Martha Washington Inn

My d.h. and I went out for our Valentine’s dinner tonight at the Martha Washington Inn in Abingdon, Virginia.  It was so lovely this evening and the food was equally delightful.  I wanted to share a few pictures on the blog.

  The inn seemed so photogenic this February night.


Portrait of Martha Washington at the age of 25, just before marrying George.



Grilled Chicken with pumpkin seed tapenade alongside fresh vegetables with sherry cream sauce.


Black eyed Pea Hummus with Toast Points

Savory Dog Biscuits

When we had a lot of snow on the ground I didn’t want to get my boots and coat on every time I let our miniature dachshund, Hansel, outside.  When I let him out he went to our neighbor, Miss Mae’s, in the daytime and at night he rushed to make friends with the pack of deer that congregates in our pasture every evening.  I tried a simple 3 ingredient dog biscuit and now he will return to me for this savory treat.  He loves them so much, I thought I would share them with you.

Savory Dog Biscuits

1 1/4 C. Whole Wheat Flour                                                                                                                  3 T. Coconut butter, warmed to be easy incorporate (can use oil)                                              1/3 C. Chicken Stock plus a little for brushing.

Line baking sheet with parchment.  Heat oven to 350.   Mix ingredients well to a roll-able consistency.  Roll out on lightly floured surface.  Put on baking sheet and baste with more chicken stock.  Bake 15-20 minutes.  Cool and store in airtight container.

We give our Hansel a quarter of a biscuit each time.  You can determine by size of dog.  You will get about a dozen biscuits from the recipe.  You can double if you are going to go through them quicker.  Hansel says “Enjoy!”