|Bill's Blueberry Muffin Recipe
1/2 cup butter
2 cups unsifted flour
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups large fresh or frozen blueberries (Bill prefers frozen this time of year)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp sugar (for top of muffins)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy; add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
In a second bowl, combine all dry ingredients. (You can use an electric mixer to combine the dry ingredients thoroughly at this point so that you won't need to overmix once the wet and dry ingredients are combined.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the cremed butter and sugar mixture along with the milk and vanilla.
Optionally, mash 1/2 cup of the blueberries, and stir in by hand (this will turn batter a light shade of blue and add a touch of blueberry flavor, but this step may be skipped, if you wish). Add the remaining whole berries and stir in gently by hand.
Spray a 12 muffin baking pan with non-stick spray. Fill greased muffin cups.
Sprinkle sugar on top of unbaked muffins.
Bake at 375 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes.
|Celebrate the end of winter and beginning of spring at Gramercy this month! Mild winter weather has coaxed early blooms from the garden. Green buds abound. Save some green with our March specials. Celebrate green with local St. Patty's Day festivities and our Ides of March Wine Supper.|
|March Room of the Month|
Ambassador's Room - Save $100!
Stay with us in the Ambassador's Room midweek during the month of March for special savings! As winter makes way for spring, enjoy the last chilly evenings beside a crackling, wood-burning fireplace in this Asian-inspired guest room, also boasting a massive king-sized bed with carved headboard and single whirlpool tub.
Ambassador's Regular Rate: $250
Ambassador's March Rate: $150
Special rate excludes Fridays and Saturdays. Mention special or enter promo code MAR12 at time of reservation for discount. May not be applied to existing reservations. BOOK NOW!
Save 20% on a midweek stay!
Stay with us in any room or suite of your choice Sunday - Thursday during March and save 20% off the regular rate! Our winter weather has been lovely for strolls in the garden... visit our blog to see what's blooming now and what's coming soon.
Valid Sunday- Thursday only. Must mention at time of reservation or use promo code MAR20OFF. Does not apply to existing reservations.
|The Ides of March |
Wine Supper by Chef's Expressions
Friday, March 16th, 6:30 p.m.
A festive celebration inspired by Roman Cuisine and Italian aromatic white and rich red wines!
$99.95 plus tax & service
Click here for a complete menu and registration!
Or call Chef's Expressions at 410-561-2433.
Just a few B&B rooms still available... make a night of it! Book your guest room!
|Poulet and Poisson Culinary Class|
by Chef's Expressions
Wednesday, March 21, 6 to 8pm
Fresh recipes of chicken and fish enjoyed with value wines.
Each class is $60 (inclusive), three classes for $160, six classes for $300. Seating is limited.
Contact 410-561-2433 (CHEF) or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space.
|In the Garden with Anne... |
It's perfect weather (temperatures in the fifties most days) for a winter stroll especially along the Gramercy gardens. Winter colors light up our May blooming azaleas and Fire Power Nandina. Daphne Aureo Marginata is budding now and will bloom in the next two weeks with scents that permeate the whole upper garden. Snowdrops are abundant along paths and dells. And don't forget the new gazebo with its stately hollies and mahonia. Birds are singing. The garden is a most tranquil place.
Roll out the carpet and your reservations for spring at Gramercy. Believe it or not, we had our first outdoor elopement February 18 at the new gazebo. Here's the schedule!
March - first daffodils, daphne
April - Beginning with magnolia and cherry trees, Virginia bluebell, bridal wreath, vinca, tulips, forsythia, bleeding heart, pulmonaria and ending with azaleas, forget-me-not, lilacs, weeping peach, dogwood, viburnum and many others
May - Continuation of late April plants plus lilies of the valley, English Bluebells, allium, and columbine with iris, peonies, foxglove, rhododendron and roses at the end of May
For new photos and garden insights from the lady with the green thumb, visit our blog.
Whether you join us for a late winter garden stroll or an early spring getaway, we hope to see you soon!
|Jennifer & staff of Gramercy Mansion|