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"Good Eats At The Retreats"

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Jim's Vegetable Soup


Cook potatoes, mushrooms and turnips in stock until soft. Add the rest and simmer 2 hours.
Use a stick blender to puree the soup.


    12 cups chicken broth
    5 cups potatoes, diced
     2 cups turnips, diced
    1/2 cup onions, diced
    1 1/2 cups mushrooms
     tablespoon olive oil
     tsp balsamic vinegar
     tablespoon fresh dill
     2 cups frozen mixed vegetables:
         peas, carrots, corn
     salt and pepper as needed 

Oatmeal Cookies


1 Preheat the oven to 350F.
Mix applesauce, sugar, eggs, vanilla, oats, dates and let sit for 30 minutes.

2 In a bowl, mix all dry ingredients. Add to wet mixture until blended.

3 Grease 2 baking sheets. Drop by Tbsp. Bake about 10 - 15 minutes till brown on edges.

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 c dates
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups rolled oats...half ground to flour
1/2 cup spelt flour
.5 tsp baking soda
.25 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder

Bean, Mushroom
and 2 Potato Casserole


Fry onions in oil till clear. Add mushrooms and cook 10 min. Add all except cheese to baking dish and bake, covered @ *325 for 45 minutes. Remove cover, sprinkle with cheese and bake at 350* 15 minutes until bubbly.

Serving Size: makes 6 servings


    16 oz refried beans
    16 oz undrained kidney beans
    pound mushrooms
    1 cup onions
    1 clove garlic
    tsp olive oil
    large potato, chopped into cubes
    large sweet potato, chopped into cubes
    tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Carrot Cake


Blend wet ingredients.
Add dry ingredients.
Pour into greased 9x13 pan.
Bake @ 325* 45 minutes.

Make icing and frost!

ingredients at room temperature
8 oz cream cheese
1/4 lb butter
3/4 cup confectionery sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
dash salt


3 eggs
1 cup canola oil
3/4 cup crushed pineapple
1 1/2 cups cooked, pureed carrots
2 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 cusp unsweetened coconut
1 cup walnuts
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda



Combine rice, 1 egg, garlic, salt and onion powder, Mix well. Press into 9" pie plate sprayed with non-stick coating.

Chose vegetable filling and spread over crust. Mix quiche filling and pour over everything.

Bake 325* 45 minutes or until custard is set (knife inserted comes out clean).


rice crust:
2 cups cooked rice
1 egg
tsp each onion and garlic powder
1/2 ts salt
regular crust:
flour, butter, salt

vegetable fillings

    2 cups baby spinach
    and 2 Tbsp bacos


   1 cup onions
   1 cup chopped mushrooms
   both fried in tsp olive oil

quiche filling:
3 jumbo eggs
1 cup half n half
1 cup shredded swiss cheese
1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
pinch cayenne pepper

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The CAPE ANN MOTOR INN is 300 steps from our retreat cottage,
so you can park once and walk!

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