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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS FANS MUST HAVE BOOK
In 2014, we were honored to see our friend Bill Virdon inducted into the Missouri Walk of Fame (Marshfield) during the Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival. Bill’s history in baseball speaks for itself. However, it was at this time we met Rob Rains and Sally Tippett Rains, who were friends of Bill & Shirley’s there for this honor. Rob was a former beat sports …
OUR WELCOME BLACKBERRY SPRITZER
It’s about time we post the ingredients and how to make this drink, at the urging of one guest, and for future guests to make and enjoy……. We don’t recall the date of introducing our Welcome Blackberry Spritzer, but surely in the first year or two. Having stayed in Bed & Breakfasts, one theme seemed to be …
ARE B&B’S FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS?
This week, hosted a business traveler for an evening. Don’t act shocked, we have hosted business folks before, though RARELY. Mostly women who like B&B’s for their security and familiarity. Men are rare. Our location and proximity to “businesses” a factor, and business travelers typically stay at major hotel chains for perks, it is not …
LOVE THOSE SHROOMS
A few weeks ago, one of our guests/Quilt Retreats presented us with a gift bag of dehydrated Lobster Mushrooms (Hypomyces Lactifluorum). As many of our guests know, we use these wild Ozarks mushrooms in dishes prepared here, and they raise eyebrows and interests, so we thought we’d provide a bit of insight to these delicacies.   First, it …
RETREAT UPDATE
Blackberry Creek Retreat Bed & Breakfast wraps up our 12th year in business, and Retreats have been a large part of that in terms of guests and nights booked. Many of you have seen lots of changes over those years, for those who began early with us, and we felt it a good time to provide …
DOUBLE DOSE OF MISSOURI ROUTE 66 FUN
This weekend, I had the opportunity to take in not one, but two Festivals nearby celebrating the Route 66. Missouri (Springfield specifically) has the distinction of being called “The Birthplace of Route 66“, the first highway, designated in 1926, to offer a way West from Chicago to Santa Monica (Los Angeles County), just under 2500 miles. If became know …