This Week

May 10 – 12

Friday, May 10: Bernice Lewis

Saturday, May 11: Gilliver

Sunday, May 12: Mother’s Day. Free Desserts for the entire family when you bring your Mom or Grandmother! Also, in the Music Room: Ray Mason

For Mother’s Day at The Dream Away Lodge

Chef Amy is paying tribute to the Mothers, Grandmothers, and even Great Grandmothers in her life! She’s Baking up a Storm from special recipes she loves from those generations of Mothers she has held dear.

Free Desserts for all Families bringing their Mother or Grandmother… out for dinner!

Reservations highly suggested and appreciated!

Nanny’s Strawberry Shortcake–Sweetened strawberries over a slice of warm homemade buttered white bread–My Great Grandmother from Warren Ohio, She lived to 101, and in her lifetime she traveled west to California both by Stagecoach and by Jet Plane! In Warren she was highly regarded for being a wonderful cook. The White Bread recipe is from Mimi, my Grandmother also from Ohio.

Grandma Kaufman’s Krumkake–Hand rolled waffle type cones filled with berries and whipped cream lightly sweetened, flavored with rose water–German Grandmother of my best friend, Erna Kaufman lived in Sheffield and then Mill River, where our 2 families went to eat and play and stay overnight with lots of cousins and friends all through my growing up. I, somehow, am the lucky keeper of her Krumkake iron!

Grandma Kaufman’s Rhubarb Kuchen--Very moist cake with lemon zest, vanilla and almond extract, scattered liberally with spring rhubarb and sugar, then baked with the fruit sinking into the cake and cooking within! Another of my gifts from a remarkable cook.

Fay Fay’s Never Fail Cake–Old fashioned Spice Cake with walnuts and raisins with butter-vanilla frosting on top, served in squares–Another special Mother in my life, Fay Spahn lived in Stockbridge, was incredibly hip-NY, funny, artistic, a bit raucous, and we loved each other since I was born. She had 2 boys, maybe I was a bit of girl for her. From her recipe, we baked this cake a lot, taking it for parties and picnics, it traveled well, frosted in it’s square pan.

Mom’s Cherry Pie--What can I say? I grew up baking with my mother, who’s curiosity, skill and love of the best ingredients encouraged me to go for it!

Mrs. Tenney’s Sponge Cake with Lemon Sauce–Mother of 9 from a Vermont family of 12, Mrs.Tenney lived in Glendale in Stockbridge. She was my “babysitter” where I always knew what we would be doing from the poem she recited to me. Monday washing, Tuesday ironing, Wednesday mending, Thursday churning, Friday cleaning, Saturday baking, Sunday resting. A wonderful warm and caring woman and a divine New England cook and baker.