Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sunapee View Bed and Breakfast Breakfast Tarts

  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 5 cups cornflakes
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 6 Tablespoons maple syrup

Pulse the cornflakes and pecans in a food processor
Drizzle in the melted butter and pulse a few times
Add the maple syrup and pulse a few more times

Press into (6) 4 inch tart pans with removable bottoms
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes
Remove from pans when fully cooled

Fill with a heaping spoonful of Greek yogurt

Top with a heaping spoonful of mixed berries or other fruit
Sprinkle with a little confectioner’s sugar

Sunapee View Bed & Breakfast
348 Route 103A, Newbury NH 03255
Phone: 603-763-4212 | Cell: 339-832-1909 in the heart of the Dartmouth Lake Sunapee Region, Sunapee View Bed and Breakfast is a perfect place for a romantic get-away. Just next door to the John Hay Fells Estate and a short drive to Mount Sunapee and Lake Sunapee activities, the inn offers 3 cozy rooms with private baths and egresses to a deck or balcony. Sit by the fire, enjoy the views and play in the great outdoors of the Dartmouth Lake Sunapee Region.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Two New Hampshire Inns Offer "Hands In The Dirt" Gardening Getaway

Rosewood Country Inn And Candlelite Inn
Offer 4-Night Package Priced From $429 Per Person

What better way to celebrate the spring gardening season than with the "Hands In The Dirt" Gardening Getaway offered by the Rosewood Country Inn and Candlelite Inn in New Hampshire.  According to the Gardening Trends Report, approximately 41 million Americans planted vegetable gardens in 2009 and with the still-struggling economy, that number continues to rise.

As a result, the owners of the Rosewood Country Inn and the Candlelite Inn in Bradford, NH designed a special gardening getaway designed for both would-be gardeners as well as experienced gardening enthusiasts who would like to cultivate their love of horticulture.  What better way to spend four days in either May or June than to be pampered with comfortable accommodations and gourmet meals at two award-winning B&Bs in the picturesque Sunapee region of New Hampshire, while working with a Master Gardener in creating and planting an inn-spiring garden design and patio containers.

The "Hands In The Dirt" Gardening Getaway is offered twice this spring on a Sunday through Thursday: May 20 to 24 and June 3 to 7.  The itinerary is as follows:

Sunday:  Arrival at the Candlelite Inn followed by dinner that evening.

Monday:  An early breakfast followed by a workshop with a Master Gardener on creating a perennial garden. Participants will learn about temperature zones, plant selection, maintenance, care, and plant dividing as the group plants the Inn's front flower beds. Followed by lunch at the Inn.

Tuesday:  A leisurely breakfast before checking out of the Candlelite Inn. Participants spend the day checking out local garden shops and nurseries before they arrive at the Rosewood Country Inn mid-afternoon — just in time for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres before a quiet, four course dinner.

Wednesday:  A hearty breakfast before the session on container gardening. Even the smallest patio or porch can boast a crop of vegetables, herbs, or a garden of flowers in containers. Planter boxes, wooden barrels, hanging baskets, and large flowerpots are just some of the containers that can be used.

The New Hampshire Master Gardener will give expert advice, answer questions, and offer innovative ideas while filling the Rosewood Inn's patio containers.  Lunch at the Rosewood  Country Inn.

Thursday: A leisurely breakfast with new-found friends before departing and leaving inn-spired to get more creative when designing personal perennial beds and patio containers.

The 4-night "Hands In The Dirt" Gardening Getaway includes:
  • 4 nights lodging (2 nights at each inn);
  • 2 dinners;
  • 2 lunches (on gardening days);
  • 4 breakfasts;
  • 2 workshops with a Master Gardener;
  • Workshop #1 at the Candlelite Inn will cover designing perennial gardens;
  • Workshop #2 at the Rosewood Country Inn will cover container gardening;
This package is priced at $429 per person based on double occupancy (subject to availability), and is exclusive of tax and gratuities. To make a reservation, call the Rosewood Country Inn at 800-938-5273 or e-mail

About The Rosewood Country Inn
The Rosewood Country Inn is the ultimate New England inn providing truly elegant accommodations, luxurious touches, and more than the comforts of home. Set on 12 hilltop acres in Bradford, part of New Hampshire’s Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region,   the Rosewood Country Inn offers guests luxurious suites with antique beds, fine linens, and country air to lull them to sleep.  The suites come with private baths, whirlpool tubs, and all suites have fireplaces. Wireless Internet is available in all rooms.  The owners have provided all of the special touches to make guests feel welcome including crème sherry in the room and a guest-accessible butler’s pantry on the second floor for special late-night snacks. The Inn’s sunlit porches, English gardens, and fine guest chambers reflect a gracious, romantic lifestyle.  The Inn also features a large dining room which can seat up to 65 people and a full-service bar. For additional information on the Rosewood Country Inn visit

About The Candlelite Inn
The Candlelite Inn features four luxurious and individually decorated rooms and two comfortable suites complete with a queen size bed and private bath. Wake up to the mouthwatering aromas coming from the Inn's kitchen as they freshly prepare a three-course breakfast including a house-made dessert. Homemade jellies and jams, freshly baked muffins and breads, tantalizing entrees, and mouthwatering cobblers, pies, and tarts. are typical fare.  The fine Victorian structure of The Candlelite Inn features a welcoming parlor where guests can enjoy the cozy fireplace.  It is the perfect place to sit with a cup of hot apple cider and relax with a good book while surrounded by the beautiful New England scenery. For more information on The Candlelite Inn, visit