Author Archives: Echo Lake Inn

Back Yard Beauty Tomato-Caper Sauce

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Ingredients: 6 vine-ripened cluster tomatoes; chopped 2 shallots; chopped 1 tbsp lemon zest 2 tbsp capers ½ cup white wine 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp fresh basil; chopped 1 tsp Olive oil 1. In large saucepan add olive oil and chopped shallots to sauté and lightly caramelize. 2. Add capers and white wine to […]

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Curry Apple Soup

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Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons butter (1/4 stick) 1 medium onion, chopped 1 pound Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced 1 Tablespoon curry powder 2½ cups chicken stock ½ cup whipping cream ½ cup sour cream (optional) chopped fresh chives (optional) 1. Melt butter in a heavy large saucepan over medium heat. 2. Add onions; sauté […]

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Chocolate Decadance

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Ingredients: 12 eggs 6 cups sugar 3 cups melted butter 3 cups flour 2 cups cocoa 1 tsp salt 2 T vanilla Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Mix well w/ rubber spatchula. Do not mix too much air in batter. Spray 5 pie plates w/ spray release. Divide […]

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Balsamic Orange Glazed Chicken

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Ingredients: 2 – 4 oz chicken breasts (slightly flattened) 2 Tablespoons Clarified Butter 3 Tablespoons Balsamic vinegar 1 orange (rind removed, segmented and seeded) 3 Tablespoons Orange Marmalade 1/4 cup Chicken Stock 1/8 cup White Wine Flour for dredging Salt and Pepper to taste Rinse and dry chicken breast. Heat butter in heavy saute pan […]

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Asparagus Bisque

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Ingredients: 2 lbs Asparagus 1 medium diced onion 6 oz butter 3 Tb flour 16 oz chicken stock 8 oz half & half cream salt and pepper to taste Clean asparagus by trimming lower stems and removing ‘woody’ bottom portion. Slice asparagus into desired size then set aside. Melt butter in heavy sauce pan. Add […]

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Vermont Cheddar and Bacon Soup

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Ingredients: 2Lbs Vermont Sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded Half-Lb Cob smoked bacon, chopped 4Oz Unsalted butter, melted Half CupFlour 1Qt Chicken stock 1Qt Half and Half 1Tbs Nutmeg Salt and white pepper to taste Place butter and bacon in a large heavy pot and cook bacon until crisp. Whisk flour into the butter and bacon mixture […]

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Meet The New Innkeeper

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My oldest daughter Christin likes to refer to Calvin Coolidge as my spirit animal, whatever that means. I grew up on Coolidge Ave in White Plains, NY and when I went to UVM, I lived in the Coolidge dormitory. So naturally, when I decided to buy an Inn I serendipitously fell in love with one […]

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Fun Vermont Wedding

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Weddings are such a joyous event.  They are fun to host, fun to attend and fun to plan (well, at least WE think so).  I recently received an e-mail from a bride who was married 2 years ago.  She wrote that their wedding was STILL talked about among her friends and family.  Here at the […]

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Trip Advisor Review of Ludlow Bed & Breakfast

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We’re lucky to have many wonderful reviews on our Trip Advisor page.  So many, in fact, that we received the 2014 Trip Advisor Award of Excellence.  This could never happen without the excellent team here at the Inn. “My friend recently got married at the Echo Lake Inn and I was a bridesmaid in the […]

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Tips to hosting a family reunion

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As the snow melts, we set our sights on our busy summer events.  While we host between 20-22 weddings every summer, we’re also a popular spot for family reunions.  In fact, we’re honored that some families have made us (the Echo Lake Inn) PART of their family tradition! Children grow and move away, couples retire […]

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