March 29, 2015

March Maple Syrup Madness

  Maple Syrup is a Vermont classic staple that can be used in everything from breakfast foods to salad dressings to scrumptious desserts! This weekend is the 14th Annual Vermont Maple Open House weekend. This is the official celebration of the maple season, when sugar houses around the state are open to visitors. Vermont is […]

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March 27, 2015

What are you doing on a Thursday night?

Dorset Inn is doing a Scotch tasting!

March 10, 2015

March at The Dorset Inn

March is here and there is plenty going on at The Dorset Inn this month.  March 17th will be our annual St. Patrick’s Day Party.  Featuring and Irish buffet, Guinness, Harp, Smithwick’s as well as an assortment of Irish whiskies such as Redbreast, Tyrconnell Single Malt, Bushmills Single Malt. You can not beat the band […]

November 21, 2014

It’s Here!

It’s the third Thursday in November, and that can only mean one thing; the Beaujolais Nouveau is here! The first wine of the harvest, it is meant to be drunk young, and this stuff is only 60 days old. Fruity and playful, this lighthearted, cheerful wine is just plain fun! The 2014 vintage is the […]

November 14, 2014

Hard at Work!

November can be a slow time in Vermont…the leaves have stopped changing and are dropping as quickly as the temperature.  This is the time for plenty of Vermonters to get themselves ready for the oncoming winter season.  Barrows House is no different — we have spent the last two weeks taking advantage of the quiet […]

November 7, 2014

Winter is Approaching

As I come over the pass from Danby to Dorset I run through the first snow line. It’s just spitting now but you can feel in the air it means business. Our corn Exchange gentlemen are back for the season and looking forward to roasted lamb chops. Don’t forget the mint jelly don’t you know. […]

October 25, 2014

The In-Between Season

It’s getting to be that in-between time here in Dorset, Vermont. The leaves have almost all fallen, and the wind carries the scent of snow, but there are still plenty of things left to do and enjoy before the ski season starts. Join us at Barrows House on Thursday, October 30th, from 7-9pm for a […]

October 14, 2014

Did you know?

Did you know that you can roast a spaghetti squash whole? Well you can! Just turn your oven up to 400, spray some non-stick on it, put it in a pan and bake for about an hour. That’s it!!! Let it cool a little, peel the skin off, slice in half length wise, scoop out […]

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September 26, 2014

Tiiiiiiiime, is on my side… Yes it is!

As I sit in my kayak, on a pond that will remain un-named, I am reminded of just how lucky I am! I live here! Where is here Here is where I am. Here is now. Here is Vermont. I watch the geese fly overhead on their journey to points south. There are two otters […]

September 26, 2014

Autumn in the Manchester Area

It’s inevitable – it happens every year – nothing I’ve ever been able to do to stop it! The days get cool and crisp and get a lot shorter, the mums and pumpkins appear everywhere, the leaves turn: you know the drill. Some people thrive on this – I think it’s because it’s the last […]