Posts Tagged ‘food’

B&B Breakfasts with Inn Virginia

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

What did you have for breakfast this morning? A bowl of cereal? A hastily ordered biscuit at a fast food restaurant? Nothing at all? If you’re tired of your usual morning food routine, then that just might be the only excuse you need for a bed & breakfast getaway. After all, breakfast makes up half of a B&B, and with our Inn Virginia members, you know you’ll be eating your fill of good, southern food.

At King George Inn in Roanoke, you’ll find a “breakfast fit for a king or queen.” Dine on everything from shirred egg with asparagus and cranberry pear balsamic vinegar to a ham and cheese omelet with lavender and lemon goat cheese. Ingredients are fresh and local, the products of a nearby farmer’s market, and if you have a particular dietary restriction, King George Inn is more than happy to accommodate you.

King George Inn

King George Inn

 

The Inn at Vineyards Crossing in Hume presents its guests with The Huntsman’s Breakfast, “served family style” and including fresh berries and cut fruit, fresh biscuits, heritage bacon, and Greek yogurt. Savor the southern style French toast, made from deep fried challah bread and Virginia maple syrup. Sink your teeth into a seasonal vegetable frittata or a Chesapeake Eggs Benedict, served with a crab cake. You certainly won’t go hungry at The Inn at Vineyards Crossing!

vineyards crossing

Inn at Vineyards Crossing

South Court Inn in Luray is ready to offer you a full, rich gourmet breakfast complete with chilled fruit juices and mineral water, baked goods, pancakes, eggs, croissants, and more. Indulge in lemon cloud pancakes, banana-stuffed croissant French toast, a fruit salad with lavender-infused honey, and a currant cream scone. These are only a few of the delicious options that South Court Inn offers, so you’ll just have to visit for yourself to experience their menu.

South Court Inn

South Court Inn

 

Healthy but Oh, So Good Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Bars

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Although the stores seemed to have skipped right from Halloween to Christmas, we know you haven’t forgotten Thanksgiving. Whether you are hosting a family get-together, or meeting your friends for a big, turkey-based shindig, you may be in charge a providing a portion of the food. Perhaps you are wondering, “Should I offer to be in charge of the turkey? Everyone loves my green bean casserole, so maybe I should just make that. But my pumpkin pie is always delicious too!” There’s no need for such stress, as we have the perfect recipe for you:

HEALTHY BUT OH, SO GOOD OATMEAL DARK CHOCOLATE BARS

1½ cups date sugar (or ¾ cup date sugar and ¾ cup brown rice syrup)

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

½ cup coconut oil

2 Tbsp molasses

2 eggs (or the equivalent of egg substitute)

2 tsp vanilla

3 cups quick cooking rolled oats

1 cup what flour (unbleached)

1½ tsp baking soda

1½ tsp salt

2 cups dark chocolate chips

¾ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 13x9x2-inch pan. In large bowl, blend the sugar, applesauce, coconut oil, and molasses together. Beat in eggs once at a time. Add vanilla and blend well. Stir in the oats. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together, then stir in oatmeal mixture and blend well. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Spread the mixture in the greased pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until light brown and center is set. Serve warm with a glass of almond milk!

Thanks to Mountain Rose Inn for this deliciously healthy recipe! Find this recipe and more in your very own BBAV cookbook.

 

By Tara Stoll

15th Annual Rotary BB&T Fourth of July Balloon Rally, Lexington, VA

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Let me guess: Your fourth of July usually includes some sort of family barbecue, a lot of red, white, and blue decorations, and maybe some fireworks. Sound about right? That’s fun and all, but why not do something a bit different instead of your same routine celebrations? For example, as you have already guessed by the title of this blog entry, there’s going to be a rally of hot air balloons in Lexington at the Virginia Military Institute’s parade grounds. If you’re a bit skittish about riding in a hot air balloon, don’t panic. They provide tethered balloons so that you can have the experience without the hesitation.

Although the hot air balloons are the main event, they are not the only attraction by far. There are also food vendors, face painting, an antique car display, and the ever popular “Eleanore’s MarketPlace,” which sells used items that are in excellent condition. Besides the event itself, Lexington is a wonderful city to explore, and a bus shuttle will be provided for those who wish to scatter about and investigate.

If you’re not sure where to stay during your trip to Lexington, fear not. We have some wonderful bed and breakfasts in the area (we are the BBAV after all)! If you’re a fan of Victorian elegance, try the 1868 Magnolia House Inn.  For a unique, environmentally-friendly stay, try the Applewood Inn and Llama Trekking.

 

© 2011 The Reasons to be Entertained

By Tara Stoll