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.
Brad and Jacquie
BRAD & JACQUIE'S
TOAST & CHOCOLATE SAUCE
Yield: 12 servings
10 oz. dark semi-sweet chocolate
1 cup half & half, or heavy cream
12 large eggs beaten
¾ cup milk
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup orange liqueur
2 tsp ginger
½ cup melted butter
¼ cup oil
6 large navel oranges, peeled and sliced
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
On serving plate, place bottom half
of croissant. top with 3 orange slices
and cover with croissant top. Drizzle
with chocolate. Serve immediately.
! 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
Maybe next year they'll remember.
Just give me the bone, baby ! Give me
April 24-25th, Essex
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-
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
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.
May 5th to Sep. 30th,
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,
Art of the Needle: 100 Masterpiece
Quilts: The largest exhibition of
American antique quilts to date.
Shelburne Museum (US Route 7), 10-5 pm.
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
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
OUR GUESTS SAY!
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
absolutely love this place. It's
home away from home.! Karen
" 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (802) 654-7716 ext.
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
Kids Day: Celebration of kids.
Crafts, exhibits, parade,
entertainment, games. Burlington
Waterfront Park (College
Street), 10-3 pm. Free. 802-864-0123