Saturday, January 22, 2011

February 24, 2011, New Hampshires Wild History: 350 Years of New Hampshire

Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM Details: The Wild History slide presentation takes participants on a virtual journey through New Hampshires past, focusing on changes in the land and how wildlife populations have responded over time. Youll learn why changes in habitat in our past are behind the decline of many of our rarest species today, and why others are more abundant than in the past. Youll also learn what you can do to help. Presentation includes handouts and other helpful materials. Free. Pre-registration not required. Meet at Fells Gatehouse, 456 Rte. 103A, Newbury, NH 03255. Sponsored by The Fells and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension.
For more information: 603-763-4789,,

Friday, January 21, 2011

Stew & Story, January 28th – 30th at the Candlelite Inn

Winter in New Hampshire is so peaceful, so quiet. As the snowflakes drifts from the sky, cozy up by the fire for our Stew & Story weekend. Your weekend starts on Friday evening with light hors d’oeuvres as you look over the area menus. Winter time in the Lake Sunapee Region is so diversified—from downhill or cross country skiing to ice skating on a Town Green. For those who the outdoor sports aren’t for them—there is outlet shopping, antiquing or museums to visit. 

Saturday evening enjoy a delectable dinner by Chef Joe Conlon of Irresistible Cravings as he prepares a hearty stew dinner. After dinner, master storyteller, Cora Ciampi, will spin her tales as you relax by a fire.

Room rates start at $134 d/o with an additional $40 per person above room rate.
Don’t miss out on this relaxing evening of scrumptious food and stories.
Two nights are required with this package.

Candlelite Inn ~ 1-888-812-5571
5 Greenhouse Lane, Bradford, NH
This award winning, country Victorian Inn has all the grace and charm for that perfect getaway.

Monday, January 17, 2011

March 4-6th, Inn to Inn Snowshoe Adventure,

Experience the warm hospitality of two New Hampshire inns as you spend a cozy winter weekend in the Lake Sunapee area. This inn-to-inn adventure promises to be the right combination of physical activity in the crisp outdoors and wonderful indoor pampering.
We start our adventure at the award-winning Rosewood Country Inn where we will have a brief orientation followed by a hearty, four course dinner.

In the morning we'll enjoy a three course breakfast before heading out on our journey.

We'll venture out by snow shoe (or hike, depending on snow conditions) over peaceful forest trails as our guide leads the way from one charming inn to the next. You'll take along trail lunches as your innkeepers shuttle your luggage to our next inn. In the evenings we'll enjoy the quiet comfort, warm hospitality and gracious hearty meals at The Candlelite Inn.

Package includes:
2 nights lodging
hearty country breakfast each morning
fireside dinner each evening
guided snow shoe trek
trailside lunch on Saturday
luggage shuttle

Rate is $299 pp/do
(snow shoe rental an additional $20, if needed)

Rosewood Country Inn ~ 1-800-938-5273
67 Pleasant View Road, Bradford, NH
Rosewood Country Inn...selected time and again as America's Most
Romantic Hideaway.


Candlelite Inn ~ 1-888-812-5571
5 Greenhouse Lane, Bradford, NH
This award winning, country Victorian Inn has all the grace and charm for that perfect getaway.

Musterfield Farm Ice Day- January 23, 2011

9 am ~ 'til the ice is in (2 pm)

Ice Day will be held Sunday, January 23 at Kezar Lake's Horse Beach in North Sutton. Cutting the 200-pound blocks of ice from the lake gets underway at 9 a.m. and continues until the Watters Ice House, just up the road at Muster Field Farm, is filled. The ice is packed in sawdust and will be put to use in August during Farm Days (less than 15% is lost in the intervening six months). Hot soups and snacks are served in the Ryder Schoolhouse, next to the ice house. Free admission (donations appreciated). Rain date: January 30.

Begin the day at the annual pancake breakfast, sponsored by the Sutton Historical Society in North Sutton's Free Will Baptist Church, from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. All you can eat, plain or blueberry pancakes, local maple syrup, sausage,  orange juice, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. $5.00 for adults, $2.50 for kids. A $1.00 discount if you come by snowmobile, x-c skis or snowshoes. Rain date: January 30.

In addition, the Sutton Ridgerunners will stage an Ice Day ride-in for all area snowmobilers, gathering at Horse Beach. And Pete Lauridsen and friends will display their antique cars converted to snowmobiles. Rain date: January 30.

For more information:

Eat, Drink and Be Merry! Fireside Chat, Superb Soup, and Sunday Ice Cutting Day - January 22

After you enjoy a day of skiing, snowshoeing or walking the lake, enjoy a very special evening here at the Follansbee.  Visiting Chef Aylene Lambert will show the secrets to making superb vegetarian soup, all while you cozy 'round our pub fireplace, enjoying appetizers and drinks.  Then experience a divine meal of homemade soup, bread & dessert prepared by Chef Aylene. Chef Aylene Lambert is visiting us from New York City, where she recently completed her chef training at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts.  She rounded out her training with internships at the top vegetarian restaurants in the country, where she learned how to showcase fresh produce and highlight seasonal ingredients from the local farmer’s market.  Aylene will be sharing her award-winning Sweet and Spicy Carrot Bisque, which will be featured in the January 2011 issue of Vegetarian Times.   Aylene and her husband Russ, who will be assisting the class, are big fans of the Follansbee and are thrilled to be a part of the Fireside Chats. For you, it is compliments of the house with your regular room reservation.   Recipes included for you to take home.            

January 23 - On Sunday morning,  you can go outside and help with the Musterfield Farm Ice Cutting on the lake--an experience not to be missed.  Our "regulars" return for this one year after year, and we're inviting you make this one of your winter traditions!

Follansbee Inn on Kezar Lake
Kezar St., North Sutton, NH

Zesty Orange Ginger Fruit Cobbler

Serves 12-16 depending on ramekin size
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 16 ripe peaches or apples cut into thinly sliced segments
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tea cinnamon
  • 1 tea nutmeg
  • 1/2 tea ground mace
  • 2 tble cornstarch
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled (reserve 1 tble butter for glazing)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tble pure vanilla
  • 1/4 cups orange zest
  • 2 tble fresh grated ginger
  • 2 1/3 cup AP flour
  • 2 tea kosher salt
  • 4 tea baking powder
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine peaches/apples and blueberries in a bowl.
  3. Mix together sugar, dry spices and cornstarch.
  4. Toss fruit with the sugar mix and set aside.
  5. Whish together the eggs, the melted butter, ginger, orange zest and the cream in a bowl.
  6. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder.
  7. Make a well in center of dry ingredients, and pour egg mixture into well.
  8. Mix by hand, incorporating just until ingredients are mixed and form a loose dough.
  9. Divide the fruit between individual ramekins.
  10. Pat in dough mixture just to cover the tops of the ramekins.
  11. Brush tops with remaining butter.
  12. Bake until crust golden brown, 15 to 17 minutes.
  13. Serve hot, with ice cream or whipped cream

Featured Recipe: Swedish Coffee Cake

Cream 1 stick of butter and 1 cup of sugar, add 2 eggs and beat well, add 2 cups of flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda and min well. Add 1 cup of sour cream.

Topping: ½ cup brown sugar, ½ cup chopped walnuts and 1 tsp cinnamon.

Grease & flour an angel food pan. Pour half the batter into pan. Sprinkle with half of the topping pour rest of the batter and top with remaining topping.

Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

603-863-1144 | 21 Sleeper Road, Sunapee, NH
Blue Acorn Inn
The perfect setting for a memorable vacation
whether you are an old friend or a first time visitor.

Monday, January 10, 2011

January 28-30, 2011, New London Winter Carnival, New London, NH

Friday, January 28, 2011
Dinner with Jack Frost
6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
New London, NH Town Common
This is the 5th Annual event and great
for the whole family!
As a family you will snowshoe or sled around the New London Town Common via tiki torches to 6 - 8 designated bonfires. Each bonfire will be a sponsoring restaurant from town which will provide one of their trademark entrees, beverages and/or desserts for your family. There will be a large tent in the middle of the town green with a band playing for your enjoyment.
Snowshoe Rentals available through Rec. Dept. and Village Sports.

Saturday, January 29, 2011
NESJA Ski Joring Event
New London Town Common (daytime) Noon

Saturday, January 29, 2011
New London Block Party
New London, NH
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Featuring the Frydaddys from Hartland, VT , Bonfires, Cash Bar, Appetizers, Fireworks, Takes place outside on the town common under heated tents., Adults only event.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

NESJA Ski Joring Event
New London Town Common (daytime) Noon
for more information on all four weekend events!

photo © 2009 mahalie stackpole | more info (via: Wylio)

Monday, January 3, 2011

SRKG winter hikes start January 15

The Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway Coalition is again leading a series of winter hikes in the Lake Sunapee region. The hikes are open to the public free of charge, and offer a variety of terrain and conditions. The hike schedule (listed below) includes snowshoe and cross-country ski events and a moonlight snowshoe outing over a forgiving three-mile course.
A snowshoe tour through Webb Woods in Sunapee on January 15 will kick off the 2011 hike schedule.
Hikes range from easy to difficult.
Hike leaders will offer full details for each event, including starting place and time and equipment needs. There is no cost to participants, except for personal food, equipment, and transportation to the hike site.
Since winter hikes require special attention to physical conditioning, weather and snow conditions, participants are encouraged to evaluate their capabilities carefully before joining any group.
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Rime Icephoto © 2002 Tim Sackton | more info (via: Wylio)

Featured Recipe: Morning Glory Muffins from Shaker Hill Bed and Breakfast

Makes 12 Muffins

2c flour
1-1/4c sugar
2t baking soda
Pinch of salt
2c grated carrots
½ c raisins
½ c shredded coconut
1 apple, peeled and grated
3 eggs
2t. Vanilla
7 oz. Vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees; prepare muffin pan by spraying with vegetable spray.
Mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir in carrots, raisins coconut and apples. In separate bowl beat eggs with oil and vanilla. Add liquids to four mixture and combine well, but gently. Spoon into muffin pan and bake for 28-30 min.

877-516-1370 | 259 Shaker Hill Road, Enfield NH
Shaker Hill Bed and Breakfast
Welcoming, restored country inn with comfortable accommodations and sumptuous breakfasts. We make you kindly welcome.

Featured Recipe: Granola from the Blue Acorn Inn

8 cups Oats
2 cups sunflower seeds
2 cups walnuts
2 cups sliced almonds
4 Tbsp. Nutmeg
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup oil
2 cups honey
8 Tbsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp cloves
2 Tbsp almond extract

Mix dry ingredients, add oil and honey
Layer granola on baking sheets
Bake for 10-15 Minutes at 350.

Blue Acorn Inn
603-863-1144 | 21 Sleeper Road, Sunapee, NH
The perfect setting for a memorable vacation 
whether you are an old friend or a first time visitor.