Posts Tagged ‘Madison’

An overnight stay, a cooking class, and dinner – all for 1 price!

December 17th, 2014 by hafford

Souper Sundays 

Spicy Red Pepper SoupThere are many things we do here on the Connecticut shoreline in order to coexist with the cold New England weather.   From skiing and skating to reading and hibernating, we each have our own ways to keep from going stir-crazy during Old Man Winter’s annual visit.  One of my own favorite winter rituals is to make homemade soup.    It’s healthy (well…sometimes!), satisfying and delicious, which means that in one pot I get to fulfill all of my promises to myself: live healthier, cook at home more, and eat better.

The aromas that fill the inn are second only to the reward of eating a bowl of hot homemade goodness.    I enjoy it so much that I have have started sharing my ritual with our overnight Sunday guests and am calling it Souper Sundays.   All guests that check in on Sunday are invited into the kitchen to help me prepare what will become the Sunday supper that we will share at dinner time.   It’s a time to bring the ever-changing Scranton Seahorse Inn guest community together to do something fun, healthy and,  if we do it right – utterly delicious.

Book your room with us and enjoy a perfect stay at a classic Connecticut bed and breakfast that includes a cooking class and dinner with (new) friends.   Bring your own favorite wine if you wish, and we’ll provide the soup, bowls, and spoons!

  • December 14th:   Butternut Squash with Sage and Apple  &  New England Style Clam Chowder
  • December 21st:   Creamy Chicken Chowder & Spicy Red Pepper Bisque

See you at the inn!

 

 

 

Annual Gift Certificate Sale Starts Monday December 1st!

December 1st, 2014 by hafford

Gift certificateTime for big savings on your gift certificates for the holidays.    Purchase a Scranton Seahorse Inn gift certificate today for a family member, friends and even yourself and save 25%.   Gift certificates in denominations of $200, 300, 400 and 500 are all available for 25% off.   That’s right you can get $500 gift certificate for just $375.

  • Gift certificates will be emailed to the purchaser the day of purchase
  • Gift certificate sale  runs 12/1/14 – 12/23/14
  • Gift Certificates purchased this month are valid beginning 1/1/15 and never expire.

 

Call the Scranton Seahorse Inn @ 203.245.0550 today and cross some gifts off your holiday shopping list.

See you at the inn!

 

Cooking Class – Pumpkin!

October 29th, 2014 by hafford

Pumpkin Our CSA from Bishops Orchard’s provided us with a bounty of local squash and pumpkin this season.   This leaves us no choice but to invite you into the Scranton Seahorse Inn kitchen to help cook up some of our favorite perfectly sweet fall flavors.   In this class we’ll start off by discussing the local varieties of squash and roasting techniques before we get started with a hands on class creating:

  • Pumpkin Ice Cream
  • Pumpkin Cheese Cake
  • Pumpkin Harvest Bread
  • Pumpkin Cannoli

Details:

  • Wednesday November 12th
  • 5:30 –  8:30 (approximately
  • Maximum 8 students
  • $50 class only or
  • $160 class & over night accommodations  (single occupancy, $210 – double)

Call me at 203.245.0550 today to reserve your spot.    See you at the inn!

 

 

Halloween Weekend – Last Minute Special

October 28th, 2014 by hafford

Welcome to the Haunted Scranton Seahorse InnWe have rooms at such great prices this weekend it’ll scare you!  Any of our standard rooms with a queen bed and private bath are just $150 and our deluxe  rooms are $200.   No minimum night requirement.    Of course breakfast is included in the morning and don’t forget that on Sunday you get to sleep in an extra hour!   Come explore the shoreline and take advantage of the great fall weather while it lasts.

Call the inn at 203.245.0550 to reserve your room for Friday or Saturday.

Beer & Cheese

October 21st, 2014 by hafford

beer-cheese….these are a few of my favorite things!     Bill and I have been hard at work sampling a lot of the harvest  beers and we’ve picked our favorites.    The next step was to pair them with some of our all time favorite cheese.   Now we can’t wait to share the results of our research with our guests.     For the next few weeks during autumn rather than wine and cheese  we’ll be featuring a harvest beer and cheese hour.     Book your room and join us in the common dining room each night at 5pm and we’ll sample a few of my favorite things….

See you at the inn!

Honoring Veterans

September 24th, 2014 by hafford

As we do each year we will salute veterans for Veteran’s Day with an offer of a free room  at The Scranton Seahorse Inn.   If you are a veteran we welcome you to be our guest and to stay with us on the evening of Monday November 10th.

Once checked in, all are invited to joins us Monday evening for a wine and cheese reception.    After our breakfast service on Tuesday all are invited to attend a special Veteran’s Day ceremony at 11am on Madison’s Town Green.

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This offer is for all veterans.  Because we’d like to make certain we reach as many veterans as possible we limit to this to

veterans that have not already stayed with us on Veterans’ Day in prior years.

Please call us today at 203.245.0550  to book your room for Monday November 10th.

Can’t make it for Veteran’s Day?   Ask for our Veteran’s Discount which we offer every day.

Shop Madison Sidewalk Sale & Save On Your Room Too

July 26th, 2014 by hafford

Comfiest B&B on the CT Shoreline for 2012

 

Sunday is the last day of Madison’s annual sidewalk sales and we just increased your opportunity to save even more money.   Stay at the Scranton Seahorse Inn Sunday July 27th while you shop and we’ll take 10% off your bill for $100 you spend (up to 30%).

 

 

 

 

Here’s our suggested itinerary for a perfect Sunday:

  • Check in early
  • Shop the day away at the great shops and boutiques in Madison
  • Relax at the Scranton Seahorse Inn during our complimentary wine and cheese hour
  • Grab one of our lawn chairs and head to the Madison Town Green to enjoy Sunday’s free concert  with the Larry Steven’s Band
  • dinner at Bar Bouchee.

Who’s better than you!?     Call 203.245.0550 to book your room today.   See you at the inn!

 

 

Beautiful works at Susan Powell Fine Art, downtown Madison

June 13th, 2014 by hafford

james-magner-long-island-sound-from-madisonIt’s such a privilege to have Susan Powell and her gallery in the center of Madison. Any day of the week and any time of year you can count on beautiful works of art adorning the gallery walls. And, if you’re lucky to be in town for an opening, you’ll meet Susan and the talented artists she brings to us. There is such an opening tonight, June 13th. The work of two artists, Del-Bourree Bach and James Magner, side by side on display thru July 13th. If you appreciate images of life by the sea you don’t want to miss this exhibition of paintings that deliver images of boats, sea life, and landscapes of the sea and marsh. A meet the artists reception is being held from 5-8pm on Friday June 13th.

It’s great to be In Good Company….

Last Minute Special June 9 – June 12

June 9th, 2014 by hafford

side-area-beachWe’re really enjoying the warm and sunny weather here on the CT. Shoreline.    We’re hoping to entice you to come enjoy it too this week by offering some of our remaining rooms for just $120.  All of our rooms have a queen bed and a private bathroom.   Your room rate always includes a full breakfast, free parking and WIFI.   If you’re coming to Madison, CT to enjoy the beaches we also have complimentary beach chairs and towels for your use while you are here and can provide free parking passes to the local town beaches.   Call today to book your last minute getaway!

Last minute specials cannot be applied to existing reservations and cannot be combined with other discounts.

Cappuccino Biscotti w/ Hazelnuts & Chocolate Chips Recipe

April 29th, 2014 by hafford

Biscotti are easy to make and delicious with a cup of tea, coffee or milk any time of the day.   Our cookie jar in the coffee lounge is always filled with cookies or biscotti and this recipe gets a lot of requests.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup (100 grams) peeled hazelnuts
  • 2 cups (260 grams) all-purposeflour
  • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 cup espresso or strong coffee, cooled
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

cappucino-and-hazelnut-biscottiPreheat oven to 350 degrees F and place rack in center of oven. Place hazelnuts on a baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes. 

In a small bowl whisk together the espresso or coffee, milk, egg and vanilla extract.  

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer) beat the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices until combined. Gradually add the espresso mixture and beat until a dough forms, adding the chopped nuts and chocolate chips about halfway through. With floured hands divide the dough in half. On a lightly floured surface roll each half of dough into a log about 12 inches long and 1.5″ inches wide. Transfer the logs to a parchment paper lined baking sheet, spacing about 3 inches apart. Bake for about 35 minutes or until firm to the touch (logs will spread during baking). Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes.

Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F.  On a cutting board cut the logs crosswise on the diagonal into 1/2 inch  slices. Arrange the slices on the baking sheet, and bake for 5 minutes or until they are pale golden.    I personally like my biscotti a little softer than is the tradion.  If you like yours real crunchy you can cook the sliced biscotti on each side for 5 minutes.  Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. 

Optional:  Die hard chocolate lovers can melt good bitter sweet chocolate over the logs as they are cooling and before slicing.

Makes about 36 biscotti.

 

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