September 26, 2014

State Parks To Explore

While the chefs spend most of their time working their magic in the kitchen, every once in a while they actually have some free time as well!! There are a number of Vermont State Parks within a 40 mile radius of Dorset, Vermont that provide free access for great fishing & hiking. Here are some […]

September 26, 2014

The Pressures and Pleasures of Planning a Wedding!

Tis the season in Vermont to be looking for a spot to hold your wedding or to be putting on the finishing touches. There are site visits, budgets, tastings, music, photography, flowers… A lot goes into make a very special day and it can seem overwhelming. Make a list of the aspects of a wedding […]

September 26, 2014

Spring in Vermont

Spring in Vermont (or “Mud Season”) can actually be a great time of year. Many are put off by the melting snow and resulting mud puddles, but you’d be surprised at how many engaging things there are to do once those temperatures start rising! Aside from Spring being the Maple Syrup Season (yes, please!) there’s […]

September 26, 2014

Basil & Goat Cheese Panna Cotta

makes about 24 bite-sized pieces 4 ounces goat cheese, at room temperature 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin 1 cup cream 1/2 cup whole-milk yogurt 1/4 cup finely-minced chives, plus extra to garnish Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1 Bunch of Basil Leaves Chop or crumble the goat cheese finely into a bowl and set […]

September 26, 2014

Stalking the Wild Asparagus

“Stalking the Wild Asparagus” is a book written in 1962 by Euell Gibbons. As the title might suggest it is about foraging wild edibles. When I moved to Vermont from Denver Colorado back in 1998 I had no idea of nature’s grocery store that was located out my back door. Then one day I stumbled […]

September 26, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day Fun

Monday night, green-wearing, shamrock-rocking St. Patrick’s day celebrants joined us for our annual St. Patrick’s Day party. The first Feast of St. Patrick in the 1600s honored the patron saint of Ireland and the arrival of Christianity in the country. Since then, the holiday has morphed into a celebration of Irish culture world round with […]

September 26, 2014

Liquid Gold

This is the time of year that many of us locals look forward to for a couple of reasons. First, the end of winter is at least on the horizon, although that means that skiing and shredding is coming to a close for another year. Most importantly, the beginning of March brings us to Sugaring […]

September 26, 2014

Got Bacon?

Where is your bacon smoked? Ours is applewood smoked in Wallingford Vermont by our friends at the Wallingford Locker.

September 26, 2014

Belgian Madness

Belgian Ales are great any time of year, but on the cold and windy days, they really hit the spot. We have a nice selection of them at The Dorset Inn, running the gamut. On the lighter side we have the really light Stella Artois, and the crisp, rustic, Hennepin Saison Farmhouse Ale. In the […]

February 10, 2014

The Incredible Edible Egg

One of my many hats at The Dorset Inn and Barrows House is that of a Breakfast Cook. It’s one of the hats I enjoy most actually. Egg cookery is a skill that many cooks never master. It’s said that the folds in a classic Chef’s Toque represent the 100 ways to cook an egg. […]