Putney Craft Tour

One of my favorite things to do Thanksgiving weekend is to jump in the car and ride around on the back roads of Putney, Vermont, following the map for the Putney Craft Tour. For three days, November 28, 29 and 30, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, the artists in Putney and environs open their …

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Gift Certificates :: One Stop Holiday Shopping

In these very uncertain times, it seems even more important to be thoughtful about our holiday gifts to our loved ones. When life is unsettled, we step back and realize how important we are to each other, and how nice it is to surprise someone we love with just the right holiday gift. At the …

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Ruth and Her Homemade Sour Cream Coffee Cake

A Treasured Employee and Homemade Sour Cream Coffee Cake When Phil and I purchased the Inn in July of 1987, we “inherited” an employee who is still with us, 21 years later! Ruth VanHouten has worked in almost all of the jobs that need to be done here at Chesterfield Inn, from front desk to housekeeping …

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Autumn in the Kitchen at our New Hampshire Inn

Autumn has officially arrived in the kitchen at the Chesterfield Inn. Chef Bob Nabstedt has created the Autumn menu; we can tell by the enticing aromas wafting our way from the kitchen. A few of the highlights of the new menu are: the wild game sausages served on balsamic braised cabbage with ale mustard sauce, …

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A Visit to the Grafton Cheese Company

Cheese is my favorite food! So, I was more than pleased to hear, earlier this year, that the Grafton Village Cheese Company had opened a cheese factory and retail shop across the river in Brattleboro, Vermont. The Grafton Cheese Company is situated at the old Retreat Farm, in the West River Valley, just up the …

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Curtis and His Pig :: Curtis’s BBQ in Putney, Vermont

Curtis Tuff owns Curtis’s Barbecue in Putney , Vermont. Curtis has been cooking ribs and chicken slathered with his famous barbecue sauce in Putney since 1965. He set up shop in an eye catching blue bus just off of Route 91, and is known all over New England for his barbecue. Yesterday, I made the …

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Today’s Farmstand Bounty

    Farm-Fresh New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast Dining My visit to Walker Farm today yielded a big bag of vegetables and fruits, and lots of inspiration for dinner. Dessert: I started with dessert, of course , which was minted peaches and blueberries. It just took a minute to blanch the peaches, peel and and pit …

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