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Chef Michael’s Apple Pie Spice Mix

It’s apple season and that means homemade apple pie!  This year, toss your sliced apples with Chef Michael’s Apple Pie Spice Mix.  It’s the perfect blend to compliment fresh apples!  Looking to bake something new with apples?  Try Chef Michael’s recipe for Apple Tarts.  Apple Pie Spice Mix 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon 1 1/2 tablespoons […]

Hartstone Granola

Tired of the same old, same old for breakfast?  Try something healthy and new with Chef Michael’s Hartstone Granola recipe.  It’s great by itself, just add milk.  Or, serve it with yogurt and fresh fruit.  Here at the Hartstone Inn, we serve it layered in our Lemon Mousse Trifle with a Banana Bread and a […]

Chilled Summer Gazpacho with an Herbed Sour Cream

It is the perfect time of year for chilled soup and Chef Michael’s Summer Gazpacho is sure to please on a hot day!  Have a garden?  Gazpacho is a great way to utilize your crop of cucumbers and tomatoes! Chilled Summer Gazpacho with an Herbed Sour Creamby Chef Michael Salmon Serves 8 Gazpacho 2 medium-sized […]

Try Something New!

Here’s a Spanish favorite from our Catalonia Foodie Adventures that will be perfect for your summer parties. Banderillas   For us, the first stop is the market for olives, sausage, ham and vegetables to grill. During cocktail hour we roast the vegetables over an open fire, chop them and create a buffet of tasty ingredients. […]

Roasted Tomato Soup with Chopped Basil

by Chef Michael Salmon of the Hartstone Innserves 8 6 plum tomatoes 2 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion 2 carrots, peeled, finely chopped 1 stalk celery, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 bay leaf 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper […]

Pistachio and Chocolate Ganache Tart Recipe

Chocolate lovers beware! Starting with a pistachio brownie crust and followed by a layer of rich chocolate ganache, chocolate ice cream and finally chocolate sauce, any chocoholic would be impressed. To hasten the process, a good-quality boxed fudge-brownie mix can be used with the addition of pistachios. Pistachio and Chocolate Ganache Tart Michael Salmon, Hartstone […]

Chef Michael Salmon’s Brussel Sprout Salad Recipe

Course number three on our ten-course  New Year’s Eve dinner this year was a Duck Breast Pastrami dish with a shaved Brussel Sprout Salad.  Our Hartstone Inn guests raved about the brussel sprout salad and we have  received a flurry of requests for the recipe.  Here it is – we hope you enjoy it at […]

Cranberry and White Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipe by Chef Michael Salmon

Makes 25 Cookies ½ Cup Granulate Sugar½ Cup Vegetable Shortening2 Large Eggs1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract1 Cup All-Purpose Flour1 Cup Quick Cooking Oats1 Teaspoon Baking Powder1 Cup White Chocolate Chunks (Pea Size)½ Cup Dried Cranberries½ Cup Shredded Coconut½ Cup Cashew Halves Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a mixer, combine the sugar, shortening, eggs and […]

Chef Michael’s Fall Apple-Maple Dressing

This is a good basic recipe for fruit-based dressings.  You may experiment with your own choice of fruits, but this combination of real Maine maple syrup and apples is perfect for fall salads and as a marinade.  This dressing will keep for several weeks under refrigeration. Apple-Maple Salad DressingMichael Salmon, Hartstone Inn, Camden ½ cup […]

Chef Michael’s Baked Brie with Hazelnuts and Frangelico

 This dish is a delicious and perfect with a loaf of fresh baked french bread! Baked Brie with Hazelnuts and Frangelicoby Chef Michael Salmon 1 medium wheel brie cheese (500 gm)1/2 cup unsalted butter1/2 cup brown sugar2 Tablespoons cumin spice mix (recipe below)1/2 cup Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur)1/2 cup hazelnuts, whole1 loaf French bread Preheat oven […]


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