Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Birds, Birds Birds

  
We had some lovely guests from Ann Arbor (thanks Laura and Brian) who surprised us with a bird list of what they saw while they were visiting with us this week, way cool. We're sharing:

 Robin (american)
Cardinal (northern)
Flicker (yellow shafted)
Pileated Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Junco
Great Blue heron
Hermit Thrush
Song Sparrow
Grackle
Golden-Crowned Kinglet
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
White Breasted Nuthatch
Mallard
Gulls ?
Canadian geese
Crow
Bluejay
Hawk of some sort
Turkey Vultures
Starlings
House finch
House Sparrow
Goldfinch
Red Bellied Woodpecker


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Monday, April 7, 2014

Grapefruit Salad


 


Grapefruit Salad


Ingredients:
1 small red grapefruit
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1-teaspoon sugar
One-quarter teaspoon salt
One-quarter teaspoon black pepper
4 cups lettuce, torn or cut into small pieces
One-quarter cup crumbled feta cheese
One-quarter cup toasted walnuts

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.

For more hip and groovy recipes, visit our Sherwood Forest Recipes Page.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Fenn Valley Winery Ethnic Winemakers Dinner

 The Fenn Valley Winery

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 visit Fenn 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
Edelzwicker 2012

Third Course – Mixed Greens Salad

With apples, caramelized leeks, candied pecans and maple Dijon dressing.
Riesling 2012

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.
Chambourcin 2013

Dessert – Black Forest Cake

Dark chocolate cake with tart cherry filling and Kirsch flavored whipped cream topping and a chocolate shaving garnish.
Classic Port

 (tell em we sent ya)

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Music, Rachael and Dominic Davis, Salt of the Earth, Fennville

 Looking for some great Live Music ?



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





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Monday, March 10, 2014

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread


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.)
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Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Log Cabin Suite, Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast

 Spotlight on The Log Cabin Suite.

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 room ROCKS!

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Movie-The Devil is a Woman

 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 

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