Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year Special from the Parish House Inn

We wish a Happy, Prosperous and Safe New Year to all the guests and friends of the
Parish House Inn bed and breakfast. We look forward to seeing all of you in the new year.

Our New Year special: Purchase a gift certificate for $150 or more and you will also receive your choice of our cookbook or one of our Logo maroon pottery mugs.
(The gift certificate can be used anytime throughout the year, so plan ahead for your special occasion or upcoming celebration.) Just call us at 1-800-480-4800 with your credit card and we will send it to you.

Chris Mason

Parish House Inn

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Parish House Inn, and Ann Arbor/Ypsi;anti area bed and breakfast gives a thumbs up to the Michigan Firehouse Museum

Another Historic Ypsilanti destination to explore:

It's a great time to visit the Michigan Firehouse Museum! The Museum is decorated for the Holidays! Come in and see fire trucks and Christmas trees now on display, all for our the "regular" admission prices of $3.00 for Adults, $2.00 for Seniors and Students and Free for those under 6. The Museum is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 to 4, Sundays from 12 to 4 (except Dec 26th) and we are closed on Mondays.

This just one of the local museums that you can visit when you wake up at the Parish House Inn, a bed and breakfast in Historic Ypsilanti, Michigan. Book your room right on line today!

Happy Holidays!
Chris Mason
Parish House Inn: an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area bed and breakfast

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

HEARTLAND TRAILS - Antiques, Bed & Breakfasts, Wineries, Orchards, Museums, Festivals, Breweries, & Farms

HEARTLAND TRAILS - Antiques, Bed & Breakfasts, Wineries, Orchards, Museums, Festivals, Breweries, & Farms

Interesting information I wanted to share. When you stay at the Parish House Inn bed and breafast in Ypsilanti,, you can check out the local antique stores for some vintage ornaments.

Chris Mason

Parish House Inn

The Thymes Eucalyptus Collection for guests at the Parish House Inn bed and breakfast

The Parish House Inn proudly provides our guests with soap, shampoo, cream rinse and lotion from the Thymes Eucalyptus collection, a leading bath and body specialty brand in luxurious and eco-friendly in-room amenities.

The Thymes® Eucalyptus Collection, stands apart in its uncompromising quality and attention to detail. The skin- and earth-friendly formulations contain no sulfates (SLS/SLES), DMDM hydantoin, parabens, phthalates, petrol-derived ingredients, mineral oil, urea, DEA, TEA or propylene glycol. And they are never, ever tested on animals.
Thymes believes in creating inspiring fragrance experiences rooted in botanical tradition and formulated with the best possible ingredients to enrich the mind and body, leaving you refreshed and renewed.
The fragrance is a fresh blend of invigorating eucalyptus oil, crisp Italian lemon, lime and petitgrain--a scent that not only wakes you up, but leaves you centered, open and ready to take on the day with warmth and vitality.

Book your room today for your getaway and enjoy these amenities as well as the hearty homemade breakfast and cookies, popcorn, our video library plus tea, coffee and cocoa.

Chris Mason
Parish House Inn

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Recipe of the Month: Cranberry Scones with Cranberry Butter

This is our favorite Holiday scone recipe at the ParishHouseInn. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Cranberry Scones
with Cranberry Butter

3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
s 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 sticks chilled butter, cut up
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon cream
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In a large bowl, stir together dry ingredients. Add butter and beat with electric mixer until well blended and resembles corn meal. Add cranberries and orange zest, and stir to mix. Add buttermilk and mix until blended. Father dough into a ball and divide in half. On a lightly floured noard, roll into 2 circles about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. Cut each circle into 8 wedges, and place on a baking sheet that has been coated with cooking spray. Bake for 12 -15 minutes or until golden.
Remove from oven and brush with glaze

Cranberry Butter

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped cranberries
2w tablespoons light brown sugar
1tablespoon honey
1/2 tablespoon ground walnuts
1 teaspoon each orange zest and lemon zest
1 tablespoon buttermilk

In a large bowl, whip butter at high speed with electric mixer until pale yellow. Add all ingredients except buttermilk and whip until mixture is light pink. Add buttermilk and whip until incorporated.

Chris Mason
Parish House Inn