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  • Farm life: Young farmers showing a love for the land.

    May 17th, 2018 by srsm

    Farm life isn’t easy. For those who make farming a way of life it shows a love of the land. Hardly a day goes by that one doesn’t see an article on healthy eating. Magazines, newspapers, the Internet, and TV programs, are all touting the benefits of healthy eating. Copious numbers of recipes are shared and … read full article

    Pileated Woodpecker: Our New Neighbor Works Hard!

    April 8th, 2018 by srsm

    Here in Vermont wildlife abounds. We have our fair share of four- legged creatures however what is surprising is that there are also 381 species of birds that have been recorded in Vermont.  Seemingly everything from the Ruby-throated Hummingbird to the Pileated Woodpecker and  the Black Capped Chickadee to the Bald Eagle. Many of these birds can … read full article

    Cheesecake Indulgence: A Tiny Treat for You to Eat

    April 2nd, 2018 by srsm

    Stirring it up: Cheesecake Indulgence: A Tiny Treat. Yes cheesecake is a decadent dessert but this recipe let’s you enjoy that decadent dessert without too much guilt! Makes 24 cupcake size Oven 350°F  (175°C) Bake 20 min. Abbreviations: c. = cup. USA cup measure has the capacity of 8 fl. ounces. t. = teaspoon T. … read full article

    Sugaring Time – Visit a Sugar House, taste maple syrup and smile!

    March 26th, 2018 by srsm

    It’s Maple Sugaring Time once again. Vermont has strict Maple Laws governing the production of maple syrup to ensure that you get the highest quality maple syrup. For such a deliciously complex flavor, maple syrup is surprisingly simple to make. Sugaring takes place for just a few weeks in early spring when the spring-time sap  from … read full article

    Farm Fresh Veggies All Summer Long from Muddy Boots CSA

    March 23rd, 2018 by srsm

    Farm fresh veggies for the boys in Oliver was not an option. They would have even been happy to have “Hot sausage and mustard!” but gruel was the order of the day. When we here in the Mad River Valley of Vermont sing of “food glorious food” we know that there are farm fresh, locally grown … read full article

    Mincemeat Biscotti – a yummy, crunchy treat

    March 21st, 2018 by srsm

    Stirring it up: Mincemeat Biscotti Biscotti recipes are simple and take little time to prepare. Enhanced with a variety of added ingredients such as nuts, chocolate and fruit, biscotti is a perfect complement to a hot beverage. These cookies traces their origins to Roman times. The word biscotto (biscotti is the plural) derives from “bis,” Latin … read full article

    Ski Vermont Specialty Food Tour on March 17th

    March 8th, 2018 by Peter MacLaren

    The Ski Vermont Specialty Food Tour works to connect local Vermont producers with skiers and snowboarders, slopeside. Vermont vendors will  join Ski Vermont at Sugarbush on March 17th to share tasty treats and luscious libations with visitors and locals to the Green Mountains. Specialty Food Tour Vendors You may be aware of iconic Vermont brands … read full article

    Scottish Oatcakes: A tradition in Scottish homes

    October 25th, 2017 by srsm

    Stirring it up:   Scottish Oatcakes are made with oats but the result isn’t a traditional cake! This recipe can be mixed and baked in about 30 minutes. The result is a crisp and cracker-like Oatcake to be eaten with cheese, butter, jam or meat. Makes ~32 Oven 375°F (190°C) Bake 15 to 20 minutes … read full article

    Mad River Valley Group Activities near Warren Vermont

    June 9th, 2017 by insideout

    When planning a group event at the West Hill House B&B you’ve opted for something extra special for you and your guests, a wonderful gathering with a great Vermont experience. As well as helping you plan your event, we’ll help you provide an opportunity for you and your guests to experience the Vermont destination; the … read full article

    Wine-ing? Yes, Keep on Wine-ing with Great Vermont Wine

    May 15th, 2017 by srsm

    Wine is not something usually associated with Vermont. Maple syrup and craft beers top the list. Vermont is, however, becoming internationally known for its wine. Within an hour and a bit of West Hill House B&B there are numerous vineyards that welcome visitors and offer tasting opportunities. Two of our favorites are Lincoln Peak Vineyard and Boyden … read full article