Thursday, February 18, 2010

Breakfast Scones and Cinnamon Apple Muffins

Just made these delicious Cinnamon Apple Muffins. A wonderful way to start the day!  I'm going to put the recipe on our website. Our Bed and Breakfast Guests will be having these muffins and Breakfast Scones in February and March. Finding new delicious recipes for our Bed and Breakfast guests is a lot of fun! Anyone staying at our B&B will have a chance to taste these for breakfast! Just let us know you saw our blog or the recipe on our website and we'll be sure to make these for you during your stay.

Our new Breakfast Scones are also a wonderful breakfast treat! These are yummy! Made with buttermilk and just a bit of whole wheat flour, they have a wonderfully wholesome taste. These go well with a variety of fresh fruits and vanilla yogurt.  They are great just by themselves as well with a cup of St. Lawrence Valley Roasters fabulous coffee. 

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Very Busy Day....

Today is a very busy day here at North Fork. We are creating several new products and we're very excited about them. We are making foot soap, new lotions, layered soaps and guest size sample soaps. We'll be posting pictures of these as soon as we can so check back to see them!

My Out of the Box Sampler

I feel the need to tell everyone about my out of the box sampler. I continue to be amazed by the number of artists and the variety of products that they make. My very favorite from my sampler box were the handmade cards. You simply must check these out! Go to her website and you too will be amazed!
Inside of the cellophane bag that the cards come in were card confetti, tags and it was sealed with a sparkly red heart sticker. Just the right embellishment.
I especially liked the ribbon the the card and stamp added just the right touch. It says "In Love With You yesterday,today,tomorrow,forever" The card itself has texture as it has raised hearts on the card, the ribbon and it opens at an angle. All of these characteristics lend themselves to this exquisite presentation. http://www.apenny4u.shophandmade.com/ is the place where you'll find what I'm talking about.

These pictures are just a few of the wonderful cards,gift tags, gift bags and gift boxes that you can purchase here. I highly recommend checking this out. I know you'll find something you'll love and just have to have.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Out of the Box Sampler Box Arrived....

I can't even believe it's been a week since I 've written. I apologize. Another music festival, illness and the sheer fact that things have just been way too busy would be the contributing factors.

Yesterday I was excited to find that my Out of the Box Sampler had arrived. It had all kinds of wonderful things inside from many different artists. There were soy tarts, cookies, lotion, soaps and handmade cards, just to name a few. I plan to provide more details later today or tomorrow. If you have a chance, do sign up for one of these boxes as they are worth every penny and then some. This one was a Valentine box. More details forthcoming. It's off to work for me! http://www.outoftheboxsampler/

Thursday, February 4, 2010

What exactly are wood wick candles? and...a Barred Owl comes to North Fork

Wood wick candles are candles that have a wick that is made from wood instead of the traditional candle wicking material. They are quite wonderful because when they are lit, they crackle like a fire. They create a wonderful atmosphere. I highly recommend them!

OK....check this out!! Yesterday, near twilight, I saw a huge bird circle in the back yard. At first I thought it was a hawk but it was a Barred Owl!! It landed on the pole that holds our bird feeders and it was awesome.
I have to say that it was quite amazing. As you can see from this picture, they are quite large. Acutally they are nearly 2 ft. in length. I was quite fascinated as I watched it turn it's head from side to side and then look right at me! I took as many pictures as I could. After a couple of minutes of perching here, it went over and sat on the top  of the pergola for a bit and then flew away.  It was a wonderful experience to see this large bird close up.
I'll be watching to see if it comes back to visit any time soon.