Tuesday, July 30, 2013

QVC Visit Haab's Restaurant in Ypsilanti, Michigan

 We are so happy to see  Haab's restaurant  getting national recognition The show will be produced live on August 25, 2013 from Riverside park. The Parish House Inn is only 2 blocks away from all the excitement, so you might want to book a room and just walk to see the show.  I hope to see you there.

Chris Mason
Parish House Inn

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Ann Arbor Farmers Market 20 minutes from the Parish House Inn

The Shops at Kerrytown
Just twenty minutes from the Parish House Inn
Ann Arbor Farmers Market
is the Ann Arbor Farmers Market. Open on Wednesday and Saturday from May to October, it is located next to  the Shops at Kerrytown
This wet, humid summer has made crops grow like crazy. Just coming in now are a some tomatoes, green and wax beans, lettuces, black raspberries, blueberries and raspberries, to name a few.   Of course you can also find homemade jams and jellies, baked goods and other deliciousness.  The Shops at Kerrytown is really three former warehouses that have been made into shops.  You will find shops for wine, olive oil, spices and tea, paper, children's clothes, toys and accessories, and women's clothes.  There are also several interesting places to satisfy your hunger.  This is one of Ann Arbor's jewels...I always enjoy going there. 

Chris Mason

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Cherry Sauce served at the Parish House Inn

 SOUR CHERRY SAUCE ...cuz nothing says "Michigan" like cherries. 

4 cups sour cherries ( not need to chop them)
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch

Mix the sugar and cornstarch together.
Put the cherries and water in a saucepan on medium heat. Cook over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Add the sugar/cornstarch mixture to the cherries and stir.  Continue cooking until it bubbles and thickens,  about 2 - 3 minutes.
Use immediately or store in a covered container in  the refrigerator.

It is cherry season in Michigan right now, and so I went to our local Farmer's Market and picked up 2 baskets of local sour cherries. I decided to make some cherry jam, but ended up with  about 2 cups too much for the jam recipe.  So ....I began thinking about another way to use those 2 cups, and decided to go for this cherry sauce.  I will use it as a topping for pancakes and waffles this week.   It is super easy and really delicious. 

I had a jar left over from the "jam session" so I  put the cherry sauce in it to store in the refrigerator.  


Chris Mason