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Mugs that Warm the Soul

Filed under: News — Missy @ 11:17 pm

Throughout the years, our guests have complimented us on the wonderful mugs in which we serve coffee and tea.  Many have loved their warm touch and comfortable handle so much they’ve taken one (or two) home with them.

Credit goes to Deneen Pottery for these fantastic mugs.  Its hard to find a quality mug that keeps your coffee hot and makes you want to fill ‘er up again and again.  Each one is handmade and it just a little different than the next.  Twenty-four pairs of loving hands touch each mug before it arrives on our doorstep.

To make the mugs even better, 5 Corners has added a warming plate allowing our guests to pour hot coffee into a nice and toasty mug;  keeping coffee and tea hotter, longer.  A second finish has also been added; this time in our signature blue but with a black glaze.

For a complete list of products available from Deneen Pottery, please visit their website at www.deneenpottery.com. Mugs are freezer, microwave and oven safe.

Royal Wedding Scones

Filed under: News — Missy @ 11:18 pm

In honor of the Royal Wedding, here is a great recipe for scones.  Feel free to add dried fruit, nuts or even chocolate chips for a special treat.

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Scones

Makes 8 scones

Glaze:

1 large egg, beaten

1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream

Scones:

2 cups unbleached all purpose flour

1/3 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1/2” pieces

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1 large egg, beaten

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 375 with rack in center of oven.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
  2. Make glaze:  mix together the beaten egg and cream.  Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Add in butter and blend with pastry blender or fingers.  This mixture should look like coarse crumbs.  Set aside.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, combine whipping cream, beaten egg and vanilla.  Make a well in the center of the crumb mixture and add the liquid, stirring with a wooden spoon until batter forms moist clumps.  The batter will be sticky.  Don’t over mix.
  5. Gather dough together with your hands and transfer to a lightly floured surface.  Gently knead for 10 seconds until dough forms a ball and is smooth.
  6. Pat dough into a 7 inch diameter circle that is about 1” thick.
  7. Using a sharp knife, cut circle into eight triangles (cut circle in half and in half again and each of those sections in half again).  Place scones on prepared baking sheet.
  8. Brush scone tops with glaze and sprinkle lightly with sugar.
  9. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until a toothpick entered into the center of a scone comes out clean.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool.  Serve with whipped cream, butter or jam.

Kayaking Lake Erie

Filed under: News — Missy @ 11:19 pm

Kayaking has grown in popularity and what better place to kayak, whether your a veteran or a amateur, is Lake Erie thanks to the new Vermilion-Lorain Water Trail.

With 8 points of entry, you can travel 27 miles from Mill Hollow up the Vermilion River, across the Lake Erie shoreline and down the Black River.  Stop along the way and rest at one of the area’s great beaches and enjoy a picnic lunch.  See wildlife along the riverbeds.  Enjoy all nature has to offer!

Need a kayak?  No worries!  You can rent kayaks from Great Lakes Kayaking in Lorain by the day or hour.  Not sure how to kayak?  Attend the Kayaking Symposium on May 21 at Lakeview Park from 10-4 to learn the basics.  You’ll even be able to try out different types of kayaks and canoes in the beach’s swimming area.  The Backpacker’s Shop in Sheffield is also a great place to visit to learn more about kayaking the water trail and what supplies you’ll need.

For more information:
Lorain County Metroparks:  www.metroparks.cc
Great Lakes Kayaking: (440) 244-5370 or (440) 787-8720
Backpackers Shop: (440) 934-5345

All Roads Lead to Oberlin

Filed under: News — Missy @ 11:20 pm

Congratulations to the Oberlin College Class of 2015!  If you’ve completed early decision, you’ll want to visit campus during All Roads Lead to Oberlin.  This orientation for both students and parents will be held April 8, 11, 15 and 18, 2011.

To reserve a stay at 5 Corners Bed & Breakfast during this exciting time, please click here or give us a call at (440) 984-3084.  The inn is located just 15 minutes north of the Oberlin College campus in historic downtown Amherst.

For more details regarding All Roads Lead to Oberlin, please visit www.oberlin.edu for registration and activity information.

Oberlin College Conservatory Auditions

Filed under: News — Missy @ 11:38 pm

Accommodations are available for Oberlin College Conservatory Auditions held February 11, 18 & 19, 26 and March 4 & 5, 2011.
Situated 15 minutes north of Oberlin, 5 Corners is conveniently located just minutes from the Ohio Turnpike, Interstate 80, Interstate 90 and State Route 2.  Also enjoy the many restaurants and entertainment options within walking distance from the inn.

The staff of 5 Corners will work with you to provide the best accommodations possible during this very important audition.  Have an early audition?  Try one of our breakfast-to-go’s.  They are included in the room rate along with off street parking, complimentary WIFI, snack basket and soft drinks.

As always, please call if you have any questions.

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