Farmers' Guest House
October 15th, 2014

Everything is Better with Bacon

Below is an article from Global Writes on the recent Galena Food and Wine Festival. It just goes to show that everything is better with bacon…
Savoring the Flavors of Fall at Galena’s Food and Wine Festival
Near U.S. Grant’s house and down the street from the Piggly Wiggly, there was a distinct scent of bacon in the air. It was here on a recent Friday night in September that Galena, a historic river town in northwest Illinois, welcomed me to its second annual food and wine festival.
As I walked into the L-shaped exhibit hall at the Galena Convention Center, I couldn’t help overhearing two attendees discussing the intricacies of toasting wine barrels. Yes, foodies and oenophiles united to bring together more [...]

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August 25th, 2013

What our guests are saying

At Farmers Guest House we love our WineTime™ with guests each evening. Here’s what Jessica from St. Louis recently let us know:  “I love it here…the décor hearkens back to an earlier time without feeling like being at Grandma’s.”
Farmers Guest House is the country elegant lodging option in Galena. We provide guests with luxurious accommodations in a relaxed environment and pair that with outstanding guest services like concierge services and a full new country breakfast each morning.
Looking for an alternative to old world bed and breakfasts? You’ve found it at Farmers Guest House. Don’t take our word for it. Check out what our guests say on TripAdvisor and you’ll see why we’re the number 1 bed and breakfast in Galena on [...]

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May 30th, 2013

Garden Oven Omelet

Garden Oven Omelet Recipe
published on About.com by Michael Franco
At the Farmers Guest House, Susan Steffan uses farm fresh, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Her Garden Oven Omelet is a perfect springtime example of this, and a big favorite with guests. Served with fresh fruit, muffins and farm fresh meats, this is a meal that keeps guests walking the historic streets of Galena, IL for hours!
Ingredients:

1 stick butter, melted
1 ½ c flour
¾ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
21 fresh eggs
3¾ cup cottage cheese or whipped ricotta
3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
¾ cup chopped onion
¾ cup chopped green/red pepper
2 cup chopped asparagus

Preparation:
Place butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Melt. Whisk in flour, salt & pepper until smooth. Add eggs 2-4 at a time whisking [...]

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