The Willows Bed & Breakfast
53 Travis Road - Hyde Park, NY 12538
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Peepers & Pork

I would have to say that Spring is officially here in the Hudson Valley as I heard our first Northern Tree Frogs aka Spring Peepers this afternoon.

On a totally different subject, I called Tom Hahn at Hahn Farms and we will be getting about a 10 pound pork butt and the end of this month.  Then it will be time to make our breakfast sausage!

Raspberries & Kiwis

I've come in from pruning our raspberry patch this warm late winter afternoon.  Here is a portion of last year's crop along with some hardy kiwis.  We grow three varieties of raspberries; Fall Red, Fall Gold, and Taylor.  They either go into our Oatmeal Raspberry pancakes or are used in our fruit courses.  We have three Russian hardy kiwi vines right by the parking area.  The fruit is small and hairless.  They ripen in the early autumn and are used as garnishes in some of our fruit courses.

Apple Compote

This is one our fruit courses, an apple compote.  It has an edible cinnamon sugar dusted wheat torilla shell.  The compote consists of our own heirloom apples that have been sauted in apple cider, rehydrated cranberries and cherries and then topped with our own house made granola.


Willows Bed and Breakfast - Hyde Park, NY - Dutchess County