Flowers & Thyme Bed and Breakfast

238 Strasburg Pike, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602
Innkeeper(s): Don & Ruth Harnish

Rhubarb - The Pie Plant 22 May 2015, 3:55 am

One of the Spring rituals I recall growing up was chopping the celerylike stalks of rhubarb from the garden.  Rhubarb is typically quite tart and usually requires a form of sweetener.  The natural sweetness of strawberries allows for less sugar to be added so many recipes pair these two together. Rhubarb is most remembered for its delicious pies such as Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.  However, this

World's Largest Chicken BBQ - May 16, 2015 14 May 2015, 12:30 pm

Who doesn't love a great meal of Chicken Barbecue and at the same time support a worthwhile organization? Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10-6 marks the 62nd annual barbecue. This huge event is held at Long's Park in Lancaster, PA and benefits Sertoma Club of Lancaster. Over 25,000 complete chicken dinners will be prepared!  You can either go to the Park and relax around the beauty of the lake

Making Your Own Patio Herb Garden 8 May 2015, 5:30 am

Fresh produce whether vegetables, fruits or herbs represents the seasons of Spring and Summer.  Growing up surrounded by the Lancaster County farmland, the start of Spring meant spending the weekends walking barefoot in the garden preparing the soil for flowers and planting seeds to grow all types of vegetables and herbs.  I gained this passion for gardening through my mother and grandmother

Herb and Garden Faire - May 8 & 9, 2015 1 May 2015, 4:28 am

What would Spring be like without shopping for new plants for your garden?  I plan to stop at the Herb & Garden Faire held at our local Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum.  This event began 28 years ago and now is one of the area's most popular horticultural events.  Drive about 15 minutes from our Flowers & Thyme Bed and Breakfast to the Garden Faire into the abundant varieties of

Spring's Versatile Vegetable - Asparagus 24 Apr 2015, 4:06 pm

Arrival of Spring is marked by the distinct seasonal flavor of this tender spear. Let this veggie adorn your menu options!  Because of its versatility, you can serve them sauteed with just salt and pepper, pureed in creamy soups, baked into frittatas, or grilled and drizzled with vinaigrette.  The key for cooking asparagus is simple:  don't overcook it.   Asparagus can take up to 3-4 years to

A Lancaster PA Bed and Breakfast Welcome! 14 Aug 2013, 2:23 pm

Welcome to my blog!  I hope to keep you informed with happenings here at the bed and breakfast, as well as upcoming local events.  I may also intersperse my blogs with articles about my passions – recipes and gardening ideas and tips. We are in the busy season of welcoming guests to our bed and breakfast – guests coming in from near and far to experience the quaintness and peace of

The Amish Experience at Plain and Fancy Farm 26 Jul 2013, 12:28 pm

When visiting Pennsylvania Dutch Country, you will likely have many questions about the Amish. A great way to have those questions answered is to visit the Amish Experience at Plain and Fancy Farm. The farm offers many glimpses into the life of an old order family, from tours to a multi-media presentation on the life and choices of a young man, called Jacob's Choice. The Farm offers a few

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