Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Home on the NXR Range

After nearly 8 years with a Wolf range I've decided to go a different route. This 30" NXR range is 1/2 of the new 60" range that will be in the new kitchen.
It has no electronics and the burners have no seals... simple as can be. The new reach in, refrigerator drawers and freezer are next. Custom vent hood to follow. Not excited at all about the new kitchen... Hah! Can't wait!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Exciting News for 2013!

We have some exciting projects in the works for 2013 at the Foster Harris House! We're just starting our kitchen/dining room renovation which will allow us to not only serve dinner to our guests, but also hold cooking classes in our new space! We'll keep you posted with photos and updates on the renovation which should be completed in April

And we hope you'll take a minute and vote for the Foster Harris House in the annual Virginia Living Magazine Best of Virginia readers survey. To vote for us click HERE
our category is #11 Most Welcoming Bed and Breakfast. We truly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you in 2013... for breakfast, dinner and in the kitchen!
John and Diane

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Facebook Consolidation

We'll be consolidating our Facebook pages in the next week or so, so if you've been following me, John MacPherson,  I hope you'll follow along at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Foster-Harris-House/110681237415?sk=app_178100032226381. This is the Foster Harris House page and we'll be posting everything that's going on with us, the Foster Harris House and our PBS show In Season here. Thanks so much for liking us and sharing our page.
John and Diane

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Best of Virginia Living

We've just learned that the Foster Harris House has been voted by Virginia Living readers the best bed and breakfast in Virginia! We're honored and humbled by the support of our fantastic guests. Thank so much for everyone who voted for us!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

In Season Kickstarter Campaign

As many of you know, in addition to running the Foster Harris House and Tour d’Epicure, we’ve developed a TV show called In Season, hosted by our very own John MacPherson. In each 30-minute episode, John goes into the field to meet and work with the folks who grow, produce and harvest beautiful --and sometimes unusual-- foods when they are at their peak of flavor. Then, he takes those ingredients back into the kitchen to prepare a simple meal that highlights nature's seasonal bounty. We’re thrilled that PBS has enthusiastically committed to distributing a full season (13 episodes) as soon as it’s produced.

In order to help fund production, we’ve partnered with Kickstarter.com, a secure online funding site that perfectly suits the grassroots spirit of our project. Depending on the pledge level, supporters receive various rewards: In Season t-shirts, autographed pilot episode DVDs, opportunities to be on the set during production, Schmidt Brothers knives, and much more. For larger pledge amounts, we even offer overnight accommodations at the Foster Harris House, a five-course private dinner prepared by John, and even a special dinner guest: Marian Burros, world-renowned author and New York Times Food columnist.

We have 45 days to meet our funding goal of $125,000. If we succeed in meeting our funding goal, you’ll receive the reward at your pledge level and our deepest gratitude for helping us make a significant leap toward getting In Season on the air. If you’re among those who actively seek out extraordinary ingredients, if you celebrate the fleeting splendor of seasonal foods, and if you want to honor those artisans whose skill and patience make those foods possible, then we invite you to join our grassroots effort to produce the show. Please visit Kickstarter.com if you’d like to be a part of helping In Season bring a new type of food programming to the table. Thanks so much for your continued support of the Foster Harris House, Tour d’Epicure and in Season.

All the best, John and Diane

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Foster Harris House Youtube Channel

The new Foster Harris House Youtube channel is up and running! We'll post videos of John cooking from the Foster Harris House cookbook as well as simple seasonal dishes. We'd love for you to subscribe and follow along!
John and Diane

Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Rappahannock New Year

December 31st here in Rappahannock County Virginia and I’m reminded again of how special this place is. We are spoiled by a warm, breezy day with dramatic clouds and sharp shadows. What a great way to finish this year… out on my bike, riding one of my favorite routes. 25 miles of scenery any artist would kill to have in his backyard. We had a year of wonderful guests, great meals, beautiful rides and new adventures. We’re looking forward 2012 and all it has in store. We hope 2012 spoils you.