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  • Add a Romantic Dinner to your Bed and Breakfast Stay

    May 4th, 2013 by insideout

    Are you looking for a simple Vermont weekend getaway? Having half of your meals covered makes a trip a bit easier to organize, right? This spring, we are offering our “Add Dinner to a Bed and Breakfast” package. Stay for two nights in the room of your choice and add dinner to one of those … read full article

    Fantastic Pancakes

    February 12th, 2013 by srsm

    Stirring it up: Pancakes…just the name conjures up the sights and smells of a marvelous breakfast. These Ricotta Pancakes are easy to make and will provide you with great taste, fluffy pancakes and enough energy to tackle a day on the slopes. Ingredients: 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1 t. baking powder 1/4 t. baking … read full article

    Fluffiest Cornbread Ever

    January 30th, 2013 by srsm

    Stirring it up! Cornbread is often thought of as a southern US food and seldom served in the northern states which is a pity. This cornbread recipe has become a favorite of our guests especially when served warm with honey-butter and along side an eggy breakfast casserole. Can’t say where I found this recipe as … read full article

    Chestnut Soup

    December 25th, 2012 by srsm

      Stirring it up! Until a few weeks ago I had never cooked with chestnuts. Many years ago I had chestnuts roasted on an open fire  (as one does at Christmas time!) from a street vendor in Toronto but nothing since then. I purchased some a few weeks back, sautéed them with some bacon and red onion … read full article

    Time to Retire Bottled Water? Yes!

    December 8th, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    Some facts to ponder: Bottled water costs the eager buyer up to 10,000 as much as tap water. We are shipping 1 billion water bottles a week around the U.S. in ships, trains, and trucks. Plastic bottles require energy to make and transport. Currently, the amount of oil we use to produce water bottles each … read full article

    Winter Wedding

    November 29th, 2012 by srsm

      With early season snowflakes whirling about them, and the temperature sitting at about 28°F, Ryan and Jeff were married in the meadow at West Hill House B&B. Our favorite Justice of the Peace, Greg Trulson officiated at the wedding making it a very meaningful occasion, as he always does. Following the ceremony,  the newly … read full article

    Celebrate the 254th birthday of Robert Burns

    November 27th, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    On January 26th 2013 we will be holding our 5th annual Burns Supper at West Hill House to celebrate the 254th anniversary of the birth, on January 25th 1759, of this great Scottish Poet, often referred to as “The Bard”. (Bard is a Scots word for a poet.) A Burns Supper is a significant tradition … read full article

    Bird Seed Granola

    August 25th, 2012 by srsm

    Stirring it up! This past week breakfasts were gluten, soy, lactose and pork free. Wanting to increase my repertoire for such recipes, I searched the internet for something new and different. As often happens I got ideas but no recipe was exactly what I wanted or indeed, what I had in the pantry. So… here’s … read full article

    Vermont Cheese Tour

    July 30th, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    Guests Laurent and Julia created this list of some of the excellent Vermont Cheese makers–and they visited many of them as you will see from their comments!  If you like cheese you may want to follow in their footsteps. See also the Vermont Cheese Trail which is the source of the map on the right – … read full article

    Happy 4th of July!

    July 4th, 2012 by srsm

    Happy 4th everyone! The Sugarbush area 4th of July celebrations got off to a great start on June 30 with the 3rd annual Stars and Stripes Air Show featuring vintage plane and glider aerial acrobatics. This morning the focus is on the 64th annual Warren 4th of July parade with its collection of quirky floats … read full article

    Soft Ginger Cookies

    June 29th, 2012 by srsm

    Stirring it up! While cleaning rooms the other day I clicked on the TV and found The Barefoot Contessa featuring a batch of the Ultimate Ginger Cookie. They looked absolutely scrumptious so after finishing the rooms I cleaned up and headed off to the kitchen to cook up a batch for our weekend guests. Unfortunately I … read full article

    A 4th of July to Remember

    June 16th, 2012 by srsm

    Our Sap-bucket list is overflowing with activities for one super week of 4th of July celebrations for all tastes and interests! The 3rd annual Stars and Stripes Air Show on June 30 will bring excitement to the Sugarbush Airport in Warren with vintage planes, stunt flying by both planes and gliders, glider rides, classic motorcycles, food and fun … read full article