Restaurants today are such common place that it is easy to take their existence for granted. Can you imagine a time in society when restaurants did not exist? That’s right, at one point in time (not very long ago, we might add) the idea of “going out to eat” was nonexistent in our society. Today, we will discuss the growth the history of restaurants in America, and how they got their start from inns and taverns. [Read more…]
There is no decoration better than a homemade Christmas ornament! These ornaments are easy to create, and can be cherished for generations. This holiday season, create these unique ornaments for your home or for your friends and family. Each of the following ornaments are straightforward to create, but certainly don’t look it. Happy crafting! [Read more…]
There’s nothing like the pleasures of simple, delicious comfort food when the blustery days of winter roll around.
For executive chef Laurent Olivier of the Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield, a bowl of French onion soup is on his list of favorites when the weather gets cold.
The chef grew up in Normandy, France, and lived and worked in London and France before coming to the United States 14 years ago. As a youngster, Olivier said, he didn’t like onion soup…
Worcester Living Article
By Barbara M. Houle, Correspondent
By Christine Peterson, Telegram & Gazette Staff
Posted Nov. 27, 2015 at 6:00 AM
There is nothing more festive in the fall than pumpkins! This weekend, head out into your community and find some pumpkins (as well as other great fall crops) at some of our favorite local farms and farm stands. Then, head on home to bake and carve! [Read more…]
It’s that time of year again! The cool, crisp fall air is beginning to blow, and colorful leaves swirl around our feet. The one thing we love more than the great weather? Apple picking!
There are plenty of wonderful autumn destinations in Central Massachusetts, so grab your friends and family this weekend and head out to some of our favorite farms, such as Breezeland Orchards, Brookfield Orchards, and Ragged Hill Orchard. [Read more…]
How many times have you come home from a trip and thought to yourself, “I need a vacation after that vacation”? While travel is an important part of a culturally-rich life, many of us will live our entire lives without ever fully-experiencing the region in which we call home. Considering all of the rich history our corner of the Earth has to offer, that’s a shame. So instead of jetting off to the hot travel destination of the moment, plan a New England staycation! Pack the kids in the car and visit some of the amazing sights right here in Southwest Worcester County.
All of us at Salem Cross Inn were thrilled part of a beautiful article, “The Story of Us.” Susan and Darren, a wonderful couple who were recently married at Salem Cross Inn, are featured in this month’s issue of Gladys Magazine, of which Susan is the Creative Director! We feel so honored to have been a part of their special day and of Gladys’ special Love Issue! We also featured a gorgeous ad which we were quite happy with the result of. Click the images below and find out what the excitement is all about!
By far the best-known pumpkin dessert, pumpkin pie gets a lot of attention this time of year. (With good reason, no doubt.) While we give praise to this traditional favorite, there are so many other pumpkin recipes that will impress guests and delight taste buds. [Read more…]