Category archive: Food

and I think to myself, what a wonderful world… I have been drinking a bit of turmeric tea lately. I make it a few different ways depending on my mood.  One is called weight loss tea from The Earth Diet: 2-inch piece of ginger- diced, a dash of cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder &…

Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way. – Dr. Seuss Yay! Spring has arrived. Although it has been a bit cold, it still has beautiful signs of new life everywhere you look. The grass is green, the gardens are popping up, and we have things to do before the official…

“To see the Summer Sky Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie – True Poems flee.” Emily Dickinson It sure is hard to say good bye to summer. Business wise, it was one of our best. We truly enjoy our guests, and even though it is our busiest time of the year, we…

Take time to NOTICE the things that other people are OVERLOOKING ~ the slowdown challange The Berkshire winter landscape is magnificent even on a cold and frigid day. It is always a good idea to fight that inner voice that wants to stay in by a warm fire, a good book, or a great movie….

  “In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.” Mark Twain It is officially Spring! Yippee!  We have so many outdoor activities planned.  After this long and cold winter we certainly are not able to jump into anything outdoors just yet. There are…

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ― Edith Sitwell   I have a confession to make.  I love winter!  I know everyone is sick and tired of old man winter but…

“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.” John Keats Many of my guests love to walk downtown to our restaurants and pubs. We are just one block from the Main Street where all of our best restaurants and pubs are….

“Summer’s lease hath all to short a date.”  William Shakespeare You know the saying, “August is the Sunday of Summer,”  well at Crabtree Cottage  we are packing every last minute into this “day”  that is for sure.   Our guests have been seeing plays, concerts at Tanglewood,  and world class dance, at Jacob’s Pillow.  In…

    MAY YOU ALWAYS BE BLESSED WITH WALLS FOR THE WIND. A ROOF FOR THE RAIN. A WARM CUP OF TEA BY THE FIRE. LAUGHTER TO CHEER YOU. THOSE YOU LOVE NEAR YOU. AND ALL THAT YOUR HEART  MIGHT DESIRE. (Irish Blessing)   Vegan Irish soda bread 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 tablespoon baking…

  “The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.” ― Thomas Moore           I love setting the stage for romance, for myself, and my loved ones, as well as for my guests.  The extra attention to detail makes…

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