Wednesday, June 24, 2009

SUMMER GARDENING



This summer the Louisville area has had an abundance of rain and so the gardens here at the Inn are very lush. One clematis vine grows a foot a day! It is an old fashioned variety named "bridal veil". It blooms in late August with hundreds of tiny sweet smelling flowers.
We use a fertilizer made here in Louisville named Monty's Joy Juice for all the potted plantings. I think it is working...take a look at those cabbages!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Great Farmer's Markets in Louisville


Many farmer's markets are open during the summer months all around Louisville. One of the best - the St. Matthews market - is just around the corner from us at Beargrass Christian Church. It is held each Saturday from 8am to noon and offers amazing fresh farm products and beautiful baked goods and flowers and even local crafts.

Recently we found local strawberries, heirloom speckled lettuce, buffalo sausage, Kenny's cheeses and great multi colored cage free chicken eggs. It's so nice to have this option for locally grown and raised organic foods....and an extra treat for the guests.

The Dreamcatcher Farm breakfast ribeye steaks are going over great with the guests.
Coming up this weekend we are going to offer little organic fried chicken breasts. This may sound odd for a breakfast choice, but my grandmother said they used to have it all the time on the farm....we'll see how it goes!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Breakfast at the Inn



We love to fix breakfast here at the Inn and have a menu with many options. Each day of the week we start with continental offerings of 4 juices, assorted pastries, yogurts, a huge bowl of organic fruit with whipped cream and granola. Then guests choose from our menu of eggs cooked to order, Great Harvest toast, English muffins, biscuits ( with or without homemade sausage gravy ) and bacon, sausage. Plus other options of pancakes with blueberries or dark chocolate... and last but not least a very caramelly french toast.
Daily specials added to our menu include Weisenberger Mill stone ground grits, quiches and our breakfast pie. On the weekends we serve wonderful little breakfast ribeye steaks from Dreamcatcher Farm. Farm raised just east of Louisville and grass fed and finished, we find them and other organic products at the farmers market around the corner from us.