Fireside Films Inaugural Night

Tonight was the premier of our Fireside Films in the Nicolin Mansion courtyard. Our Innkeeper’s choice rental “Zero Dark Thirty” was played on our new outdoor projector. So fun, ate pizza and snuggled up with a blanket beside the fire-pit. We welcome our guests to bring your favorite DVD, or choose one from our collection,…

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Recipe of the Month: Lemon Curd

Featured as our August 2013 Recipe of the Month, this lemon curd is the perfect accompaniment to our Signature Scones. It can also be used as a filling for a tart – and is exquisite in individual tartlets topped with a slice of fruit, such as kiwi.   In medium saucepan, blend sugar and egg…

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Recipe of the Month: Strawberry Rhubarb Sorbet

Featured as our July 2013 Recipe of the Month, we created this new recipe using fresh stalks of rhubarb from our courtyard garden – a twist on a citrus sorbet!   Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sugar…

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Sponsor of the Hallmark Channel Cedar Cove Series

The Nicolin Mansion is partnering with The Hallmark Channel and in celebration of its first original series, Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove. The two-hour pilot begins July 20, 2013, and continues for 12 weeks, inspired by Macomber’s twelve volume Cedar Cove series. If you miss an episode, watch the series while you stay with us….

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Recipe of the Month: Signature English Scones

Featured as our June 2013 Recipe of the Month, our signature scones will satisfy even the most discriminating British gent. Serve plain scones with lemon curd and clotted cream. Or stir in dry ingredients for flavored scones.     Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and…

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Some Things in Life Need a Little More Planning!

Mama finch has set up house in our front door wreath!   With two wreaths on the double doors, she chose to build her nest on the front door our guests use, of course. As I was putting up the sign to ask our guests to gently close the door, it dawned on us to…

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u4ic (Euphoric, feeling good) Beer Tasting

We love it when awesome new business ventures come to Jordan, and today we were invited to our friend’s, the Fossen’s, kick-off Beer and Root Beer Tasting at their home in Jordan. This venture is right up our alley and we are so excited to be invited. Kurt Fossen and Jeff Luskey have taken on…

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Baby Grand for the Music Parlor

Out with the old… When I first moved to Minneapolis from California, I bought a house near Lake Nokomis. I’d always wanted to learn to play piano, so when I found one at a silent auction at Our Lady of Peace right down the block from our house, I just had to have it. We…

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Website Redesign is Launched

We’ve done it. I’ve been talking about it for ages, and it is finally a reality. A redesigned website we hope will showcase what Nicolin Mansion and Jordan, Minnesota have to offer. We’ve added more pictures and more details we hope will help you decide if Nicolin Mansion is the right choice for you.  …

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As I’ve been working on the upcoming redesign for our Nicolin Mansion website, one page I wanted to expand was our original Attractions page.   The information was helpful to our guests, but as more attractions came to Jordan I saw our single page getting overwhelming and hard to use. I began to envision a…

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