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Bring Something to the Table :: A Community Support Initiative

The Deerfield Inn and Champney’s Restaurant & Tavern are bringing back the Bring Something to the Table initiative that we rolled out in December to invite guests who come here to enjoy a meal to leave a donation of any amount in an envelope for members of our community who are in need of our … Read More

Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day!

“‘When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,’ said Piglet at last, ‘What’s the first thing you say to yourself?’ “‘What’s for breakfast?’ said Pooh. ‘What do you say, Piglet?’ “‘I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?’ said Piglet. “Pooh nodded thoughtfully. ‘It’s the same thing,’ he said.” A country breakfast is … Read More

March is Massachusetts Maple Syrup Month

We have had the perfect season so far for swiftly-flowing sap for Massachusetts maple syrup.  There are many sugar houses in our neighborhood, including Williams Farm of Deerfield just along the street. Folks line up for their pancake breakfasts in the Williams’ handsome wooden barn filled with that unmistakable and delicious aroma of boiling sap.  Look … Read More

Oysters are a Kiss from the Ocean – How to Shuck an Oyster

Question: Which of these foods are said to stir passion? An oyster, an avocado or a turnip? Oysters you immediately say. But why? Maybe it’s the zinc in the oysters, maybe it’s the mythology that has become accepted as gospel, maybe it’s wishful thinking. Increasingly, fishmongers play up the equivalent of a wine terrior.  Apparently … Read More