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The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast

Asparagus Quiches from The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast
National Asparagus Day – May 24

These delicious mini Asparagus Quiches are simple, tasty and can be served as a hearty breakfast or a light meal anytime. Thanks to the innkeeper at The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast for sharing. They can be made in small ramekins for a elegant presentation or in a simple muffin tin.

Asparagus QuicheeServes 10-12 – muffin size

Ingredients:
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup sliced onion
2 garlic clove, minced
1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut in pieces
cooking spray

1 1/4 cups milk
1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese (Havarti is a good alternative)
3 TBLS chopped fresh parsley
2 tsp Dijon Mustard
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp pepper
5 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 TBLS grated fresh parmesan cheese
1/4 cup green onion

Instructions:

1.  Preheat oven to 350F
2.  Spray a standard 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray. I’ve also used ramekins (fewer portions)
3.  Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, sauté 1 minute. Add asparagus, sauté another 2-3 minutes. Spread the mixture into the muffin tin.
4.  Combine milk, cheese, parsley, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and eggs in a large bowl.
5.  Pour milk mixture over asparagus mixture and sprinkle with parmesan and green onions.
6.  Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes (longer if using ramekins) or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
7.  Let stand 5 minutes before serving

Built in 1915, The Carlton Inn Bed & Breakfast is located within the charming community of Carlton, known as “The Wine Capital of Oregon.” A short drive and you’ll reach even more places to explore.

The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast has four comfortable bedrooms, 1 with a king size bed and private bath,  3 with private bath and queen size beds, living room with wood burning fireplace and TV area along with central air conditioning and wireless internet throughout.

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Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Recipes Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Southwest Eggs Benedict from Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast

Eggs Benedict is an American brunch or breakfast dish that consists of two halves of an English muffin each of which is topped with Canadian bacon, a poached egg, and hollandaise sauce. Many variations on the basic recipe are served and this one from Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast is a bit out of the box and oh so delicious.

The original recipe was from Maryana Vollstedt, The Big Book of Breakfast with just a wee bit of change from the innkeeper at Chehalem Ridge.

Southwest Eggs Benedict
Servings: 6

8 each saltine cracker, broken up
2 each garlic cloves, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
ground pepper to taste
2 cans black beans, canned, rinsed
6 each green onions, chopped
2 sprigs cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

In food processor, grind crackers well. Add garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper and blend well. Add one can of beans and blend well. Then add the second can, the green onions and cilantro and blend until just incorporated. Add water, one teaspoon at a time, until you reach consistency to hold together without being too sticky. Form into 12, 3 inch round, ½ inch high patties. Fry patties over medium high heat in vegetable oil, about 5 minutes per side.

To serve, arrange 2 patties per plate, spread a fan of avocado on each patty, place a poached egg on the avocado and top with the grated cheese. Garnish with tomato salsa or corn relish cilantro sprigs

Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast

Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast is perched on eight acres atop Chehalem Mountain overlooking the Willamette Valley and Coast Range. This B&B offers a peaceful retreat between adventures in the valley below.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

National Pi Day

National Pi Day – for the love of Pie

What do mathematicians and pie fans have in common? A love for March 14, National Pi Day.

For math lovers, it’s a chance to celebrate Pi, one of the most important numbers ever. For those who don’t enjoy math, you get pie. Cherry pie. Apple pie. Pizza pie. All the pies. Who knew math could be so yummy?

Whether you calculate it or eat it, Pi, and pie, bring joy to many.

Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast serves a Crustless Apple Pie with vanilla yogurt, because, you know, breakfast. But if you choose to put some other vanilla dairy product on it, maybe something from the freezer, you won’t be judged.

Although this is not a pie, the Cherry Tart is a favorite at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast in the Hood River Valley, where some of the sweetest Oregon cherries are grown.

How about Apple Pie Cookies? The innkeeper at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast put a little spin on the classic apple pie and the results were amazing.

And then there’s the classic Asparagus Quiche from The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast or Cheese Tart from the Old Parkdale Inn. All with a perfect circumference should the math lovers at the breakfast table want to delve into Pi.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

 

Recipes Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Recipes from the Innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will differ depending on the region of Oregon you are visiting as will your culinary experience. Whether it’s the locally grown produce, fresh farm eggs and cheese, sustainably raised meats or the wine your host may serve in the afternoon, we regard ourselves stewards of the land.

By purchasing the foods served at our bed and breakfast member inns from local farms, farmers markets, and local food Coops, our members support local and regional farmers. As well as the food we serve our families and guests, we take great care in the serving high quality beverages. Buying fairly traded coffee, tea and chocolate not only provides good quality drinks for our guests, but supports sustainable agriculture elsewhere. Recipes Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Baked Goods

Baked Pumpkin Donut – Old Parkdale Inn
Blueberry Croissant Baked French Toast – Old Parkdale Inn
Buttermilk Biscuit – WildSpring Guest Habitat
Apple Strudel – Old Parkdale Inn
Strawberry Rhubarb Biscuits or Scones – Yamhill Vineyards B&B
Lemon Blueberry Biscuits – Yamhill Vineyards B&B
Apple Berry Delight – Yamhill Vineyards B&B
Gluten-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins – Chehalem Ridge B&B
Strawberry Shortcakes – Old Parkdale Inn
Pecan Pumpkin Bread – MaMere’s Guest House
Strawberry Croissant French Toast

Cakes and Pies

Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake – Old Parkdale Inn
Double Crusted Cherry Tart – Old Parkdale Inn
Lemon Curd Coffee Cake – Old Parkdale Inn
Plum Upside Down Buttermilk Cake – Old Parkdale Inn

Breakfast Entrees
Lavender Cheddar Spring Tart – Old Parkdale Inn
Breakfast Sandwich – Old Parkdale Inn
Southwest Eggs Benedict – Chehalem Ridge B&B
Asparagus Quiche – The Carlton Inn B&B
Caprese Baked Egg Cups – A’Tuscan Estate
Baked Spiced Oatmeal with Cranberries, Apple and Walnuts
A’Tuscan Estate

Pancakes, Waffles and French Toast

Sourdough Blueberry Pancakes – Old Parkdale Inn
Hazelnut Waffles – Old Parkdale Inn
Creamy Orange French Toast – Old Parkdale Inn
Dutch Baby Pancakes – Old Parkdale Inn
Swedish Pancakes – Old Parkdale Inn
Apple Puffed Pancakes – MaMere’s Guest House
Coconut French Toast with a Twist – The Carlton Inn B&B
Aebleskiver – Old Parkdale Inn
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes – The Carlton Inn B&B

Fruits Dishes
Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Caramelized Pears – Old Parkdale Inn
Breakfast Banana Split – Old Parkdale Inn
Poached Pear Delights – Chehalem Ridge B&B
Gingered Pear Pandowdy – Old Parkdale Inn
Apple Dumpling – Old Parkdale Inn

Beverages
Mulled Wine – Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast

Jams, Jellies and more
Ginger Pear Jam – Old Parkdale Inn

Desserts

Apple Pie Cookies – Old Parkdale Inn
Crustless Apple Pie – Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast
Lavender Blueberry Sorbet – Old Parkdale Inn
Red Velvet White Chocolate Cake Truffle – A’Tuscan Estate

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We recognize that there will be mixed feelings about this change. We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of a person’s individual decision to wear a mask or not, and most importantly kind to yourself.

Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn  is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Blueberry Croissant French Toast

Blueberry Croissant French Toast served at the Old Parkdale Inn B&B, in the quiet and relaxed atmosphere of this Mt. Hood B&B.

National Croissant Day is January 30th but this buttery dish is served anytime at the Old Parkdale Inn

Blueberry Croissant French ToastThis Blueberry Croissant French Toast is a perfect breakfast entrée for both spring and summer, and super pretty when topped with fresh Oregon berries.

Let the quiet and relaxed atmosphere of the comfortable Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast be your lodging alternative to a hotel or motel in the Hood River Valley. And maybe if you ask ahead they’ll treat you to this decadent Blueberry Croissant French Toast.


Blueberry Croissant French Toast

6-7 Large Croissants, torn into pieces
8 oz Cream Cheese
1 1/2 Cup Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
12 Eggs
1 1/2 Cups Milk
1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Butter, melted
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
3/4 Cup Pecans

Thoroughly grease a 9×13 baking dish with butter or non stick spray. Tear up croissants and place half in bottom of baking dish. Cut up cream cheese into small pieces and place them on top of croissants. Put half the blueberries on top of cream cheese. Layer other half of torn croissants on top, then the rest of blueberries. Beat eggs, milk, maple syrup and cinnamon together in a bowl. Pour egg mixture over croissant mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, scatter pecans over french toast. Melt butter & add brown sugar to it to make a glaze like mixture. Drizzle mixture over french toast. Bake in 350 degree oven for 50- 60 minutes. Watch carefully last 10 minutes to make sure pecans don’t burn. If getting too dark, put some foil lightly over french toast to stop browning. Makes 8 generous portions.

Substitute any juicy berry such at strawberries or the Oregon Marionberry. Or maybe Peaches? Peaches and Cream sounds pretty good, too.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Things are looking up. The CDC has lifted the mask mandate and Oregon will be following this guidance, which applies to fully vaccinated individuals. That means Oregonians and our guests who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear masks or social distance in most public spaces.

Let’s all be respectful and safe. While it’s almost safe enough to climb aboard that travel train, it’s still a little scary, we’re ready when you are! Our inns will continue to do everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Poached Pears from Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast
Poached Pear DelightWe ask our innkeepers to submit their favorite recipes and are  pleased to see that once again, we are all about keeping it local and fresh. Did you know that 84% of the nation’s pears are grown in Oregon and Washington? This Poached Pear Delight comes to you from Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast.

More than a dozen bed and breakfasts across the U.S. have whipped up their best holiday recipes in postcard form. Make one every day as a Christmas countdown or print, stamp, and mail, to share deliciousness across the miles. 

Three Oregon Bed and Breakfasts, A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast, MaMere’s Guest House & Event Center, and Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast are part of an edible advent calendar! The new book contains 24 print and mail recipe postcards, all of which can be printed for FREE. These recipes are delicious and great for Thanksgiving too so why wait until December 1 to start.

Poached Pears from Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast

2 Large Pears
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 cup Vanilla Yogurt
2 Tbsp Hazelnut Granola

Instructions:
  1. Mix orange juice, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small pot and heat over medium heat.
  2. Peel pears and cut in half lengthwise.  Scoop out the core with a melon baller and cut out the upper and lower stem areas with a knife.  Place pear halves, cut side down, in orange juice liquid.
  3. Poach pears, with the liquid barely bubbling, for 4 to 8 minutes.  With a slotted spoon, turn pears and poach for another 4 to 8 minutes, until the pears are softened.  Really ripe pears take less time while harder pears will take longer.
  4. Serve 1 pear half per person with a dollop of vanilla yogurt and a sprinkling of Hazelnut Granola in the hollow of each pear half.
  5. Pro tip: Poached pears wait for no diner.  Well, they can wait, but be sure to leave them in the liquid with the heat off.  After about 10 minutes out of the liquid, they will turn a bit brown and not in the pretty caramelizing way.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS POSTCARD FOR FREE (then print and affix to heavier cardstock, stamp and mail!)

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Nineteen inns, beds and breakfast and boutique hotels across the country have joined together to create Edible Christmas, mailable recipes in the form of postcards as a yummy way to countdown the days till Christmas.

The edible advent calendar offers a new recipe every day from December 1st through Christmas Eve, December 24th, and a whimsy artistic look. The recipe postcards measure 9” across and 6” down and can be printed on a regular-sized sheet of printer paper. One would then affix the design to heavier card stock, stamp, and mail.

The book of postcards is free and may be downloaded or printed at www.EdibleChristmas.com. Recipes include holiday drinks, Christmas cookies, sweet and savory festive entrees, breads,
dressing, and more.

“The idea is to count your blessings, not calories,” says Erin Gilchrist, innkeeper with A’Tuscan Estate Bed & Breakfast in McMinnville, Oregon. “By making these postcards free to download, we’ve whipped up a way to bring people together, regardless of location and circumstance.” Gilchrist provided two recipes for the postcards: Baked Spiced Oatmeal with Cranberries, Apples and Walnuts and Red Velvet White Chocolate Cake Truffles

 

Eat Your Way to Christmas with 24 Recipes You Can Print, Stamp and Mail this Holiday Season

More than a dozen bed and breakfasts across the U.S. have whipped up their best holiday recipes in postcard form. Make one every day as a Christmas countdown or print, stamp, and mail, to share deliciousness across the miles. 

Three Oregon Bed and Breakfasts, A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast, MaMere’s Guest House & Event Center, and Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast are part of an edible advent calendar! The new book contains 24 print and mail recipe postcards, all of which can be printed for FREE. These recipes are delicious and great for Thanksgiving too so why wait until December 1 to start.

A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast

A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast offers beautiful accommodations and wonderful cuisine in the heart of Oregon’s Wine Country. A’Tuscan Estate is a 1928 Colonial Style Home with a decidedly European Flair a mere five blocks from downtown McMinnville with great restaurants, shops and wine tasting rooms.

Red Velvet White Chocolate Cake Truffle Recipe from A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast

Ingredients:

  • Vegetable oil for the pan
  • 2 1/1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temp
  • 2 large eggs, room temp
  • 2 Tbsp red food coloring
  • 1 tsp white distilled vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Bright White Candy Melts—for dipping
  • Dark Chocolate Candy Melts or Chips—for addition to cake after baked
  • Red Candy Melts or Bright White Candy Melts and Red food coloring—for decoration

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350◦F. Lightly oil and flour a 9 x 13 pan.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. In another large bowl, whisk together the oil buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar and vanilla.
  3. Using a stand mixer, mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined and a smooth batter is formed.
  4. Pour better into cake pan. Place in oven. Bake, rotating pans halfway through the cooking, until the cake pulls away from the side of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean—about 30 minutes.
  5. Remove cake for oven and run a knife around the edge to loosen from sides. Invert the cake on a plate or sheet pan and then onto a cooling rack. Let cool completely.
  6. Once cooled, finely crumble cake in large bowl.
  7. Melt 1 cup Dark Chocolate Candy Melts/chips in microwave for 50-55 seconds (or as directed on the package) and stir until completely melted. If additional melting is needed, do so at 10 second intervals until fulling melted. Mix melted dark chocolate into cake crumbs.  I use my hands with disposable kitchen gloves.
  8. Chill for 30 minutes.
  9. Line sheet pan with foil. Using small melon ball scoop, scoop onto sheet pan.
  10. Chill for 30 minutes. Form into balls rounding the edges.
  11. Chill for 30 minutes.
  12. Melt White Candy Melts in microwave for 50-55 seconds (or as directed on the package) and stir until completely melted. If additional melting is needed, do so at 10 second intervals until fulling melted.  If too thick, add a small amount of Vegetable oil.
  13. Dip using fork or two prong dipping tool allowing extra chocolate to drip before placing on foil lined cookie sheet. This helps to avoid excessive pooling of chocolate. Chill until white chocolate is hard. Approximately 20-30 minutes.
  14. Melt 1/3 cup of red candy melts. Using a clean fork, drizzle red chocolate over the white chocolate covered cake truffles and allow to harden for serving

Note: You can also use store bought cake mix.

Additional variations:

Devil’s Food Cake with Dark Chocolate icing and Dark Chocolate Candy Melts

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese icing and White Chocolate Candy Melts

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese icing and White Chocolate Candy Melts

Apple Cider cake with Salted Carmel icing (or chips) and Chocolate Candy Melts

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS POSTCARD FOR FREE (then print and affix to heavier cardstock, stamp and mail!)

Nineteen inns, beds and breakfast and boutique hotels across the country have joined together to create Edible Christmas, mailable recipes in the form of postcards as a yummy way to countdown the days till Christmas.

The edible advent calendar offers a new recipe every day from December 1st through Christmas Eve, December 24th, and a whimsy artistic look. The recipe postcards measure 9” across and 6” down and can be printed on a regular-sized sheet of printer paper. One would then affix the design to heavier card stock, stamp, and mail.

The book of postcards is free and may be downloaded or printed at www.EdibleChristmas.com. Recipes include holiday drinks, Christmas cookies, sweet and savory festive entrees, breads, dressing, and more.

“The idea is to count your blessings, not calories,” says Erin Gilchrist, innkeeper with A’Tuscan Estate Bed & Breakfast in McMinnville, Oregon. “By making these postcards free to download, we’ve whipped up a way to bring people together, regardless of location and circumstance.” In addition to Red Velvet White Chocolate Gilchrist provided  Baked Spiced Oatmeal with Cranberries, Apples and Walnuts to the Edible Advent Calendar. 

Our Most Memorable Fall & Winter Breakfast Recipes
Guest Blogger Erin Gilchrist, innkeeper, A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast

‘As we retreat to our homes once again during the coming months, I hope you find enjoyment in testing one or more of these recipes. Maybe memories from the kitchens of your mother or grandmother will also bring you comfort in these current times.

‘We celebrate the seasonal bounty of Willamette Valley and choose to highlight recipes that reflect the local produce to enhance our guests’ experiences. Fall brings out the desire for comfort food along with all that fall and winter yield: wild mushrooms, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, artichoke, brussel sprouts, pumpkin, carrots, cranberries, figs, apple, pear, eggnog and so much more. My mouth is watering just thinking about all the great recipes that can be created including any of this produce. Here are five of our favorite recipes for fall and winter that our guests enjoy in our dining room or in their guest room.  You may access the recipe by clicking on the recipe name.

Bowl Carrot Apple Muffins (Vegan + GF)

During the spring when many of us had so much time on our hands, I began researching and experimenting with Vegan and Gluten-Free muffin and bread recipes. This recipe is so delicious that ALL my guests love these muffins and consistently ask for the recipe, whether they are vegan or gluten-free or neither.

Bacon, Gruyere and Butternut Squash Frittata

I love Butternut Squash and was looking for ways to incorporate it into breakfast.  This Frittata recipe fit the bill.  You can make it in a cast iron skillet and serve wedges or I use individual frittata rings. The combination of the sweetness from the squash, the salt from the bacon and the earthiness from aged gruyere have my guests so enjoying the fall flavors.

Individual Baked Eggnog Oatmeal with Apples and Walnuts

Baked Eggnog OatmealOatmeal wasn’t normally something I served, but I had a couple stay with me for an extended period of time while they quarantined prior to seeing their newborn grandson. As they began adding pounds during the initial days, they requested to eliminate one of the courses from our traditional three-course breakfast. While listing items they enjoy, Oatmeal came up.

I love to make these in colorful individual crocks and I change out the Apple for Banana on occasion and my guests can’t get enough of either recipe preparation.’

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

This brings me right back to my grandmother’s kitchen in Centerville, Indiana. I can smell the apples and cinnamon wafting throughout her house. While she certainly didn’t use a slow cooker, it makes this an easy recipe to prepare allowing for multi-tasking while it simmers in the pot. This Apple Butter recipe can be used for so many things: as a spread for any muffin, biscuit or breakfast bread; as a topping for pancakes or waffles; or as a filling for crepes.

Savory Tart with Artichoke Hearts

Two winters ago, I had the pleasure of traveling through northern Italy on a wine and food trip. A local restaurateur is from Alba and he organized for a group of 14 to travel Piedmont, Prosecco and Alba for 10 days. Our home base was his mother’s 11 room inn above Alba:  Cascina Baresane. On our last day after touring and tasting at Carlin de Paolo winery, we were treated to a lovely lunch. One of the items was a savory rustic artichoke tart which I now create in individual pie tarts and top with a poached egg.

A'Tuscan EstateA’Tuscan Estate offers beautiful accommodations and wonderful cuisine in the heart of Oregon’s Wine Country. A’Tuscan Estate is a 1928 Colonial Style Home with a decidedly European Flair a mere five blocks from downtown McMinnville with great restaurants, shops and wine tasting rooms.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s culture, environment and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Watch for updates as vaccinations rise, cases decline and mask restrictions may lift soon under guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns will continue to do everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

National Pancake Day

National Pancake Day

Pancakes are good any day of the year as is proven by the innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

Today let’s honor the pancake. Does the mere mention of pancakes send your senses reeling? A plate of steamy hot pancakes smothered with fresh berry compote can instantly lift your spirits and certainly can make your tummy happy.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Innkeepers sure know how create pancakes that are tender, light and oh so tasty. Fresh local ingredients like crispy Hood River County Apples or sweet Willamette Valley Berries or fresh peaches picked up at a weekly farmers market make these unique ‘cakes’

Apple Pancakes with warm Apple Cider Syrup have become a guest favorite at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast and thanks to Ryan’s Hood River Juice Company for the Apple Cider Syrup recipe. In the Hood River Valley, known for its abundant apples and pears, this innkeeper’s been using a wonderful sourdough starter for the pancakes and mixing in one teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/2 cup grated fresh apple.

At the Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast their farm fresh eggs will make their way into gourmet breakfasts at the inn like their Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

The Old Parkdale Inn B&B also serves hot-off-the-griddle Sourdough Blueberry Pancakes often throughout the year, made with fresh and frozen berries of the Hood River Valley.

And then there’s the Blueberry Pancake.  And Dutch Baby Pancakes.  Reserve your room today and ask the innkeeper what their signature pancake recipe is and maybe, just maybe, if the fruit they use is in season you’ll be treated to awesome pancake goodness.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: With guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon will again require masks in all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. This measure is intended to slow the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant and went into effect Friday, Aug. 13. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns will continue to do everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

December is National Pear Month

Gingered Pear and Raspberry Pandowdy

A Gingered Pear and Raspberry Pandowdy made with famous Hood River Valley Pears. The Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the Hood River Valley, the largest pear growing region in the nation. Many of our growers have cold storage units where we can pick up fresh pears almost all year round. This Gingered Pear and Raspberry Pandowdy has become a guest favorite.

Fruit Filling:

1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbs cornstarch
Pinch of fine sea salt
4 large pears, peeled, cored, and sliced
1 Tbs lemon juic
1 dry pint raspberries, fresh or frozen
1 Tbs cold butter, cut into small pieces

Preheat oven to 400°. Butter 4 small ramekins.
Fruit Filling: Rub the sugar, cornstarch and salt together in a large bowl, add pears and lemon juice and toss until evenly coated. Gently fold in raspberries and divide into ramekins. Dot with butter.

Biscuit:
1 3/4 cup flour
3 TBS plus 1 TBS sugar
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp fine salt
10 TBS cold butter
1/3 cup chopped candied ginger
2/3 cup plus 1 TBS cold buttermilk

Biscuit: Whisk together flour, 3 TBS sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until the size of peas. Stir in the Candied ginger, pour in the 2/3 cup buttermilk and stir until the dry ingredients are moistened. The dough will be crumbly, with large pieces of butter still visible. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured board and gently press the dough together. Divide into four pieces and place atop the fruit. Brush the dough with the remaining buttermilk and sprinkle with remaining sugar.

Bake in the lower third of the oven for 30 minutes, then turn the oven down to 350° and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden and the juices are bubbly and thick. Allow to cool a bit before serving.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: With guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon will again require masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. This measure is intended to slow the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant and went into effect Friday, Aug. 13. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns will continue to do everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.