Posts Tagged ‘Fun’
October 21st, 2010 by Pamela Murski
“The sharing of food whenever a bunch of friends gather is typical of the traditional Greek way of life. The meal begins with alcoholic drinks and a communal course of meze (or plural, mezedes), little plates containing various kinds of cold and hot foods: green & black olives; feta or other local cheeses drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with oregano; raw, cured or simply cooked seafood & fish; pickled vegetables and spreads; garlicky dips; intensely flavored rice- & herb-filled grape leaves; and vegetable or meat stews. Offered in small portions together with pieces of fresh country bread, the mezedes arrive at the table together with the drinks. Each meze
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September 26th, 2010 by Pamela Murski
The Fair has officially come and gone and wow, was it lot’s of fun…rodeo, dancing, live bands, carnival, cattle judging & auctions, bull riding, BBQ cookoff and of course, “exotic fair food”! Our guests this year turned us on to the “deep fried pickles, twinkies and other funky fried foods”. We did try some so be sure to ask me what my tastebuds had to say about them when you come for a visit! Only a mile down the road from the B&B,
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September 23rd, 2010 by Pamela Murski
August 13th, 2010 by Pamela Murski
Cooking Class Fruit Tart
Fun, fun, fun and lots of good food……that’s how our cooking classes are described by our participants. We just finished up another great weekend of cooking, harvesting, shopping at the Farmers’ Markets, visiting and most of all tasting and eating our way through many dishes. One of the favorites was the Roasted Fresh Fruit Tart made with buttery puff pastry and fresh peaches, plums and berries procured at the Farmers Market!
August 5th, 2010 by Pamela Murski
Brenham Texas is known for its’ history, architecture, wineries, Blue Bell ice cream, shopping, restaurants and famous Fall and Spring antiques fairs. True antique hunters also know we also have several antique shows throughout the year here locally. At the most recent Summer show, held at the KC Hall just a couple miles from the Bed and Breakfast, I procured a new treasure that has already found a home on my pine harvest table. This English Copper Warming Tray has a beautiful patina from years of service. It will be put back in service during many of our Foodie events and cooking class adventures.
Antique English Copper Warming Tray
July 11th, 2010 by Pamela Murski
What a great time we had recently with the Foodie Weekend participants with adventures at several local farmers markets, harvesting herbs from the ranch gardens for class, snatching a few fresh figs for our dessert from a friends back yard after spying them ripening on the tree, an unexpected detour from the last market to take everyone on a scenic history drive through the country side back to the B&B, cooking together and lots of good food! One of the favorites’ from the Friday night heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails was this amazing Texas Slider, a Murski Homestead B&B classic recipe…..venison/turkey fresh herbed patty, oozing jalapeno jack cheese, house made remoulade, fresh avocado slices and buttered grilled bun! A little messy but oh, so, so good…….
Cocktails, New Friends, & Foodie Weekend
Murski Homestead B&B Texas Slider
Foodie Weekend Hors d’ oeuvres
Foodie Weekend Friday Night Hor d’oeuvres
Foodie Weekend Farmers Market Fun
Shopping Brenham Farmers Market
May 9th, 2010 by Pamela Murski
If you are looking for a reason to come visit the ranch and Washington County….look no further! Check out this cool youtube video! Washington County
May 7th, 2010 by Pamela Murski
Our local bird expert conducted another successful guide in the are recently at Camp Allen. The ranch has a very diverse birding habitat and home to various species year round. You can book a private guided tour with our expert when staying at the B&B. Just let us know your dates ahead of time so we can secure his services! You won’t be disappointed.
Nesting Baby Bluebirds
Some of the sightings on this latest tour were:
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April 16th, 2010 by Pamela Murski
April 15th, 2010 by Pamela Murski
Our local birding expert and tour guide, Darrell Vollert, conducted another successful bird banding workshop recently where a variety of birds including a female Cedar Waxwing and an immature Sharp-shinned Hawk were caught and banded. The hawk was chasing a waxwing when it was netted in the woods. Workshop participant Phil held the hawk while we took pictures of the bird. Another bird banding workshop will be held in early June. Mist nets will be set up in the Navasota River bottom and the focus will be on nesting flycatchers, vireos, warblers, and buntings. Be sure to book your lodging now so as not to miss this event. You do not have to be experienced to attend. Darrell is a wonderful instructor and guide.
April 9th, 2010 by Pamela Murski
Pleasant Hill Winery Anniversary Celebration: April 10 & 11, 2010 noon – 5:00
Come out and enjoy the spectacular wildflowers and take pictures in our fields. You may bring a picnic to pair with Pleasant Hill’s award-winning wines. Relax and share a bottle with some “pleasant” company. Enjoy a tour, tasting, and a piece of anniversary cake. Make your stay complete with a room at the ranch!
March 11th, 2010 by Pamela Murski
Another incredible cooking time and meal with the Culinary Queens, my Herb Society, culinary group! This time it was a Cuban meal with everything from “Chichachirritas” to delicious “Café Cubano Con Leche”. The Chichachirritas will find their way onto the menu for Friday night appetizers for one of our famous Foodie Weekends at the B&B! The Chichachirritas were crispy with a delicate flavor heightened by the pungent green sauce…this is one of those appetizers that you want more and more of! Served with Mojitos, you’re sure to have a great time! Here’s the recipe….
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January 28th, 2010 by Pamela Murski
February 4th kicks off our Cooking Classes Luncheon Series for 2010 which are now posted for Murski Homestead B&B Ranch. Whether you want to learn more about cooking or just enjoy some great food and take home some delicious recipes, the cooking classses offered by instructor/Innkeeper Pamela Murski are sure to please. Our classes are small, interactive fun and delicious and geared toward personal attention. Cooking shouldn’t be something to fear rather something to enjoy and bring people together……it is a fantastic journey through life using all one’s senses. Click Here to see our class schedule and register or call to book 877-690-0676.
January 22nd, 2010 by Pamela Murski
We are all about good food at the Murski Homestead B&B Ranch! Whether with a group of good friends or making new friends, nothing says TEXAS better than a great meal and relaxation around the table and in the kitchen……Our 2010 schedule for our fantastic “Foodie” Weekends is now posted. Guests determine the depth of their involvement, with options ranging from a visit to an area farmer’s market, garden/herb harvest to cooking with me. Regardless of how much you get involved, these weekends are all about kicking back with some great food & drinks! Click Here for our scheduled dates and booking your stay for a fun and delicious foodie vacation!
January 19th, 2010 by Pamela Murski
Texas Wine & Ranch Life
Cooking Class instructor and Murski Homestead B&B Innkeeper, Pamela Murski, has teamed up with Windy Winery for our Winter-Spring 2010 “Dinners With The Vinter“. These special events are all about wine, food and fun. Windy Winery specializes in wine made only from Texas grapes! Come to the ranch and enjoy a four (4) course wine pairing dinner with the vintner in a casual, yet fun and delicious atmosphere to learn all about wine from the experts themselves!
Advance reservations and an overnight stay are required for these special events! Call us at 877-690-0676 or reserve your place at the table online.
December 11th, 2009 by Pamela Murski
Every year in Brenham, Texas
, the first weekend in December is the big downtown Christmas Stroll with the lighted parade and the first big weekend that the ranch
is decorated for the season. It is a fantastic way to start the Christmas season with wassail (or in my case “Spiked Hot Lemonade”), gingerbread houses, outdoor music & activities, the showing of an outdoor Christams classic movie on the courthouse square, shopping late, Christmas plays at Unity Theatre and, of course, the lighted downtown Christmas Parade! The picture below gives you just a glimpse into some of the fun to be had this weekend each year. There is a huge competition (for bragging rights only) to see who can come up with the best float. The theme for the parade this year was Candy Lane Christmas and this float did a great job of bringing the game of Candy Land to life! What you can’t see is that the gingerbread house puffs out sugar-cookie scented smoke…it was way too cool! Be sure to try our Spiked Lemonade recipe and reserve your 2 night stay at our ranch
for this great event next year! You don’t want to miss out!
Spiked Hot Lemonade
1 large can frozen lemonade
1 large can water (use lemonade can for measuring)
1 1/2 cups good quality vodka (Grey Goose)
Warm lemonade and water. Add vodka and heat to your liking. Use a fresh Rosemary sprig for swizzling and the taste gets even better! Pour up and enjoy!
November 21st, 2009 by Pamela Murski
Mobius… That’s the name of Brenham’s latest addition to the food and nightlife scene, a brand new real deal coffee house. Located on Market Street it has real coffee house hours Monday through Saturday 7 am. to 10 pm. You can stop by any evening and the place is hopping. November 21, you will find Jenny Wood in concert! I enjoyed a Latte’ on my first visit and am definitely looking forward to my next. I am also looking forward to trying some of the enticing food offerred such as a Panini. I have had reports that the food is very good. Brenham offers lots to do! So, give it a try on your next stop in town….
November 20th, 2009 by Pamela Murski
There is no need to fret over what to buy that special someone this holiday season. You can find that perfect “Something Special” online from the comfort of your easy chair or by calling us by phone. A Murski Homestead B&B gift certificate can be customized for anyone’s need……use it for an overnight stay in one of our romantic suites, for a romantic package, to enjoy one of our fun cooking classes, herb day luncheons or Vintner dinners. Regardless of their pleasure, we offer many unique options to please. By purchasing a Murski Homestead Gift Certificate, you are giving a unique gift that will truly be enjoyed and appreciated. You can purchase gift certificates for accommodations, classes, dinners, or specific dollar amount. For more information or to make purchase, please call us directly at (877) 690-0676 or order online here.