Posts Tagged ‘Romance’

Central Illinois Persimmon Fest–One of only 2 or 3 in the US!

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Who thinks about Persimmons today? Probably not a lot of folks but the Persimmon Fest in Central Illinois at the Christian County Historical Museum sure does draw a crowd from all over the country and then some. Actually the persimmon is a sought after fruit in Asian Countries.

The Lovely and Versitile Persimmon

Persimmons are not ready to eat, at least by local standards, before they have undergone a “killing frost” and we have had one now so the persimmon harvest is coming in, they are being washed, pitted and mashed into a pulp for use in all sorts of tasty dishes including puddings, pies, steamed persimmon pudding, spiced persimmon cake and other baked goods.  Darleen Wilson is making 24 persimmon pecan pies for this event.  Abraham Lincoln would have loved Darleen’s pies.

Persimmon Bundt with Walnuts

Persimmon Bundt with Walnuts Recipe

These are a take from Food Librarian’s 30 Days of Big Bundts

Grease and flour a bundt cake pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Chop 3 cups of chopped firm Fuyu persimmons. Set aside.
Beat 1/2 cup vegetable margarine with 1/2 cup agave syrup. Add 2 tsp. lime juice, and 1 scraped vanilla bean. Whisk in Egg Replacer for 2 eggs.
Sift together 2 cups cake flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. ground allspice, 1 tsp. cinnamon, and 2 tsp. nutmeg. Add wet ingredients and combine well.
Add 1 cup chopped walnuts and 2 tbsp candied chopped ginger. Mix well and
pour into pan. Bake 50- 60 minutes or until toothpick tests clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes. 6 mini bundts or a large bundt.
I added a lemon glaze to one but you don’t need it.

The Persimmon Fest at Christian County Historical Society will be on Saturday and Sunday, November 13 and 14 from 10 AM to 3 PM on both days.  There will be demonstrations and persimmon goodies for the tasting.  Persimmon Pulp to purchase for use in your favorite persimmon recipes will be available and, there will probably be a persimmon cook book for sale too.  Come and stay at our fine inn  and enjoy a rare festival in Central Illinois.  By the way, the original Christian County Courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced law will be open for touring at this site.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Central Illinois

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Myrna, our chief innkeeper, is a survivor of  6 months. Our effort in promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to invite you to a stay at the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast for the weekend of Friday and Saturday, October 29 and 30 or anytime through November 21, 2010 AND  10%  of your room rate will be donated to Cups for the Cure and/or Breast Cancer Research.  The donation will be in your name.

Some special events in Taylorville, IL   

** One East Market Restaurant invites you to make a $15 donation to attend a tasting of five fabulous wines and a complimentary, hand painted wine glass.  11 am to 5 pm    You may purchase any of the wines either by the bottle or case and all proceeds will go to breast cancer awareness and research in a ten-county area in Central Illinois.

** Lunch on the “Pink Plate Special” for $8.50 and $1.00 of each lunch will go to breast cancer research.

** The drink of the day at One East Market Restaurant will be the Flirtini Special for $7.50. Each Flirtini Special sold makes a $2.50 donation to Breast Cancer Research.

** There will be a 50/50 drawing and Gift Basket Raffles.

** There will be Art Bra’s on display, one by your innkeeper, and you may let your $$ vote for your favorite and, of course, all proceeds go to breast cancer awareness and research.

** There is NO COVER CHARGE for live music by 48 Connection from 5 to 8 PM. This band is known for their roadhouse blues and rock music.

Have fun, donate to a very worthy cause and enjoy Central Illinois finest lodging.  See us at www.marketstreetinn.com/

On Sunday, October 31st, Garlic Fest II will happen at the K of C Hall in Morrisonville, IL  just about 9 miles from the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast.  Tickets are $8 at the door and what a good time you will have.  Garlic!!!!  The doors will open at 1 PM and Bagna Cauda will be ready about 1:30 PM.  This gives you time to soak up a bunch of Bagna and beer preparing for the meal which will be at approximately 3:30 PM consisting of Garlic Sausage, Slaw & Mostaccioli.  There will be music by “The Music Men” from 3:30 to 7:30 PM.  Garlic Fest II is a revived area tradition and golly, did we miss it when it was gone.  Thanks for the revival.  You cannot have more down home fun than is available here.      

Bagna Cauda Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (2 ounce) cans anchovy fillets, drained
  • 1 pint heavy cream

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic and cook until tender. Reduce heat to low. Mix in anchovy filets and heavy cream. Cook and stir until thickened. Remove from heat, cover and chill in the refrigerator approximately 2 hours.
  2. Return the mixture to medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bubbly. Serve hot.  Dip bread, cabbage leaves, celery sticks, carrot sticks or just use your imagination and enjoy.

Garlic Fest II Where Garlic is King


Fireplaces & Whirlpool Tubs for Two in Central Illinois

Friday, October 22nd, 2010
Spring Garden Room Fireplace

Romance and warmth multiply in flickering firelight

We are approaching the time of year when warmth is a desirable thing. There is nothing like a flickering fire or the warm bubbling waters of a whirlpool tub for two to warm and stimulate you and your partner and enhance relaxation and romance. Both fire flicker and bubbling jets of our whirlpool rooms are available at the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast www.marketstreeinn.com.

Carriage House Hunt Club Suite Bath

Whirlpool Tub for Two next to a Fireplace

Most of our guest rooms have either a gas log fireplace or an electric fireplace while our Hunt Club in the Carriage House has both. Enjoy the romance, the escape and each other.


Great Chilli & Salsa Competition

Monday, October 4th, 2010
From these Peppers come great Chilli

From these Peppers come great Chilli

Come to Taylorville, Illinois and compete, participate or just enjoy the fun, food and frolic at the 25th Annual Chillifest beginning Friday afternoon, October 15, all day Saturday the 16th and most of Sunday October 17th. Sponsored by the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce and sanctioned by the International Chili Society there will be categories for Red Chili, Green Chili and Salsa. The”Chillinois Regional” takes place on Saturday, October 16 and the Central States Regional Cookoff takes place on Sunday, October 17.  Go to www.chillifest.info/ for all the categories, entry forms and schedule of events.

Red Chilli for judging and tasting

The Fall Colors will be peaking, the chili will be great, the entertainment will be funon our National Historic Registry town square.  There is also a “Bring your Own” wine taste and share on the front porch of the Market Street Inn just 2 short blocks from all of the Chili fun.  We look forward to you being here.


It is a good weekend to relax and reconnect

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Saturday, March 6 there will be a wine tasting, as there is every 1st Saturday, at One East Market Restaurant and Jazz Club. Taste fine wines from 3 to 5 pm and rate them and meet new friends. Stay for dinner. Beginning at 5 pm, Gary Burt will be performing in the Lounge, doing his vocalizations which, you would swear, you are hearing Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Tony Bennet. Gary will be performing from 5 to 9 pm. Book your room at the Market Street Inn, ask us to make your dinner reservations at One East Market and have a great time.

Your room will feature either a Queen or King bed and a double whirlpool tub in the bath. Book for two nights and ask about our two night special. Awaken each day to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and anticipate your full, country breakfast. Stay in your room, enjoy our parlors, go out and look the town or the area over and enjoy our Innkeeper Reception about 4 pm each day. We are here for you to have fun. Relax, reconnect and rekindle romance at our fine inn. You cannot go wrong!

Taylorville has numerous very good restaurants which are sure to please your palate.


You should be here for New Years

Sunday, December 20th, 2009
You Should be Here for New Year’s
... New Year's Eve Parties
Come to the World Class Market street Inn Bed and Breakfast for your New Year’s Getaway!  In the past folks have come from Chicagoland, St. Louis and some from just down the block.  Funny how you can be a hundred miles away just down the street.  Myrna and Joe Hauser invite you to spend your New Year’s Getaway at their fine inn.  Bring your friends and have a great time dining to the sounds of good music at some of our local restaurants.
You should be here for New Years!
Here is what is happening;  One East Market Restaurant, located just two short blocks from our front door is offering a sumptious buffet from 5 to 10 PM for $21.95 per person as well as a special New Year’s Eve Menu of steaks, fish and lobster ranging from $17.95 to $44.95.  In the lounge, from 9 to Midnight, (no cover charge) you may enjoy the acoustic sounds and vocals of Sam and Tom Lacy.  The Lounge will be open until 1:00 AM.  Reservations are recommended @ 217-824-5111.
The Roundtable Cafe, about 6 blocks away, invites you to celebrate New Year’s Eve with fine music by Don & Darren Bettis and Phil Henning performing on guitar and keyboards.  A mere $15.00 per person gets you Appetizers, Dinner and Entertainment with gratuities included.  There is a Cash Bar.  Reservations are required by calling 217-820-7996.  There will be other dining possibilities as well.
Your hosts at the Market Street Inn will be providing you hors d’oeuvres and beverages until midnight when your innkeepers must turn in to be ready for your breakfast the next morning.  What are we offering?  Two nights @ 15% off or 3 nights for the price of 2.  Large 51″ screen TV in common area for parades & games in addition to the in room TV’s.  On a night when most inns are increasing their rates, we are offering you a deal instead.  These deals are only available by calling to  book—800.500.1466
New Years Eve 2010 Events!

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