Friday, January 30, 2015

New Hampshire's Rosewood Country Inn Offers A Unique Guest Experience: Bridging The Gap

A warm crackling fireplace at a cozy historic Victorian Inn in winter is the perfect setting for guests to endeavor Bridging The Gap and getting in touch with a departed loved one over the weekend of March 6 to 8, 2015.

The Bridging The Gap weekend at the Rosewood Country Inn offers guests the opportunity to meet with psychic Lori Ramalho and participate in a session with her.  She will offer readings in a small, intimate gallery-type session on both and evenings,March 6 and 7, for a fee of $40 per night. On Saturday, March 7th, she will offer a workshop from on opening yourself to your own natural psychic ability.  The cost for this workshop is $10.  Additionally, a private half-hour session can be scheduled with Lori onSaturday for $65. There are a limited number of private sessions and they must be reserved in advance through the Inn.

Any guest reserving the Bridging the Gap two night accommodation package will receive free admission to one of the gallery nights and a 10% discount off the workshop or a private reading session.  This two-night package will also include a 25% discount off rooms, a three-course breakfast each morning, and a evening complimentary hors d'oeuvres and "meet and greet" with Lori from 5 to

Room rates depend upon the accommodation selection, with prices for the two night package starting at $225 for the two nights.  This package is exclusive of tax and gratuity and is only available for the period ofMarch 6 to 8, 2015.

Lori Ramalho, a psychic medium from birth, uses her gift to assist those that are grieving and those who are lost. Very accurate in her predictions, she has helped many overcome obstacles and make life-changing decisions. Whether receiving messages from beyond, or using her psychic ability to provide guidance, Lori delivers messages with honesty, kindness, and in the most compassionate way.  Lori has worked with clients throughout the United States, Great Britain, and all over Europe and has also assisted in many missing persons/murder cases throughout the United States, working with both law enforcement and family members, successfully solving most of them.

To make a reservation for the Bridging The Gap package, call the Rosewood Country Inn at 800-938-5273 or e-mail:

About The Rosewood Country Inn
The Rosewood Country Inn is the ultimate New England inn providing truly elegant accommodations, luxurious touches, and more than the comforts of home. Set on 12 hilltop acres in Bradford, part of New Hampshire’s Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region,  the Rosewood Country Inn offers guests luxurious suites with antique beds, fine linens, and country air to lull them to sleep.  The suites come with private baths, whirlpool tubs, and all suites have fireplaces. Wireless Internet is available in all rooms.  Innkeeper Lesley Marquis provides all of the special touches to make guests feel welcome including a guest-accessible butler’s pantry on the second floor for special late-night snacks. The Inn’s sunlit porches, English gardens, and fine guest chambers reflect a gracious, romantic lifestyle.  The Inn also features a large dining room which can seat up to 65 people and a full-service bar. For additional information on the Rosewood Country Inn visit

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.