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Friday, February 25, 2011

Do You Really LIKE Fox Manor? Trip Advisor Does, Again!

We finally got our "Like" button installed on our website. If you have a minute, it would reallly help if you could test it for us. We will award a Fox Manor Cookbook to one lucky "Like".

Trip Advisor listed us as #1 again on their Customer Satisfaction Index of all the lodgings in our area. Thanks to everyone who made that possible. We couldn't do it without you.

Susan
Owner/Innkeeper
Fox Manor Historic Bed & Breakfast

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

You Asked For It: Good Morning Granola Recipe

Many of our guests have requested our recipe for Good Morning Granola. Although it is featured in our Fox Manor cookbook and also in Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly: Recipes from Southern Appalachia, here is the very easy, very delicious way to make it:

Yield: 8 cups
5 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup coarsley chopped walnuts or pecans (we prefer walnuts)
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/3 cup real Canadian maple syrup
1 cup melted butter
½ cup golden raisins**

Preheat oven to 350° In large bowl, stir together oats, nuts, brown sugar, and spices. Mix maple syrup with melted butter and heat gently. Pour this over oat mixture and mix well.

Spread mix into buttered 10 x 15 inch baking pan. Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. May take longer depending on pan. Set timer for every 10 minutes to stir granola for even browning. Let cool in pan. **When completely cooled, stir in raisins.

Note: Can be stored in airtight container up to 1 month. Also freezes well. Enjoy!

Susan
Owner/Innkeeper
Fox Manor Historic Bed & Breakfast

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Last Chance for Making Valentine's Chocolate Wishes Come True!


The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of East Tennessee is presenting the Annual Chocolate Festival 2011 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., today, Saturday, February 12, at the MeadowView Conference Center in Kingsport. The event is held in conjunction with the Holston Valley Broadcasting 50 Plus Expo.

The Chocolate Festival is an exciting and entertaining event that provides ticket holders with bite-size samples of scrumptious chocolate desserts from over 25 local restaurants and businesses. Tickets will be sold at the door for $20.

All proceeds from the ticket sales and silent auction go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of East Tennessee to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Our guests are on their way!

Susan
Innkeeper
Fox Manor Historic Bed & Breakfast

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil Did NOT See His Shadow!

According to legend, this predicts an EARLY SPRING!

The custom of predicting future weather conditions based on animals dates back at least a thousand years, but using the weather on February 2nd to forecast a longer winter is more recent than that. After the winter we have all had, this is very welcome news.

Plan your vacation at Fox Manor now to enjoy our "early spring". It will give you something special to look forward to as you are bundling up to step outside.

Susan
Owner/Innkeeper
Fox Manor Historic Bed & Breakfast
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Attention Dinosaur Lovers - Learn How To Build a Triceratops at Gray Fossil Museum


Come see ETSU and GSB Natural History Museum staff members and volunteers conquer this ultimate jigsaw puzzle by working together in the Gray Fossil Site exhibit hall to assemble every individual bone into a mounted display of the full Triceratops skeleton, carving realistic Cretaceous plants, and painting a background habitat scene. As visitors watch this work in progress take shape, they will not only learn about this magnificent extinct creature, but also understand the team effort it takes to build an exhibit.

Also featured in Niswonger Exhibit Hall is the unique “Dinosaur Art of Mark Musy.” This exhibition is a representation of a paleo-artist’s journey from idea to final creation featuring Musy’s hand-sculpted dinosaur models and realistic drawings and images of T-Rex, Triceratops and other well-known dinosaurs.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, the museum is offering a 2-for-1 deal with this exhibit for the first time ever! Visitors that purchase admission to see the “Building Triceratops” exhibit between January 15 through March 15, 2011 will receive a free voucher to come see the completed exhibit any time between April 1 and May 15, 2011.

All this in Northeast Tennessee!  Don't miss this great opportunity!!

Susan,
Innkeeper
Fox Manor Historic Bed & Breakfast