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NH cookie tour

The cookie contest is just a piece of the event. Part of the event has always been a Holiday house tour of the historic homes in the region. Most noteably those associated with the Cornish Artists Colony. At each house there are cookies and other refreshments such as hot chocolate, hot apple cider, etc, music of some sort and having the fine historic homes decorated for Christmas. The houses run from as little as 5 to as many as 15. These are mostly private homes, and the opening to the public is entirely at the consent of the owners. In addition to the holiday house tours, there is the tree lighting, cookie/confection contest, santa coming to town etc. There is also a cookie swap done by the Windsor Public Library. All the events are normaly coordinated for the same day/weekend by the downtown program. I was just promoting the Chamber aspect as that is the org. I am most involved with.....Rudy

Nov 08, 2009
RudyH in Northern New England

NH cookie tour

The Windsor-Mt. Ascutney Chamber also does a similar event just southandover the river. However the Windsor event isa cookie, fudge, and confection contest. All entries are for sale after the judging. Other activities include the arrival of Santa, and the town tree lighting....Rudy

Nov 07, 2009
RudyH in Northern New England

3rd annual Cookie, Fudge and Confections Sale and Contest!

3rd annual Cookie, Fudge and Confections Sale and Contest!

***Calling all bakers of cookies, makers of fudge & sweet candy confections***
Windsor Wonderland is scheduled for December 12th & with this festive holiday event comes the 3rd annual Cookie, Fudge and Confections Sale! Donate 6 dozen homemade cookies or 3 dozen homemade fudge/confections and try for the chance to earn the 2009 title of best cookie/sweet treat in town! You have 6 weeks to prepare!

Do you think you have the best cookie, candy, or fudge in the Upper Valley? Only one way to find out!

All proceeds go to the WMAR CoC "Windsor Fund" to be used for scholarships, public improvements, events, and other good causes in the Windsor-Mt. Ascutney Region

sponsored by the Windsor-Mt. Ascutney Region Chamber of Commerce
(802)-674-5910 or http://www.windsorvermont.net/chamber for more info

Nov 07, 2009
RudyH in All New England Archive

Springfield Vt and surrounding area...What to eat?

I would also suggest Juniper Hill Inn in Windsor, or the Windsor Station Pub (under new ownership). While in Windsor you can make a day of it by going to the three museums, visiting the longest two-span covered bridge in the world, traveling the short distance to Cornish, NH to see St Gaudens National Historic Site ( A National Park)..........Rudy

Aug 26, 2008
RudyH in All New England Archive

Eaton's Sugarhouse reviews?

Most of my family enjoys this place. The only time I went was late afternoon. Everyone ordered the Sheppard's Pie, which is one of my favorites, normally. The Sheppard's Pie was dry (did not use cream corn), there was no onion, and to my suprise some sort of cheese melted in a microwave on top. The Cheese would have been a good idea baked on REAL Sheppard's Pie, but this concoction was almost unedible. Made even worse by the more than generous portion of the slop.

All this said, everyone has great things to say about their breakfast menu. And as I think about it when we had the Sheppard's Pie everyone else had pancakes, french toast, etc. Next time I get dragged here, no matter what time it is, I will order off the breakfast menu.

May 29, 2008
RudyH in All New England Archive

Driving thru Vermont to Mondial Beer Fest in MTL

I hope you stop by Windsor, and visit the Harpoon Brewery and Brew Pub. Pretty good food, plus fresh beer. Of course VT has Otter Creek, Long Trail, and Magic Hat breweries as well.

May 06, 2008
RudyH in All New England Archive

No Name Cafe in Windsor, VT

Yes the No Name is still owned by the Juniper Hill Inn owners. No Name is a good choice for a good dinner. Plus they do have a little parking lot, and on-street parking, which in Windsor is a plus............Rudy

May 01, 2008
RudyH in All New England Archive

Anniversary Dinner in Central Vermont

Juniper Hill Inn- http://www.juniperhillinn.com/dining.htm
Fabulous view, fabulous food, and the perfect surroundings

Aug 27, 2007
RudyH in All New England Archive

New Englands Best BBQ

The Best BBQ in NE is a misnomer. Many of the BBQ teams are from the south :-)

Jul 12, 2007
RudyH in All New England Archive

Best New England DINER

Try the Windsor Diner. Recommended by the Boston Globe -July 1999, and the LA Times June 2006 when they covered Windsor's largest event Heritage Days. The Diner which is about 90% original and restored has great food, fantastic Chilli! and serves Meatloaf for lunch and dinner if you want that. Good breakfast portions, quick and friendly service and again great food morning, noon, or night. also featured in the Comic Strip Zippy along with the Miss Bellows Falls. The Miss Lyndonville is not a Diner car, but if you are up north worth stopping............Rudy

Jul 05, 2007
RudyH in All New England Archive

Is Windsor the BEST kept food secret in the Upper Valley?

Joanie's in Hartland is now Stella's

Jun 29, 2007
RudyH in Northern New England

vermont inns and B&Bs

Dylan,

Try Juniper Hill Inn in Windsor. It is located far enough outside of the town, but still within hiking distance and is set up high on a hill in the woods. There is lots of outdoor recreational opportunities in Windsor including Ascutney State Park, and Paradise Park for hiking..........Rudy

Jun 28, 2007
RudyH in All New England Archive

Is Windsor the BEST kept food secret in the Upper Valley?

Joanie's was located at three corners (Jesse's Common) in Hartland. Joanie recently retired and sold the restaurant. Joanie's is actually no more, but another eatery is located in the space. I have not tried the new place. Being from Windsor, I have tried all the places. Some are very new, others (Windsor Station, Pizza Chef, Diner, and Stubs) have been here for years. Juniper HIll just opened to the general public for meals last year, No Name is new and located where Sheppard's Pie was last located on Main Street. What Not is in the original Sheppard's Pie location on Route 5 North, Clara's is where Loretta's Bar and Night Club was located on Main Street, Yummi, Yummi is right next door. Tee Time at the JPL Country Club has opened to the public for the first time. Previous operators of the food shack only served members. Maybe BoVT was correct, Windsor is the best kept secret for a bite to eat........Rudy

Jun 26, 2007
RudyH in Northern New England

Ice Cream Off of 91

Not great, but better than the store. I think both use Hersey (no relation to choclate bar company) Ice Cream

Hartland Frosty Whip- off from I-91 exit 9 head north on Route 5 or Twist and Scoop off from exit 9 head south into Windsor

Jun 25, 2007
RudyH in All New England Archive

Who has the BEST baked (read desserts, cakes, pastries) goods within 100 miles of Boston?

Kays Bakery in Holyoke Massachussetts- Little Polish Bakery- the best in the world open to the public. The best overall is my sister, but she only supplies to family and close friends :-)

Jun 25, 2007
RudyH in Greater Boston Area