JOIN GRAYSTONE MANOR AT THE HIGHLAND GAMES JULY 8-11th, 2010 !!
Every year we venture to Linville, NC from the Inn and enjoy the festival at MacRae Meadows just outside of Linville.
You can catch a bus in Boone that is a modest fee that will drop you right at the Meadows or you can risk getting a parking spot. I would suggest either way if you choose to drink...don't drive. The Highway Patrol sets up check points and this would make your event a tragedy if caught. The bus from Boone is suggested if you wish to partake alcoholic beverages or camp nearby in Linville. Or we would love to take you with us when we leave from Graystone Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn, Wilkesboro, NC. (Limited to booked Guest's only at Graystone Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn).
Either way you choose this is a must see event. We love the music concerts that start at 7pm on Friday and Saturday night. Bring a chair and layer your gear for summer days and cool nights. Rooms are limited for this event - book now to ensure a spot.
See you there!
Graystone Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, December 26, 2009
BIGGEST NOW IN YEARS!!
As the snow is slowly fading from our wonderful
Christmas Present from the heavens.....we sit back and reflect on the lovely meal before us.
Graystone Manor is constantly trying new ideas and testing in it's kitchen with all the herbs and spices. We hit the jackpot this time on the following recipe :
GRAYSTONE GREEN BEANS
1-2 lbs. Fresh Green Beans Cleaned & snapped
1/2-1 lb. smoked bacon
1/4 c. cooking sherry
Clean green beans gently, remove all stems and snap or cut in half. Cut up bacon in small cubes and place on medium heat in large skillet. Add diced onions when bacon is half cooked. Brown the bacon and make sure onions have caramelized before adding the beans on top. Pour cooking sherry over top and mix in. Cover skillet for 10 minutes. Watch your beans to make sure you do not over cook them. They should retain the green fresh color and remain cooked but crisp.
This was a lovely addition to the Rosemary Red Potatoes and Apricot Glazed Ham. Here's to all our Guest's and hope everyone will have a very rewarding and Happy New Year!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Graystone has opened it's doors to Carolina Paranormal Investigators this fall. In the last couple of years since our Grand Opening, Graystone Manor Bed & Breakfast can no longer deny that something is definitely here to stay. The above picture by Jerry Lankford, Reporter for The Record July 16, 2008 issue( 3 doors down from the Inn.). This seems to be a constant occurrence here in Wilkesboro, NC. We look forward to the results from the investigation to be revealed in 2010. What a great way to kick off the New Year!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Temperatures are dipping....leaves are falling....Autumn is here at the Graystone Manor. To take a well tested recipe from the pages of October issue of Mary Engelbreits's Home Companion 1999, it is the Season for Pumpkin Pancakes!!
Yes, a confirmed pack rat here...holding onto old issues does pay off. So put on your cozy slippers, throw on a warm robe and shuffle out to whip up this family favorite.
Our special thanks to the Cambridge House Inn, Massachusetts. Serves 2-3. Makes six to seven 5-inch pancakes or twelve 3-inch pancakes. We doubled the recipe and it worked just fine.
1-cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup milk or buttermilk
1/4 cup sour cream, light is okay
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla
1. Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together in a medium-size bowl.
2. Combine remaining ingredients in small bowl. Slowly whisk liquids into dry ingredients.
3. Spray a grill pan with cooking oil. Ladle approx 1/3 cup of batter per pancake onto pan and cook over medium heat until bubbles appear in top. Turn over and cook for a few minutes on the other side.
Do not overcook (they should be moist).
4. Serve with butter and warm maple syrup.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
SUNSHINE AND COFFEE GREETINGS TO OUR 'CAROLINA IN THE FALL' GUESTS!
Rain showers ceased in the night and brought us a beautiful sunny day to enjoy the rest of the Music Festival. Today's schedule kicked off at 10am with the finest Gospel/Bluegrass venue around!
Graystone Manor's Guests enjoyed a lovely breakfast of Breakfast Apple Cobbler followed by a Turkey Herb Omelet, Thick Smokey Bacon and our signature Ginger/Carrot/Apple juice. Of course a never ending supply of our special blended coffee!
Yum, Yum.... Guaranteed to stick with you all day!
Can't get to the Graystone for Breakfast? No problem, here is our very own recipe for you to try:
BREAKFAST APPLE COBBLER
2 whole apples 2 c. biscuit mix 2 c. oatmeal
1 c. brown sugar 1/2 stick butter 4 tbsp. brandy
1 tsp. ginger 1 tsp. cloves 1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. pecans
Core & cut apples in thin slices. Place apples, 2 tbsp. butter, brandy, ginger, cloves, cinnamon and 1/4 c. brown sugar in sauce pan and caramelize & reduce. Take 4-6 ramekins grease or spray inside. Mix biscuit mix with water to create dough. Spoon in dough into ramekins and make a well. Place apples and syrup from reduction into middle of each ramekin. Take remaining ingredients and mix into oatmeal to create crumble topping. May add pecans or use as top garnish. Top ramekin with oatmeal crumble & bake at 350 degrees 10-15 minutes . Be sure to place ramekins on cookie sheet for baking. (Created by Georgina Thompson, Graystone Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn, Wilkesboro, NC)
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Saturday, September 26, 2009
Unfortunately, the weather forecast calls for rain until Monday...Oh, Shucks! However, this years event was moved from the second weekend in October to smack dab in the middle of our fall RAIN????
So instead of being cold at the event like last October....now you are cold and wet. Nice One!
But I hear that it's rather nice for your complexion to take a long mud bath. Don't just take my word for it....check out how happy Gertrude is...................