Saturday, May 10, 2014

On this Mother's Day weekend it's all about the memories and family.

Here is a recipe that's been passed down from our family to yours.  It's not a gourmet recipe but it's a favorite of our family and part of our family history and we hope that you enjoy making memories around the kitchen table with a glass milk and apple cake.  Thank you MeeMaw, you taught each of us so much about love and life.  Happy Mother's Day to all!!

Rotten Apple Cake

4 eggs beaten till foamy - add 1 3/4 cup sugar and beat well - add 1 cup canola oil & 1 tsp vanilla - mix till well blended.  Add 2 cups sifted flour - 1 tsp soda, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 tsp cinnamon.  Then fold in 4 apples peeled and cubed & 1/2 cup chopped toasted nuts.  (I think MeeMaw used walnuts.)

Bake 350 degrees - 40 to 50 minutes in a greased 9"x13" pan.

Here's a photo of our apple cake appetizer straight from the Timbercliffe Cottage kitchen.

Friday, May 2, 2014

May is here!

May is here and there is so much happening at the B&B. Besides the big news that we have the "perfect" Golden Retriever puppy, who can do no wrong, not really but we love to live in denial. She is certainly going to make the B&B exciting this season.  Madie is really adorable, easy to love and she is so excited to greet our guests.

So what else is new at Timbercliffe Cottage B&B?  We just finished deep cleaning the entire inn, you know painting, scrubbing floors, washing curtains, driving to the dry cleaners etc. The latest update is the newly sanded and varnished antique fir floor in the Chauncey Keep Chamber.  This room is beautiful on its own but now with a fresh coat of paint and the beautiful floor it's not to be missed. And in case you did not know this room has an amazing view of Penobscot Bay (see photos below).

Our garden is starting to come to life and in a few weeks the tulips and daffodils will be in full bloom.   Here is a photo of last year's garden and we think this year will be just as delightful. With the longer days and temperature rising it is surely going to be an amazing season on the Maine coastline.