Category Archives: Eating

LEITH HALL’S LOVEABLE LUXURY POUND CAKE

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LEITH HALL’S LOVEABLE LUXURY POUND CAKE I often serve pound cakes for teatime, though seldom the simple vanilla version. Last week, our neighbor Arielle claimed that the chocolate chunk version didn’t count as the required chocolate dessert for tea. I … Continue reading

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Food, Wine and Victoriana – How Can You Resist? Call now for Reservations

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FOOD AND WINE CELEBRATION AND VICTORIANA IN CAPE MAY Food, wine and Victoriana This year’s Food and Wine Celebration is over. The Harvest Dinner, the Clambake, Chef Poon’s demonstrations are gone. And it’s on to the next festival!  At the … Continue reading

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Is this the best time of year in Cape May? Yes!

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Food and Wine Celebration, Victorian Weekend and Ghosts – all in one month! The  best time of year in Cape May is undoubtedly the next month, from mid September to mid October. The ocean is warm, the kids have gone … Continue reading

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Almond Chocolate Sandwich Cookies from Leith Hall bed and breakfast

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Our guests who just left Leith Hall bed and breakfast yesterday asked for the recipe for these almond and chocolate sandwich cookies that I served for tea – so these are for you, Stephanie and Michael von M . You … Continue reading

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Cape May Craft Beer and Crab Festival

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Cape May Craft Beer and Crab Festival  Cape May’s Craft Beer and Crab Festival hit town last Saturday. The day was gray and intermittently rainy – not ideal beach weather. So lots of people showed up on the lawn at … Continue reading

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Leith Hall Bed and Breakfast Chocolate Cherry Cake

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Leith Hall Bed and Breakfast Chocolate Cherry Cake I recently served this rich chocolate cherry cake at Leith Hall at teatime. Our guests asked for the recipe, so here it is. I bake it in a glass bundt pan, but … Continue reading

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LEITH HALL’S SINFULLY RICH ORANGE AND CREAM CAKE

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This past week, our guests devoured this cake and a cherry devil’s food cake at afternoon tea. They asked for the recipe for both cakes. This is the orange one, which is flavored with sour cream and orange marmalade and … Continue reading

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Craft Beer and Crab Festival

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Craft Beer and Crab Festival A new festival in Cape May -  The Craft Beer and Crab Festival will be this coming August 11 on the grounds of the Physick Estate. The café patio will be transformed into a food … Continue reading

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Seaside Cheese – A Cape May Treasure

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Seaside Cheese – A Cape May Takeout Treasure One of our guests recently gave us a huge quarter-of-a-circle sandwich that they had left over from a picnic on the beach. They’d bought a giant circular sandwich made of a flat … Continue reading

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IT’S A MIRACLE!

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Chocolate – Miracle Food? Those of you old enough will remember the 1973 movie Sleeper, in which Woody Allen wakes up far, far, into the future and discovers that the really healthy activities are smoking cigarettes and eating ice cream. … Continue reading

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