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Recipe for Sourdough Bread

We make sourdough bread multiple times per week here at Castle in the Country from a starter that began life on April 15, 2005. It is used here for french toast, croutons, picnic baskets, dinners, breadcrumbs…very little goes to waste. I like the simplicity of ingredients: Flour, water, salt. I like the complexity of the…

Nature Experiences for Couples :: B&B in Allegan, MI

Every day we help our adventurous guests enjoy their visit to our own “little piece of heaven”, our Castle Kingdom. At first, most of our guests choose to visit us because we’re near the popular resort towns of Saugatuck & Douglas or South Haven or because we’re within an easy driving distance to the wonderful…

Interior Decorating at Castle in the Country

Spring is the perfect time to get those creative juices flowing and to put to good use the hours of watching HGTV decorating shows during the long winter months here at Castle in the Country. Since most of our guests view our Inn online and decide to book with us based on our website photos,…

Staying Connected: Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr

We have made a few changes this month to the way we connect with our guests.The main focus of our blog, Within the Castle Kingdom, is about things here at Castle in the Country-spa services, cooking/recipes, nature activities, decorating…basically anything that involves your experiences at Castle in the Country. We just added a google map…

Recipe for Brownies with Bacon

  There seems to be an increasing use of bacon in sweet dessert items like chocolate brownies. The combination of smokey, salty bacon with sweet, rich chocolate is better than it may sound at first.     So, we thought it would be fun to try this pairing as part of our in room dinner…

Recipe for Cream Scones

Most traditional scone recipes use both butter and milk or half&half. Here we skip the butter and a few of the mixing steps by using only heavy cream. This simplifies and shortens the preparation process, and the end result yields a crispy, more glazed crust with a moist interior. Any dried fruit such as cherries,…

Tonight’s Secret Ingredient Dinner Menu

Appetizer: Grilled Shrimp (as always) Soup: Roasted Butternut Squash with Ginger Sourdough Breadroll Salad: Savoy Cabbage Slaw with Apple Vinaigrette and Mustard Seeds with toasted walnuts Main Entree: Pork Chop with Caramel-Apples, Grilled Brussels Sprouts, and Turnip Gratin Dessert: Pear Gallete with Rapberries and Cardamom (Sent from my BlackBerry)