Cranberry Vanilla Muffins

Cranberry Vanilla Muffins

What the ever-loving heck happened to November?! Well, I hope you had a good one. I guess I’ve had a busy one. Thanksgiving is over and hopefully yours was filled with being surrounded by the delicious food and companionship that you most desire, whatever form…

Apple Cider Donut Muffins

Apple Cider Donut Muffins

There were a few snowflakes swirling around in the air over the weekend and there was a definite frost on the ground yesterday. I’m a big fan of seasonal baking/cooking and all this means that I am using apples and pumpkins and cranberries every chance…

The Life and Times of a Plum Cake Recipe

The Life and Times of a Plum Cake Recipe

I could say I invented these Cinna-Plum Muffins but that would be a lie. I took a very established recipe for plum cake and put it into muffin shape. I used bit more cinnamon and sugar than called for but other than that, I changed…

Blueberry Hill Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Hill Blueberry Bread

I know, I only just announced that I was going to focus on gooey, stuffed, iced, sweet breakfast baking and I’m interrupting this plan already. I get sidetracked easily when I’m poring over cookbooks. But this recipe is too good not to share. It’s simple…

Citrus Currant Muffins

Citrus Currant Muffins

The reality of baking for inn guests is that, if I’d wanted to, I could have pretty much made the same two breakfasts over and over and over. Most guests only stayed for one or two nights. We did have a number of repeat guests…

Blueberry Schlumpf

Blueberry Schlumpf

I didn’t get around to jotting down my Monday thoughts this week because very dear friends from the UK were here for the day with their eight year old twin girls. So instead we drove to Buxton’s General Store in the pickup truck to get…

It’s Easy Being Green in the Summertime

It’s Easy Being Green in the Summertime

Do you know chimichurri sauce? I didn’t, until we had owned the inn for a few years. Now I feel like I see it everywhere. (Isn’t that always the way?) My quick explanation to curious customers was, ‘it’s kind of like pesto only made with…

Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini Muffins

That time of year is almost here, that delicious, unrelenting, ZUCCHINI time of year. I have vivid memories of having to turn neighbors away at the back door of the inn on certain high yield years. At least one year we had a person-high stack…

Cake and Sewing

Cake and Sewing

My intention is that this post is about cake, specifically this great cake from Dorie Greenspan that was featured on the NYT Cooking site last week and that I just couldn’t resist trying. For starters, it is lemon and I do love most things lemon. It’s…

Dad’s Chilled Cucumber and Buttermilk Soup

Dad’s Chilled Cucumber and Buttermilk Soup

My Dad has this great recipe that I’m going to share with you. It is a perfect summer soup. And really, really easy to make. Soup is a perfect lunch as far as I’m concerned but summer and soup and no air conditioning are not…