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dot Bee & Bee ~ Bed and Breakfast
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What some of our guests have had to say...

'Your backyard wine garden is the best in The County' -- David ~ Barry's Bay

'This was our first stay at a B&B and you set the level very high!! Charming hosts and wonderful breakfasts.' -- Jerome and Helene ~ France

'Breakfast was without a doubt the best I've had -- and I've been in MANY B&B's in my time.' -- Wendy ~ Ottawa

'De l'art dans le jardin, de l'art sur la table et dans les petits plats et de l'art dans l'accueil.' -- Marie ~ Brittany

'Comfortable beds. Amazing garden. Fabulous breakfasts. We even took pictures of the food!' -- Kathrine ~ Toronto

'Beautuiful garden! Fresh flowers in our room. Exceptional breakfast. We'll be back!' -- Dominique ~ Montreal

'Without question, breakfasts are among the finest I have ever enjoyed.' -- Gerry ~ Ottawa

'We loved this B&B.. I have never felt so at home... It was spotless clean, so nicely decorated, and the hosts are such wonderfully warm people.. Ok now, listen I would go back just for the breakfast alone ...IT WAS AMAZING ..and yes we took pictures as well of breakfast. I will be back again and again...' - Sarah ~ Toronto


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Foodies have a field day in Prince Edward County!

With the explosion of award-winning wineries, artisanal cheesemakers, heirloom vegetable growers, and organic lamb and beef farmers ~ foodies are having a field day in Prince Edward County.

Our local producers not only sell their tasty wares to the public ~ but also proudly supply the myriad of sen~sational restaurants, Inns and Bed & Breakfasts here in The County.

These days we're serving up sweet and tender stems of our local asparagus ~ a compote of tangy ripe rhubarb ~ and our rooms are filled with armloads of fragrant lilacs!


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first course

For the first course ~ we will provide fruit juices and yoghurt plus our homemade Maple Pecan granola ~ along with with coffee (our favourite Santropol blend from Montréal) or tea (black, green or fresh verbena).

There will also be a big bowl of fruit salad or an artful platter of fresh and fragrant local & tropical fruits ~ whatever is at its peak and most appealing ~ and served with a ginger mint dressing.


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main course ~ a SAVOURY breakfast with a sweet touch

Perhaps an asparagus and brie quiche ~ or maybe a Frittata Jardinière ~ with thick slices of juicy tomato in a basil vinaigrette ~ and freshly baked scones scented with nutmeg, orange rind and vanilla ~ or home made blueberry muffins along side....


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RECIPE ~ Bee & Bee ~ Frittata Jardinière

INGREDIENTS

~ 4 small red-skinned potatoes

~ a handful fresh and very thin green beans ~ 1 small zucchini sliced thinly (salt, drain, rinse & dry)

~ 1/2 red pepper sliced

~ 3 sun dried tomatoes snipped into fine slivers

~ 4 jumbo eggs with 1 tablespoon cream

~ 1/4 tsp grated lemon rind ~ salt, pepper & nutmeg to taste

~ 1 medium onion, thinly sliced ~ several large fresh basil leaves torn

~ 1 cup gruyère or old cheddar, grated

~ Olive oil for cooking

METHOD

Steam potatoes unti fork tender, cool and slice thinly.

Steam beans until done but still crunchy and cool.

Sauté zucchini and pepper in a large no stick pan in a small amount of olive oil, until well cooked.

Beat eggs with cream, add sun dried tomatoes and season with flavourings.

Sauté onion in a heavy ovenproof pan in a small amount of olive oil, until well cooked, then assemble the rest of the vegetables in layers over top.

Place potatoes around the outside - zucchini, beans and peppers in middle. Scatter with basil ~ cover with cheese and pour the egg mixture over all.

Cook 10 minutes on low-med heat to set eggs, then place under broiler and bake an additional 2 minutes, or until lightly bubbling.

Cool, garnish and serve with edible leaves, flowers, tiny tomatoes, bacon strips, or some of the sautéed zucchini.

Nuits de confort. et matins de délices


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RECIPE ~ Bee & Bee ~ Plum & Cardamon Coffee Cake

The fruit bottom

~ 5 tbsp butter

~ 5 tbsp light brown sugar

~ 5 or 6 nice big plums halved and pitted (or substitute 2 cups coarsely chopped apple, pears, fresh pineapple or any combination you like!)

~ juice of 1 lemon

~ 1 tsp pure vanilla

Melt butter and sugar in a small no-stick sauté pan.

Add plums and simmer until fruit tender and sauce thick.

Stir in lemon juice and vanilla and set aside to cool.

The cake

~ 1 cup all purpose white flour

~ 3/4 cups sugar

~ 1/2 teaspoon each -- baking soda, baking powder and salt

1~ /4 tsp nutmeg

~ 1/2 tsp cardamom

~ 3/8-cup vegetable oil (between 1/2 and 1/3 cup)

~ 1 large egg well beaten

~ 1 tsp pure vanilla

~ 1/2 tsp grated orange (or lemon) zest

~ 1/4-cup whole milk (more or less to make 1 cup)

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Butter a 9-inch cake pan with 1 1/2-inch-high sides and add the fruit.

Whisk dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Mix wet ingredients in a large measuring cup. You should have aprox 1 cup.

Make a well in center of flour and add egg mixture all at once.

Fold together with a few swift strokes, until just evenly moistened. Drop in spoonfuls over fruit. Don't worry too much about making it even -- it will spread.

Bake for about 50 - 60 minutes. (Don't worry if it stays kind of flat. )

Cook until golden and tester in center comes out clean.

Cool in pan on rack.

To serve, dust with confectioners sugar and garnish with fresh mint leaves and pansies!


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The Bee & Bee ~ located in the 1857 Welsh Hodgson House

The Bee & Bee is located in the historic Welsh Hodgson House ~ built in 1857 by mason Bob Welsh, and best known for its unusual brick pattern ~ 'Flemish style' row-lock bond.


 
 

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