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Texas Bed and Breakfast Spring Getaway: Bluebonnets & Barbeque!

February 12th, 2013 by Lois Mahoney

Chappell Hill Texas

 

Spring is in the air at this Texas bed and breakfast. Escape to the hill country and enjoy the Texas State Flower, the Bluebonnet, in all it’s glory. And, if that isn’t enough, over 5,000 varieties of wild flowers carpet the rolling hills of the central Texas Hill Country. Red, blue and yellow flowers sprout up along the country roads and highways, a truly beautiful sight for sore eyes after the cold brown winter. You can never start planning your next vacation too early, wildflower season is one of Texas bed and breakfast’s busiest seasons.

Bar-B-Q

Celebrate the coming of the season and enjoy spring like a true Texan with bluebonnets and barbeque. Meander the country roads soaking up the colorful woosh of wildflowers as you speed by. Stop at one of the areas best barbeque joints the Salt Lick for some finger lickin’ good brisket and ribs. Or better yet, register for the BBQ Camp at the Blair House Inn and learn to make your own marinades, sauces, and all the fixings to go with it. The Blair House Inn is national recognized as a destination cooking school. We offer hands on three day themed cooking schools in the unique setting of a Texas bed and breakfast.

Bluebonnet Field, Ellis County, Texas

Are you crazy about wildflowers? Well you’re not alone. Check out the Wild About Texas Wildflowers website for up-to-date wildflower sights. Let’s hope and pray for a just a little more rain to give those little sprouts a bit of a push this season. Feast your eyes on the beauty of the season this coming spring and fill your bellies with best barbeque in town. And if your hungry for more than just drive in the country, book a stay with us at the Blair House Inn and make a vacation out of wildflower season. Enjoy our Texas bed and breakfast at the height of the spring.

Enjoy a Texas Bed and Breakfast with a Hands on Cooking School!

February 5th, 2013 by Lois Mahoney

French Cooking Class at Tante Marie

 

Want a way to sizzle this summer besides the Texas heat?  Venture out to a romantic Texas bed and breakfast and enjoy a renown leisure cooking school at the Blair House Inn.  Cooking class are offered year around with many different themes to choose from.  Spark that fire deep inside and entice your family and friends with delectable recipes created by our own Chef Chris.

(Click here to read more about our Executive Chef Chris Huffman.)

Classic French Cuisine

This is where it all started!  Join Chef Chris and learn how to prepare authentic French dishes.  Your hands on experience will include Coq au Vin, Steak au Poivre, and Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Coulis.  Family and friends will be impressed not only by the name of the dishes, but how well you prepare them and how delicious they taste.

FRAISES LACTÉES

 

Cooking with Fresh Herbs

Spring is around the corner and the growing season will be well under way.  Healthy eating doesn’t have to be so bland.  Join us and learn how fresh grown herbs can take your dishes to a new level.  Use herbs that you harvest straight from the Blair House Herb Garden and enlighten your mind on how to create a garden at your own home.  Dishes include Maple & Herb Brined Pork Roast, Herb infused oils, Cilantro Shrimp Kabobs, and Lemon Herb Buttermilk Sorbet.  Who says healthy eating is boring?

fresh epazote!  an uncommon find in vancouver

These classes and many others are open for you. Book a unique getaway at a Texas bed and breakfast. Be sure to check out our Themed Cooking School Schedule.  Call us today or book your reservations online.

Bon Appetite!

Texas Hill Country Bed and Breakfast Recognized in the National News

April 4th, 2012 by Lois Mahoney

 

Hotel F&B magazine was intrigued with the custom designed executive teambuilding retreats offered to large and small companies.  “The biggest thing for us is it creates a point of difference from other operations, especially around Texas,” quoted by owner Vickie Schneider.  By taking executives out of the office setting that can be tense and stressful, and placing them in a kitchen with everyone having a common goal, helps to create a bond and team spirit that will continue when returning to the working environment.   Retreats can be coordinated by group interest with over a dozen menus to choose from.  Two, three, and five course meals that can include both lunch and dinner sessions will provide students with recipes and knowledge to create and execute in their kitchens at home.  “When, [executives] come here, it’s to create a bonding situation they feel is not present at their company,” says Michael.  “But that bonding does happen while working together in a kitchen, because everyone is contributing toward one goal.”  This is an equation and solution to building last bonds and relationships between coworkers. 

For more information on Team Building Retreats contact the Blair House Inn by phone or email.

BBQ Camp Cooking School Featured on the Food Network

May 26th, 2011 by Lois Mahoney

4th of July Bar-B-Q

 

Summer in Texas means BBQ, and if you’re tired of the same old brisket, this is a class designed especially for you! Register for the Blair House BBQ Cooking Class: Learn the finest wood smoking and grilling techniques and try your hand at these lively recipes.  Dishes like Cedar Planked Wild King Salmon with Jerk Spice and Mango Salsa, St. Louis Style Baby Back Ribs with Cherry Coke Glaze, Beer Can Chicken and Fredericksburg Peach Cobbler with Home-made Vanilla Bean Ice Cream will add excitement to any cook-out. Be the star of the neighborhood!  Call us today to book our June or July classes or  follow this link to register online.

2011 Cooking Class Schedule Now Available!

October 6th, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

French Cooking Class at Tante Marie

It’s that time of year again!  The 2011 Cooking School Schedule is now available.  This is the perfect time to plan a fantastic Texas Hill Country Vacation to one of our renowned Cooking Schools.  Chef Sebastian has added 4 new classes that include Sauces 101, Southwestern Cuisine, Southern Italian, and American Fall Classics.  Even if you have attend a cooking school before don’t let that detour you.  We are always adding recipes and creating ways to take the everyday recipe to the next level.  This is a great gift idea for that home cook you know.  Call for reservations or Gift Certificates.  2011 Three Day Cooking School Schedule

Texas Hill Country Cooking School Availability

July 6th, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

PETITES BRIOCHES au CANTAL

We have had an opening for our Country French Cooking Class.  Plan a last minute trip to the Blair House Inn located in the Romantic Texas Hill Country.  You will enjoy a wonderful three day stay at the Blair House and have an enjoyable learning vacation.  Our Executive Chef Sebastian will work with you to prepare wonderful French dishes that you can recreate at home.  Call us today or click here to register online!

Availability for our New Tapas & Hors D'oeuvres

February 23rd, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

Learn hands on techniques in our spacious kitchen.

Learn hands on techniques in our spacious kitchen.

We have a few spaces left for our new and exciting Hours D’oeuves & Tapas 3 day class.  Click here to enroll in the last spots to learn from our well renowned Executive Chef.  You will be the hit of your next party with such dishes as Stuffed Olives and Shrimp and Garlic.  This will make you the topic of the party and you will be able to complete over 30 dishes with ease.  We have just a few rooms left during this week and we would love to include you in our latest class.  Join us to make memories and friends that will last a life time!

Chef Joey's Italian Cooking Class a Success!

September 7th, 2009 by Lois Mahoney

Chef Joey Kulivan Istructor for Blair House Inn Cooking School

Chef Joey Kulivan Istructor for Blair House Inn Cooking School

Chef Joey completed a fantastic Italian Cooking Class in August!  Our guest had a wonderful experience and learned fantastic recipes to take home!  They are sure to be a hit with their family and friends when they make the wonderful meals with confidence and flair.  Sylvia and Denny, two of our students, wrote a wonderful note telling us how much they enjoyed the seminar.

“We just wanted to say thank you one more time for our very enjoyable visit to your Blair House Inn. We found that our room and grounds made for a very pleasant stay. We also had a great time at the Italian Cooking Class we attended. Chef Joey made sure we not only learned a lot by ‘hands on experience’ but that we came away feeling like this was something we could do at home and enjoy doing.  Also, we appreciated Holly’s extra effort to make us feel welcomed and special. Thank you too for our great new aprons and certificates. A very nice ending to a wonderful stay!”

Denny and Sylvia

If you are looking for a fun and exciting vacation then the Blair House Inn Cooking School is something for any level cook!  Click here for our upcoming schedules and to register for your next fantastic vacation!!

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