Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Chesapeake Winter Beauty

We are looking at Daffodils 8" out of the ground and budded up - time has flown and we are looking at an early Spring. The winter pruning  is complete and there is about a days work of chipping and shredding to add to the compost piles. Carol and I are excited about another year of meeting new guests and welcoming returning friends at the Lazyjack.

The TWM's annual Spring event Splendor in the Glass is scheduled for April 13th and is looking to be as exciting as ever. The release of the Growing Up on Tilghman cd sequal is scheduled for early Spring also.

Come and visit when the time is right for you!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Winter is here at the Lazyjack Inn

We are sporting a redecorated library that is really comfortable for our guests. Mike has been creating some very interesting wooden bowls from special wood that was destined for the landfill or the chipper. He will make a few of them available for others at pretty reasonable price for a one of a kind creation.
We have some very special packages and prices for our guests. Would love to see some of you this winter. It is really peaceful here.

Monday, May 31, 2010

The Summer season begins


Memorial Day 2010.....seems like we waited forever for this one to arrive...but it was surely worth the wait! Mother Nature gave us some fabulous summer weather to share with the weekends guests...and as always it was a real privilege to offer people the perfect space to unwind and really enjoy their weekend escape.

I was happy to serve my favorite Mint Pancakes with Rasberry Sauce as it had been a good bit since i had shared that treat with our guests! I am happy to report that all of the plates came back clean!!!

We had a full three day weekend and the chance to meet new friends...it is our sincere hope that they have journeyed home safely , well rested and with great memories of their time on Tilghman Island and The Lazyjack Inn.

Monday, May 4, 2009

What's to do on The Eastern Shore

Looking out the window this morning, the wind shoving across the river, rain clouds and wet everywhere , it would be hard to tell that it's May if it weren't for the lush green and the recently returned Osprey happily riding the air currents in search of materials fo this years nests...

Spring is really here ....boats of all sorts have been returned to the water, outdoor cafe's and restaurants once again sport street side tables and umbrellas, cyclists and kayak enthusiasts can be seen arriving with vehicles loaded down with gear.

Talbot County and nearby Dorchester County have put together a wide array of fantastic outdoor events for locals and visitors to take part in ...

Here is a small sampling of what awaits you in the month of May:

Tilghman Island comes to life in the spring with the onset of the crabbing season and the beginning of sport fishing.
Visit The Tilghman Island Inn on Sunday, May 10th for a fabulous Mothers Day brunch then head over for a real preview of summer at The Bay Hundred Restaurant where the first luau of summer will take place from 1pm till...



St Michaels as always offers a terrific variety of small shops, art gallerys and museums all located on the main thorough fare through town.
Never miss a chance to visit the St. Michaels Maritime Museum when you come t the eastern shore as the exhibits are updated regularly.

Stop into the Eastern Shore Brewing Company to what the latest creation is ...and enjoy live music every Thursday evening from 6pm-8pm and The St. Michaels Winery just round the corner is also a fun stop...they will be offering special wine prices May 9th for Mothers Day .


Take a trip on the Oxford Bellvue Ferry, take in the beauty of Oxford architecture, and enjoy the best ice cream by far on the entire shore at The Oxford Creamery.

The beauty of historic Easton and it's growing arts community is not to be missed. Spend the sunny hours taking in the gallerys and museums and then turn to 'Coffee CAt' (formerly ' Coffee East') and The Historic Avalon Theater for incredible live music every weekend. Both of these venues ntw being booked by Mangold entertainment and the performers are top notch.

This coming weekend weekend in Cambridge features a Blues and jazz fest free of charge.


We will continue to post new events for the month as they become available....

plenty to do ...or do nothing at all....it's your getaway ..just a short drive ....

Call us for your reservation at The Lazyjack !

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Warm up!!!! Artisan Bread Recipe to Share

There is just something fantastic about the aroma of freshly baked bread on a cold winters day...
Here at The Lazyjack Inn we have quite a penchant for baking...we have a lot of fun trying out new recipes...some make it to the guest table and some do not..but we have a great time experimenting!
This is a terrific recipe that was recently shared and we would love to pass onto you.
We have added this one to our list of favorite breads!
SIMPLE CRUSTY BREAD
Time to prep: About 45 minutes plus @ 3 hours resting and raise
Yield: 4 rounded loaves
INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 tblspns yeast
1 1/2 tblspns kosher salt
6 1/2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour (plus some for dusting )
cornmeal
water
DIRECTIONS:
1. In large bowl or platic container, mix yeast and salt into 3 cups lukewarm water(about 100 degrees). Stir in flour, mising until there are no dry patches. Dough will be quite loose(almost like a batter bread). cover, but not with an airtight lid. Let dough rise at room tempertaure for 2 hours (2 hours seems to be just about right...any longer than 3 brings on falling).
2. At this point you can shape your bread and bake OR refrigerate, covred, for as long as two weeks.
3. When ready to bake, sprinkle a little flour on the dough and cut off a grapefruit-size piece with a serrated knife. Turn dough in hands to lightly stretch surface, creating a rounded top and lumpy bottom. Put dough on pizza peel sprinkled with corn meal (any wooden cutting board or the bottom of a cast iron skillet will work fine). Let dough rest here for 40 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough.
4.Place broiler pan in bottom of oven to warm (this will be filled with water when bread goes into oven). Place your baking stone (pizza stone or heavy cookie sheet)on middle rack and turnover to 450 degrees; heat stone at that temp. for 20 minutes.
5. When bread has risen dust with flour, slash top with serrated or very sharp knife three times. Carefully slide onto heated stone ( this move is why the dusting of cornmeal is so important in step three!). Pour one cup of water into broiler pan and shut overn quickly to trap steam. (the steam is what will give you your fantastic crusty bread!) Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Cool completely.
We hope that you have fun with this one!
Carol
Taken from The New York Times November 21, 2007
(adapted from 'artisan bread in five minutes a day" by jeff hertzberg and Zoe Francois (Thomas Dunne Books , 2007)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Gift Certificates at fantastic rates for Winter Escapes

Consider a gift certificate for a Winter Getaway to Marylands Eastern Shore.



With choices of rooms and suites and length of stay you can customize your Gift to best suit your needs...make your next birthday, anniversary or the upcoming valentines celebration one to remember.





For a limited time we are pleased to offer Lazyjack Inn on Dogwood Harbor gift certificates at our special winter rates.


Gift Certificates are custom made for each client and can be sent by post or emailed for faster service. Gift certificates purchased on this offer must be used by April 15th 2009.

For more information on the super winter discounts for these Gift Certificates please contact us by telephone: 1-800-690-5080 or by email: info@lazyjackinn.com

Just tell us that you saw this offer on the Blog!

Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Carol

Tilghman Island featured in OutLook by the Bay Magazine

We were thrilled to receive notification of a new article featuring Tilghman Island as a winter getaway destination.

Outlook by the Bay, a publication "for the Bay Boomer and Savvy Senior" has published a two page article in the Winter 2009 edition.

"A Chesapeake Bay Island, even one with a drawbridge to the mainland, may seem and unlikely destination for a winter vacation or weekend , but plenty of people have discovered that much of what draws visitors to Tilghman Island in warm weather is still there when the temperatures drop."

The article features some beautiful winter photos of the island and the surrounding area as well as interviews with folks who have become 'winter regulars' on the island.

A complimentary copy of this publication can be obtained by contacting them at

http://www.outlookbythebay.com/

It is always such a pleasure to know that so many others find Tilghman Island as special as we do!

Carol