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You bring the wedding rings….

You bring the wedding rings, and we’ll provide the estate. For the occasion of a lifetime, our entire one-acre estate with landscaped gardens is available exclusively for your wedding. The inn has been the site of many small-scale weddings over … Continue reading

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What’s Gonna Be Growing

The winds may be howling and the snow may blow for several more weeks, but vegetable & produce seeds are in hand and plans for our 20th Anniversary Season garden are fully underway. We stare at this list and imagine … Continue reading

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House Tour

The first Algonquin Hotel was built in 1889 and charged [fun fact] $3.00 to $5.00 per day. Eventually, guests started building their own summer “cottages” nearby. Sixty years ago, the St. Croix Courier [still publishing today] featured an article about … Continue reading

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Scallops: The Lead & Supporting Cast

We’re rapidly approaching mid-summer with high expectations for garden yields of tomatoes, Roma beans, cucumbers, summer squash and more. But we can’t ignore the contributions that our supporting cast of garden produce have made to one of our most talented … Continue reading

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Spring Comes to Kingsbrae [F]Arms

Despite the snow drifts of such immense proportion this season that they defied measure, spring is only about one week behind last year. As the last of the snow ebbs, tulips, daffodils and crocus waste no time piercing the soil.¬† … Continue reading

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2015 Kingsbrae [F]Arms Crops

This last blizzard day kitchen sink pizza got us thinking about our garden and greenhouse crops for the coming season. Maybe it was the thick armor of onions and their golden caramelized finish we craved—or sinking our teeth into the … Continue reading

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Beat the snow

If you’re looking for something to get you through the next blizzard [or the one after that for that matter] check out this Parmigiana recipe from the New York Times: http://nyti.ms/1CjJiye It is infinitely adaptable and can be made with … Continue reading

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Preserved Lemons

Our Mediterannean tagines have been spot on with spicing, but truth is, our lemon ingredient was roasted, not preserved. The result…the random hit of concentrated lemon without the acidic throat attack was judged agreeable. And yet, we’ve been impressed with … Continue reading

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Chowder Reconsidered

With all the early winter horrors or news of it upon us, we yearn for comforting nourishment. Chowder comes to mind. We’ve got an arsenal of tried and true recipes, but have been really impressed with substituting chickpea or “gram” … Continue reading

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Risotto No-Stir Redux

Somewhere in the early dawn of everything digital we downloaded a 2000 New York Times article titled “Minute Risotto [Almost]” by Melissa Clark @goodappetite¬†on behalf of master chef Christian Delouvrier @DelouvrierChef. Our pack-rat tendencies are to organize recipe downloads, scribbles, … Continue reading

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