Inn at Buckhollow Farm
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 Inn at Buck Hollow Farm Newsletter . Online Edition No.7 
May 2004 
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We are almost finished planning another facet of our inn. Over the years, we have hosted more than 40 weddings with as many as 200 guests. Now we are pleased to offer catering services for small receptions, meetings, retreats and seminars. Any event for up to 50 guests. Most of you already know of Jacquie's skill in the kitchen. This service will make planning of such an event much easier for you.

We are now working on the Wedding and Corporate Retreat Link to our website, and will let you know when it is up and running.

A number of you have already taken us up on our "Friends of Buck Hollow" program. Thanks.

Brad and Jacquie

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BRAD & JACQUIE'S KITCHEN
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CROISSANT FRENCH TOAST & CHOCOLATE SAUCE

Yield: 12 servings

10 oz. dark semi-sweet chocolate
1 cup half & half, or heavy cream
12 large eggs beaten
cup milk
cup sugar
cup orange liqueur
2 tsp ginger
cup melted butter
cup oil
6 large navel oranges, peeled and sliced (36 pieces)
12 large, day old croissant

Prepare sauce: Cut chocolate into small pieces. Place in non-reactive bowl. Heat cream to almost boiling; do not boil. Pour hot cream over chocolate and whisk until smooth. Keep warm until service. In shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, orange liqueur, and ginger. Cut croissants in half lengthwise. Soak in egg mixture for 3 minutes. Blend butter and oil. Pour small amount on griddle or skillet. Cook croissants over medium heat until golden brown on each side and thoroughly cooked.

On serving plate, place bottom half of croissant. top with 3 orange slices and cover with croissant top. Drizzle with chocolate. Serve immediately.

 

ISHAM'S CORNER
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All right ! I understand. I know I'm three years old. But inside I'm just a kid. I play, joke around, have lots of fun and all that. OK ? Still a kid.

And what's the most important thing to a kid ? Even more important than food, toys, pats on the head and cats to chase. BIRTHDAYS ? That's what.

So what did they do for my birthday (yes, you know who "they" is) ? Did I get that traditional T - Bone to chew on ? Or some other unusual delicacy ? Oh no. Not that OR ANYTHING ELSE ! They forgot - totally forgot !

Oh sure, I got my usual hugs, kisses. praise, pats and attention - just like any other day. BUT THIS WAS MY BIRTHDAY ! Not even best wishes.

I think I'll go on strike. Forget my guided walking tours for guests. Forget my warning barks whenever anyone approaches the house. Forget my friendly greeting to all guests as their car pulls in. And forget my sleeping in the room with guest dogs so they'll feel at home.

Maybe next year they'll remember.

Just give me the bone, baby ! Give me the bone.

Love Isham.

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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 April 24-25th, Essex Junction
Everything Equine Expo and Horses 2004: Approximately 150 exhibitors, seminars and demonstrations. Champlain Valley Exposition (105 Pearl Street), Saturday & Sunday, 9-5 pm. Admission. 802-878- 5545

April 24, Swanton
Bird Walk: Experience the nature of wetlands and birdwatching as you walk along our trails. Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge (371 North River Street), 8:30-10 am. Free. 802-868-4781

April 30- May 5th, Essex Junction
8th Annual Spring Craft and Fine Art Show: Featuring 200 artisans from across the country. Champlain Valley Exposition (Pearl Street), Friday, Noon-8 pm Saturday & Sunday, 10-5 pm. Admission. 802-878-4786

May 5th to Sep. 30th, Burlington
11th Annual All Season Fishing Tournament: A celebration of family, friends, and fishing. Lake Champlain, Registration Fee. 802- 879-3466

May 1st to Oct. 31st, Shelburne
Art of the Needle: 100 Masterpiece Quilts: The largest exhibition of American antique quilts to date. Shelburne Museum (US Route 7), 10-5 pm. Admission. 802-985-3346

SIGNS OF SPRING!

The sky is full of the sight and sound of honking geese returning home. My favorite months are just ahead. However, that does remind me that as the geese turn around and head South we'll be in foliage season (approx Sept 20 thru Oct 10). That's by far the busiest time for us and the entire state. So please reserve as early as possible if you're planning a fall trip - anywhere in Vermont. I'll point our that we never require a minimum stay and our rates do not increase.


For the past two years we have been (and will remain) pet friendly. We have found however that there is significant additional wear and tear. So in the future we will reluctantly have a small surcharge for pets. $ 10.00 for a one night stay, $ 15.00 for stays longer than one night. We believe that, though modest, it will help to offset some of our additional expenses.

Finally. Jacquie and I (as part of our antique business) will be set up at Brimfield in just a few weeks (along with a couple of close friends). Please come and see us if you're going to be there. We'd love to meet you or see you again. We'll be at the "May's" show May 13, 14 and 15. You'll find us at booths 117 and 118. Also, if there's anything you're looking for please let us know and we'll see if we can find you that treasure.


 
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY!
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We are grateful to those loyal guests who keep coming again and again. Thanks to the Feist Family who have been visiting us for the 13 years we have been in existence.

"I absolutely love this place. It's home away from home.! Karen 04/06/2004

" What a wonderful experience, we were totally surprised and elated with our stay. You have a great B & B that all others will be judged by."   The Davidsons, Columbia S.C. 03/24/04

 

 

MORE EVENTS

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Northern Vermont Tour de Cure- A premier cycling event. On May 16th 2004 South Burlington's Dorset Park will be hosting a 10k, 25k, 50k and 100k ride. This event has a ten year history and it's outstanding route's promise to bring Vermont's scenic back drop to your riding experience.  For more information on how you can get involved in this event please e-mail pforsyth@diabetes.org or call (802) 654-7716 ext. 3643.

May 8th, Swanton
International Migratory Bird Day: Birdwatchers of all abilities are welcome and encouraged to participate in the annual refuge bird count. Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge (371 North River Street), 8:30 am- Noon. Free. 802-868-4781

 May 22nd, Burlington
Kids Day: Celebration of kids. Crafts, exhibits, parade, entertainment, games. Burlington Waterfront Park (College Street), 10-3 pm. Free. 802-864-0123

 

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