Sensational Scones

Served up this morning, our signature scones, which were “heaven” according to our guests. This recipe has even passed the test of our British guests! So, thought it was about time to share – so you can experience a taste of the Nicolin Mansion in your own home. 2 cups flour 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon…

Read More

Vegetable Gardening in the Shade

I missed the large terraced raised 13-bed garden Kevin built for me at our previous house. Last year I was so excited when Kevin built a new raised bed vegetable garden for me. We chose the sunniest place in our courtyard, and I hoped there would be enough sun during the course of the day….

Read More

Lavender & Lime Tea Recipe

We are often asked for our recipes, and for those dishes that actually have one, we are very willing to share. One of our favorites is Lavender & Lime Tea, a very unexpected yet refreshing summer ice tea. I’ve prepared this tea for years before my B&B days - for showers, teas with friends, and as a family…

Read More

Jordan Girl’s Night Out & the birth of the clock

OK, time for my first blog. I’ll be doing some catching up for a while, and likely a bit long winded, since this is just the beginning. So many good intentions. My hope is to bring some of the musings, the inspiration, from the innkeeper’s mind. Maybe artistic, maybe historic, maybe philosophical if my husband gets…

Read More