This is quick and perfect when you have whole milk and a little cream reaching expiration date. Use the curd (Ricotta) for Lemon Zest Ricotta Pancakes and the Whey for Spinach & Ham Souffle. With this silky Ricotta and fresh Whey you are sure to win your families heart.
Combine 6 cups of whole milk, 1 1/2 cup of cream, 2 tea spoons kosher salt and most importantly 3 Tablespoons of fresh lemon juice in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Try not to stir but keep milk from browning on bottom of pan. Once it boils immediately remove from heat and let stand for 15 minutes. The curds should have started to seperate from whey. If not add one more Tablespoon of lemon juice.
Spoon curds from whey and place them in a fine sieve or use cheese cloth in a regular strainer to drain the curds from majority of liquids. Serve on crostinis with a little honey or spice it up a notch with homemade pesto. The perfect beginning to so many dishes. Enjoy
November 28, 2012 Leave a comment
This souffle’ holds its shape with a little extra effort. We like to use fresh Whey instead of lowfat milk but both will help hold the shape. We also prefer organic ingredients especially the eggs. Please ready the following ingredients
- 10 ounces organic spinach, fibrous stems removed
- 1/2 cup Panko crumbs
- 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 1 full tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 3 full tablespoons flour
- 1 3/4 cups cold Whey
- 1/4 teaspoon salt if you substitute with lowfat milk
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 3 egg yolks
- 4 ounces of lean ham sliced long and thin (1 cup)
- 5 egg whites
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Wash spinach, and place in a skillet. Cook over medium to high heat for a few minutes, until the spinach is wilted. Remove from pan and cool on paper towel. Dry spinach and chop coarsely.
Mix the Panko crumbs and 3 tablespoons of the parmesan cheese together in a small bowl. Using 1 teaspoon of the butter, grease the sides and bottom of a 6 cup gratin dish that is about 1 1/2 inches deep. Pour crumb mixture into dish and rotate until crumbs coat sides and bottom.
Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in medium saucepan, add oil, add flour whisk for 30 seconds over medium heat. Add whey and whisk with ground pepper and bring to a boil whisking continuously. Mixture should thicken now add the egg yolks and mix. Remove from heat and add spinach and ham. Let cool
Beat egg whites until they are firm but still soft. Fold them into spinach/ham mixture along with cheese. Pour mixture into the prepared gratin dish, sprinkle the remaining Panko crumbs. Gently slide into 375 degree oven for about 35 minutes. Remove when souffle’ is brown on top and puffy.
Serve immediately by spooning servings onto plates with a side of mixed roasted root vegetables. Enjoy!!
May 24, 2012 Leave a comment
I love this dish because anybody can create various flavors that please any palette. Let’s first talk about Farmer Cheese. Farmer Cheese is typically found in dairy section of local grocery store. However, I like to make my own by mixing some homemade Ricotta(recipe on blog) and Cream Cheese. Blend with a mixer and add some lemon zest and a little Honey, adjust accordingly.
Now take crepes prepared in advance or even from the freezer, (future recipe), spoon 3 tablespoons of cheese mixture in center of crepe and fold into a square, refer to photo. Place a table spoon of butter in a pan and place 4 cheese crepes into pan and brown on both sides to a crisp texture. Place on plate and top with Berry Compote (future recipe). Enjoy!
January 9, 2012 Leave a comment
The lemon zest ricotta pancakes have been winning our guests over for years. Now we have taken one step further and added homemade Ricotta Cheese. Oh so Gooood!!
- 2 cups home made ricotta cheese (reference blog recipe page)
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 4 eggs, separated
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Zest and juice of 1 lemon
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup of buck wheat flour
- 2 Tbsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
In a seperate bowl wisk whole milk with juice of a lemon and set aside. This can be done a day ahead. You can substitute this part by using buttermilk instead of whole milk. In another bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, lemon zest and sugar.Now use a third bowl and gently wisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.In another large bowl, the fourth bowl, using a whisk, beat the egg whites until frothy. You should have four bowls, it’s time to bring all the ingredients together
Now that the milk has had time to seperate and thicken softly poor into egg yolk bowl wisk gently. Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until mixture is consistant with lumpy batter. Now, using a rubber spatula gently fold egg whites and ricotta into batter.
Preheat a griddle over medium heat 325-350 and lightly butter before ladling batter to make pancakes. Cook until bubbles form on top and the pancakes are golden underneath, about 2 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook for 2 more minutes. Transfer to a warmed plate. Repeat with the remaining batter. Makes 12 to 16 pancakes, all depends on the size of pancake. Top pancakes with berry compote or roasted pecan syrup. Enjoy
June 28, 2011 Leave a comment
Visit the Beach Spa Bed and Breakfast and catch the grand celebration at the oceanfront. We are central to all the action without being in the noise. Watch the illuminating fireworks while sipping wine on our front porch or take a stroll and you enjoy the symphony on the beach. The Beach Spa still has a few rooms left. So hurry before they are gone
June 28, 2011 Leave a comment
Stay at the Beach Spa Bed and Breakfast and you are central to all the great entertainment without being in the noise of it all. Find great entertainment and night and then retire to our secluded neighborhood Bed and Breakfast. When you stay with the Beach Spa Bed and Breakfast you will be front and center to all the great events. For instance grab one of our comfortable lawn chairs and have a seat and be entertained at the 24th street or 31st street stages, a very short walk from the Beach Spa Bed and Breakfast which is on 25th street.
This weekend you will find great music by Power Play, One Love Steel Band Two Tone Cadillac and lots more.
Isn’t it time for you to relax and enjoy.
The Beach Spa Bed and Breakfast will rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.
June 3, 2011 Leave a comment
Fresh Organic Strawberries are ripe and ready to pick. Come stay with the Beach Spa Bed and Breakfast and experience incredible Strawberry delights. Today we will focus on combining strawberries with other fresh organic fruit, Organic Kiwi from Trader Joe’s is the special recipe this week. Recipe:
- Ten Fresh Organic Strawberries
- Four Fresh Ripe Organic Kiwi
- Ten Organic Mint Leaves
- tbl Sherry
- tbl Honey
Cut Strawberries cross section about 1/8″ thick. Chop mint. Combine cut strawberries, mint sherry and honey into a bowl and let sit for 10 minutes mixing occasionally. Peal Kiwi and cut into 1/8″ cross section and place one cut piece on dish, then layer a cut strawberry from bowl onto kiwi, continue layering till one kiwi is stacked high and finish with tip of strawberry. Spoon sherry/honey from bowl onto stack and finish with whole mint leave. Serve or fridge for 10 minutes then serve and enjoy. Serves Four
May 12, 2011 Leave a comment
The Beach Spa Bed and Breakfast picked Fresh Organic Strawberries today for a very berry week of delicious dishes. Follow our blog this week for some fantastic Strawberry recipes being served every day at the Beach Spa Bed and Breakfast.
May 8, 2011 Leave a comment
- Three night Week Day stay, Sunday through Thursday, at the Nations Best spa bed and breakfast, awarded by Bed and Breakfast.com
- Refreshing drink welcome reception.
- Beach Chairs, Umbrella and Towels
- Two passes to the Cool Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
- Two multi course gourmet breakfasts each morning
- Two Entrées at the top rated Restaurant in Hampton Roads, Terrapin
- Couples massage in privacy of your room, availability limited
- Full use of our heated spa pool, heated massage water fall
- Full use of private spa bathrooms and steamer showers, availability limited.
Rate per night (3 night minimum) $299
Start your visit with afternoon wine and hors dourves reception in the air conditioned guest welcome area. Then escape to your private room and get ready for a night out on the town. Return from dinner and slip under the crisp high thread count linens in the privacy of your own luxury suite. Dry off with oversized fluffy towels and waffle robes while relaxing in your room with a great book from our library or watch some TV on your inroom HDTV. If you need to work or want to search the web, do so in the privacy of your room with WIFI. If you need speed, plug into the inroom data port. Taxes and fees not included. Dinner Certificate $75.00 value. Additional $25.00/night for Avamere Expires 09/14/12
Cannot combine with other specials. No monetary value refunded if shorten stay.
April 6, 2011 Leave a comment
Only 3 blocks to the Ocean and a short drive to Norfolk. Voted #1 Spa Bed and Breakfast in America. The charming beach cottage, circa 1937, has been transformed into a mini spa resort. Majestic porches, virginia beach lodgingbutterfly bushes and a cascading waterfall welcome guests into the enchanting retreat. Historical post cards decorate the Inn. Beach Spa Bed and Breakfast is a great alternative to hotel accommodations and perfect for a romantic getaway. Book your wedding party or anniversary enlightenment.
All 8 beautifully appointed rooms feature private bathrooms which may include hydro body massage, steamer, rainfall shower, Travertine tile or jetted tub. HDTV, cable, internet Massage Room at Virginia Beach Spa Bed and Breakfasthookups, WiFi are throughout, accommodating the business traveler and vacationer alike. A 3rd floor spa tower awakens your senses to a warm ocean sunrise and the year round heated outdoor spa pool rejuvenates your spirit.
Virginia Beach Only Spa Water FallStart off the day with a delicious breakfast and relaxing massage or keep up with the locals walking on the beach and riding bikes. The boardwalk, Convention Center, historical Lifeguard Station Museum, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, 24th Street Performing Arts stage and many other attractions are within walking distance (3 to 6 blocks). Many vacationers like to travel to historical Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown for the day.
April 5, 2011 Leave a comment