2 Historic Tours in Kent County, Maryland

Ahh, January:   quiet times after the flurry of year-end activity.  There is something comforting about the beginning of a new year.  Everything seems a little hushed.  It’s a good time for contemplation, and imagining what you want for your future.  It can also be a good time for reflecting on the past, and this area…

Best Wishes from the Brampton for a Happy New Year

From the bottom of our hearts- Happy New Year The turn of a new year is simply that: we turn the calendar to a new page…and perhaps we hope for a new start, or a fresh perspective on things.  What are you hoping for?  Do you have exciting plans for this year?  Let us know!…

Brampton’s Lemon Ginger Muffins Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Makes 12 regular or 8 giant muffins. Ingredients: A two inch piece of fresh ginger, grated on a microplane if you have one or finely chopped The zest of 2 well scrubbed lemons 1 stick unsalted butter at room temp. 1 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs at room temperature 2…

Brampton’s Baked Peach Pancake Recipe

3 Tbs. brown sugar, firmly packed 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 3/4 cup unbleached flour 3 Tbs. granulated sugar 1/4 tsp. salt 3 large eggs 3/4 cup whole milk 6 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted and divided (see recipe) 2 large ripe peaches, peeled and thinly sliced Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon.…

Wishing Peace on Earth and Happy Holidays to Everyone

The holiday season means different things to different people: when you’re a kid it’s generally all about excitement, sparkly things and presents; for the more mature (hopefully) it has  to do with things like family, togetherness, love and peace. PEACE. It’s easy to wish for; sadly, it’s more difficult to attain.  This past year has…

Almond Biscotti and coffee photo

The Gift of Food :: Almond Biscotti Recipe

It’s been a bit hectic here at our Maryland bed and breakfast lately as it usually is this time of year.  Lots of preparations for end of year festivities and parties.  Then there’s the gifting, of course. What to give, what to give! If you’re looking for a great food based gift, we have just…

Christmas Special in Maryland :: Romantic Chestertown Getaway

Apologies in advance: we know Thanksgiving hasn’t even come and gone yet (we’re sold out, by the way) and here we are posting about Christmas. . . Time goes by in nano-seconds around here, so please forgive us if this seems premature.  In a few weeks, we’ll be running our Twelve Days of Christmas special. …

Studio Tour and Guitar Festival in Chestertown

One  of the most popular events of the year and a brand new music festival are the highlights for this coming weekend. RiverArts 16th Annual Studio Tour is a self guided tour of more than 50 artists in their studios throughout Kent and Queen Anne counties.   A fabulous opportunity to see works in progress, learn…