Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fresh Berry and Nutella Crepes

Recipe makes 12 crepes
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 Tble. butter, melted
  • 2 tea. sugar
  • 3/4 cup AP flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tea. kosher salt
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tble. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tea. fresh lemon zest
  • 1/2 tea. rum extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped until stiff peaks form
  • ¾ cup Nutella
  • 4+ cups fresh berries
  1. In a blender, blend eggs, sugar, melted butter, milk, cold water, flour and salt until smooth
  2. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Ladle about 3 oz. the batter into the pan, tilt the pan to spread the batter as thinly as possible. Cook for several minutes until the batter thickens in the middle of the pan. With a heat resistant plastic spatula flip the crepe over and cook until the edges curl slightly. You may cook until lightly browned if desired.
  3. Turn over a small saucer, layer the cooked crepes flat around the saucer to cool.
  4. Blend the cream cheese, Nutella, lemon juice, lemon zest, and rum extract with an electric mixer until smooth. Remove mixture from mixer and hand fold in the whipped cream. (reserve some whipped cream for garnish)
  5. To serve, fill crepes with cream cheese and Nutella mix and fresh berries. Garnish with Whipped cream, berries and fresh mint.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Smoked Salmon, Smoked Gouda and Bell Pepper Frittata

Makes 2 10 in. Frittatas

This recipe freezes extremely well, so you can make them up ahead, freeze either whole or portion and freeze individual portions. If freezing make sure you wrap them well, as the egg mixture will pick up freezer odors if not wrapped tightly. To reheat from frozen, microwave on low for 1.5-2 minutes for individual pieces or oven bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. While we make everything fresh to order at the Rosewood, we have shared this recipe with others and have gotten great feedback about how well it freezes.

Preheat over to 325°

Whisk together:
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 9 egg yolks
  • 1 qt. Heavy Cream
  • 2 tble. fresh dill chopped finely
  • ½ tea. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tea. kosher salt

  • 1 lb. premium smoked salmon broken to medium to small pieces. Ducktrap Farms makes a very quality smoked salmon, hot smoked salmon can be used as well as a substitute or smoked mackerel or trout.
  • 1 lb. smoked gouda, cubed into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 lb. shredded sharp cheddar, Cabot is recommended.
  • 2 red peppers, sautéed, drained of liquid and chilled or room temperature
  • 2 green bell peppers, sautéed, drained of liquid and chilled or room temperature

1. In well greased spring form pans, or alternatively, spring form pans lined with parchment paper, alternate salmon, cheeses and peppers until well distributed between both pans. Pour the egg mixture over the top until it reaches about 1 inch below the top of the pans.

2. Bake for approximately an hour and a quarter or until the pans when shaken lightly don’t wiggle in the middle. Baking time will vary depending on electric or gas ovens. A knife when inserted into the middle should come out clean and warm to the touch. If serving immediately, let set on the counter for about 10+ minutes.

This dish can be served hot or cold. Accompaniments on top are a nice salsa or a dilled sour cream (fresh dill, a little honey, fresh garlic, sour cream and salt and pepper to taste)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Montshire Science Museum

Discover hands-on science and a world of new ideas when you visit the Montshire, one of the country’s top science museums. What an amazing place! My kids LOVED it. All our future trips to Vermont will include a trip here. I would recommend it to everyone with small children the exhibits are all hands on and there is something new to do every 30 minutes. I give them a 100 out of 10!!! J.M.C, facebook post More than 125 permanent exhibits indoors and out Nationally touring and featured exhibitions Andy's Place—a special area scaled to size for visitors five and under and their caregivers 100 acres of trails, outdoor exhibits, a Woodland Garden, Science Park, a walking tour of the solar system, and during the warm-weather months, the most intelligent water park in New England. Regional visitor center for the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.

Monday, July 7, 2014

ARTISANS PARK in Windsor Vermont

See artisans at work, taste fresh beer and local cheeses, and stroll through an enchanting riverside sculpture garden.
Minutes from I-91 and St Gaudens historical site. Great way to spend the day!

8 Attractions in One Location!

Harpoon Brewery, Simon Pearce Factory Outlet, Path of Life Garden, Great River Outfitters, SILO Distillery, Superfood Cafe, Vt Farmstead Cheese & Sustainable Farmer.

The Fells at the John Hay Estate

Discover The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens On Lake Sunapee, 456 Route 103A Newbury, New Hampshire The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens is one of New England’s finest examples of an early 20th-century summer estate. Come and discover 83.5 conserved acres of beauty and tranquility; learn the legacy of its founder, diplomat and statesman John Milton Hay, during historic guided tours of the 22-room Colonial Revival home; explore forest succession and nature’s diversity while walking woodland trails; and enjoy the renowned gardens.

Hiking the Emerald Necklace in New Hampshire

CONCEIVED IN THE MID-EIGHTIES by a group of creative environmentalists associated with the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust, the Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests, the Lake Sunapee Protective Association and with local conservationists, the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway Coalition has evolved into a dynamic, non-profit corporation led by directors whose towns have SRKGC trails: Andover, Danbury, Goshen, Newbury, New London, Springfield, Sunapee, Sutton, Warner and Wilmot The Greenway’s mission is to create and maintain a forever-green great circle of trail corridors and protected lands providing walkers with access to the mountains, lakes, vistas and historical sites of the region.
The "necklace" of more than 75 trail miles was created with the cooperation of private landowners and local and state authorities. It passes through forests, over mountains, and via old Class VI roads. Many of these roads were used extensively as many as two centuries ago.
Maintaining the Greenway, improving its pathways and creating new ones, some to form links with other famous hiking areas such as Monadnock and Cardigan mountains, are tasks undertaken by SRKGC members. Your membership, and offer to help, will always be welcome.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Canterbury Shaker Village

Visit Canterbury Shaker Village

Canterbury Shaker Village offers visitors a variety of entertaining, educational and engaging experiences in one of the most picturesque settings in northern New England (get directions). Guided and self-guided tours, accessible historic buildings, family activities, exhibits, educational programs, special events, unique shopping, exceptional dining and breathtaking grounds offer you more than you can do in a day.
All exhibits, guided tours, self-guided tours, craft demonstrations, special events, and access to the Village grounds are included in the price of admission. Click here to view our calendar of events and programs.

2014 Hours

Museum Exhibits & Tours

Weekends in May: 10:00 – 5:00 pm.
Daily, May 26-October 19: 10:00-5:00 pm
Weekends in November: 10:00-4:00 pm