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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 sandbakkels (the … read full article

Chinese Chews : The Best Of Both Chewy and Crunchy

March 23rd, 2014 by srsm

Chinese Chews 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 … 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

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

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