Sunday, August 24, 2008

Peaches, Peaches, Peaches

Looking for a great recipe for your next gathering...well there's nothing like fresh peaches to hit the right note at any gathering of friends and family. Here's a quick and easy recipe that we serve at our B&B and our guests seem to really enjoy it. Hope you enjoy it as well.

Grilled peaches with raspberry sauce.

Cut firm ripe peaches in half; discard the stone. We like to serve either 1-2 halves per person, depending on the size of the peaches. Butter a grill pan. Place peaches, cut side down, on the pan. Grill for 2-3 minutes, then pick up each turn each half, make a 1/4 turn and place back on the pan. Grill for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan and place on serving plate, cut side up, showing the nice grill marks. Spoon raspberry sauce over peaches and serve with frozen yogurt, ice cream, or creme anglaise. Yummy. Raspberry sauce is easily made. Empty 1 16 oz bag of frozen berries into a small saucepan. Add 1/4 cup sugar and 1 - 2 Tablespoons Chambord, Cook until berries sauce is slightly reduced and thickened, about 5 minutes. If you like a sweeter version, add 1/4 cup of seedless raspberry jam. This sauce is great on ice cream as well. I don't mind the seeds, but if you must, you can strain the sauce to remove the seeds.

So enjoy! This is brought to you by Alice & Murphey from the E.J. Bowman House B&B, a proud member of Lancaster County Bed & Breakfast Inns Association since 2000.

Monday, August 11, 2008

A number of exciting things are currently taking place in the Lancaster area that we want you to be aware of when you plan your next vacation. The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire at the Mount Hope Estate and Winery has commenced for another thrilling year of 16th century entertainment. Located in Manheim, PA the Renaissance Faire runs from:
Mid-August through the end of October - Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day Monday "Reign" or Shine!
http://www.parenfaire.com/


Perhaps you are not into horses and chariots then head to Maple Grove raceway for the NHRA Toyo Tire Nationals and much more. The race begins on August 14-17.

http://www.maplegroveraceway.com/

You could also experience the outdoor art show in Mt. Gretna in which 285 artists are chosen through juried competition to display their work on the historic grounds of The Pennsylvania Chautauqua.
The art is displayed August 16, 17