Rose Panna Cotta with Strawberries

Panna Cotta is a classic restaurant dessert that Mandy prepared often when she was the pastry chef at Ad Hoc restaurant in Napa. This version celebrates all the wild roses that grow in our area. Print Rose Panna Cotta with … more

Dark Chocolate Blackberry Tart

This recipe is a company favorite. When we photographed this recipe, the entire office ate it immediately after the photo was taken. It can be dressed up with different fruits and garnish. We like to combine dried and fresh fruits … more

Rhubarb Ricotta Churros

These are delicious treats to serve alongside little pots of melted chocolate or with ice cream.  Print Rhubarb Ricotta Churros Author: Kirsten Dixon Recipe type: Dessert   Makes 2 dozen 4-inch churros. Ingredients ¼ cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 … more

Caramel Nut Tart

Caramel nut tart with whipped cream.

In the brilliant perfect day of spring, we’ve decided to “call” our winter season at the lodge. We’ll begin the process of preparing for break-up and the two-month transition into summer. Out with the snowshoes and skis and in with … more

Blueberry Granita

Blueberry granita: Our blueberry, lemon, orange and apple granita

Life is always an adventure living along the Iditarod Trail, but early March is an especially active time for those of us who live at Mile 198, the Finger Lake checkpoint. In our airplane-dependent world, weather is a constant topic … more

Rhubarb Honey Cake

A few weeks ago, with only a quick phone call as warning, I inherited an orphaned “package” of honeybees. A friend of mine needed a good home for them before leaving the state. I hadn’t planned on keeping any bees … more