Saturday, June 25, 2011

Fourth Night Free through August

Stay three nights, and receive your fourth night absolutely FREE through August. What better place to celebrate Summer than under our huge, brand new Old Glory? Our flag flies 365 days a year, but it's especially beautiful this time of year rustled by gentle mountain breezes and we'd love to have you join us! Call now - availability is limited. This offer does not apply to rooms already booked, or to The Bargain Basement which is always discounted at $90. See our previous posts for some great music events and check the calendar at the Chamber of Commerce for details on many other ways to enjoy Highlands.

Whatever you do, have a wonderful Summer!

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday Nights are aLIVE with Music - All Summer!

A perfect way to start your weekend:
Arrive Early on Friday Nights and stroll Main Street
to enjoy Free Entertainment!
(times were changed after the poster was printed)
Near Kilwins and sometimes on "The Hill"

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Banana Chocolate Chip Buckwheat Muffins

Okay Vickie, here's the requested recipe - just for you - and anyone else who is interested, of course! These are moist & delicious and a great thing to make when you find yourself with three over-ripe bananas. Plus, they are gluten-free since they're made with all Buckwheat flour - but you'd never guess!


Preheat oven to 400. Line muffin pans with paper or foil liners. Bake for 20 minutes. Makes 12 regular muffins or 36 mini muffins.

3 overripe bananas
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar*
2 Tbsp. molasses*
1 cup + 2 Tbsp. buckwheat flour
3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

*or 1/2 cup dark brown sugar & no molasses

Mash bananas in mixer and add oil, eggs, sugar, molasses. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cocoa, baking soda and add to banana mixture, beating gently until blended. Add chocolate chips. Spoon into muffin cups and bake as directed. Cool completely and store in airtight container. Even better the next day and can be eaten at room temperature or reheated in a warm oven.


Donna Alley, Innkeeper Since 1984
Colonial Pines Inn Bed & Breakfast
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