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Recipe for Grilled Bruschetta

Grilled Bruschetta(Most of us say Broo-shetta, but an Italian corrected me to say Broos-ketta. However you say it, simple and delicious) Comments: Easy to do on the grill, which adds a smokey flavor that can’t be replicated any other way. As with most simple recipes, the quality of ingredients really makes a difference. Use sturdy…

Spring at Castle in the Country

The Forsythia is in full glory. Here are a few pictures of wildflowers we saw on our walk today: Spring Beauty in bloom next to bloodroot (I think) in bud. Trout Lilly leaf in lower left corner. The common violet. Spring is here!

Recipe Strawberry Coulis

Recipe for Fruit Coulis (pronounced Coolee) Coulis is basically any sauce made from berries. We usually use strawberries, but raspberry coulis is the ‘red stuff’ that is often poured over cheesecake. Blackberries or blueberries also work well. It is OK to mix the berries into the same batch. This is pretty free-form, no exact quantities…

Recipe for Cream Filled French Toast

Cream Filled French Toast Comments: A Castle in the Country Classic. Made with our own sourdough bread to add a little sweet/sour balance. Serves: 6-8 Ingredients: Filling4 oz cream cheese3T powderd sugar, vanilla infused if you have it1t vanilla extract French Toast 6 eggs-.75 egg per serving1 C Heavy Cream or Half & Half½ t…

Recipe for Baked Egg Custard with Cheese and Herbs

Baked Egg Custard with Cheese and Herbs Source: Gourmet Dec. 2008, pg 178 Comments: quiche-like. Bake in batches-holds well, but long baking time. Variations of cheese/herbs has potential. Tried the Smoked Gouda this morning and everyone thought it was outstanding. Might also try cheddar with basil/parsley. Serves: 8 Ingredients:2C coarsely grated Cheese such as Gruyere…

Blogging, facebook and Tweeting, oh my

Weeks have gone by since I wrote my first post and we have attended a B&B Conference in Georgia in the meantime. Almost every speaker talked about social networking, blogs and facebook and tweets. So now, we know we’re on “the right track” about creating a blog, but have no idea yet where this track…

Blogging at Castle in the Country

Here within the castle kingdom, I’m trying to find my way through the maze of information I have accumulated about creating a blog and today I’m taking the somewhat intimidating plunge of starting my own. For several months now I’ve been peering into other blogs that appeared magically in my in box because they used…