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Baked Apples

March 3rd, 2014by Innkeeper

Cortland apples (work best because they don’t brown)
Granola (we use our homemade but any will do)
Maple syrup
Cranberry Juice
Cinnamon

Spray a pan with Pam. Core the apple and leave a ring of skin around the top and bottom. Set the apple in the pan and fill the center with granola. Pour about a tablespoon of maple syrup and cranberry juice down the center. Fill the bottom of the pan with about 1/8 inch of cranberry juice.
Sprinkle the apple with cinnamon.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

Remove from pan and pour a little of the juice over the apple, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Nested Eggs

March 3rd, 2014by Innkeeper

Ham
Spinach
Feta Cheese
Eggs
Salt
Pepper
Pesto Sauce

Spray a muffin tin with Pam – This recipe allows you to make from one to twelve.

Cut ham slices in half and arrange in tin to cover bottom and sides. Use a few leafs of spinach to fill in any gaps. Sprinkle Feta – just a bit. Crack egg – don’t worry if it goes over the ham. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Add more feta. Dollop a few bits of pesto.

Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes based on whether you like your eggs slightly runny or fully cooked. Check on them at 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edge and lift them out of the tin.

Serve one to two eggs per plate.

Breakfast Frittata

March 3rd, 2014by Innkeeper

1 doz. large eggs
2 tbsp. water
1/4 extra virgin olive oil
4 ounces ham, prosciutto or Italian sausage
1 lb. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and 1/2-inch cubed
1 cup Gruyere cheese
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper (black pepper is fine)

Preheat over to 400 degrees

Heat olive oil in large oven-safe pan (9 inch base) over medium heat. Add meat and potatoes, saute until meat is brown and potatoes are soft. Remove from heat and drain excess oil. Spread meat and potatoes evenly over pan. Sprinkle cheese evenly over meat and potatoes and let melt. Mix eggs with water, salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture evenly into the pan.

Bake for 30 minutes checking periodically. Once the center is firm (could be less than 30 minutes), remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before cutting. Cut into wedges, sprinkle with scallions and serve

Serves 6 – 8

Note: I have found that it is best to clean the pan after the meat and potatoes are finished so as to minimize sticking. Once the meat and potatoes are cooked, start with a clean pan and spray with Pam. Then start building the Frittata.

Mediterranean Quiche

March 3rd, 2014by Innkeeper

1 unbaked, deep-dish pie crust
1/4 – 1/2 crumbled feta
1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella
6 – 8 oz. frozen spinach
1 tsp butter
1 tsp olive oil
3-4 tbsp minced onion
1 tbsp Greek Seasoning
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
4 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp nutmeg

Preheat oven to 400F

Melt butter and oil in skillet. Saute onion and seasoning until onion is transluscent and a little brown. Squeeze water out of spinach and saute with onions for 2 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Sprinkle 1/2 cup mozzarella over pie crust. Add onion and spinach. Sprinkle with feta. Add remaining mozzarella.

Combine eggs, heavy cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg and pour over pie crust slowly so that all liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle a little nutmeg on top for added color.

Bake for one hour or until quiche is puffy and golden. Be sure that the center of the quiche is firm.

Allow 10 – 15 minutes to cool before cutting.

Serves 6 – 8

Baked French Pear Pancake

March 3rd, 2014by Innkeeper

1 29 oz. can of sliced or halved pears
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
4 egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
4 tbsp. butter
Confectioners sugar

Spray four shallow, oval ramekins with Pam. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Drain pears and reserve liquid.Slice pear into 1/4 inch slices.

In a blender, mix eggs, flour, sugar, vanilla, salt and baking powder. Put eggs in first.
Process to a smooth batter, scraping the sides as needed. Add butter and 3/4 cup pear liquid and process.

Pour batter into pan and top with pears and cinnamon sugar. Bake uncovered for 30 – 45 minutes, until brown and fluffy. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and a dollop of whipped cream.

Blueberry or Apple Bristol (Stratta)

March 3rd, 2014by Innkeeper

11 oz. Bread Cubes (Challa or Cinnamon Bread Recommended)
12 tsp. cubed Cream Cheese
2 cups Blueberries (fresh – preferred or frozen) Apples and raisons work well.
Dash Salt
16 Eggs
16 oz. Milk (Can use half heavy whipped cream/half whole milk)
1 tsp. Vanilla
Dash of Cinnamon
¾ cup Maple Syrup
¼ cup Butter
Rice Krispies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray eight large ramekins with Pam. Layer bread cubes to line the bottom of the ramekins. Generously dot crème cheese throughout (1 – ½ tsp. per ramekin). Spread blueberries evenly among the ramekins.

Combine eggs, milk, vanilla and salt. Pour 4 oz. of egg mixture into each ramekin. Leave about ¼ inch from top of ramekin.

Cover. Refrigerate overnight.

Cook maple syrup and butter in microwave for 5 to 6 mins. on high. Stir once. Syrup should thicken slightly. Pour over prepared ramekin. Sprinkle with Rice Krispies.

Line cookie sheet with foil. Place ramekins on sheet and bake for 45 minutes. Run a flat knife around the side of the ramekins. Place a cloth napkin on top. Flip over and flip over again onto plate. Or, serve in ramekin (much easier).

Drizzle maple syrup/butter remains over stratta and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

For those with dietary restrictions, egg whites can be used instead of whole eggs. Lowfat milk or Lactose-free milk can be used instead of whole milk. Gluten-free bread may also be used. The strata will not rise as high, but will taste delicious. Serves 8

Nature In The Finger Lakes

February 24th, 2014by Innkeeper

Meet Tripod… my Mama deer. She’s mostly been around back in the woods but just a few weeks ago found her way into the gardens at the Inn. Every time I see her, I am moved to tears that she’s made it just that much longer. Today she got the apple cores and peels from our baked apples and the crust and heels from our French Toast. She consumed it all in a matter of minutes… and then she got more.  What a great experience for our guests who don’t see deer in Rochester.  I can’t promise she is around at every breakfast, but a lucky few have had the experience of watching her out the Dining Room window while enjoying our gourmet breakfast.  She’s showing off.

In the Gardens at the 1795 Acorn Inn.

In the Gardens at the 1795 Acorn Inn.

She perseveres!

She perseveres!

 

1795 Acorn Inn Receives Its Eighteenth Consecutive AAA Four Diamond Award For 2014

February 6th, 2014by Innkeeper

The 1795 Acorn Inn, nestled in the Bristol Mountains of upstate New York’s Finger Lakes, received it’s 18th consecutive AAA Four Diamond Award for 2014.  It’s sure is sweet to have your hard work recognized.  Guests do it most every day and this is always the icing on the cake.

The 1795 Acorn Inn is the only B & B in upstate New York to receive this award for eighteen consecutive years.

The 1795 Acorn Inn is the only B & B in upstate New York to receive this award for eighteen consecutive years.

February Touring Tips Courtesy Of The Finger Lakes Visitors Connection

February 6th, 2014by Innkeeper

 

On Feb. 8 come experience “Vintage Vines & Valentines”, an old-world celebration of love and friendship in the historic Finger Lakes Valley of Naples, NY. The event features several local businesses that are offering everything from free tastings to meal discounts! For more details and directions visit www.facebook.com/VintageVinesValentines

More than 200 artisans showcase their work at Artizanns in Naples. Stop by and pick out that special gift so you’ll always remember your visit to the Finger Lakes. Artizanns, 118 North Main Street, Naples. 585-374-6740.

Looking to find your next favorite beer? Stop by Ontario County’s newest nano-brewery. The Victor Brewery is now open and serving up some of the finest beverages around! For all you beer lovers out there, the Victor Brewery is located at 6606 State Route 96 in Victor, NY. For more info visit www.thevbbrewery.com or call at 585-902-8166. Cheers!

Shop for one-of-a-kind items at the Canandaigua Classic Antique Show and Sale where more than 40 quality antique dealers will be showing their wares. Feb. 9 from 9am – 4pm. Admission is $6. Finger Lakes Gaming and Race Track, 5857 Route 96, Farmington. 585-394-1472.

Celebrate wonderful Finger Lakes ice wines this winter. The New York Ice Wine Festival on Feb. 15 from 11am-6pm at Casa Larga Vineyards will be full of Finger Lakes wine, food and fun! Come enjoy, tastings, live entertainment and seminars! For more details visit www.casalarga.com.

Get out for a day of winter fun…and while you’re at it, learn about our area’s history! The Native American Winter Games features a snowsnake game, dogsled run demos, snowshoeing, Native American stories & refreshments. Saturday, Feb. 22, 10am – 4pm.Victor Municipal Park, 1278 Brace Rd, Victor. 585-924-5848. www.ganondagan.org

Step inside from the cold this winter at Finger Lakes Gifts and Lounge, offering the finest locally sourced gifts, edible treats and beverages from the area. Stop in on your next trip to historic downtown Geneva and check it out! 60 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456 315-759-5247

Bring the whole family to cross-country ski on 15 miles of groomed trails, or snowshoe on a 3-mile loop at Cumming Nature Center. Nordic Hot Dog Days starts on Feb. 22 and 23 from 11:30am – 2:30pm. Visitors can also enjoy hot dogs, chili, cookies, brownies and hot cider! Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples. 585-374-6160.

January Touring Tips Courtesy Of Finger Lakes Visitors Connection

January 10th, 2014by Innkeeper

Winter adventure awaits at Bristol Mountain! Enjoy the highest vertical rise between the Adirondacks and the Rockies, 1,200 feet! The resort also has 34 trails, two terrain parks and two Nordic loops, as well as two high-speed lifts and a mountainside waffle hut. Bristol Mountain Winter Resort, 5662 Route 64, Canandaigua.

Fight off those winter blues with some chocolate! Sweet Expressions offers a variety of fudge, boxed chocolates, bulk candy, truffles, gourmet foods and gift baskets. Sweet Expressions,169 South Main Street, Canandaigua. 585-394-5250.

Stay warm this winter at the Smith Opera House. From concerts to movies, there’s something for everyone. Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva. For show details and tickets call 315-781-5483.

Step inside the Ontario County Historical Society Museum and learn about Ontario County’s rich history. Check out the brand new exhibit that explores the shaping of Western New York between 1680 and 1797. Ontario County Historical Society Museum, 55 North Main Street, Canandaigua. 585-394-4975.

Wine is great in the Finger Lakes! This winter visit one of our local wineries and breweries for tastings and products. For a list of wineries and breweries visit www.visitfingerlakes.com or contact the FLVC office for more details, 25 Gorham St., Canandaigua. 585-394-3915.

We think it’s the only 2-story brick outhouse in the country! We’re serious, too! Tour the Phelps Historical Society Museum to see this unique feature and to learn about many other interesting facts of local history. Call for hours. Phelps Historical Society Museum, 66 Main Street, Phelps. 315-548-4940.

Looking for a place to shed those holiday pounds? Our largest indoor walking track is at Eastview Mall in Victor. With over 160 specialty stores and four department stores, you’ll have plenty to see as you walk the halls. Eastview Mall, 7979 Route 96, Victor. 585-223-4420.

Take a class and beef up your culinary skills at the NY Wine & Culinary Center. From macaroni and cheese to vegetarian cooking to chicken wings and more, there’s a class for every skill level and interest! Reservations necessary. NY Wine & Culinary Center, 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua. 585-394-7070.

Feeling lucky? Head to Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack and bet on some simulcast horseracing or enjoy more than 1,500 video gaming machines. The 10,000 square-foot “All You Can Eat” Vineyard Buffet is also open daily. Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack, 5857 Route 96, Farmington. 585-924-3232.

Explore nature while snowshoeing or cross-country skiing at the 900-acre Cumming Nature Center. Cumming Nature Center is an environmental education center with 15 miles of groomed ski trails and a 3-mile loop for snowshoeing. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples. 585-374-6160.

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