC

    LH Farm-Fresh Indoor Market-10am-1pm-Litchfield CC

    Llama Walk-10am-White Memorial CC

    Intro to Web Programming-10-11:30am-Litchfield CC

    Pre-K Child Care and Preschool Fair-10:30am-12:30pm-OWL

    Identifying Connecticut's Owls-2pm-White Memorial CC

    LMS Wine & Beer Tasting-6-9pm-Litchfield Community Center

     


    Recycle Your Christmas Tree-11am-Bantam Firehouse

    Llama Walk-2pm-White Memorial CC

    Lecture: CT Families of the Revolution-3pm-Litch. History Museum