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Chef Michael’s Butter Cookies

We serve these cookies here at The Hartstone Inn during our afternoon tea service.  Guests often ask for the recipe so they can make them at home.  For that reason, we thought it would be the perfect recipe to share on our blog. Butter Cookies Makes 24 cookies 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 2/3 cup granulated sugar […]

New! Chef Michael’s Specialty Salt and Pepper Sampler

We have a new item for sale in the Hartstone Inn gift shop.  Chef Michael has put together a sampler collection of all his favorite peppercorns and salts.  The following list is the 10 different items in the salt and pepper sampler: Szechuan Peppercorns Himalayan Pink Salt Pink Peppercorns French Fleur De Sel Alae Hawaiian […]

Michael Salmon’s Foodie Adventure in Tuscany-Making Pici Pasta

Posted by Zeph Belanger, Hartstone Inn Sous Chef Throughout Tuscany, one of the most popular dishes is pici pasta, a thick hand-rolled spaghetti. One night, the villa’s Chef Marcella joined Chef Michael and the guests in the kitchen to teach her family recipe for pici with wild boar ragu. Durum flour is mixed with egg, olive oil and […]

From Maine With Love

Last night at the James Beard Foundation’s House in New York City, we shared a delicious evening of food and drink honoring Maine’s purveyors. The lucky, and hungry (then happily filled) attendees enjoyed a menu organized by Chef Michael Salmon and Chef Geoffrey Deconinck of Natalie’s at the Camden Harbour Inn. The Menu Hors d’Oeuvre […]

Butterscotch Chip-Oatmeal Cookies

Nothing is better than a warm, homemade cookie on a cold winter day.  We serve this cookie at tea time here at The Hartstone Inn and it is a guest favorite! Butterscotch Chip-Oatmeal Cookies   1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract […]