Cindi and I have tested 7 new recipes in two days! This one got TWO YUMS UP!
Here are Breakfast Cookies! Just 4 ingredients!
6 ripe bananas, 2 cups unsweetened applesauce (we use our home canned of course), 1 cup dried cranberries and 3 cups oats. Just mix it up.
350 degrees for 35 minutes.
As an extra bonus, these are Vegan and Gluten Free.
We tried 3 methods of storing: room temp, fridge and freezer. Freezer cookies were best and somehow married the flavors optimally. Fridge was fine. But we nixed room temperature.
Yield: 18 cookies
It’s SPRING!! And all Yelton Manor Bed and Breakfast food cravings are for asparagus! Here’s a simple but elegant, creamy soup that has a few ingredients that make it extra exciting: paprika for a subtle heat, spinach for a brighter green color, a runny poached egg dropped into it for comfort and some great homegrown herbs for dazzle. There is no cream in this soup, but it still comes out very rich and creamy. Serves 6.
Start with a large leek, white and green parts, sliced down the middle then sliced into half moons. Saute in a tablespoon or two of olive oil along with 1 teaspoon of minced garlic. When they are tender, about 10 minutes, add a teaspoon of Hungarian paprika.
Add 3 cups of vegetable stock, preferably homemade, to the pot, along with the asparagus. Cook until tender, about 15 minutes.
Now you’re cooking! When the asparagus is tender, add a cup of fresh spinach. Stir in and take pot off heat. Place the soup in a blender and whir it up to a creamy consistency. Return soup to pan to keep warm until serving.
Time to go raid the spring herb garden! I love the taste of French tarragon, very licorice. Chives are always great, also fresh parsley. Chop for topping off the soup bowls.If desired, poach 6 eggs until just perfect, solid whites/runny yolk. Fill 6 bowls with soup, drop a poached egg into the center of each and top off with your herbs. Voila!! Enjoy!
At Yelton Manor B&B, we are humming the great old tune by The Beatles!
In February, I fell on the ice and broke my shoulder and arm. After a successful surgery and a long 9 weeks of therapy, I am doing very well. Last week my friends Mike and Marci came “in for the assist” from Indiana and put in 5 long hours of shoveling and spreading compost in the garden with me.
I am so grateful!!!!!
The spacious, screened in, 3 season porch at Yelton Manor is definitely one of the most enjoyable common rooms at the inn. We serve breakfast there at two round tables that each have 4 comfortable wicker chairs. The dainty Victorian chandeliers, the ferns, greenery and antique decor add to the sense of summer ease. In the evening we light small votive candles that burn until midnight, as the aroma of moonflower vine, trailing the fence outside, prevails. Quite the lovely spot!!!
This year we repaired window sills, replaced all the screens, painted the storm windows, painted the floor and more. We are excited to get it all back together again!!!
This beautiful porch has a sloped roof that makes it the #1 destination in a thunderstorm. The rain comes down the sides in a furious torrent, the smell is delicious and the mighty thunder and lightning bring all your senses alive!!!
We are delighted to continue to keep it beautiful!!!
Spring isn’t spring at Yelton Manor Bed and Breakfast until the compost arrives!!!! Some women like yellow gold on fingers and wrists, I love the black gold that tops off the perennial border each year!!! Today we got the first 7 yards, there will be 40 more behind this one. We fill over 300 pots, then there is 300 X 12 feet of garden to top off. The smell of it is heaven, we love being attached closely with the earth. Time to put on my sh*t-kickin boots and start in!
Thank you Huntree Nursery for being our steady garden partner for the last 24 years! Jan and Dave’s son Matt is stepping up bigtime into the business now, he’s the real deal and we love him!!!
COMPOST!!!!! Aaaaaah, should be a scratch and sniff option here!!!!!