I am so fortunate to have a good friend who is a master baker. Rachel Portnoy, Chez Nous, Lee, MA, shared this recipe with me, and now I am sharing it with you. I love this recipe. Unlike most American … Continue reading
Everyone has a favorite recipe that often becomes their comfort food. I know I’m not alone in choosing The Silver Palate Cookbook’s Chicken Marbella because I have been to a number of friends’ dinner parties to happily discover the hosts … Continue reading
Regardless of how sophisticated your palate, there are several universal truths when it comes to appetizers-everyone loves pigs in a blanket, vegetables and dip, potato chips and onion dip and deviled eggs.
Who doesn’t love a farmers market? The revival of an ancient tradition has taken root everywhere! Small farmers marketing their produce directly to the consumer evokes thoughts of the agoras of the ancient Greek. Today this tradition has been fueled by … Continue reading
It’s not surprising that our American Founding Fathers were also our Founding Foodies. After all they were well-traveled and lived in Europe, returning to America with the roots of our American culinary history. Living in Philadelphia, I am immersed daily … Continue reading
If you are looking for something different in a summer fruit dish, look no further! I first found the idea in a grocery handout and have been serving it to summer guests. I have fun making it and they have … Continue reading
Summer is definitely upon us, and many of us across the country are wilting. Need a pick up at the end of the day or a way to liven up a barbecue. Try a Gin and Tonic Popsicle!
The coffee industry is doing a happy dance! The coffee market that was slowing down after the mad moments of lattes, espressos, and mochaccinos, has been given a jolt of caffeine — by cold-brewed coffee! As innkeepers we know that … Continue reading
Insipid sausage for breakfast again? Not with Jazzy Sausage! Michael Salmon, owner/chef of Hartstone Inn, in Camden, Maine, created “Cumin-Spiced Bacon and Sausage Roll” to serve with breakfast. At Birchwood Inn, we left out the bacon and rolled the sausage … Continue reading
These individual Lobster Tarts are perfect for a special occasion breakfast, brunch, or luncheon. We created these for our New Year’s Day Brunch and overheard many oohs and ahhs!