Last Dinner on the Titanic at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast

If you are a fan of Downton Abbey as I am, you will recall it begins when an heir to the Crawley family dies on the Titanic and the family is left to ponder how they will handle the inheritance … Continue reading

Brandywine Valley Cooking Classes Announced at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast

The cooking class schedule at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast for 2014 has been updated on our web site.   We heard you loud and clear so all classes this year are again on the weekend.  You arrive on Friday night and will meet other … Continue reading

Brandywine Valley Country Cooking School Huge Success

With the command “Allez Cuisine” ringing in their ears, ten enthusiastic guests recently participated in Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast’s  Brandywine Country Cooking School class for French Country Cooking. They worked diligently under the tutelage of Chef Melissa Walsh and owner … Continue reading

National Bacon Day, Labor Day, and the Brandywine Valley

Who doesn’t love bacon?  For several years I’ve seen lots of new recipes with bacon including bacon ice cream.  I just learned that there is a National Bacon Day celebrated every Labor Day (okay, I’m a little behind on the … Continue reading

Dining Under the Stars and Other Events in Media Pennsylvania

  Chester County calls itself Chateau Country for good reason,  all the wonderful historic DuPont houses in the area.   But Delaware County right next door also celebrates French heritage.   And if you’d like to sit at an outdoor table at a Paris cafe … Continue reading

Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast is Finalist in Recipe Contest

      I’m proud as a peacock.  Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast entered Bedandbreakfast.com’s recipe contest and have been informed that out of hundreds of recipes submitted, my Upside Down Banana Walnut pancake has been chosen as one of the 16 … Continue reading

Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival March 6-10, 2013

Get out of your winter doldrums by attending a fabulous wine and food festival being held in and around Wilmington, De.  Winemakers and chefs from around the world will be joining local chefs in interesting venues throughout the Brandywine Valley and … Continue reading

West Chester Pa Artisans Exchange and Indoor Farmer’s Market

Looking for something new to do in the winter?   One of my favorite winter activities is visiting Longwood Gardens.  Winter is my favorite time to go to Longwood because of the four acres under glass conservatory full of beautiful flowers … Continue reading

Farm to Table in the Brandywine Valley

In the Brandywine Valley we have many farm to table restaurants.  One of our favorites is Styer’s Garden Cafe, a short 3 mile drive from Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast.  Located in a green house, you’ll dine in a charming atmosphere … Continue reading

A Guest Review of Brandywine Country Cooking School at Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast

What follows is a description sent to me by one of our cooking school participants. He and his wonderful wife, Carol, attended the 3 day Bounty Cooking School in July.  Hamanassett offers themed cooking classes throughout the year.  These classes are … Continue reading