Eggs Benedict

English muffins Canadian bacon Eggs Fresh Spinach Feta Cheese Thinly sliced scallions Knorr Hollandaise Sauce Packet Poaching eggs is pretty uncomfortable for me. I’ve watched U-tube videos where you swirl the water to get the egg white to form around the yolk. I tried that once and it worked well for the first egg…what to do with the others? I didn’t want to swirl it each time I slid an egg in. I watched where they just put the egg into a ramekin and then gently poured it into the water from as close to the water as you can get. It stays pretty well together that way. Make sure there is enough water in the pan to cover the egg. Don’t put vinegar in the water, but do add a pinch of salt. If your egg whites get thin on the edges, you can always cut them off. Depending on how runny you like your eggs, let them cook on a gently boil for three to five minutes. Toast and butter your English Muffin. Add a slice of Canadian bacon (you can also use regular bacon or lox). Spinach. Feta. Egg. Hollandaise sauce. I’m not ashamed to admit, I use Knorr Hollandaise sauce mix. It’s easy to prepare and fool proof… and it tastes great. Sprinkle with thinly-sliced green onions. Add a little more feta on top if desired. A slice of avocado would be lovely too. Voila. Enjoy.

Cheesy Egg Soufle

Serves 4 Eight eggs 8 oz milk dash or two of tabasco salt to taste 1/4 cup mozzarella 1/4 cheddar 1/2 cup feta Preheat oven to 375. If it’s humid out, no need to do anything. If it’s dry, put a ramekin or two in the oven when preheating and during cooking. Spray oval ramekins with Pam. Blend eggs, milk, tabasco and salt with an immersion blender. Be sure to get some air in there. Add cheeses and blend again. Add even more air. Pour ramekins half way full and then fill the remainder. The cheese will settle on the bottom so filling them half way and then again makes sure there is some cheese in each dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the tops are brown and the eggs pop above the rim. Garnish with fresh herbs and serve immediately. The cheese will rise to the top when baked but the soufflé’s will fall quickly. Be careful, they are hot.

Mediteranean Quiche

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

Broccoli and Cheddar Fritatta

Serves 4 Eight eggs Small head of broccoli cut in to bits 1/2 diced red bell pepper Four-six mushrooms sliced and halved 7 oz. whole milk 1/2 cup mozzarella 1/2 cup cheddar Salt and pepper to taste One thinly sliced green onion Preheat oven to 375. Spray four 6” pie plates (or similar dish) with Pam. Saute mushrooms and peppers for five minutes to any reduce liquid. Use a paper towel to blot up any excess liquid. Divide broccoli, bell pepper ad mushrooms evenly between dishes. Spread cheese evenly on top. Mix eggs, milk, salt and pepper and pour into pie dish. Gently submerge cheese or veggies under eggs. Cook for 20 -25 minutes. Garnish with thinly sliced green onion on top and serve.

Canandaigua Restaurants

Your Innkeeper is the perfect resource for the best Canandaigua Restaurants… located just a short 10 minute drive through the country from the Inn. On our website, there are a list of Restaurants in Canandaigua and others nearby. The restaurants are linked so that you may see their current menu. Don’t have time to research Canandaigua Restaurants prior to staying at the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast? Well, upon check in, your Innkeeper will provide you with a list of restaurants and directions to each one from the Inn. Additionally, there are menus in the Guest Binder in every guest room. We cannot promise the menus are 100% correct, but they will give you an idea of the type of food each restaurant serves and their price point.

Favorite Canandaigua Restaurants

There are many. But, your Innkeeper loves Rio Tomatlan, an authentic Mexican Restaurant located in Canandaigua. I love their Tacos Surtidos and their Tostada. Don’t forget to order fresh made Guacamole and Salsa. Oh, and a margarita… or two. Your Innkeeper also loves Roots Cafe in Naples. Just a short drive to the south end of Canandaigua Lake. Since the 1795 Acorn Inn is located mid-way down Canandaigua Lake on the West side, it’s just a quick drive in the opposite direction of Canandaigua. Be sure to try their Borgstrom Farms Pork Chops and Burger… and their fries are to die for. Nolans is popular among guests with many dining options. Steak. Seafood. Pasta. The New York Kitchen has a tasting room where you can taste wine, beer and spirits from around New York State and a lovely restaurant upstairs with indoor and outdoor lake-view seating. And, don’t forget to sign up for one of their cooking classes. Always a lot of fun. Casa de Pasta is an authentic Italian restaurant in Canandaigua. It been around for a long time and is located right in downtown Canandaigua. According to Ancestry.com your Innkeeper is 41% Italian and had the privilege of eating her Noni’s homemade pasta, tortellini and tortelachi. Casa de Pasta will not disappoint. There are many more Canandaigua Restaurants… Thai, Indian, German, more Italian… and others not too far away. Just ask. Your Innkeeper will be happy to share.

About The 1795 Acorn Inn

The 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast is a luxurious, Canandaigua Lake Bed and Breakfast. A romantic AAA Four Diamond Lodging located in New York’s Finger Lakes. The Inn is the only Bed and Breakfast in New York to received this prestigious award for 23 consecutive years. According to AAA, “Four Diamond establishments are upscale in all areas. Accommodations are progressively more refined and stylish. The physical attributes reflect an obvious enhanced level of quality throughout. The fundamental hallmarks at this level include an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.” So, stay with us and don’t forget to schedule an in-room massage in our Hotchkiss Room, Bristol or Barn Suites. Additionally, chair massages are now available in all rooms. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon.

2019 Finger Lakes Fireworks

2019 Finger Lakes Fireworks don’t get any better. Are you looking for the best place in the Finger Lakes to view fireworks? Who doesn’t want to see bright, colorful lights bursting in the darkened sky! The excitement one feels as a child is still the same as an adult anytime you watch fireworks. Well, in my childish opinion, the best place to see fireworks on the 4th of July would be the north shore of Canandaigua Lake. Check out dates and times of fireworks in Canandaigua, visit the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection. Or for a more extensive list of Finger Lakes Fireworks, visit the Finger Lakes Travel Alliance.

2019 Finger Lakes Fireworks… and more

The will also be fireworks at Bristol Mountain, just a few minutes from the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast on July 6th at 8:30. Don’t miss Red, White and Boom. Fireworks and the Rochester Philharmonic. What could be better on a summer evening? Don’t forget to bring your blanket and a bottle of wine. There may just be no better way to view the spectacular light show.

No matter when you come to visit, there’s always plenty to see and much to do. Book your stay now.

About The 1795 Acorn Inn

The 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast is a luxurious, Canandaigua Lake Bed and Breakfast. A romantic AAA Four Diamond Lodging located in New York’s Finger Lakes. The Inn is the only Bed and Breakfast in New York to received this prestigious award for 23 consecutive years. According to AAA, “Four Diamond establishments are upscale in all areas. Accommodations are progressively more refined and stylish. The physical attributes reflect an obvious enhanced level of quality throughout. The fundamental hallmarks at this level include an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.”

So, stay with us and don’t forget to schedule an in-room massage in our Hotchkiss Room, Bristol or Barn Suites. Additionally, chair massages are now available in all rooms. And don’t forget to check out our Packages Page for special value stays. We have a wonderful Free Weeknight Package in May and June every year. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon.

Day Trip to Niagra Falls

When friends and family visit we always take a day trip to Niagra Falls. Naturally, when guests book a longer stay, I share my friends and family day trip to Niagra Falls with them. But now, of course, you will need your passport. So don’t forget to bring it with you. If you don’t have your passport, the falls are still spectacular from the US side though the Canadian side is more stunning.
Breathtaking Niagra Falls

Day Trip to Niagra Falls

Niagra Falls is about a two-hour drive from the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast. I recommend you take the Rainbow Bridge across the Niagra river because it drops you pretty much in the heart of the falls. The minute you start driving on the bridge, the view to your left is astonishing, almost unbelievable. Parking is a bit of a challenge but if you pass the falls there is a large parking area. Be prepared to pay and to walk.

There are truly no words to express the power of the water as it falls over the rocks. Hard to imagine people purposely tried to survive the Falls. But, the Visitors Center at the Falls is full of interesting facts and stories.

Friends and Falls

There is plenty to see and do in the Falls area. The Maid of the Mist will ferry you so close to the Falls. You will be given a waterproof poncho but don’t let that fool you… you will still get wet. Though I have not done it, the Cave of the Winds and the Walk Behind the Falls provide another perspective of the Falls. And, of course, if amusement parks are your thing, then there are plenty of those around too.

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Maid of the Mist
After visiting Niagra Falls and all its wonders, I prefer to drive along the Niagra River to the Botanical Gardens and Butterfly conservatory. Always a lovely way to spend an hour or so. And then further along the escarpment where wineries and local fruit stands abound. Several stops along the way are a must. And in the fall, in my opinion, it’s hard to beat the magnificent foliage.
The pies we will make.

Where am I headed? To Niagra on the Lake, a quaint little town. The main street is lined with shops and restaurants and, is home to the Shaw Festival. Such a pleasure to walk along main street under hanging baskets bursting with flowers. Even the center median is a site to behold.

Niagra-on-the-Lake flowers

Niagra-on-the-Lake flowers

And when you have had your fill, return to the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast to rest and recuperate for tomorrow’s spectacular adventure. For more information on Niagra Falls visit http://www.niagara-usa.com.

About The 1795 Acorn Inn

The 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast is a luxurious, Canandaigua Lake Bed and Breakfast. A romantic AAA Four Diamond Lodging located in New York’s Finger Lakes. The Inn is the only Bed and Breakfast in New York to received this prestigious award for 23 consecutive years. According to AAA, “Four Diamond establishments are upscale in all areas. Accommodations are progressively more refined and stylish. The physical attributes reflect an obvious enhanced level of quality throughout. The fundamental hallmarks at this level include an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.”

So, stay with us and don’t forget to schedule an in-room massage in our Hotchkiss Room, Bristol or Barn Suites. Additionally, chair massages are now available in all rooms. And don’t forget to check out our Packages Page for special value stays. We have a wonderful Free Weeknight Package in May and June every year. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon.

Plein Air Canandaigua

Next week the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast has the pleasure of hosting Mary Ann D., an artist competing in the 8th annual Plein Air Canandaigua. Artists from the around the county will converge in Canandaigua to capture the area’s scenic beauty on canvas. This will be the first time for the 1795 Acorn Inn B & B hosting an artist, and we couldn’t be more excited.
Plein Air – Canandaigua Lake

Forty one “juried in” artists have been selected to compete. While out exploring Canandaigua and the surrounding countryside, don’t be surprised to see many artists setting up their easels, ready to create.

Plein Air Canandaigua

The Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival takes place from June 4 – June 9, 2019. During this year’s festival, both nationally-known and locally-recognized artists will paint the beauty of Canandaigua and the surrounding areas, rain or shine. Then offer their paintings to the public for purchase. The festival culminates in a ticketed preview party ($35) on Saturday night, June 8, from 6–9 p.m., held at the newly-renovated permanent tent at Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion, and in a free, day-long Sunday exhibition and sale at Sonnenberg Garden’s Carriage House on June 9.

About The 1795 Acorn Inn

The 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast is a luxurious, Canandaigua Lake Bed and Breakfast. A romantic AAA Four Diamond Lodging located in New York’s Finger Lakes. The Inn is the only Bed and Breakfast in New York to received this prestigious award for 23 consecutive years. According to AAA, “Four Diamond establishments are upscale in all areas. Accommodations are progressively more refined and stylish. The physical attributes reflect an obvious enhanced level of quality throughout. The fundamental hallmarks at this level include an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.”

So, stay with us and don’t forget to schedule an in-room massage in our Hotchkiss Room, Bristol or Barn Suites. Additionally, chair massages are now available in all rooms. And don’t forget to check out our Packages Page for special value stays. We have a wonderful Free Weeknight Package in May and June every year. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon.

White Deer

I bet May would be the perfect time to view the White Deer. I had the pleasure of visiting the old Army Depot and seeing the Seneca White Deer in the winter. The leaves are down and the deer are more visible than in full foliage. Pretty stark against the brown tree limbs and trunks and the snow. There are rather timid and stay at a distance. I can imagine a cycle tour being fantastic for viewing these shy creatures. But, I would think spring would be a marvelous time as well. Just a pop of green when the foliage is first awakening after a long winter’s slumber.
Seneca White Deer

Seneca White Deer

Seneca White Deer/Army Depot

After more than 70 years of isolation, the former Seneca Army Depot is now open for visitors to see the world’s largest herd of white, white-tailed deer, learn their fascinating story, and see the intriguing remains of the U.S. Army’s former weapons storage facility. Make a 90-minute visit to the fascinating world behind the fence. We also offer special tours for photographers, birders, hikers and bikers.

And I hope to have the pleasure of a photographic tour in my future.

About The 1795 Acorn Inn

The 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast is a luxurious, Canandaigua Lake Bed and Breakfast. A romantic AAA Four Diamond Lodging located in New York’s Finger Lakes. The Inn is the only Bed and Breakfast in New York to received this prestigious award for 23 consecutive years. According to AAA, “Four Diamond establishments are upscale in all areas. Accommodations are progressively more refined and stylish. The physical attributes reflect an obvious enhanced level of quality throughout. The fundamental hallmarks at this level include an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.”

So, stay with us and don’t forget to schedule an in-room massage in our Hotchkiss Room, Bristol or Barn Suites. Additionally, chair massages are now available in all rooms. And don’t forget to check out our Packages Page for special value stays. We have a wonderful Free Weeknight Package in May and June every year. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon.

Maple Weekend In New York

March 23 – 24 and March 30-31 are Maple Weekend in New York. Two weekends of all things deliciously maple. Who knew there were so many maple producers in New York State? Apples. Yes! Wine… Yes! But maple syrup, maple cream, maple coffee, maple body scrub, maple everything.
Hmmm. Which one first?

Pancakes first… definitely!

I had the privilege to visit Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm in Naples yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed their pancake breakfast. Two huge pancakes, two sausages and coffee for $7.00. Kids are even less. And to top it all off, plenty of butter and maple syrup on the table.

 

Maple Weekend In New York – How Maple Syrup Is Made

We took a brief tour of the maple being collected. Fascinating to think that liquid comes from a tree. There are 3,800 maple trees being tapped. You can also tour inside and see how maple is produced. And, of course, there is a maple store. Your Innkeeper purchased just a few things. Those of you that know me know that “few” might be an understatement.

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The trees do all the work

Maple from the tree is clear.

Interestingly enough, the owner of Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm stopped by the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast a few years ago to introduce me to his maple syrup. Frankly, I don’t use a lot of maple syrup. Every now and then, a guests requests syrup for their sausages or wants to sweeten our French Toast Creme Brûlée (I know, right!). I use maple syrup when I make Blueberries Bristol or on the rare occasions when I serve lemon blueberry pancakes. So, I politely turned him away (and he remembers).

BUT… now I am inspired about how I can use this beautiful, carmel liquid known as maple syrup in my breakfasts. 100% maple syrup and it tastes like it. If you have any recipes for a breakfast I can bake that requires maples syrup, let me know. I’d be happy to try it out.

Your Innkeeper and her partner in crime.

And, by the way, Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm will be serving pancakes until 1:00 pm today. After that, you have to wait another year or buy some of their maple syrup and make your own. It’s worth it.

About The 1795 Acorn Inn

The 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast is a luxurious, Canandaigua Lake Bed and Breakfast. A romantic AAA Four Diamond Lodging located in New York’s Finger Lakes. The Inn is the only Bed and Breakfast in New York to received this prestigious award for 23 consecutive years. According to AAA, “Four Diamond establishments are upscale in all areas. Accommodations are progressively more refined and stylish. The physical attributes reflect an obvious enhanced level of quality throughout. The fundamental hallmarks at this level include an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.”

So, stay with us and don’t forget to schedule an in-room massage in our Hotchkiss Room, Bristol or Barn Suites. Additionally, chair massages are now available in all rooms. And don’t forget to check out our Packages Page for special value stays. We have a wonderful Free Weeknight Package in May and June every year. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon.