Thursday, December 29, 2005

Skiers Breakfast, Day One: MENU

Baked French Toast with Hazlenuts and Green's Maple Syrup, made in Poultney, of course,
Scrambled Eggs and Sausage,
Karen's Morning Glory Muffins,
Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake,
OJ and Autumn Blend Juices,
Lots of deep, dark rich Green Mountain Coffee

Everyone was satisfied and pleased, ready for a day on the mountains of Pico and Killington.

The skiers from Connecticut arrived in East Poultney yesterday...Joe Binkoski and Phyllis Liu with daughter Charlotte and friend Cliff. Plus Trish Duffy and Jim Melling with son Dan and cousin Katherine.

Some interesting 'facts":
Joe is a pal and colleague from my "old" school, High School in the Community, New Haven. His specialty is Asian and World History.
Trish is a Media Specialist in the Branford Public Schools and loves to read.
Phyllis is is an ocular specialist and is a Master Gardener.
Jim's works with lights and trade show presentations.
Dan is a student of Joe's at HSC and loves his iPod.
Cliff dives a truck and goes to Amity HS.
Charlotte is captian of the Amity HS ski team and would like to go to college in the Boston area.
Katherine is 12 years old, on a travelling softball team in Branford and pitches a softball at over 50 mph.

Great guests!

Some holiday cheer from us to you!
MaryJo Teeter's sisters, Chris and Kathy with spouses Brad and Nat, and parents, Grant and JoAnne Peacock, stayed with us over the Christmas holiday. All enjoyed sumptuous breakfasts, rich dark coffee and good consversation!

Merry Christmas to all!

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas all of yu in blogger land. We are posting from the home of Helen of Fair Haven Vermont, Irish capital of Vermont. We are here trying to teach an old dog new tricks!!!
She's taught us quite a few Ha Ha!

"Lots of things grow better with age, I'm just one of them," says Helen (the old person).

Merry Christmas from Karen and Brian Festa. We wish you the very best, with much peace and love.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Steve and Diane Seebart stayed at the Birdhouse Inn last week. What a coincidence, they were from Sunnyvale, CA, the town that I grew up in!! They even know where we lived, South Pastoria Ave. But the houses, gardens, orchards and trees are all, all those low-rise, clean, high tech little businesses and factories churning out all likes of tekkie-stuff...that's Silicon Valley!

Here is a samping of what we served during the week for our breakfasts: (not all at once!)

BHI Bakery: Karen's lemon scones, muffins, lemon cakes and other biscuits plus many baked goodies.

Eggs: fried, poached, scrambled
Potatoes: home fries, potato pancakes, diced, shredded
Meats: Turkey bacon, regular bacon, sausage patties, local organic bacon
Specials: portobello/spinach/cheddar omelets, individual breakfast bread puddings, hazleneut pancakes, waffles
Fruit cups, cantalope slices
Orange juice and other juices
Green Mountain Fair Trade Coffee

Anything else we forgot?

They were well pleased, satisfied and happy each morning.
And so were we.

If you have any suggestions, please let us know.
Merry Christmas,

Saturday, December 17, 2005

It's winter in Vermont. Snow is everywhere. The driveway is plowed and awaits your visit to the Birdhouse Inn.

This was my first time on a snowmobile! Karen declined a ride!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Let it snow.
Upon returning to Poultney after our closing and sale of Kenwood Lane we have lots of snow here, nice fluffy snow. It's great for snowshoeing and XC skiing as well as the downhill stuff.

Take advantage of our midweek specials, Tues, Wed, Thurs, at the Birdhouse Inn B&B.

Call 802.287.2405


Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Winter in Poultney for the mechanically minded.

We're back in Poultney! Business is open.
Our closing went well, 82 Kenwood Lane is now in the hands of a young, energetic couple who love the house, yard and town. The memories and great times we had there will always be in our hearts and minds. Thanks to all our friends who helped with making our Branford lives so wonderful... We love you all.

But now you can come up to see us in Poultney for an even better time with a great place to stay, the Birdhouse Inn B&B!!!!!!

Call or e-mail us.

Monday, November 28, 2005

POD is coming to Kenwood Lane.
We are awaiting the POD carrier to stuff most of our things for VT and Hamre Lane, Branford. the house is a mess but we are getting there. The accumulation of "stuff" is almost overwhelming. Looking forward to those long snowy days and nights in East Poultney when we can go through and separate our "stuff".

Talk to you soon.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Packing up in Branford...we are closing on our Branford house next Friday. There is a lot of work to do, but things will get done. This was a great place to live, so many great memories.....but now we move on to our full time, new careers as your hosts at the Birdhouse Inn B&B in the great town of East Poultney.

Call ahead or e-mail us for reservations.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Oh how beautiful they look. Dark green Shutters on the White house. Sweet! Whew one more down. Painting 50 shutters is a lot of work . We love it here. Happy Thanksgiving!! karen & brian

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Our breakfast for Lil and Shigeo Sakai was wonderfully presented with great flavors.

The Menu:
Sliced apple pancakes with Green's Maple Syrup (locally produced in Poultney)
Poached eggs with Tillamook cheese and shitake mushrooms (garnished with Daves's Salsa from the Gut-Rutland produced, chopped chives and mint)
Turkey bacon (for those who need to watch their fat intake)
Slice of cantalope

Karen's New but still delicious cream scones made with whole wheat flour
locally produced jams from Clark's Farms, Well, VT

Orange juice, hazel nut coffee

Served with love and lots of smiles
Hi, Shig has created this site for us and everyone who is interested in our B&B in Poultney.

Please visit us anytime.

Brian and Karen, your hosts
Lil and Shig visited our B&B on Nov 19 2005.
Shig created our BLOG site, and today is the first day of this Blog site "Birdhouse Inn B&B".

Brian will update Diary, Breakfast Menu, Music, Friends, Wine, and fun thing.