Here Ye, Here Ye!! We are now Wi-Fi in all cottages, the rooms, fireside lounge and The Gathering Place.
Wow! We never imagined that our search for the “Innkeeper for an Afternoon” would bring such a wealth of responses. Thanks to all of you who applied. We have narrowed down the 31 applicants to the “top eight”. Each of the applicants have been contacted and asked to post on facebook/twitter the question, “Innkeeper for The Day. Why you?” so their friends can tell us why we should pick them. Then, we will make a final selection. The person chosen will be accompanied by a travel writer on June 3rd who plans to follow them and see what transpires during their workday. Stay tuned!
CookINN with the Chef
Each month Chef Anthony will feature a seasonal recipe. This month it is Pan Roasted Diver Scallops with Oyster Mushrooms, Sunchoke Puree, and Sweet Pea Vinaigrette. Anthony says “I love working with scallops, especially the big diver ones. The sweetness of the scallops is perfect with the sunchoke puree which has a nutty, buttery profile. We source the oyster mushroom locally, but, they can be found in most grocery stores. If I can get my hands on some local morels, they make it onto the plate too.”
This is the second installment of our series regarding essential oils and their uses. We asked our massage therapists, “What is your favorite essential oil?” This time we’re focusing on Lavender which is Nicole’s favorite oil. Nicole is a massage therapist. Recently, she accepted a new position with us as our Guest Services Manager.
Lavender has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. It is the most versatile of all essential oils and no home should be without it. Lavender can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances.
Here is a list of some things that lavender is good for.
For the skin lavender helps abscesses, acne, allergies, athlete’s feet and fungal infections, boils, bruises, burns, cold sores, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, hives, inflammations, insect bites and stings, lice, psoriasis, rashes, ringworm, scabies, scars, shingles, stretch-marks, sunburns and wounds.
For circulation, it helps muscles and joints aches and pains, helps reduce cellulite, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, Lumbago, reduces swelling and pain, relaxes tight muscles, joint pain, rheumatism, and sprains.
For respiratory, it helps asthma (when associated with emotional trauma), bronchitis, coughs, colds, congestion, flu, laryngitis, throat infections, whooping cough, and sinus infections.
For digestion it helps colic, improves digestion, nausea, gas, and is soothing to the intestines.
For the nervous system it balances the emotions, it’s calming and uplifting. It just makes you feel better. It also helps with convulsion and epilepsy, delusions, depression, insomnia, headaches and migraines, nervous tension, trembling, panic, relaxing, stress, shock, and vertigo. It even helps with PMS.
Lavender can be used “neat” (straight from the bottle). Most essential oils aren’t safe to use this way, but lavender is. It is important to buy certified lavender from a reputable source as it is one of the most artificially produced oils.
Lots of exciting events coming up in the next couple of months. Here are just a few to whet your appetite.
*Accountants Day Special on May 7
*Mother’s Day Brunch on May 13
*“Planting with Kellie” on May 29
*Warrior Dash-Weekend Package on June 2-3
*Washboard Music Festival on June 14-15
Many of you remember Gerard Shay, our old Sous Chef, and have heard his band play at the Inn. His band will be part of the Duck Creek Log Jam in the Hocking Hills on Memorial Day weekend. To learn more about it, go to http://www.duckcreeklogjam.com/
Enjoy the rest of spring as it rolls into summer. Come join us on the patio for an ice cold mug of Rockmill beer or cool, refreshing glass of lemonade.
Ellen and Terry