The Willows Bed & Breakfast
53 Travis Road - Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone: (845) 471-6115    Email: Click Here
 

 

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Happy New Year!

Well, where does the time go?  I just looked at my last blog entry and it was in the autumn!  We had a very busy fall season and we would like to say thanks to all our guests who made it so. 

Early Autumn Rambling

Summer is definitely over in the Hudson Valley and the trees and the weather are telling us that were are going to have a "real" Autumn (unlike last year).

Peaches, tomatoes and most everything from our garden are done so I'm buying cider and apples from Terhune Orchards in Salt Point.

I have been busy grind oats into oat flour and rolling oat groats into rolled oats for our hearty Oatmeal pancakes.  There has been corn grinding as well for our cornmeal pancakes.

Local Dried Corn For Making Cornmeal

Silly me, Lisa & I went all the way to the Amish country to purchase dried corn to grind into cornmeal.  Today I discovered that Hahn Farm sells 24 pound buckets for the unbelievable low price of $5.00!  After buying the corn this afternoon I ground 3 pounds of it to make the cornmeal.  This evening I used Lisa as a test subject and I made local white peach cornmeal pancakes.  If I say so myself, they came out quite good.

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