Local Spotlight: New World Home Cooking

Every Monday night since 2004, New World Home Cooking has graciously been hosting the Woodstock Celtic Session from 7:30pm-10:30pm. We play and sing acoustic traditional music by the bar with fiddles, mandolins, Irish flutes, Celtic Harp and more. Come before 7pm and enjoy 1/2 price appetizers at the bar. New World serves up amazing locally sourced food with great choices for vegans, gluten-free folks and carnivores alike, in a lively bistro family-friendly setting. Owner Chef Ric Orlando is a “Chopped” Champion and also Beat Bobby Flay!

Bedroom Update

Before

Upstairs bedroom with double bed and water views.

We updated our 2nd upstairs bedroom with fresh all white linens and found the perfect original painting by local artist Lynn Fliegel. Lynn is a long time friend of ours and we were so happy to be able to find the perfect piece for the room.

Lynn shows her art at the local Gallery in Phoenicia called “Arts Upstairs”. Which hosts a once a month pot-luck art opening on the third Saturday 6-9pm. All are welcome and you’ll find some amazing deals on local art.

David sewed the removable pillow cover on his “new”/used sewing machine he just bought at Sew-Woodstock, right in town.

The Glenford House is Stocked!

We often hear from guests how happy they are with our well-stocked cook’s kitchen. Our “Kitchen Inventory List” sent to all our guests beforehand, really makes meal planning easy. No worries that you forgot an item, because we’ve stocked the kitchen with everything you’ll need.

KITCHEN INVENTORY LIST
Appliances:
Gas stove with 5-burners
dishwasher
full-size refrigerator/freezer
large microwave
hand mixer
Keurig coffee maker & minimum of 10 K-cups
Standard coffee maker and filters
French press
Tea kettle & assorted teas
4-slice toaster
Coffee grinder
Stick blender

Cook & Bakeware:
Frying pans: small, medium, and large (stainless steel and non-stick)
Sauté pans – medium & large
Pots: 1.5 qt, 2 qt, 3 qt plus pasta pot & steamer
Le Creuset rectangular baking dishes – medium & large
Stove-top pancake griddle
Cookie sheet
Square brownie pan
Lasagna pan
Loaf pans (2 regular, 4 mini)
Pyrex glass bakeware set (square, small & medium rectangle)
Casserole dish set
Glass pie pan
Mixing bowl set
Colander
Cutting boards
Cuisinart knife set
Wüsthoff Classic high-quality knife set
Kitchen scissors
Electric carving knife
Salad spinner

Tools:
Glass measuring cup – 2
Dry measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Assorted spoons & spatulas
Ice cream scoop
Vegetable peeler
Garlic Press
Can opener
Bottle opener
Wine bottle opener
Rolling pin

Dishware:
Two ceramic serving platters – large, extra large
Three ceramic serving bowls – white, blue
Dinner plates – 8 white
Salad plates – 8 white
Large pasta bowls – 2 white, 4 light blue
Cereal bowls – 12 white regular; 4 blue large; 3 white large
Coffee mugs – 16 assorted colors
Coffee cups – 6 white
Glasses – 8 small juice, 7 medium juice, 7 milk, 8 medium, 10 large, 10 wine glasses, 8 champagne glasses

Cleaning, misc:
Sponge
Kitchen towels
Dish soap & detergent
Hand soap
Paper towels
Trash & recycling bags
Oven mitts, pot holders

Typical pantry items:
Sugar
Flour
Baking soda
Baking powder
Salt
Pepper
Organic Olive oil
Vegetable oil
Balsamic vinegar
Red wine vinegar
Tamari/soy sauce
Assorted spices-generally:
Oregano
Rosemary
Thyme
Dill weed
Basil
Italian seasoning
Chili powder
Cayenne/red pepper flakes
Cumin/ground and seeds
Cinnamon
Nutmeg
Vanilla extract
Garlic powder
Black mustard seeds
Dried onion flakes
Sesame seeds

Our Favorite Catskills Swimming Spot…Blue Hole


One of the best place to cool off in the Catskills! It’s about a 25 min. amazingly beautiful drive from the house, deep in the heart of the Catskills in Peekamoose-Sundown Wild Forest State Preserve. A very easy quick- 3 min. hike gets you there. Waterfalls unfold around each forest bend in the long winding road (take County Route 42 from West Shokan and just stay on it)

I call Peekamoose “the place where Grandmother Catskill dwells”.

https://www.google.com/search?q=blue+hole+peekamoose&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiRqt-Ht8PMAhXD8x4KHca_CYUQsAQIHA&biw=1205&bih=580

http://swimming-holes.info/item/peekamoose-blue-hole/

Ashokan Reservoir Walkways- spotlight


A trueley lovely place to walk, jog, bikeride, rollerblade located 5 minutes from the Glenford House. Its a good bet for kids and elderly, as it’s off the road, safe and flat. Just a great place to take in all the beauty of the Ashokan Resevoir and awesome Catskill Mountains. Often you can see bald eagles. Here’s a link to map both walkways. There are two:

http://www.catskillguide.com/ashokan_walk.html

 

Santa Fe of Woodstock-New Restaurant 4 Minutes from The Glenford House

A new Mexican restaurant just opened a few weeks back called Santa Fe of Woodstock.

It’s on route 28, less than 5 minutes from the Glenford House.

We tried it and are pleased to say ” it was pretty good”. The service was quick the grassfed burger and fries is a deal at $11.95. The guacamole was fresh and lemony, just the way I like it. All and all a decent meal, at a good price. The Margaritas were perfect! Nice selection of on tap beer, as well.

http://santafewoodstock.com/