Saugatuck Art Gallery, Michigan bed and breakfast shopping 25 Sep 2012, 12:45 pm
|Inside of gallery.|
|Some examples of art styles.|
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Our "Coooookie" recipe for all those "cookie monsters" 31 Mar 2012, 6:44 am
So many people have asked about our cookie recipe I have decided to add this to our series of recipes that we serve here at romantic Michigan Bed and Breakfast. It is an easy recipe, that can be made ahead of time. To see our other recipes just visit our blog and click on the recipes tag, feel free to print and share with friends and family.
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Michigan Bed and Breakfast recipes, Black Current Crepes 20 Mar 2012, 1:45 pm
I will be posting more recipes as time goes on, in lieu of a cookbook, which so many people have also asked about...so enjoy!!!
DeLano Mansion Crepes de Cassis
(Black Current Crepes)
Soften 1-8 oz. package of cream cheese with 1/2 cup black current jam in oven at 170 F., for about 30 minutes, also at this time place an 8x8 Pyrex pan to warm in oven.
Add in order in blender:
1 1/2 cup milk
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp blackberry brandy
1 tsp olive oil
1 pinch of salt
Blend well and let sit for 5 minutes.
Heat electric griddle or skillet to 325, and spray with vegetable oil or butter lightly, pour batter into 5" circles and then rotate pan slightly to spread batter a little bit till around 6 or 7 inches in diameter. Cook till slightly golden brown on each side. Once cooked place in a warmed 8x8 pan, and cover with foil. Use all batter and store in the warmed pan covered.
Once finished, fold the cream cheese/jam gently, till a nice consistency, and spread over crepe, nearly to the edge. Roll crepe starting from one side towards the other, do this several times, and serve on a plate, dust lightly with powdered sugar, and place a dollop of the cream cheese/jam mixture over the crepe, you can garnish with fresh blackberries as well.
Note: the crepes non filled can be made ahead of time, and will store in the fridge well, but can also be frozen, with was paper in between. Be sure to remove the wax paper before heating!
Great food and a romantic getaway in Michigan can be found at the DeLano Mansion Inn. Located just a short drive from Holland and Saugatuck Michigan, we are in the heart of the Michigan Winery area, and a short drive from the beach and many other draws for the Southwest Michigan area.
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Albino tailed squirrel at our michigan bed and breakfast 29 Feb 2012, 1:15 pm
|Our albino tailed squirrel|
Veldheers Tulip Gardens and De Klomp delftware 24 Feb 2012, 4:51 am
For some very traditional Holland Michigan sightseeing, no visit is complete without a stop here, especially when the tulip gardens are in full bloom. When you visit the farm not only will you see five million tulips in bloom, but 50,000 daffodils, 10,000 hyacinths and 20,000 crocus all providing a continuous parade of color for the garden enthusiast.
The De Klomp Delft factory is also located at the same spot as Veldheers, and has a wonderfull selection of delftware, using the old methods, and they even import their dyes, and paints directly from the Netherlands, and hand paint each and every piece, and you can watch them work, which is pretty neat, I talked to one person there, who talked about how they pour the porcelain, which they buy from the Netherlands, and let dry in the mold, and then with their hard work transform into these beautiful works of art.
Monday thru Sat 9:00am to 4:00 pm
Tulip Time hours: Sunday to Sat. 8am to 7pm
DeLano Mansion Inn Coffee Mugs 22 Feb 2012, 4:16 am
If you have one of our mugs already, let us know how it is holding up, and any feedback, we'd love to hear back about how you like our mugs!!.
I have had allot of outstanding comments from our guests, and even have had former guests say they get allot of great comments on them from friends and family.
They are $18.00 plus tax, and are microwave and dishwasher, safe, and are pretty indestructible, I have dropped mine, and everything else, and still it looks perfect. It holds the heat really well, and it really easy to grip, and frankly, I love the tankard style, it's hard to knock over.
Scott Ehrich, Chef and Innkeeper
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Apple Walnut Bread, Michigan Bed and Breakfast Recipe 20 Feb 2012, 2:49 pm
So many of you have asked for recipes, and now we are going to be posting them online for you to make at home, and this is one of the ones that we get the most raves about.
Allegan Antique Market-treasure hunting 6 Jul 2011, 2:37 pmMany times we get asked where do we find all of our antiques, and the Allegan Antiques Market is one of them. We have spent years hunting for that perfect treasure for the inn, and for our quarters, we have purchased such things as a coffee table, pedestal cake stands, silverware, china, yard art, tables, and a whole lot more. So if you are looking for that special antique something for your home we suggest that you visit the antique Allegan Antique Market. The show is the last Sunday of the month from April to September, and is just a short drive, or walk from our Michigan Bed and Breakfast.
|Famous allegan "big chicken"|
|One of the 450 booths at the market.|
|Good example of the diversity of items for sale.|
|Nice old English desk. Circa 1880|
One must note: DOGS are no longer allowed at the Antiques Market.
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Holland Michigan, Cranes Pie Pantry 6 Jul 2011, 1:21 pmOne of our must stop recommendations for the city of Holland, Michigan, is Cranes in the City. An offshoot of the original Cranes Orchards, located in Fennville, the city Cranes offers everything that the original offers, and then some. Opened In July of 2010, the "new" Cranes is a huge hit, and a favorite stop of ours, for just about anything, but is a favorite of mine for the desserts. I personally love their apple pie, and the neighbors treat me to a pie for leaf blowing their yards, and they wonder why I do not mind blowing their yards, and why I do such a good job of it ;)
|Street View of Cranes in the City|
|Menu Board at Cranes, lots of food and tasty treats.|
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Michigan Inn pictures, Hamilton Wooden Trestle Bridge. 16 Apr 2011, 8:59 am
|Stop by to take some great pictures, spring flooding during this picture.|
If you love, old bridges, and love photography, the old trestle is a must stop while you are out and about. The bridge is easy to find, it is located right in downtown Hamilton, Michigan, on the right hand side of the road as you are driving from our Allegan Michigan Bed and Breakfast, on the way to Holland, Michigan on M40. There is a little park at the foot of the bridge that has picnic tables, and it is a great place to stop to a picnic, or just to relax for a moment and take in the sound of falling water over the dam. This location is also a popular place for locals to fish, or just to take a break from running around.
|The bridge is about 300' long, and about 20' above the water.|
The dam at the foot of the bridge is a replacement of the original that dated to 1852, that dam gave way, and the current dam was built in 1855. A saw mill used the hydro power to mill lumber till the mid 1800's, some time after 1855 a flour mill was erected on the other side that operated until at least 1913 according to records. The mill structures are now gone, but most of the 2nd dam built there remains...for now, there has been talk about removing the dam to restore the river back to natural flows.