Posts Tagged ‘Food’

Blackberry Biscuit Cobbler

October 7th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

Fall is here! If you were in Eureka Springs this past weekend, you would have had your heavy jacket on and carried your umbrella (just in case) and got to watching the trees start to really turn red in earnest. The heat’s been turned on and the fireplaces lit. So how ’bout a nice warm breakfast recipe to try? If you can’t get here, then try this at home:

Breakfast at the Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast Eureka Springs AR

 

Blackberry Biscuit Cobbler

Biscuit dough:
3 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups whipping cream

Cobbler:
1 cup sugar
2 TB cornstarch
1/4 cup water
2-16 ounce packages of frozen or fresh berries (6 cups)

In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and whipping cream with a fork until well combined. Set aside.

In a large saucepan combine 1 cup sugar, 2 TB cornstarch, and 1/4 cup water. Stir in 6 cups (two 16-ounce) packages) fresh or frozen blackberries (or raspberries or cherries). Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Divide mixture amount eight (could stretch to 10) ramekins. Drop 1 or 2 mounds of batter on top of each.

Bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and mixture is bubbly. Makes 8-10 servings.

This is a favorite among guests, so if you’d rather us make it, we’ll be happy to! Come see us!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Thai House Restaurant – New in Town!

August 12th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

I have never been a big fan of Thai food, although I like other Asian food. Just the ones we had tried back in Dallas didn’t do anything for me. But we have eaten three times here in the last two weeks since this new restaurant has opened up, the Thai House Restaurant on Hwy 62. The food is awesome and it’s so nice to have another great restaurant in our little burg.

New Restaurant in Eureka Springs, ARThey have an extensive menu with everything from appetizers, noodles, curry, beef, pork and seafood to soups and salads. My absolute love is Fried Pork Dumplings (ground pork with Thai herbs) served with a wonderful homemade dumpling sauce, in the photo. My entree favorite, currently, is Lad-Na (Crispy egg noodles topped with carrots, onions, fresh mushrooms – which I have them leave out, not a fan – and broccoli in a garlic brown sauce. That sauce is to die for!

We have also had Teriyaki Beef (I eat off of Jeff’s plate, shamelessly), Cashew Nut chicken, Ginger chicken, and another appetizer: the Summer Rolls (rice paper wrapped with lettuce, bean sprouts, chicken, fried eggs and served with a sweet creamy sauce & ground peanuts). We have had fellow innkeepers that are big fans of the Pan Thai (stir-fried rice noodles with eggs, bean sprouts, green onions and topped with ground peanuts) and Evil Jungle Prince (choice of meat sauteed in red chili paste, coconut milk, bamboo shoots and basil, served on a bed of chopped cabbage). As you can see, reading the menu is half the fun!

Be sure and try them the next time you stay with us – no, you can’t walk to this one, unfortunately, but it’s worth the car trip!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Sam Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Fleur Delicious Weekend Recipe

July 8th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

Since Fleur Delicious weekend is coming up next weekend, July 13 & 14th, we wanted to include one of our French-style recipes that we’ll be making for our guests:

Cheesy Apple Quiche

1 pie crust, unbaked
2 apples, peeled and sliced (I use Granny Smith)At the Bridgeford House B&B for Fleur Delicious Weekend
1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tb sugar
2 tb butter

Saute apple slices in a large saucepan with the butter, sugar and cinnamon for about 5-10 minutes, until slices are tender. Meanwhile, whisk together the whipping cream and eggs until well blended. Place apples in the bottom of the pie crust and cover with the cheese. Pour egg mixture over apples and cheese. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven about 35 minutes or until completely set. Let cool about 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Serves 6

Happy eating!

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Simply Scrumptious Tea Room

June 24th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

While we always encourage our folks to park their car and walk the historic district during their stay with us, we do have some excellent restaurants out on Hwy 62 and one of those is the Simply Scrumptious Tea Room. They invite you to sit back, relax and be pampered in their charming dining room. Serving lunch each day Tuesday – Saturday, they offer a menu that is prepared fresh daily, with soup, salad, sandwiches, quiche and simply scrumptious desserts. The food is wonderful (their Chicken Salad is to die for!) and served elegantly in a beautiful setting (the windows of the dining room look out into the woods).

A Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast favorite

In addition to being connected to a wonderful antique shop filled with some really nice furniture finds (the Gingerbread Antique Mall), Simply Scrumptious also has a wonderful gift emporium filled with vintage and garden inspired treasures. Every time I’m in there I have to keep a watch on my pocketbook because I find such wonderful things. But if your mind is strictly on food, take a few minutes to look at their menu before you go so you’ll be prepared for their mouth-watering food.
So when you come to Eureka, it’s okay to get back in your car and drive to one of our great Hwy 62 restaurants. Make sure one of them is Simply Scrumptious and tell them Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast sent you.
Warmest regards
Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Buttermilk Pie

June 18th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

Okay, we don’t normally have pie for breakfast here at the Bridgeford House (although we probably would if you asked!), but we wanted to share this awesome (and easy) pie recipe that we bake all the time for the holidays:

Buttermilk PieFood at the Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast

1 (9-inch) pie shell, unbaked
1/4 cup butter
2 cups (scant) granulated sugar
3 (rounded) TBs all-purpose flour
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
Nutmeg to garnish surface of pie

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Let eggs and buttermilk come to room temperature.

Cream butter and sugar; add flour, then eggs. Stir in buttermilk and vanilla, beating until smooth. Pour into unbaked pie shell; sprinkle top of pie with nutmeg. Bake 45 to 50 minutes until pie tests done when the tip of a knife is inserted in center; knife should come out clean.

Enjoy!

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Overnight Blueberry French Toast

May 29th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

French Toast Morning at Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast Eureka Springs AR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We try to offer different recipes from time to time – Sam, our main breakfast cook, has a very short attention span – :)!

Therefore, here is a recipe to lusciousness:

12 slices day-old bread, cut into 1” cubes
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, cut into 1” cubes
1 cup fresh blueberries
12 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup maple syrup

Topping:
1 cup white sugar
2 tb cornstarch
1 cup water
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 tb butter

Lightly grease 9X13 baking dish. Arrange half of bread cubes in the dish, and top with cream cheese cubes. Sprinkle 1 cup blueberries over cream cheese and top with remaining bread cubes.
In a large bowl, mix the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and syrup. Pour over the bread cubes. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Remove the dish from fridge about 30 minutes before baking. Preheat over to 350 degrees F.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking 25 to 30 minutes until center is firm and surface is lightly browned.
In a medium saucepan, mix the sugar, cornstarch and water. Bring to a boil. Stirring constantly, cook 3 to 4 minutes. Mix in the remaining 1 cup blueberries. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, until the blueberries burst. Stir in the butter and pour over the baked French toast.

Now go forth and devour! We’ll be waiting for you here when you’re done…or better yet, come visit Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast in Eureka Springs Arkansas and we’ll bake it for you!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

May Festival of the Arts in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

April 15th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

Time is rolling around once again to one of the best months of the year to visit Eureka Springs, AR – Mayfest! For the 3rd year in a row during the May Festival of the Arts, a month-long Eureka Springs invitational art show will take place at the Artifacts Folk & Fine Art Gallery, with approximately 50 local artists on display.

But this is only one of the many art happenings that go on during the month of May – that’s right, the whole month! You’re going to have a heck of a time figuring out the best time to come. Two of our favorites is the White Street Walk, which is basically a huge block party with artist’s homes opened up to the public (lots of art and jewelry for sale, also free food and drink!) and Books in Bloom, which is a garden party for writers and readers. We go every year and it’s fascinating to hear authors talk about how to write (don’t we all really want to write the next best seller?).

 

White St Walk Eureka Springs, AR

White St Walk

Books in Bloom

Books in Bloom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, all of this is kicked off by one of our great street parades, the ARTrageous parade on May 5th, where you will see incredible costumes, African drumming (we have our own resident drummer from the Ivory Coast – that’s a whole ‘nother blog!) and even belly dancers. For a short preview of the parade:

http://youtu.be/HY9HiS6gdkk

By the way, part of the May Festival of the Arts – that first weekend – is “Africa in the Ozarks“, which features our local residents in a celebration of African rhythm dance, food and culture. Particularly the dancing and the drumming will get your blood flowing fast!

All month long artists are featured in our various galleries, so again, any time you might visit in May, there will be something going on! Check the May Festival of the Arts Schedule of Events to plan your visit.

Oh, and on May 19th is the Spring Garden Tour which features some wonderful gardens throughout town: private homes, churches and B&Bs – including yours truly!

All this ends up with the last day in May heading into the first weekend in June, which always features one of our most popular festivals of the year, the Blues Festival!

The Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast here in Eureka Springs, AR, has rooms available for all of May and we even have some still available for Blues Festival Weekend, but call pretty quickly! You know we’d love to have you come stay with us and we’re within walking distance of all this fabulous fun.

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Countess Sophie Marie of the Bridgeford House Bed & Breakfast

Sophie, your assistant innkeeper

 

B and B’s – A Better Way to Stay

April 5th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

March 26th, 2012

There have long been many myths surrounding bed and breakfasts and what they may be like. In order to combat that, Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII) has launched a campaign known as “A Better Way to Stay” – or any other words, “Death to the Doily”!

While you might find one (or maybe even two) doilies at the Bridgeford House, you will also find updated and luxurious private bathrooms, all with showers and some with jetted tubs (big enough for two!), 26″ flatscreen TVs with built-in DVD player (and a big selection of up-to-date movies), refrigerators, microwaves and coffee pots in every room (you never have to leave your room if you don’t want to, since we also supply you with coffee, tea, popcorn, cocoa and home-baked treats) AND a huge homemade breakfast served on fine china and gold flatware.

We also have FREE Wi-Fi, iPhone/iPod Docking Alarm Clocks, luxurious linens, soft and fluffy towels, gorgeous views, easy access to the historic downtown (either by feet or by trolley) and we’re on site and available for when you need something we didn’t think to provide for you ahead of time – and we’ll remember your name! How many hotels (let alone a motel!) can give you that?

So spread the word – B and B’s really ARE A Better Way to Stay – follow them on Twitter and Facebook and keep up-to-date with current news and promotions on what the B&B industry has to offer. Don’t believe those myths – because we’ve blown them away!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!


Yet Another New Murder Mystery Story in Eureka Springs, Arkansas!

March 11th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

We love our Murder Mystery Weekends so much – and guests do, too – that we keep writing new ones! Our Murder Mystery author- extraordinary (Jeff) is just finishing up “The Noble Experiment”, a mystery that takes place during Prohibition.

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, has an interesting history during Prohibition, with lots of gangsters and illegal activity. So…what better story to have as a backdrop to a new murder mystery?

Synopsis:  Mob bosses; agents from the U.S. Bureau of Investigation, Federal Prohibition Enforcement Agency and State Police; federal, state and local politicians; and concerned citizens have gathered at the invitation of one of the nation’s most infamous “bootleggers”.
In an effort to spare the revered and sacrosanct resort of Eureka Springs from the horrendous illegal alcohol-fueled violence that has plunged New York, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Chicago into bloody chaos, a lottery has been proposed that will award the winner exclusive rights to the importation of prohibited goods into the resort town.
But before the lottery can be held, a heinous crime occurs that threatens to plunge the peaceful Ozarks into outright war.

Who dies and who did it?

With characters like “Hudson Duster” – also known as “Two Gun” – (Chief Financial Officer of the Irish Syndicate), “Ostap Filkowski” – AKA “One eye” – (2nd in command of Kielbasa Posse), or “Krzysztof Sprysak” (say that one three times real fast) – AKA “Clown Shoes” (Head bookie for Kielbasa Posse) – how can you not have fun ?

The inaugural weekend for this exciting new mystery is March 30 & 31st, 2012 – which is already booked up! But we look forward to the next MM weekend, which will be posted on our website soon (most likely in the middle of June). So watch for the date – or give us a call to put you on a wait list. Date will be posted this next week.

Until then – always keep an eye on us here in Eureka Springs – because there’s always murder afoot!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

 

Another Awesome Recipe from Eureka Springs, Arkansas

February 19th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

Apple Crunch Bake

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling

2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract

1 can (12 ounces) refrigerated biscuits

1/2 cup chopped nuts
Directions:

1. In saucepan, melt butter, stir in brown sugar, apple pie filling, cinnamon and vanilla. Spread half of apple mixture in 2-quart shallow baking dish.
2. Separate biscuits; cut each into quarters. Arrange pieces, points up, over mixture. Spoon remaining mixture over biscuits; sprinkle with nuts.
3. Bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Serve warm.

One of the Bridgeford House guest favorites. Enjoy!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

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