Sunday, July 29, 2012

Happy Sunday from the Channel Bass Inn

Wishing all our friends and guests a very Happy Sunday from the Channel Bass Inn on Chincoteague Island!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy New Year from Barbara and David

Dear Treasured Guests,

We do hope this finds you and yours in good health.

2011 has been an excellent year for the Channel Bass Inn - we thank you so much for your patronage! We look forward to our 21st season as Innkeepers, and to welcoming you back to Chincoteague Island in 2012.

We wish you very Happy Holidays and a very happy, healthy and successful New Year!

Warmest regards,

Barbara and David

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Friday, December 10, 2010

NEW YEAR'S EVE, 2010-11 at the Channel Bass Inn on Chincoteague Island, VA.

We intend to stay on the Island for Christmas and New Year so would be very happy to see you! We thank you so much for another successful year and for the opportunity to be your hosts, and we look forward to our next season, our 20th!

New Photo of the Garden

The Inn will be open for New Years Celebrations on December 30th, 31st, January 1st and 2nd. (We would prefer a 3-night stay, if possible.) If you think you’d like to celebrate New Year’s with us at the Channel Bass Inn, we’d love to hear from you! We are offering a delicious buffet supper, including wine and champagne, at $50.00 per person.

View of The Gardens From The Front Porch Window

We send you our very best wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season, and a healthy, safe and prosperous 2011.

Barbara and David
The Channel Bass Inn Bed and Breakfast & Tea Room

Call 1-800-249-0818 to check availability and reserve your room, we’d love to hear from you!

Barbara's Recipe Corner December 2010 - World Famous Chile Cheese Egg Bake


This will feed 15 people:

I use a large Pyrex dish - probably 13 x 9 inches.

Mix the following ingredients together:

16 eggs
1 x 1lb tub of non-fat sour cream (or you can use light, if you prefer)
** 13 oz chopped chilies (I buy the large cans from the wholesalers)
but you may only find small ones in the grocery store!)
6 - 8 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated (I use Monterey Jack and Cheddar blend)
Approx.25 good shakes of Louisiana Hot Sauce
Salt and black pepper to taste
(I also add crushed red pepper for extra zip!!)
** lately I have been using the whole can, i.e. 1 lb 12 oz

(I have increased the cheese and probably everything else 'cos I think it's better this way)!!

You prepare the Pyrex dish by splitting approx. 5 English muffins and buttering them well. Place them upside down in the dish and pour the mixture over them. (You may want to fill in the gaps with bits and pieces of English muffins, but you won't need more than 6).

You don't need to pre-heat the oven. Bake at approx. 350 Fahrenheit for about 1 hour (might take longer if the dish is smaller, and the egg bake is deeper). Watch out for the middle - it always takes a little longer than the edges. I turn the egg-bake around half-way through baking so that it's browned evenly.


January in Toronto, Wisconsin, New York, and Getting Practical Back on Chincoteague

In January, we visited our oldest friends Angie and Jeff in Toronto, and absolutely froze. Apparently we “enjoyed” some of the coldest weather they had had in a long time. But, hey, we love that city. We were delighted to be able to see the exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Royal Ontario Museum. Just in time since the exhibit moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin the very next day.

New Croton Dam in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County NY.

On the drive back to Chincoteague we made our usual stopovers with friends and family in Croton-on-the-Hudson, NY and Falls, PA (with the additional treat of a lunch in New Jersey with friends from Manhattan, NY.)

Instead of our usual flight to warmer climes, namely Florida, we decided to be practical! Our little house on Clark Street had just been painted on the outside, but the inside of the house was in great need of a spruce-up. We knew our British friend Corinne was very handy with a paint-pot and brush and she agreed to help. Six weeks later we had painted the house from top to bottom, (actually from bottom to top!) and had replaced all the carpets. Barbara even painted furniture!

All our very best,

Barbara and David
The Channel Bass Inn Bed and Breakfast & Tea Room