Oatmeal Cookies, our January Recipe

2010 has blown into town with a lot of wind and cold temperatures, hasn’t it?  It’s the best weather for staying at Brampton, sitting in front of a fire and sipping something warm.  Be sure to check out our Last Minute Specials button on the home page for our current deals.This month’s recipe is for…

5th annual Christmas reading and High Tea…

 For the last 4 Decembers in a row, longtime guest Stokes Tomlin has graced us with his dramatic oratory skills.   The first weekend in December is well on its way to becoming a tradition around here.  It’s a kick start to the holiday season: the inn is decorated for Christmas, fires are roaring in the…

A First at Brampton

Next year will mark the 23rd year of innkeeping for the Hanscoms.  That is a really long time. Really. Long. I think the national average is 7 years or thereabouts. Most people burn out on working 24/7 rather quickly.  But there are those inns whose owners are in it for the long haul and that…

Ginger Muffins and Cookies–Three of our Favorite “Gingery” Things

In November, the weather finally starts to behave like winter is coming.  It’s 54 degrees today and there is a little chill in the air.  (Okay, so yesterday it was in the high 60’s:  maybe that’s why today seems so chilly!)  One way to warm up is with spice. Specifically, ginger root: fresh, dried, ground,…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins–our October Recipe Share

Foliage season is upon us and it has turned out to be a terrific show.  The sugar maples are a kaleidoscope of colors and they look stunning from the windows of the Green Room, and everywhere else for that matter!  This is also our first full weekend of fireplace season, which means Michael is busy…

Peach Stuffed French Toast-our September Recipe Share

It’s peach season here at the inn. Carole has been making peach jam all day.  They have been showing up at breakfast in fruit salads, roasted with amaretti cookie crumbles on top, and baked into tea breads.   Danielle likes to make her  jam with some vanilla bean and freshly ground nutmeg.  Mmmm, it is so…

Spicy Spiced Nuts–our August Recipe Share

There are a lot of recipes out there for spiced nuts…all perfectly fine recipes. But there’s one that I have been carrying around and making for a few years that is really great: everyone loves them-they are sweet and spicy at the same time, and completely addictive.  I always give credit where it is due…