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  • Quiche. Real men do eat quiche and it has happened here!

    August 20th, 2018 by srsm

    Serving it up: Quiche.  This warm, creamy, egg pie is a winner at breakfast here at West Hill House B&B. Quiche can also be enjoyed for lunch or, dare I say, dinner and is especially tasty cold with a crispy salad on a hot summer day. Makes one 8″ (20cm) pie Oven 375°F  (190°C) Bake … read full article

    Shelburne Farm and Shelburne Museum are treasures in Vermont

    August 6th, 2018 by srsm

    Shelburne Farm and Shelburne Museum are two of the great treasures of Vermont which offer an interesting insight into the past, present and future of the Green Mountain state. Shelburne Farm-A visit to the farm is well worth your time. The grand structures including the family house, the Coach House, the Breeding Barn and the … read full article

    The Covered Bridge: Come Tour the Iconic Bridges of Vermont’s Past

    July 14th, 2018 by srsm

    A covered bridge is always a great attraction. It is part of the beautiful Vermont scenery. Whether long, short, painted, unpainted one span or two, windows or solid walls there is something romanic about these structures.  In Vermont there are just over 100 authentic covered bridges giving the state the highest number of authentic covered … read full article

    Farm life: Young farmers showing a love for the land.

    May 17th, 2018 by srsm

    Farm life isn’t easy. For those who make farming a way of life it shows a love of the land. Hardly a day goes by that one doesn’t see an article on healthy eating. Magazines, newspapers, the Internet, and TV programs, are all touting the benefits of healthy eating. Copious numbers of recipes are shared and … read full article

    Pileated Woodpecker: Our New Neighbor Works Hard!

    April 8th, 2018 by srsm

    Here in Vermont wildlife abounds. We have our fair share of four- legged creatures however what is surprising is that there are also 381 species of birds that have been recorded in Vermont.  Seemingly everything from the Ruby-throated Hummingbird to the Pileated Woodpecker and  the Black Capped Chickadee to the Bald Eagle. Many of these birds can … read full article

    Cheesecake Indulgence: A Tiny Treat for You to Eat

    April 2nd, 2018 by srsm

    Stirring it up: Cheesecake Indulgence: A Tiny Treat. Yes cheesecake is a decadent dessert but this recipe let’s you enjoy that decadent dessert without too much guilt! Makes 24 cupcake size Oven 350°F  (175°C) Bake 20 min. Abbreviations: c. = cup. USA cup measure has the capacity of 8 fl. ounces. t. = teaspoon T. … read full article

    Sugaring Time – Visit a Sugar House, taste maple syrup and smile!

    March 26th, 2018 by srsm

    It’s Maple Sugaring Time once again. Vermont has strict Maple Laws governing the production of maple syrup to ensure that you get the highest quality maple syrup. For such a deliciously complex flavor, maple syrup is surprisingly simple to make. Sugaring takes place for just a few weeks in early spring when the spring-time sap  from … read full article

    Farm Fresh Veggies All Summer Long from Muddy Boots CSA

    March 23rd, 2018 by srsm

    Farm fresh veggies for the boys in Oliver was not an option. They would have even been happy to have “Hot sausage and mustard!” but gruel was the order of the day. When we here in the Mad River Valley of Vermont sing of “food glorious food” we know that there are farm fresh, locally grown … read full article

    Mincemeat Biscotti – a yummy, crunchy treat

    March 21st, 2018 by srsm

    Stirring it up: Mincemeat Biscotti Biscotti recipes are simple and take little time to prepare. Enhanced with a variety of added ingredients such as nuts, chocolate and fruit, biscotti is a perfect complement to a hot beverage. These cookies traces their origins to Roman times. The word biscotto (biscotti is the plural) derives from “bis,” Latin … read full article