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  • 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

    Biscotti made with Espresso & Chocolate Chips: What a treat!

    March 11th, 2017 by srsm

    Serving it up: Biscotti, crunchy and crispy, nothing is a better pick-me-up with a hot beverage. From a google search we learn that though modern biscotti are associated with the Tuscan region of Italy, this popular Italian cookie traces its origins to Roman times. The word biscotto (biscotti is the plural) derives from “bis,” Latin for twice, … read full article

    Lorne Sausage is a great breakfast accompaniment.

    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

    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

    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

    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 sandbakkkels (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

    Chocolate Mint Cookies

    June 16th, 2013 by srsm

    Stirring it up: Who doesn’t like chocolate? And what about chocolate and mint? A yummy combination to be sure. These absolutely delicious chocolate cookies have just a hint of peppermint and pack a mouthful of chocolaty goodness. Makes 36 cookies Oven 350F Bake 5 – 6 minutes Ingredients: 1 c. white sugar 6 T. canola … read full article

    Glasgow Soufflé

    April 19th, 2013 by Peter MacLaren

    Peter is from Glasgow and this recipe is from his mum. Susan evolved it into a West Hill House B&B favorite. Serves 4-5   Oven 350°F     30 to 40 minutes Ingredients: 3 slices sandwich bread white or whole wheat, buttered 3 slices sandwich bread white or whole wheat cubed approx. ¾” 1 c. grated cheddar cheese … read full article