What’s Cooking in the Winter??

As winter settles in, we turn more and more to the simple kitchen staples like onions, potatoes and other root vegetables for sustenance. When asked what their favorite winter comfort food was, both Danielle and Carole said RED CABBAGE! They each have a recipe for braised cabbage and they are not that different, yet just…

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…

Easy Focaccia Bread Recipe!

We haven’t shared a recipe in quite a while, so to remedy that, here is one recipe from Brampton Inn that can be altered lots of different ways…I served this the other day at tea-time and 2 people asked for the recipe so here you go: Really Easy Focaccia Bread 2 cups warm water 1…

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…

The Advantages of a Mid-Week Stay in Chestertown

Certainly the vast majority of business at our Chestertown Inn occurs on the weekends.  That is simply the way most people live: work Monday through Friday, get away on Saturday and Sunday.  For those lucky enough to be retired, or those whose time off is during the week, or perhaps just the independently wealthy among…

Pecan Shortbread Recipe and Coffee Tasting Month

March seems intent on going out like a lion; a dreary, rainy lion.  But we just have to remember that the rain is what makes everything so green and beautiful in the spring.  And we promise, spring IS coming!! It will look something like this: April will be coffee tasting month here at Brampton.  We…

Pet friendly accommodations: Russell’s Cottage

Now that March is here, everyone is suffering a bit from cabin fever: all that snow and shoveling and mud and muck.  It’s enough to make anyone wish they were living in the Keys!  But, spring is right around the corner we are oh, so ready for it.  That includes all our critters, too. As…