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Fall Thyme Breakfast Sides

Instead of Home Fries, how about Roasted Root Vegetables to go with your fried eggs for breakfast or supper?   There are plenty of roots available this time of year and roasting them in salt, pepper, herbs and a bit of olive oil brings out their flavor, texture and color.   Shown here are a combo of Carrot, Red Beet, Golden Beet, Parsnip, tiny Potatoes and some chunks of Turnip.  I sprinkled the peeled and chunked veggies with salt, pepper and herbs and wrapped them in Aluminum Read more [...]

Take a trip Off the Beaten Path

If you are coming to visit the Hudson, NY this month for a for a Fall Get-a-way we have compiled a list of seasonal and noteworthy activities for you to consider. We have chosen outings that are provide a glimpse into the history, and culture of our area in the natural, scenic splendor that this season  is famous for.   Oct 1st- October 13, Hudson 19th Annual ArtsWalk Festival, Two events stand out:  Creating Landscapes in the Landscape, an en plein air paintout, exhibition and Read more [...]
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Waste Not, Want Not

With so much food coming in from the gardens this summer, much more than we can use up on a daily basis, it is time to pull out the Canning Pot and start processing food for the coming winter months. With all the work that goes into growing your own vegetables, it is a shame to waste what you can't use up.  Canned food is like a luxury in the winter.  Chemical free and so easy to use, no defrosting necessary and with the increase in power outages these days it is one less thing in the freezer to Read more [...]

At last…Snow!

Not only does it hide a multitude of sins in this bleak late winter, but it's fun! and beautiful and right now it is plentiful.  The earth loves the blanket of snow protecting all that lies beneath it during the harsh freezing weather.  Lets hope it lasts and at the risk of seeming greedy, we are hoping that there might be more! There are many cross country skiing and snowshoeing opportunities, Art Omi (www.artomi.org) is only 3 miles away, and our back yard, even closer.  For a more complete Read more [...]
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Who goes to a Christmas Tea?

You and the people you care about.  Young and old, men and women, friends and relatives. Those who wish, in our "Paper Cup" world,  to enjoy tea from a china cup at a table adorned with, silver, and linens, and tea time treats, reminding us fondly of earlier times. Those who enjoy a slower paced rythym, afternoon tea can be peaceful and serene Its not the tea itself that makes an afternoon tea so memorable, it is what happens when we take the time to enjoy the company of friends and family Read more [...]

Soapmaking…It all starts with the grass.

One thing leads to another.  I never imagined we would be making  our own soap on top of everything else.   But we use a lot of soap in the Bed and Breakfast and so Soapmaking has been added to our list of seasonal tasks.  If I stop to think about how and why certain tasks have become part of the work that we do here, almost all of them can be attributed to our 5 acres of grass. For many reasons we chose to get a cow instead of a lawnmower to keep the meadows open.  That lead to milk, lots Read more [...]