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  • Maple Syrup? Pancakes? Vermont’s Got It!

    February 5th, 2017 by srsm

    Maple syrup and Vermont go together like, well, maple syrup and pancakes! Forty years are required to grow a sugar maple tree large enough to tap. A tree ten inches (25 cm) in diameter is considered minimum trappable size for one tap. A grove of sugar maples is called a sugar bush or sometimes a … read full article

    Vermont Craft Beer Brewery Tour and Lodging Specials

    August 20th, 2016 by corey

    Discover the Mad River Valley’s Vermont craft beer scene and enjoy the benefit of a lodging special with the Vermont Bed & Brew Package! The Vermont Bed & Brew Package has proven extremely popular and why not? Who wouldn’t enjoy an opportunity to sample the best beer and lodging that central Vermont has to offer? … read full article

    Along the Vermont Cheese Trail

    March 14th, 2016 by corey

    The Vermont Cheese Trail stretches from New York to New Hampshire, from Rhode Island to Quebec, and all points in between. Curd lovers visiting Vermont’s Mad River Valley can get in on the fun, too! The farm-to-table movement may be one of the most exciting (and delicious) dining trends we’ve seen in a long time. … read full article

    Lorne Sausage is great for breakfast

    March 6th, 2016 by srsm

    Serving it up  Lorne Sausage, also known as Square Sausage, Flat Sausage or Slice Sausage, is a traditional Scottish  food made with beef and pork. It is said to have originated in Lorne, Argyll in Scotland. If you are in Scotland and ask for a full Scottish Breakfast you will see Lorne Sausage on your plate. … read full article

    Mad River Valley’s Best Restaurants

    February 26th, 2016 by corey

    One thing we’re always excited to pass along to our guests is what we think of as some of the Mad River Valley’s best restaurants. Vermont has no end of great dining options and the Mad River Valley is no exception. Finding fantastic dining here isn’t the problem – choosing from among the crowd of … read full article

    Discover Vermont Craft Beer!

    February 15th, 2016 by corey

    America’s craft beer movement has certainly taken off – did you know there are over 50 craft beer breweries in Vermont, alone? We’re first in the U.S. for breweries and brew pubs per capita. Beer lovers can be equal parts thrilled and confounded by the volume and variety of the Vermont craft beer scene – … read full article

    Mint – a continuing great restaurant experience

    August 17th, 2015 by Peter MacLaren

    Mint Restaurant in the heart of Waitsfield’s Historic District offers the Mad River Valley a vegetarian alternative with a primary focus on natural, organic whole foods and ingredients. Mint also specializes in offering a wide variety of teas from around the world. The restaurant opened in November 2009 and has continued to receive rave reviews from … read full article

    Carrot Greens Salad

    June 23rd, 2015 by srsm

    Stirring it up: Last week was the first week for our Community Supported Agriculture share for this year and it got me thinking about carrot greens.  Carrot greens are most often thrown away during meal prep but I thought there had to be a use for them. I searched the internet, got some inspiration from a number of websites then opened the fridge and built a salad. I used various … read full article

    Very Yummy Granola

    March 9th, 2015 by srsm

    Stirring it up: Our guests love this granola. It takes little time to prepare and packs a good measure of fiber into your daily diet. Granola is great sprinkled on fruit, eaten as breakfast cereal or used  as a topping for a fruit crisp or ice cream! Very Yummy Granola 4 cups oats (not quick oats) 1 … read full article

    Icelandic Vínarterta – A Shortbread Style Cake

    January 14th, 2015 by srsm

    At breakfast on January first I presented our guests with my variation of  the Icelandic dessert Vínarterta, a Shortbread and Prune Jam Layer Cake. If you want to learn more about our amazing Icelandic Experience check our January 5, 2015 blog. So, with thanks to the Icelandic cooks for the inspiration which I gained from the Vínarterta recipe and apologies to Icelandic cooks … read full article

    An Icelandic Experience

    January 5th, 2015 by srsm

    Iceland , ‘The land of Ice and Fire’. If you have ever dreamed of an Icelandic holiday, stop dreaming and go! As we have in past years, we kicked of 2015 by watching and listening to, via a live web cam , the midnight fireworks from Reykjavik, Iceland.  The closer it got to midnight the more … read full article

    Scottish Christmas Remembered

    December 22nd, 2014 by srsm

    At this time of year many of us pause to remember Christmases past. Do you remember receiving a special dress your mother made for you, or a the doll you were wishing for, or a new book by your favourite author (and you still have that book today)?  Perhaps you received a model train or Meccano set. Did you attend a Pantomime … read full article