7th Annual Chestertown Taste of the Town : Kent County Maryland

This Sunday April 27  marks the 7th Annual Taste  of the Town in Chestertown, MD, a smorgasbord of local chefs, local food, local wine, and local beer, all up for grabs (well, except for the chefs!) downtown in Fountain Park.  Over the years it’s really grown  into a popular event for locals and visitors alike.  There…

Spring has sprung, and so has the ASPARAGUS!

One of the true harbingers of spring is the appearance of the first stalks of asparagus popping through the soil in the garden.  We are so excited that this year one of our 3 asparagus patches will be ready to harvest.  (You have to wait 3 years after the first planting to reap the benefits,…

Microbrews at the Brampton

It’s no secret that we love eating and snacking around here.  The “endless cookie jars” are filled with Carole’s fabulous cookies and biscotti.  Our afternoon tea buffet is more than just a plate of sweets; we always have something savory on hand as well.  And the bountiful breakfasts: they speak for themselves. Well, we like…

Fourth of July: Fireworks and Spicy Meatballs!!

This is a picture of a piece of paper, I (Rita speaking) have been carrying around for 7 years.  It’s yellow and stained and it should be in a plastic sleeve, but it isn’t. In the days before the internet, we ripped recipes out of magazines and newspapers, remember??   I find it especially hard…

Brampton’s Test Kitchen :: Bed and Breakfast Recipes

We love our cookbooks and food blogs here at the Brampton Inn.  We love trying new recipes on our unsuspecting guests!  We love eating all the experimental meals and yes, even the mistakes.  Let’s face it: WE LOVE FOOD!  Most innkeepers do.  In fact,  that’s what drew Danielle and the other 7 “broads” together in the…

The Very Best Bread Ever… Evergrain!

One of the very best places for lunch in Chestertown is Evergrain Bread Company.  This lovely bakery serves up artisanal loaves, wonderful coffee and terrific soups and sandwiches for lunch.   Just recently, they’ve  begun “Evergrain After Hours”  on Fridays from 5-10pm when they serve Neopolitan pizza made to order!  It’s so nice to have…

All about Rhubarb

I love learning new things.  Especially tidbits of information that are easy to remember!  For example, yesterday while reading about rhubarb,  I learned that it is actually a vegetable…who knew???   There are not that many savory applications that I know of for rhubarb, so I’ve always just thought of it as a fruit. But…

Gingerbread and Chocolate Recipes from Brampton

Nothing says Christmas quite like gingerbread right? We love ginger and all things gingery here at the Brampton Inn.  In fact, we make ginger snap cookies all year long for our afternoon tea, not just in the fall and winter.  When I first came to work here (over 6 years ago, now!)  I thought that…