Welcome to my Pemberley House blog! John and I love our town, our family, our dog, antiques, food, exploring, and providing the best for our guests. Here is where you will find information on Huron County and events, experiences, places to go and people to see!
|Posted on 18 May, 2020 at 21:25||comments (0)|
Well, it's been some time since this virus appeared! We have had many cancellations, and a few new ones for June and July.
We have a guest staying with us for a year, since last Monday. Her name is Grace, and her family owns Becker's Convience Store here in Seaforth. They are very nice people, and we are happy to have her here.
We are now doing Princess High Tea for Moms and daughters. Since some children are fussy eaters and there may be allergies, Nancy is happy to work with Moms on the Menu.
Peanut Butter with Laura Secord Hazelnut Spread
Cheese with special sandwich spread
Ham with pineapple jam
Small cakes with butter cream icing
Banana Bread with raisins and walnuts
Lemon poppy seed loaf
Beverage to be determined - tea with lots of milk, Italian soda, lemonade, iced tea - tea for the Moms
Book now by calling 226-699-0003
|Posted on 19 April, 2020 at 14:35||comments (0)|
Foods That You Don’t Actually Need To Keep In The Refrigerator
While meat and dairy products need to be refrigerated to keep from molding or going bad, there are other foods that should never be refrigerated. A refrigerator is a very specific, cool, dark environment that isn’t hospitable for every kind of food item. After reading this article, you might need to make some more space in your pantry.
Keep reading to find out where you should really be storing your condiments, pineapples, and dark chocolate.
You’ll be clearing out your fridge in no time
Keep Apples Out Of The Cold
Apples can last a week or two at room temperature, but they start to get mealy very quickly if you keep them in the fridge. Also, apples can cause other fruits to ripen faster because of the natural gas that they emit. You don’t want to trap all of that gas in your fridge with your other perishables.
Cool As A Cucumber Is Just A Saying
Cucumbers do not do well when they’re left in the fridge. They can quickly become waterlogged and lose a lot of their flavor. Instead, store your cucumber on your counter or in a pantry. Just don’t forget that you left it there. You don’t want to find a rotten cucumber in your pantry later on.
If you want your cucumbers to be cool because you want to put them on your eyes, then you can leave them in the fridge momentarily or store slices of cucumber in ice water.
Eggs Aren’t Kept In The Fridge In Some Parts Of The World
In some countries, eggs aren’t kept in the refrigerator in grocery stores or in people’s homes. That’s how it’s done across the pond in the UK. A study recently uncovered there found that it actually makes no difference whether or not you store your eggs in the fridge, so you might as well save yourself some fridge space.
Not so in the US! Please keep in mind that the FDA recommends that eggs be kept in the fridge, however. It’s best to read the full precautionary statement before quitting the fridge on this one.
Ketchup Doesn’t Need To Be In The Fridge
Contrary to popular belief, ketchup doesn’t actually need to be stored in the fridge, even after the bottle is open. That’s why all of those diners can just leave glass bottles of ketchup out on the tables for hours at a time.
Soy Sauce Doesn’t Go In The Fridge
Soy sauce can live just fine in a pantry for up to a year and a half. It doesn’t need to be refrigerated because it’s fermented. The fermentation process both makes the sauce delicious and allows it to stay fresher for longer.
Keeping soy sauce for longer than a year and a half might change the flavor of the sauce a little bit, but it should still be good to eat.
Keep Bananas Out In The Open
Bananas hold on to their nutrients better when they are kept out of the fridge. Cold temperatures actually slows down the ripening process (as we saw with the avocados). But there is also a lot of moisture in most refrigerators which can cause bananas to turn brown or even black.
If you really want to keep bananas around for a long time, slice them into small pieces and store them in plastic bags in the freezer. Frozen bananas are perfect for smoothies.
Hot Sauce Likes It Hot
When it comes to any kind of hot sauce, you have to remember that these products have a pretty long shelf life. They’re full of natural preservatives like vinegar and they often don’t contain very many actual fruits or vegetables.
You should store hot sauce away from direct sunlight and keep it in a cool, dry place like a pantry or a cupboard. If you’re a hot sauce fanatic, you might just want to leave it on the table because you know you’re going to use it again with your next meal.
Pickles Are Preserved
Pickles are full of natural preservatives like vinegar and salt, so you don’t need to store them in the fridge. They can stay out of the fridge for three years even after they’re opened. If you really like cold pickles, you can leave them in the fridge, but you don’t have to store them in the fridge.
Chocolate Doesn’t Belong In The Fridge (Sorry)
I know a lot of people absolutely love cold chocolate, but the ideal temperature for chocolate is actually between 65 and 68°F, which is much warmer than the average refrigerator.
Only store your chocolate in the fridge if you live in a very warm part of the world and your chocolate is at risk of melting completely. If you really love freezing cold chocolate though, I’m not going to stop you from eating it that way.
|Posted on 18 April, 2020 at 15:35||comments (0)|
A question we are often asked is where is a good place to go and eat? We support the small businesses in our county and are proud to present them to our guests. This in Nancy in front of the Beach Station Restaurant in Goderich. The sunset was breath taking!
Since John and I love food, we have tried and recommend the following Restaurants.
1. Maria's Wok and Dine - Asian Fusion - Seaforth
2. Wong's - Chinese Food, liquor license - Seaforth
3. Pizza Train - Pizza, Subs, Burgers - Seaforth
4. New Orleans Pizza - Pizza - Seaforth
5. Cowbell Brewery - various, liquor license - Blyth
6. Part 2 Bistro - various, liquor license - Goderich
7. The Beach - various, liquor license - Goderich
8. The Park House - various, liquor license - Goderich
9. The Albion Hotel - various, liquor license - Bayfield
10. The Black Dog Village Pub and Bistro - various, liquor license - Bayfield
11. JR's Family Restaurant and Take Out - various home cooked - Brussels
As we venture out more, there will be more recommendations