The Willows Bed & Breakfast
53 Travis Road - Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone: (845) 471-6115    Email: Click Here



Apple Wood Smoked Bacon

I've just finished slicing and portioning out a home made Apple wood bacon.  I started with a local pork belly purchased at Adams Fairacre Farms.  I then did a three day brine using local Apple cider, molasses, brown sugar, kosher salt, black pepper, and water.  I then cold smoked the bacon for five hours using trimmings from our heirloom apple orchard that I had run through our chipper and dried.

N.Y. Times Article About Hyde Park

Here is a  link containing an wonderful article written about some of the sites and attractions here in Hyde Park especially the Roosevelt Home And Library.

Garden Happenings

Well, it still doesn't really feel like Spring here in the Hudson Valley!  We had frost last night and the mornings are to say the least, crisp.  We are serving items from our garden, however.  This mornings breakfast featured some asparagus, chives, a few varieties of lettuces, mizuna, arugula, mustard, and tat soi.  The chocolate mint is now ready as well.  I sometimes make strawberries and cream with the mint topped with shaved Belgian white chocolate.


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