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  • Sunny Day Road Trip: Discovering Vermont Artisans

    April 16th, 2017 by srsm

    A beautiful, warm and sunny mid-April day just begs to be enjoyed so, having no overnight guest to attend to, we set out to enjoy the afternoon and view the works of area artisans. Our afternoon outing started in Middlebury, about 45 minutes from the B&B, where we stopped at the Vermont Coffee Company for coffee and … 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

    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 Gem of a Restaurant

    March 28th, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    Today Peter and I (Susan) had a marvelous lunch at MINT, a local vegetarian restaurant in Waitsfield. In the wake of  tropical storm Irene, which flooded the restaurant with 5 feet of muddy water, MINT has been reborn through the hard work of  it’s owners Savitri and Iliyan. The restaurant now boasts a new layout, … read full article

    Cinnamon Crumb Cake

    November 13th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    Stirring it up! Here’s a never fail coffee cake which is quick to make and yummy to eat. 2 c  all purpose flour 3/4 c  butter 1 c  white sugar Rub these three ingredients together to the crumb stage. Put 1 cup of the mixture aside to use as topping Mix the remaining mixture (from … read full article

    Tea Primer

    April 23rd, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    When we moved to Texas from Canada, two new friends, knowing of our Canadian & Scottish backgrounds, offered us tea – cups with water heated (not to boiling) in the microwave and presented with a tea bag on the side. YIKES! My mission from then on was to teach them to make a good cup of … read full article

    We know how to make tea!

    April 15th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    Over the past few weeks I have attended two conferences, each providing various meals followed by coffee and tea,  but only if you asked for it. My latest tea challenge came just the other day. I was brought a cup filled with very warm water (not hot enough to have been boiling) and a wooden … read full article