I recently enjoyed designing a postcard cookbook (similar to our own) for the 2009 Innkeepers’ Tour held on June 25. Over 140 postcard-size photo albums were given out free of charge along with directions to each participating Inn. Tour guests enjoyed refreshments and picked up a recipe card at every stop, resulting in a souvenir cookbook. We served Apple-Oatmeal Bread, Cheesy-Chive Ham Muffins and Minted-Lime Fresh Fruit and gave out recipes for the bread & muffins. The cookbook was such a success that we are ordering extra copies to sell alongside our own postcard cookbook, “Best Breakfast Recipes from Colonial Pines Inn.” If you are interested in purchasing either one, email us. They make wonderful gifts and are $12 plus shipping. Watch for this next year, too. Could be the start of a tradition… firstname.lastname@example.org
The rain this weekend prompted me to get back into jelly-making. Strawberries are beautiful right now and – voila!- a fresh batch of Strawberry-Japapeno Preserves. Very hot. Not something to put on your kids’ PB&Js, but we like it with whole wheat crackers & natural peanut butter. It’s traditional with the cooling effect of cream cheese & crackers and also good on chicken, pork or turkey.
Homegrown Black Currant and Homegrown Blueberry (from Chris’ garden) are some other flavors available from our “Piano Top Gift Shop” along with our cookbook made from postcards, Best Breakfast Recipes from Colonial Pines Inn.
We also sell Colonial Pines T-shirts & note cards, and things that some of our guests produce like handmade soaps from Barbara Bars and Sentire, and CDs by Atlanta pianist Carol Albert. Come have a look!www.colonialpinesinn.com