Author Archives: Innkeeper

A Real Bargain!

Do you bake?  Well I do. ALOT. If you own a B&B you are constantly refilling the cookie jar.  As a result I have invested in heavy-duty cooking sheets and, up until recently, quality parchment paper.  Clean up is a … Continue reading

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A New Sous Vide Keeper

It’s been almost six months since I got my hands on my SanSaire immersion cooker and, like most of my new toys, it has seen a lot of dinner prep action.  Two weeks ago I tried a new recipe and … Continue reading

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Old Man Winter is Making a Comeback

For the last several weeks the weather here at the inn has been a beautiful – in the eighties, a bit warm for April – very little rain and not too much wind, which is a plus for us this … Continue reading

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The Recipe That Started It All

I have always loved to cook.  Even as a young girl I would be in the kitchen mixing up some jelly filled muffins to give to my parents as breakfast in bed (my Dad hated them – I was just … Continue reading

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The Day After

Another Easter has come and gone. The eggs dyed and eaten, the baskets filled with candy and left by the Easter Bunny on the credenza and the Lamb Cake  baked, decorated and  ready to be devoured. I have made the … Continue reading

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It all Started with Carrots

While doing my weekly shopping on Friday I spotted some really nice small carrots with the tops still attached, in the organic section of my produce department.  I usually don’t see carrots this small and with tops so I grabbed … Continue reading

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Tater Tots?

While we had a full house this weekend; our guests were here for a seminar and had breakfast meetings.  This allowed me to use George as a guinea pig for a potential breakfast entrée.  Thankfully most of his “guinea pig” … Continue reading

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