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  • 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

    Amazing Peanut Butter Cookies

    November 24th, 2014 by srsm

    Stirring it up: These peanut butter cookies could be called by any number of names: I Can’t Believe It! Magic!, Too Simple To Be True!, the list could go on and you are welcome to make up your own name for these delicious, miraculously quick cookies. Amazing Peanut Butter Cookies will have to do for now. Perfect to … read full article

    Fresh from the Farm

    May 6th, 2014 by srsm

    If you live in or near a farming community you have doubtless heard of CSA, Community Supported Agriculture, which enables consumers to purchase local, seasonal produce direct from the farmer. Farmers and consumers both benefit from the CSA scenario. Farmers have time to market their food before the start of their long days in the … read full article

    Rosettes

    March 31st, 2014 by srsm

    Stirring it up: Here’s an easy recipe for a simply delicious and delicate treat. While easy, this recipe should be undertaken when you have no other distractions as you will be cooking with very hot oil. You will need rosette irons and handle as pictured here with the completed rosettes. The recipe for the sandbakkels (the … read full article

    Chinese Chews

    March 23rd, 2014 by srsm

    Stirring it up! These bars are quick and easy to make, perfect when you need a little something to go along with an afternoon cuppa. Dates add a special sweetness and walnuts give a nice crunch to each bite. This recipe does not call for any butter or shortening. Ingredients: 2/3 c. all purpose flour … read full article

    German Pancakes

    March 23rd, 2014 by Peter MacLaren

    Stirring it up: For all of you who have been after me for the recipe I use to make German Pancakes, here it is. This is a simple recipe for one serving and can easily be increased depending on how many hungry folks are at the table.  Ingredients: 1/4 c. all purpose flour or sifted … read full article

    Spring Dates for the Vermont Bed and Brew Package!

    March 20th, 2014 by corey

    If you like craft beer and vacations, have we got the deal for you: the Vermont Bed and Brew Package is back for Spring. And we call it our “Brews and Snooze” special! That’s right, all you micro brew beer enthusiasts should sit up and take notice so you don’t miss an opportunity that you … read full article