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  • 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

    Find Your Whey … To Local Vermont Cheese Trail Stops

    April 20th, 2018 by corey

    Love cheese? Who doesn’t? Cheese is so popular, there’s even cheese-tourism. We here in Vermont should know, we offer it! If you’ve a hankering to make your whey (sorry for the cheesy pun) to some of our local cheesemakers, all you need do is head out on the Vermont Cheese Trail! Vermont is known for … 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

    Mad River Valley Dining: A Vermont Farm-To-Table Experience

    January 29th, 2018 by corey

    Nothing takes the joy out of a vacation like eating the same old foods at the same chains. The whole point of going somewhere new is experiencing the local scene – and that includes food and drink. When it comes to Mad River Valley dining, that’s easy to do because eating out likely means a … read full article

    Scottish Oatcakes: A tradition in Scottish homes

    October 25th, 2017 by srsm

    Stirring it up:   Scottish Oatcakes are made with oats but the result isn’t a traditional cake! This recipe can be mixed and baked in about 30 minutes. The result is a crisp and cracker-like Oatcake to be eaten with cheese, butter, jam or meat. Makes ~32 Oven 375°F (190°C) Bake 15 to 20 minutes … read full article

    Wine-ing? Yes, Keep on Wine-ing with Great Vermont Wine

    May 15th, 2017 by srsm

    Wine is not something usually associated with Vermont. Maple syrup and craft beers top the list. Vermont is, however, becoming internationally known for its wine. Within an hour and a bit of West Hill House B&B there are numerous vineyards that welcome visitors and offer tasting opportunities. Two of our favorites are Lincoln Peak Vineyard and Boyden … read full article

    Mud Squares for Mud Season

    April 25th, 2017 by srsm

    Serving it up: Mud season is a gray and rainy time here is the northeast. The snow has melted, the ground is thawing and the rain is coming down. Sometimes a sweet and gooey baked treat is the perfect pick-me-up on a gray and rainy day.  This baked treat fits the bill perfectly, a brownie-like cake base … read full article

    Sunny Day Road Trip: Discovering Vermont Artisans

    April 16th, 2017 by srsm

    A beautiful, warm and sunny mid-April day just begs to be enjoyed so, having no overnight guest to attend to, we set out to enjoy the afternoon and view the works of area artisans. Our afternoon outing started in Middlebury, about 45 minutes from the B&B, where we stopped at the Vermont Coffee Company for coffee and … read full article

    Get Out And About On A Vermont Craft Beer Tour!

    April 14th, 2017 by corey

    Spring has sprung! The time has come To taste great beer And have some fun … on a guided craft beer tour in Vermont’s Mad River Valley! The fine month of May sees the return of the Vermont Bed & Brew package: May 6th & May 20th, 2017. This deal, which should tantalize any craft … read full article