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May 25, 2016
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Stonemason on the Loose – Our new walkway to the sidewalk in Stratford, Ontario

https://youtu.be/QFrtdfQD7Hg While it is a work in progress, our stone walkways are evolving happily for all complements of our resident Stonemason. We have new railings on the two stairways that were added last year. Daniel is diligently  working on the stairs to the sidewalk now. Here is a little video of Daniel setting the last big stone (other than two more stairs) with the bobcat. Our Stratford bed and breakfast will soon have two stairways for our guests. The part where Daniel launches out of the bobcat is rather amusing–small space, tall man exits.

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April 4, 2015
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Banana bread recipe – gluten free, sugar free, dairy free and fat free (‘cept for nuts)

1/2 cup honey or maple syrup (I used slightly less) 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (two lunch size containers) 2 eggs 1 t vanilla 1 cup gluten free flour (recipe in previous post) 1/2 cup oat flour (going to add oat bran too next time) 3/4 t baking soda 1 t baking powder 1/2 t cinnamon or less 1/4 t nutmeg 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (I used less, since I had less) 1/2 cup raisins or dried cherries, chopped 1/2 cup pecans Grease two 9×5 loaf pans. Oven to 350 Mix eggs, honey/syrup, applesauce, bananas, and vanilla Add premixed dry […]

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April 3, 2015
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100 Church St. B&B: Our first flowers of 2015

While they are tiny and easily missed amidst the unmelted snow in the yard, here is a shot of our first courageous flowers of spring 2015. Be sure to check the Festival website special savings tab to find out about deals on senior tickets, Sunday’s on sale, and two for one Tuesday and Thursdays. Here is the link: http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/BoxOffice/save.aspx?id=57  

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March 31, 2015
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Gluten Free Flour and Brownie Recipe

Gluten Free Flour 3 cups rice flour, white or brown works 1 cup potato starch, NOT flour 1/2 cup tapioca flour 1 tablespoon Xanthan gum (do not leave this out–you will have a sticky mess baking without it!) I use this in most regular cookies and quick breads, not just gluten free recipes. If it is a rather “wet” recipe, then I sometimes combine it with some oat flour to stiffen up the dough.  I hope this helps others to use their favourite old recipes in a gluten free way! It works for oatmeal, peanut butter, ginger….  you get the idea. I […]

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March 28, 2015
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Local farm eggs and produce for 2015 breakfasts

There is a huge emphasis on local farms in Ontario and we are surrounded by farms here in Stratford. Thanks to the Beacon Herald article on local farming, we found a local free run natural egg supplier for our Stratford Bed and Breakfasts in 2015, with a few fresh harvested herbs to accompany the eggs. This year we are delighted to be serving eggs from Lynn River Farms to all B&B guests. Here is a link to their website, for the curious. http://lynnriverfarm.com/ “About Our Farm My Grandparents had a small farm just outside of Stratford where my Grandma always […]

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  • Returning Guest

    We are always so excited to start our next Stratford plans the minute we finish with the current one! We are looking forward to meeting you and appreciate all you are doing to make us feel welcome. We also can’t wait to see your work on the house. It’s wonderful to know that the house we have looked to as our home away from home is in your heart as well.