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  • Want Outstanding Craft Beer? Come Visit Vermont!

    December 10th, 2018 by srsm

    Want outstanding craft beer? Come visit Vermont! Vermont has outstanding craft beer and brewers as well as creative people undertaking diverse, creative activities. Jewelers, musicians, wood workers, potters, farmers, glassblowers, writers, fashion designers, the list goes on. The website for the Secretary of State for Vermont provides some interesting background on the production of alcohol … read full article

    Dining Diversity

    November 27th, 2018 by Peter MacLaren

    Locally Owned and Sourced While the food in the Mad River Valley is delicious, it’s more than the flavor and diversity of options that make the restaurants around here unique. Locally owned and sourced restaurants mean you’re supporting small business and enjoying food and ingredients from the very place you are visiting! Vermont, in general, has a … read full article

    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

    What To Do: Vermont Summer Activities

    August 3rd, 2018 by Kim Dixon

    We’re hard-pressed to choose our favorite Vermont season when they all offer so much. While winter and fall are very popular, we’re here to let you know why Vermont summer activities should make your bucket list too! So, what is there to do if you’re not hitting the slopes or viewing the foliage? Where do … 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

    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