Friday, September 10, 2010

Raspberry Tea Bread

From The Webster House Kitchen …

3/4 cup raspberries
1/3 cup raspberry liqueur
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
8 tablespoons corn oil margarine or butter (1/2 cup)
1 egg
1-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/3 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8” x 3-3/4” x 2-1/2” loaf pan. Macerate the raspberries in the liqueur for 30 minutes. Cream 1 cup sugar with the butter. Add the egg and beat well.  Stir in flour, cardamom, baking soda and buttermilk. Drain raspberries and reserve liqueur. Fold raspberries into batter. Pour batter into pan and drizzle with reserved liqueur. Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon sugar and bake for 45 minutes. Makes 1 loaf.

Monday, April 26, 2010

“Pure comfort and elegance, in our own backyard”

We weren’t sure what to expect, staying at a place we’ve never heard of in our own backyard.

Our first impression was that the Webster House is much more beautiful than the pictures on the web site. Too often the website looks too good to be true…and it is. In this case, our expectations were far exceeded.

We felt like we were transported to another place and time, instead of being just 30 minutes from home. With outstanding service by Christine and the pure comfort and elegance in our room.

We were warmly welcomed on the way in, shown to our room, and were left in complete privacy. We decided to stay in for dinner having Italian take-out from Nino’s and had our own private dining room at a table by the fireside downstairs. That experience alone was priceless.

We found the room both spacious and cozy. The bed was spectacular, with luxuriously soft sheets and a feather bed. The tub under the skylights was a beautiful experience, sitting in the warm tub, feeling the cool breezes from the dual skylights drift in above us.

The house is situated in a neighborhood next local churches, listening to the bells reminded us both of stays we’ve had in Europe.

The grounds were immaculate, with flowers all around the walkways.

This truly was one of the most memorable stays we’ve ever had and we’ve purposely picked out some of the best B&B’s and Inns in Michigan.

Don and Janine – TripAdvisor.com review

Friday, February 26, 2010

“Most exquisite place we have stayed – 5 Star”

“Wanted a memorable unique experience (50th Birthday). Looked at hundreds and hundreds on web and always came back to The Webster. Great place to reconnect with love one. Well thought out rooms met every need.”

– Daniel and Laurel

“Better than the photos”

“The room was beautiful and we had everything we needed. The whirlpool was the best. When we arrived it was better than the photos. Breakfast was amazing everyday. We loved the cookies before bed.”
– Nick and Nicole

“We loved everything”

“The Webster Room blew away my expectations. Very luxurious and enjoyable. The complimentary wine was a great touch for our romantic get-away and breakfast was delicious.”

– Michelle