Sunday, May 30, 2010

Visit Ann Arbor Art Fairs, July 21-24, plan a stay at Parish House Inn, an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area B&B

Your visit to the Art Fairs plus an overnight stay at the Parish House Inn bed and breakfast will be an unforgettable experience July 21 -24, 2010. The innkeeper "knows the territory" and will be able help you maximize your visit with maps and information. It's can book your room online on our website.

Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair , July 21 -24,
transforms Ann Arbor into an impressive outdoor art festival showcasing the best in fine art and fine crafts. This award-winning, juried fair features ceramics, painting, jewelry, sculpture, photography, glass, wood, fiber and much more!

Established in 1960, the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair is the Original of the now four award winning Ann Arbor Art Fairs, which together attract over 500,000 attendees from across the nation.

state street art fair poster 2009

The State Street Area Art Fair is a nationally recognized and award winning art fair that combines the talents of 325 artists with a host of merchant displays along the vibrant streets of Ann Arbor's campus area. It is one of four Ann Arbor fairs held concurrently each July.

Since the first Fair appeared on South University in 1960 many things have changed and yet so much remains the same. The idea for an Art Fair, first proposed by Bruce Henry, owner of Artisan’s Gallery on South University, now has a life of its own, drawing over 500,000 enthusiastic patrons every year. One hundred and eighty five nationally renowned artists participate on the streets of the South U area, each July.

Fairgoers can also enjoy lively street corner entertainment, artists’ demonstrations, children’s activities and the distinctive shops and restaurants of Ann Arbor. The convenient Art Fair Shuttle with two park and ride locations brings you into the heart of the fair.

Parish House Inn

Friday, May 28, 2010

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area Parish House Inn features Zingerman's Tour de Bacon

This a food lovers dream getaway....a stay at the Parish House Inn bed and breakfast and a tour of nationally recognized Zingerman's. Begin your day with your homemade breakfast of scones and muffins, pancakes, waffles or fresh fruit, juices, freshly ground coffee or tea.
With the Tour de Bacon passports provided by the Parish House Inn, your experience begins with the Southside businesses, just 10 minutes away!

A 24-hour trip around the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses
Tour de Bacon begins June 1. Win a Free Tote Bag while supplies last.

Visit Zingerman’s Deli downtown; the Bakehouse, Creamery, and Coffee Company on Ann Arbor’s Southside; and the Roadhouse all in a 24-hour period. Get your passport signed at each stop and you’ll get a free t-shirt.

Parish House Inn

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Rhubarab Bread served at the Parish House Inn bed and breakfast in the Ann Arbor.Ypsilanti area

Parish House Inn
Rhubarb Bread

A delicious way to use fresh rhubarb.

1 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup cooking oil
1 egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh rhubarb
1/2 cup chopped nuts

1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon sugar

Preheat oven to 325o. Coat two 8x4 inch loaf pans with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, blend brown sugar, buttermilk, oil and egg until smooth. Add flour, soda, salt and vanilla and stir gently to mix well. Stir in rhubarb and nuts.

Pour into prepared loaf pans. Combine topping ingredients until crumbly and sprinkle over batter. Bake for 60 -70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove carefully and cool completely. Enjoy!

Parish House Inn

Friday, May 21, 2010

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area Parish House Inn recipe for Easy Banana Blueberry Muffins

Parish House Inn
Easy Banana Blueberry Muffins

This takes advantage of over-ripe bananas and the seasons
fresh blueberries to make a delicious muffin.....enjoy!

1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup oil
1 large ripe banana
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups blueberries ( fresh or frozen)

Preheat oven to 400o. Coat a 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray or line with paper liners.

In a blender, mix egg, buttermilk, oil and bananas until smooth.

In a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt insugar. Add the buttermilk mixture and stir together until just mixed. Gently stir in blueberries. Divide batter among the muffin cups.
Bake 20 - 25 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature. These freeze well.

Parish House Inn

Monday, May 17, 2010

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area Parish House Inn near Memorial Day Parade Route

Memorial Day weekend is the official start of the summer season and time for a getaway at the Parish House Inn bed and breakfast. where you can walk to the Ypsilanti Pops Concert in Riverside Park on Saturday, May 29 and the Memorial Day Parade on May31st just a block away. Shops, restaurants and attractions are also within walking distance of the Inn. Or you can just plan to sit on the patio or swing on the swing and watch the Huron River flow by you below....
It's so easy.....just go to our website, pick room 4, 5 or 9, click on make a reservation and book right on line....and you will save 20% on your 2 or 3 night stay.

Chris Mason
Parish House Inn