Salty Chocolate…

I have an obsession.  It started last March when Danielle brought back some chocolates from Switzerland  that were infused with different flavors. Not just nuts, or coffee, or cinnamon.  Heavy duty flavors like lemon,  or chiles, or salt.  Yes. Salt. I’m only slightly embarrassed that I didn’t come up with it myself,   but either…

Cranberry Apricot Nut Bread from the Brampton Inn’s Kitchen

Our favorite Cranberry-Apricot-Nut Bread We posted the recipe for this quick bread 2 years ago, but when I searched the archives, it didn’t appear to be there…ah well, the mysteries of the inter-web!  This is sooo good, it deserves a second chance at posterity.  It might look like fruit cake, but you won’t want to…

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

  It’s pretty quiet here at the Brampton Inn tonight.  No doubt most folks are busy travelling, or preparing for a big feast tomorrow.   Need  some last minute tips or recipes?  Take a look at the Eight Broads in the Kitchen blog for some inspiration.  Danielle and 7 of her inn-keeping friends from around…

Our newest favorite restaurant: The Kitchen at Rock Hall

  Sunday nights in Chestertown = QUIET. This is an understatement. Many of our guests at Brampton Inn are shocked at the lack of foot traffic in town after say, 3pm on a Sunday. Imagine their surprise when I tell them they will have to have an early dinner or go hungry, because most restaurants…

Crab Feast on the Porch

This past weekend Brampton Inn hosted a traditional crab feast for guests who wanted to participate: 4 couples joined in on the pounding and cracking of the hard shelled crustacean that is so popular here on the Eastern Shore. The porch tables were decked out with newspapers and rolls of paper towels were shared. Cold…

Color Coordination?

Have we gone a little overboard here or is this not the cutest thing ever… This morning’s fruit dish at Brampton Inn was a composed salad of super ripe mango slices and plump juicy blueberries, dressed with a dab of vanilla simple syrup. As Simone finished plating them up and was putting them in the…

From the garden to the breakfast table

This lovely colander of fresh blueberries was hand picked on Monday evening, from the 2 bushes that Danielle planted almost 10 years ago here at Brampton Inn. They must like something that’s going on this year, because they have never yielded this much fruit before! On Tuesday morning, we served them with homemade banana yogurt…

Another Wheat-Free Option from our Maryland Bed and Breakfast….

We have written before about the pride we take in our ability to cater to the special needs of guests with food allergies and other dietary restrictions.  We want everyone to be able to enjoy the full, hearty breakfast that we’re known for.  There are lots of  flour substitutes out there that make perfectly lovely…