Saugatuck Michigan, Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast offers luxury. Hardwood floors, leaded-glass windows and wraparound porch add to ideal surroundings. Two suites are available with Jacuzzi-fireplace. One room sports a hand-painted mural that transforms the room into a canopied tree loft complemented by gas fireplace. Outside is a heated pool adorned with a hand painted mural of a sunken Greek ship embedded in a coral reef. Walk 1/2 block to a Lake Michigan beach and beautiful sunsets.
1. Peel and section grapefruit over a
bowl; squeeze membranes to extract juice. Set sections aside; reserve 3
tablespoons juice. Discard membranes.
2. Combine juice, olive oil, sugar, salt,
and pepper, stirring with a whisk. Divide lettuce evenly among 4 plates;
sprinkle feta cheese and toasted walnuts over each salad. Divide grapefruit
sections evenly among salads and drizzle with oil mixture.
Our local vineyard, will host an Ethnic Winemakers dinner that starts off with a cellar tour on March 22. Each course features a Fenn Valley wine specifically paired by the chef and winemaker. The winemaker and other Fenn Valley staff are also available to talk about the wine and theory behind the pairings. Reservations are required. For more info, call 269-561-2396 or visitFenn Valley Winery.
shhhhh, here's the menu and wine pairings
March 22nd Winemaker’s Dinner
A Culinary Journey to Germany
Sparkling Wine Reception Begins at 6pm. Note: there is no cellar tour before this dinner.
First Course – White Wine Poached Salmon
Stacked on a potato pancake topped with a wild mushroom cream sauce and chives.
Pinot Noir 2012
Second Course – Potato Soup
With meatballs and sauerkraut
Third Course – Mixed Greens Salad
With apples, caramelized leeks, candied pecans and maple Dijon dressing.
Fourth Course – Pork Schnitzel
Garnished with parsley, lemon and capers.
Served with beer poached and grilled bratwurst, noodle kugel and green
beans with browned butter breadcrumbs.
Dessert – Black Forest Cake
Dark chocolate cake with tart cherry filling and Kirsch flavored whipped cream topping and a chocolate shaving garnish.
Head to salt of the Earth in Fennville Michigan on March 19 and listen to Rachael and Dominic Davis. Contemporary songwriters and roots musicians from Michigan. Their musical influences range from jazz to soulful pop to folk, and many more in between. They are both part of Earthwork Music Collective, a group of musicians working together to build community and self-awareness through the art of music in the state of Michigan and beyond
This bread is awesome--it's one of our favorites at the bed & breakfast - you'll love it, mainly because "Chocolate Rules." Yum Yum !!
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 large bananas will do) 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 2/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, spray cooking oil (you can use butter) to coat the bottom of a 9 x 5 x 3 inch bread pan, then lightly dust the pan with flour and tap out the excess. Next, in a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until blended. One at a time, add eggs, beating well with a fork after each addition. Stir in bananas, milk and vanilla until combined. Stir in flour mixture just until blended. Stir the chocolate chips. Scrape batter into a prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until you test with a knife in the center of the bread and it comes out clean. Remove the pan to a wire rack, cool 10 minutes before removing bread from the pan, then finish cooling on the rack.
And it's chow time! (Bread can be frozen for later use, thaw overnight.)
This spacious room emits sights and smells of the great pine forests, with round log walls, planked ceilings and sanded floors. The bedroom area and attached living room area is decorated with mission style furniture, oriental rugs and framed hand colored plat maps of Saugatuck & Douglas from 1913. There is a double-sided gas fieldstone fireplace which faces the bedroom area and the other side faces the 125 gallon jacuzzi. There is also a wet bar with refrigerator and sink & a separate bath and shower area.
This Thursday, head over to the Douglas Public Library
for a free movie.
The Devil is a Woman
Film told in flashbacks of an older man's obsession for a woman who can belong to no-one but can frustrate everyone. The backdrop is SternbergÍs surreal and fantastic Carnaval in Spain. In a café the older man details his encounters with the heart breaker that his younger friend has only just met at the parade. Forewarned, the young man swears he will avoid the fate of his friend, but rushes all the same to his evening rendezvous. A dreamlike story of frustrated, lost romance, spoken in the past tense, never really resolved.
Director: Josef von Sternberg Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Lionel Atwill, Edward Everett Horton