Friday, August 22, 2008

Upcoming Events at the Inn

Hi, All!
Here are some upcoming events in the days ahead.
Sing Out Summer Sing-a-long: A few more rooms left for the evening of toe-tapping standards on Labor Day Weekend (Saturday night). It will be a memorable way to say "goodbye" to Summer 2008.
Annual Junque and Finds Sale: (September 6 and 7th). Held out in the inn's back lot--stop by to find your treasure!
8am-3pm. If it rains on Saturday, we will still hold it on Sunday. And...the lady haggling the prices is my Mom, so be gentle--"this is NOT Morocco!"
Annual Crafts Show: (November 1 & 2). Tour the inn between 10am-4pm to see the work of local artisans and get some of your holiday shopping done early. This is the day after Halloween (just a note to help you remember). Each room of the inn is turned into a unique display for each crafter. We'll have Inn at Long Lake cookies and warm cider to host you in.
Thanksgiving and Christmas: The inn will be OPEN for both of these holidays. Visiting family in the area? Let us cook your breakfast before your visits!

Your Maine Innkeeper,

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

"Party Menu" Chef's Tip of the Week

Hi, All!
The weather finally broke away from the rain today and it looks like Long Lake is back to itself. Yes, the rain did a good job at nourishing the inn lawn, too!
This Friday (in addition to another busy weekend) is the "all about YOU" event at wild plum in Naples. I am excited. Not only does it break me out of the cookie and breakfast mode but Tracy is a great storekeeper and friend.
The menu consists of 6 items. They are:
Candied Kielbasa--rounds of kielbasa, grilled, and served with a zesty tomato-horseradish-brown sugar sauce;
Rosemary & Walnut Tea Scones with wild plum-inspired Jam;
Hothouse Cucumber Planks with White Bean-Oven Roasted Tomato Puree;
Grand Marnier Chicken Bites;
BBQ Turkey and Cheddar Quesadillas.
For the dessert display a simple array of inn-baked goodies:
Elaine's (my Mom's) Pistachio Coffee Cake, Double Chocolate Chewies, and Orange Gingersnaps.
When you plan a party menu, do take into account the vegetarian guests, the elements of the food (you don't want all spicy, all creamy, all sweet, all high fat, etc.) Provide a well-rounded menu from all meats, veggies, and don't forget the great food from your family heritage, also.
That's all from Naples, ME--thanks for reading & if you have a

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Upcoming Events at Inn at Long Lake

Labor Day Weekend--"Sing Out Summer Sing-a-long" at the inn.
The reservations are coming in for our evening of American standards and seeing out the Summer. Labor Day Weekend comes earlier than usual this year so don't let this weekend--and event--pass you by. (The words to these wonderful old songs will come back to you as our guest pianist Charles Grindle "tickles the ivories" in our inn Great Room!).

"It's All About Me" Event at wild plum right here in Naples.
Event organizer Tracy Fulop and "yours truly" once again team up to celebrate local women business proprietors on August 15, 2008. I am excited to be chosen as guest caterer in support of this event. The appetizer menu is in the works (some new ideas as well as tried-and-true standbys) & will let you know on the blog what I have been inspired to serve.

Keep in touch with our unique Specials right here on the Inn at Long Lake BLOG or on our Specials Page on this website.

Thanks for reading!

Your Maine Innkeeper,
Naples, Maine