Farmers' Guest House
July 27th, 2012

Garden Veggie Frittata

Garden Veggie Frittata – A light breakfast egg entree, infused with fresh garden greens- what a way to begin a day!
1 Roma tomato chopped
1/2 c zucchini chopped
1/2 c yellow or orange sweet pepper chopped
1 green onion chopped
2 T evoo (extra virgin olive oil)
6 eggs
1/4 c grated cheese – I use a blend of Asiago, Parmesan and Romano
1/4 ricotta cheese or 1/2 c shredded mozzarella
chopped chives (optional)
1. Beat eggs in a bowl and add grated cheese.  In a large skillet with lid (use the lid later) sauté the zucchini and peppers until soft, add onion and tomato and toss.
2. Add eggs & cheese mixture keeping heat high for first few minutes while bottom of eggs sets up.  Turn down heat and [...]

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July 23rd, 2012

Hummingbird Watch

Chillin' in the garden
While relaxing in our lovely gardens a guest snapped this photo.  I so rarely see a hummingbird with it’s wings still that it just confirms to me that our grounds are the perfect place to sit and let the stresses of life wash away in such a calm and relaxed setting.  Now is a great time to come for a visit before the summer slips away.  Prime time for hummingbird watching is right after WineTime when the sun is slipping closer to the horizon.  Take a glass out back with you and [...]

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July 17th, 2012

A Roadtrip to Relaxation

Stress, we get it. We almost all experience stress every day, and there are times when planning your weekend getaway just adds to it all. That is when it is time to take a break, load up the car and head to see us in Galena, Illinois. Even before you arrive at Farmers Guest House, your road trip introduces you some of the Midwest’s most amazing splendor.  Here is just one way to make your getaway to Galena the most relaxing, fun, out-of-the-ordinary trip you’ve ever experienced.  I will post more as we can and we’d love to hear from you on how to create that perfect escape to Farmers Guest House and Galena.
High Adventure
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July 16th, 2012

Nested Eggs

This one is so easy and is a classic from the 1950’s

Press 1/2 c of corned beef hash in an 8 oz ramekin or individual casserole forming a well in the middle.  Break two eggs into the well.  Bake in a 350 oven until eggs are set, about 24 minutes.  Sprinkle chopped green onions, shredded cheese or other garnish over the top and serve. Better yet, book your Galena getaway with us and enjoy your breakfast of Nested Eggs direct from Susan’s [...]

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July 16th, 2012

No drought with Don on the job!

Don spends hours each day watering our lovely gardens to insure that you have a restful and rejuvenating visit - not only in your room and our large, well-appointed common rooms, but also in the lush gardens.

Here is a picture of one of my favorite planters in our side garden.  Give me a call to schedule your next visit and be sure to save time to lounge in the gardens.
Susan  (815) 777 – [...]

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July 14th, 2012

Real Men Stay at Bed & Breakfasts

Staying at a bed and breakfast is often thought of as a painful getaway experience for men; Farmers Guest House has transformed the Bed and Breakfast experience to appeal to both parties in the couple. Farmers Guest House, widely considered the best bed and breakfast in Galena, knows what men want when it comes to a great getaway with the Mrs. You’ll be able forget about the daily grind and enjoy what many guests consider the ultimate guy getaway. Kick back in our comfortable living room, turn on the large flat screen television, crack a beer and enjoy your favorite sports while the women are shopping away on Main Street.
Want to get out of the inn while you’re on your relaxing [...]

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July 6th, 2012

Beat the Summer Heat with Cold Hors d’ Oeurves

These Cold Hors d’ Oeurves are great for any summer party and little preparation is required!  These light and simple recipes are a sure way to keep guests cool and satisfied!
Tuna Salad on Cocktail Rye
1 can tuna in water, drained
1/3 c mayo
1/4 c sliced olives
1/4 c chopped dill pickle
Mix well, chill and spread on cocktail ryes
Garnish with a chunk of diced tomato or cucumber
Fruit Skewers
Chunk pineapple
Large grapes
Strawberries, stems removed
Chunks of melon
Alternate chunks on bamboo skewers and serve well [...]

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July 4th, 2012

Take a Break from the Heat

At Farmers Guest House in Galena, Illinois you can enjoy a great summer getaway without the hustle, bustle and urban heat found in the city. Galena enjoys cooling breezes that waft over the rolling hillsides of the area. You can kayak down the Galena River, dine al fresco on shaded patios, taste wine at several Northern Illinois wineries, or just kick back in your suite at Farmers Guest House, where we deliver on our motto of Relaxed Elegance.
Join us for WineTime™ each night at 5:30 p.m. in our air conditioned common areas, where you can discuss the day’s activities with fellow guests and plan your next adventure in Galena, where we’re always [...]

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July 3rd, 2012

Don and Susan’s Ribbon Cutting Celebration

On Wednesday June 27th, Innkeepers Susan and Don hosted a Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Farmers Guest House. New innkeepers Susan and Don have experienced an action packed beginning. Between their move, managing events at Farmers Guest House, improving the Inn, and keeping up with the daily tasks, both Don and Susan have had their hands full. With such a fast paced beginning, both Innkeepers agreed that it was finally time to slow down for an evening of celebration! The ribbon cutting was held at the front door of Farmers with celebratory refreshments and Hors d’oeuvre served inside. More than 30 guests attended the ribbon cutting to help celebrate the Innkeepers fast paced beginning and life change [...]

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