Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Night Before Christmas at the Harvest Moon Bed & Breakfast

Just a bit of a Culinary twist for this Lancaster County Bed and Breakfast!

Twas the night before Christmas
When all through the House

The Harvest Moon  was not stirring
Not even a Mouse.

The muffins were prepped by the mixer with care
In hopes that Chef Carl soon would be there.

However, Chef Carl was nestled all snug in his bed,
While visions of breakfast danced in his head

I in my apron and a great big chefs hat,
Had just settled down for a long winters nap.

When out in the kitchen there arose such a clatter
I sprung out of bed to see if someone had spoiled the batter.

Away to the hallway I flew like a flash,
to see if someone had disturbed my stash.

The kitchen all shadowed with the lights turned on low
Gave a luster of midnight with a bright little glow.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a big ole sign that said, "guess who was here"

With scribbled up writing so messed up and quick
I knew in a moment it's my friend, oh how slick.

More rapid than eagles I figured his game,
For he left clues behind oh what a shame:

Now Raisins and Cranberries! Now Oranges and Lemons!
On honey filled donuts made from our friend Clemmons!

To the top of the refrige, to top of the wall!
Now isn't it simple... I think it was Paul!

Now Streudel how easy, it's easier than pie,
When they meet at the table they catch everyones eye.

So out to the kitchen my slippers they flew
Reaching for spatulas as I passed  Grandma Sue.

And then in a twikling I saw the bread proof
And oh how it rose clear to the roof.

As I drew in my head and was turning around,
Out came my frined Paul without making a sound.

He was messed all in flour from his head to his foot.
And his clothes were all tarnished with black oven soot.

A bundle of whisks he had slung on his back,
He looked like a peddler reaching for the spice rack.

His eyes were intense! His dimples how red.
He just finished baking ten loaves of bread!

His droll little mouth was drwan up like a bow,
For his beard covered with flour, looked like pearly white snow.

The stump of the loaf he held tight in his teeth,
And the biscuits how perfectly round like a wreath.

He held a up some mace  untop of his belly,
That was used for flavoring a bowl full of jelly.

Paul's bread was crispy and plump, it sat right on the shelf,
And I laughed when I saw it in spite of my self.

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know he made pumpkin spice bread.

He spoke not a word but went straight to his work,
And filled all the coolers with a culinary perk.

And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod Ok'ing the pros.

He sprang to the door and left with a whistle
that sounded like wind passing through thistle.

But I heard him exclaim ere he drove out of sight,
Merry Christmas To all and keep an eye on the muffins tonight!

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Lancaster Christmas... Quick guide for Events, Markets, Shows and Lights

Here we are on the doorsteps of another Lancaster Christmas... and it looks like the Month of December is going to be a magical month filled with charm, whimsy and Holiday enchantment. With so many events, markets,shows and lights to see, a Lancaster Christmas is surely something to enjoy while taking a break from all the holiday shopping, baking and wrapping.

This year at the B&B, we are hosting two events... The Baking Demonstration hosted on December 3-4 and then the Murder Mystery New Years Eve Celebration on December 31.

In between those two events, there are a slew of other things to see and do. Here are just a few things to see and do while visiting Lancaster County during Christmas.

1. December 3... First Friday in Downtown Lancaster
2. December 4... Christmas On Main in Downtown New Holland
3. December 10... American Music Theater Christmas Program
4. December 11... Schaefferstown Christkindlemarkt/Christmas Market
5. December 13... Christmas at the Cloister
6. December 14... St. Albans South African Boys Choir
7. December 17... Music Friday in Lancaster/Holidays at Landis Valley
8. December 18... Santa's Paradise Express Strasburg Railroad
9. December 20... Holiday Spectacular at Longwood Gardens
10. December 21... Sight & Sound the Miracle of Christmas
11. December 23...Dickens of a Christmas at Mt. Hope Estate
12. December31... 3...2...1... Lancaster New Years Eve Celebration.

And besides all of that, there are also events going on in Lititz and Intercourse. Not to mention a visit to Koziars Christmas Village, The National Christmas Center and Murdough's Christmas Barn, all par for the course while visiting our neck of the woods. So be sure to enjoy an Old Fashioned Christmas... there is so much to see and do in Lancaster County during the Holidays. Bring family and friends along with you and take a brake from all the hustle and bustle.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

How to cook your Lancaster County Turkey... part 1

When in Lancaster County and finding the perfect turkey, the choices are many. Not only do you have your Butterball, Jennie-o and other commercial brands,  you also have the ultra fresh turkey coming from the Amish farm. So is this turkey... picked fresh this morning. Not so tough to cook.

Season it up with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and toss in some carrots, celery, and onion. Pour in some water and cover with foil.

Cook a twelve pound turkey for about three hours. A fifteen pound turkey for about four hours and a twenty five pound turkey for about five hours. NEVER stuff your turkey... it just has bad written all over it. Instead cook your stuffing separately.  That way while waiting for your turkey to reach a minimum temp of 165 degrees, you could have your stuffing nice and hot while cooked separately.  The other way your turkey would dry out.

Good luck and call me if you have any questions.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Lancaster County Christmas Cookies

Hey Everyone,

Who likes Christmas Cookies... Who Likes Lancaster County Christmas Cookies... Who likes making Christmas Cookies... Who likes thumbing through cookie recipes and sharing them with everyone. Well this is your opportunity to send in your favorite holiday Cookie Recipe.

All you need to do is send us your favorite cookie recipe to the Harvest Moon. We have made it easy to do so by either responding to us via email, or via this blog post or you can go to our Facebook Event Link and post it on the wall there.

Be creative and make it look nice. All the world has the opportunity to see it.

And did I mention that you "automagically" are entered into a chance to win a night at the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast? Just for entering your recipe we may win a night here at the Harvest Moon. We are judging the cookies once they are made and then we will let you all know who had the best.

Look for all the rules and regulations on are Facebook event page. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here at the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Last Days of a Lancaster County Autumn

This fall over all others lately has been especially beautiful in Lancaster County. Our guest at the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast enjoyed many warm wonderful days well into November. How was your fall?

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Flower and Craft Warehouse

Gotta Love the Christmas Ornaments
Santa getting ready for a Lancaster County Christmas
So... How are you all doing with getting ready for the Holidays? More specifically your decorating? Have you ever been to The Flower and Craft Warehouse? This is surely a place you will need to go to to find many varieties of crafts and flowers, flower arranging supplies, Christmas decorating, bead making supplies including glass beads, Yankee Candles etc. etc. etc. The list is non stop for

Going there the other day turned out to be quite the shopping experience. With Thanksgiving just around the corner and Christmas not far on it's heals, the place is filled to the rim with great decorative fancies for just about every person. Whether country, colonial, whimsical or modern, this place has got it going on. 
          The Harvest Moon Bed & Breakfast is but eight minutes away from the Flower and Craft Warehouse in Blue Ball PA. And why not make a day out of it by going to Shady Maple for dinner... You will for sure get a good chunk of your Christmas List crossed off.   HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

All your printing needs!
Could the Flower and Craft Warehouse get a larger?

This says it all!

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Quilt Auction in Lancaster County?

Who likes QUILTS? Maybe a crazy question to be asking here in Lancaster County. Well, for all those that are either interested in looking for a new quilt, a starter or just for scrapes and materials to build your own, the Liberty Fire Hall here in New Holland near the Harvest Moon, will host a quilt Auction this coming Tuesday November 16.

The Auction here in New Holland is the perfect way to mix and mingle with the Locals as they view and bid on the quilts for their needs.

To find out more on this great Lancaster County Past Time, view The Hometown Quilts Website to get all the info.

Happy Quilting! or Happy Auctioning!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lancaster County Candy

Candy Brittle used as a garnish

 Recipe for the Holidays... For a great candy or Garnish for dessert, try making a Candy "Brittle" It's a lot of fun and the Holiday colors are awesome... save this one for the Holidays...the folks at the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast think it's a keeper for their Lancaster County Holidays.

1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1 cup chopped hard candy (candy canes, ribbon candy etc.)

Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Set aside. In a heavy 2 quart saucepan, over medium heat, bring to a boil sugar, corn syrup, and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Set candy thermometer in place, and continue cooking. Stir frequently until temperature reaches 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), or until a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates into hard and brittle threads. Remove from heat; ; pour at once onto cookie sheet and immediately add crushed candy  Carefully with two knives or forks lift and pull candy mixture into rectangle; cool. Snap candy into pieces.Garnish your Holiday cake or dessert or just place in bowl as a unique holiday candy!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lancaster County Amish Recipe

Recipe for Poached Pears... This is a favorite of our guest here at the Harvest Moon.

5 Pears
2 Cinnamon Sticks
10 Cloves
10 pieces of All spice
Enough water to just cover the pears
Two cups of sugar

Slice a small piece off of the bottom of the pear to give it an even surface. Score your pear three times down the length of the pear. Place all ingredients in pot on stove. Begin to boil. Boil till pears are soft, remove from liquid and reduce liquid till syrupy. ( Be careful for the syrup can burn if not being watched ) Remove from stove when just like morning syrup and drizzle over pears. During the holidays, add red wine to the mix and decrease the water. To really kick it up a notch, serve with a warm vanilla sauce!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cranberry Fennel Sausage

Here's a great morning treat that keeps our guest at the Harvest Moon coming back for more. This is a recipe that I like to use during the holidays here in Lancaster County.... Although simple, this one will surely be the star at your Christmas Morning Table.

Accompany this warm winter offering with a stack of Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes topped with Chocolate Ganche and you will find this to steal the spotlight for best meal of the day.

Cranberry Fennel Sausage

1 lb of ground chicken or pork
1/4 cup of dried cranberries, rough chopped
1 tsp of salt ( more if desired )
1 tsp of fennel seed
1/2 tsp of pepper
1 tsp of granulated garlic
1/2 tsp of poultry seasoning

1. Combine Ingredients
2. Take small amount, place in skillet with drop of cooking oil and fry.
3. Taste and adjust seasoning
4. Form Patties
5. Bake in oven or fry in pan till done
6. Serve Hot

Monday, October 18, 2010

Great Halloween Ideas with this Event in Lancaster County

The Dungeon
Have you ever been spooked? Well I was the other night! We are every year thinking of great Halloween Ideas for our Unexplained Lancaster County Event over Halloween weekend. This year promises to be truly on the unexplained side.

Whats the blue mist?
Our schedule for this tour is a visit with Kelly Weaver and a trip down to the Old Kauffmans Building, where you learn of the history of this centuries old building... get ready though, for the former owner may just pop in to tell us of some mysterious happenings.

Then on to Terre Hill where we walk through the cemetery with Kelly Weaver as she shares stories of the unexplained in a truly spooky setting.

Waiting to be spooked!
The next day, we prepare for our trip to Landis Valley Museum. Once there, the curators walk us through the grounds and buildings; are there ghosts? You be the judge! Lunch will be served here.

Happy Halloween!
Is that a shadow in the back left corner?
Which brings me to being spooked.... You know, when we research a place to add to the tour, we are always looking for something that is going to intrigue our guest... Well for sure this place will. We have asked the folks at the Columbia Historic Preservation Society to give us a preview of what to expect. Nothing could prepare me for what I was about to see in the dungeon!

Take a look and decide for yourself, or simply come along... we still have room!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween in Lancaster County

So as the nights get longer in these parts, Lancaster County Tours prepares for the Unexplained Lancaster Tour...

Could this gentleman be a brave soul that decided to join us or is this a visitor from last year.

I guess you can be the judge! See you on our tour!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Are you ready for a Lancaster Halloween?

The pumpkins are here waiting for you. Enjoy all that Lancaster county has to offer this time of year. Halloween and the fall are perfect times to visit. And who knows, there may be an unexplained event going on at the Harvest Moon.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

It's a Lancaster County Harvest Festival

Lancaster county is fully in "Harvest" mode... check out this view at the pumpkin porch!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Lititz, Chocolate, Pretzels and Potato Chips?

So who knew that Lititz also produced potato chips? I just wonder how they were..... does any one out there remember. And can any one find this sign in Lititz? If you can, take a picture of you standing in front and send it along... guest who do will get a 10% discount off there stay. GOOD LUCK!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Super Harvest Moon!

Opps... Did I say that out loud? I sure did... and I am not talking about the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast. It looks like tonight is the end of summer and the beginning of fall. And with that comes the Harvest Moon. A moon so wonderful that the colors portrayed will be spectacular.

The light that will play off the sun and the moon will create a rare experience... So enjoy what you see and let me know what you think. And thank you Toni for filling me in on this... I do appreciate it.

Lancaster county; simply beautiful

You never know what you will find in Lancaster county. The autumn/fall views are amazing near the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

You never know what you will see in Lancaster county.
My first mobile post

Oktoberfest in Lancaster County?

It's that time of our friends across the big pond in Germany celebrate "Oktoberfest" we here in Lancaster Country with German roots bring the German Traditions home for all to enjoy. Coming up this weekend, the festival of all local festivals begins at Stoudt's in Adamstown; Oktoberfest!

A wonderful place to visit to celebrate Oktoberfest!
The festival begins this Saturday the 26th of September at noon at Stoudt's. Schuhplattler Dancers, Sausage and Saurkraut, great homemade sourdough bread, Bavarian Music, pretzels and of course great beer. Ed Stoudt brews his beer himself going by the purest of laws in the brewing process, found in Germany.

So while visiting the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster Country, enjoy all the other fall activities that  Lancaster can provide including harvest tours, apple and pumpkin picking, corn mazes at Cherry Crest Farms and great food... It's all hear to enjoy.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Apple Cider and Funnel Cakes; A Lancaster County Tradition

Hey everyone, Who likes Apple Cider and Funnel Cakes?

It's that time of year here at the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster County when we say so long to the heat and humidity of summer and say hello to cooler nights and the beginning of fall. Lancaster County is well underway with the fall harvest fairs that are in just about every Lancaster small town. Our town is no exception with the New Holland Farmers Fair!

The fun begins towards the end of September! The Fair begins on Wednesday September 29 and goes throughout the weekend. The kick off for the four day event is the parade. Wednesday is a great fall evening of just relaxing on the porch here at the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast and watching the parade go by. We supply the snacks and drinks for this social event of New Holland.

The rest of the week you will find yourself entertained with great rides, super food (including Apple Cider and Funnel Cakes), livestock shows, flower and vegetable competitions, ole' fashioned tug of war and lots of games, ( for those ski ball players... your sure to have a good time )

Check out the list of events here at the New Holland Farmers Fair Website... Hope to see ya!

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Lititz Art Show in Lancaster County and more

Modern Art by your Lancaster Innkeeper:
Carl Kosko

So... what's going on this weekend in Lancaster? Art, Wine and a bit of Jazz! Not far from the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast, Lititz will host their 44th annual art show. A day of fine art at Lititz Springs Park showcasing some of the local talent. Lititz being a small quaint town here in Lancaster County is a wonderful place to spend the day. With boutique shops, great eateries, and lots of history, one is sure to enjoy not only the show, but also the town as well.

Need more art... Just over the Susquehanna river in the town of Wrightsville, Shanks Mare is hosting their own art show... with vendors up and down the property, a trip to both Lititz and Shanks Mare would no doubt fill your day with art.

Then, after a day of art hopping, enjoy the light jazz sounds at Nissely Vineyards over a glass of wine... We can help you with your dinner basket. Nissely having a beautiful property here in Lancaster County plays host to special events like this each Saturday evening.

Enjoy Lancaster Folks... it's all here waiting for you!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lancaster and Music Friday

Lancaster has done it again with Music Friday! A great way to get to know downtown Lancaster. The event is held each third Friday of the month in downtown Lancaster, only about 30 minutes from the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast.

As you depart from the "Moon" and prepare for your evening, be sure to include Music Friday into your plans. The schedule for this coming Friday has an emphasis on Zydeco music with groups such as Grandma Shake / N’BonyĆ© / Zydeco A-Go-Go.

Enjoy an evening of fine dining, great entertainment and plain old fun; there is no cover charge for strolling the streets and enjoying the music. A night of fun is achieved once again while enjoying your vacation here in Lancaster and at "The Moon".

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Lancaster County Great Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest

It just goes to show you that EVERYONE loves chocolate chip cookies! We here at the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast over the winter and early spring ran the Great Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest through Harvest Moon's Facebook business page. I have never seen ( or tasted ) so many great recipes.

You see, growing up, my mom made the best Chocolate Chip Cookies. To this day, I still love them. However, over the years, I have come to appreciate other varieties. This little competition surely opened up my thoughts on what a great chocolate chip cookie is.

From Tropical and fruity to nutty and gooey, the cookies were all great. For about two months, I was forever eating chocolate chip cookies ( I am still trying to recover ) However there was only room for one winner.

The winning cookie went to Janice Fitzgerald with her better than Toll House Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!!! They were awesome!

I will post the recipe as well for those who would love to experiment with the recipe....And remember... As the recipe says, "don't be tempted to make a smaller cookie" Believe it, I tried and it just did not come out right. Go for the gusto you won't be disappointed.

And by the way... not to be missed are all the great recipes posted on our Chocolate Chip Cookie page on Facebook. Enjoy!!!

Better than Toll House Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 3/4 Cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
14 tablespoons unsalted butter - divided
...1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 chopped toasted pecans (optional)

1) Preheat oven to 375 and adjust rack to middle position.

2) Whisk flour and baking soda together in medium bowl & set aside.

3) Melt over medium-high heat, 10 tablespoons of butter, swirling pan constantly until whey is medium to dark brown and gives off delectable "nutty" aroma (1 - 3 minutes)

4) Remove butter from heat and transfer to large bowl. Stir in remaining 4 tablespoons of butter and stir until melted

5) Add both sugars, salt and vanilla to bowl with butter and whisk until fully incorporated. Add whole egg and additional egg yolk and whisk for approximately 30 seconds.

6) Let the egg mixture stand for approximately 3 minutes and whisk again for 30 se...conds. Do this two more times until mixture is thick, smooth and shiny.

7) Add the flour mixture, chocolate chips and nuts and combine until no more “white” can be seen.

8) Divide dough into sixteen portions (about three tablespoons per cookie) and arrange eight to a cooking sheet. Do not be tempted to make a smaller cookie. Bake, one cookie sheet at a time, in preheated oven.

9) Remove when cookies are golden brown and still puffy, edges have begun to set, but centers are still soft – 10 -14 minutes, rotating halfway through baking time.

10) Transfer to wire rack to cool.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Restaurant Hopping in Lancaster County: A chef's musings!

You know.... I just love music... Any kind of music, and therefore I was ready to rock the night away with American Music Theater's California Soul It was a great show needless to say! However the meal before at a local Lancaster County Restaurant is what I am writing about. Have you ever been to Olive and Jasmine's?

We decided to stop in for a quick bite before the show. Thought of nothing special just another run of the mill quick Asian restaurant. However.... I was surely surprised.

We started the meal with an appetizer. I am forever sold on pot stickers, simple I know, however they always have my name on it. You see, I am on the lookout for something other than the kind that stick to your ribs. Lots of dough and no substance. Eureka, I have found the perfect, most unique variety ever. Light, crunchy, and filled with a delicate blend of meat and vegetables, this pop sticker delivered on every level...

I asked to look at the menu once again and noticed that their appetizer selection was really something special. They had menu styles of Asian appetizers, not just Chinese, but from many different countries. One could make a meal out of there appetizers.

We continued our meals with enjoying noodles. My wife decided on the Pad Thai and I was a little more difficult and asked for Chicken Chow Fun instead of the beef on their menu.

As with the appetizer, the entrees were top rate. Just enough to enjoy, with just the right flavor. The Pad Thai had heat, but not enough to not be able to enjoy it... it was perfect, through on the peanuts and the flavor excelled. The Chow fun, was exceptional with just the right amount of oyster sauce; sometimes too much can overwhelm as a flavor enhancer. Vegetables throughout each dish was used as the perfect crunch and garnish to compliment.

So when heading out to the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster County to catch California Soul at the American Music Theater save a little time for Olive and Jasmine's Asian Bistro. You will for sure enjoy a great Asian meal.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Lancaster Showing off it's "country" flare at the American Music Theater

Ready for a good time this weekend? Well the American Music Theater in Lancaster County, only twenty five minutes from the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast is hosting the Nashville City Limits show. With over thirty songs in the course of two hours, the American Music Theater is sure to be the highlight of the weekend. Here is more information on the show. Hope to see you there!

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lancaster County Herb Tour

Herb Tour of Lancaster County: May 8 we'll
take a walk on the Green Side of Lancaster County as
we learn all about herbs - for cooking, medicinal
purposes, fragrance and just for their beauty in the
garden. $150 per person covers all tastings,
demonstrations, tours, lunch, dinner & transportation.
(888) 824-3763 or

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Innkeeper's Log -- Sight and Sound in Lancaster... What a show!

Just have to say that I saw Joseph at Sight and Sound in Lancaster... and what a show it was! It was my first experience at the theatre; really impressed.

With what seemed to be real life stage sets and live props ( the animals) it was more than I imagined it to be.

Sight and Sound Theatre is truly a place to take in such a production. With three stages, great acting and a first class venue, the folks at Sight and Sound take care of you.

Carl Kosko, your innkeeper, would be more than happy to arrange for tickets for you. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a shout.

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Innkeepers Log -- The Lancaster County Culinary Arena

Hello Folks,

The arena just got more interesting. Guest who join us on our Lancaster County culinary tours demand new, cutting edge venues to explore. With the weather so beautiful, we have started researching a new batch of artisnal cheese makers for our 2010 season; and boy did we find some good stuff!!!

Who likes cave ripened goat cheese, or local homemade bleu cheese pulled right off the farm. And for that matter, how about Chocolate Goat Cheese.

The craftsmanship behind these unique finds are truly exceptional. Our tours bring you behind the scenes to see how the goats live, where the cheese is made, how the farmer makes the cheese and so on... Combine this with a local winery or two, a gourmet dinner at night and WOW! You have a day.

You can get all the info here at:

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Whats hot at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster

The American Music Theatre in Lancaster is to host many great names in the coming weeks. From guests like Vince Gill, Randy Travis and Bryan Adams, the line up is looking great for the 2010 season. Next week, Train comes to town promoting their new album...Save Me San Francisco...

With not a bad seat in the house, the American Music Theatre is sure to be a great stop on your visit to Lancaster. We here at the Harvest Moon can arrange discounted tickets for your visit. Be sure to ask us what is going on at the theatre when making your reservation.

To find out more about the American Music Theatre, check out their website here at

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Lancaster County Mud Sales Turns White!

So as I look outside here in Lancaster County, I see that the mud sales scheduled for this weekend in Rawlinsville and Strasburg
may just be filled with snow instead of mud... may be better off anyway! Mudsales are a great way to hob knob with the locals; you are totally immersed into their lives. And below you can find a complete listing for all the upcoming sales in Lancaster

After a day of bidding and buying, relive the past at the American Music Theatre with one or both shows. Foreigner and Air Supply will be guest this weekend and both deliver all the memories of the 80's. Check out their website and reserve your tickets...

So as we hopefully say good by to the last of the snow, Lancaster is gearing up for what always proves to be a wonderful spring. Enjoy the last of the shoveling and we hope to see you soon.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Contest in Lancaster County



Being here in Lancaster County, the baked goods are many. Having the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast gives me the opportunity to bake often and Chocolate chip cookies are usually the cookies of choice. However, I am tired of using the back of a "chip" bag.

I need a great Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. I've been using the same recipe on the back of the chip bag and need a new one. My favorite cookie is that of the chocolate chip variety.

Being an Innkeeper here at the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster, I tend to have plenty of opportunity to enjoy a cookie or three. Brutal it is when someone lays a tray of fresh, hot, out of the oven, gooey cookies on the table or opens a cookie jar in front of me.

So, I decided to get my fascination with them out of the way. By indulging in none other than the Chocolate Chip Cookie. Well, with your help. We will be holding a recipe contest for the best darn chocolate chip cookies.

From now till the end of March, submit your chocolate chip cookie recipe on our event wall. We here at the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast will then prepare the recipes and sample them to discover which one was our favorite. From simple chocolate chip to fantasy cookies, I just can't wait to taste them all. Enter your recipe at the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast Event Wall on Facebook and we will take it from there.

The winner of our *Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest* will recieve a gift certificate for a *Night at the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast* to be used any time.

Rules and Regulations--

1. Recipe must be original (not one from the back of a bag; I tried them all)

2. Must be submited before March 31, 2010

3. Must include chocolate chips in the recipe, however your unique combinations are encourged.

4. Your recipe may be published in book format or used on our website or any of our social media.

5. By submitting a recipe, you allow the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast to use it for such media stated in #4.

6. Most important rule... KNOCK MY SOCKS OFF!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Music Friday in Lancaster

Looking for something to do this weekend in Lancaster after checking in at the Bed and Breakfast. How about heading downtown for Music Fridays. An event that comes each third Friday of the month and showcases some of the local and not so local talent. Music Fridays have live performances at many different venues throughout the city. From clubs and cabaret to intimate jazz performances, February's Music Friday has over 15 different venues to choose from. Whats more, many of the downtown shops will stay open later for the travelers to enjoy. And don't forget about the many fine restaurants downtown. One in particular Effie Ophelia's is getting a lot of attention.

To find out more of what is going on this month for First Friday, go to

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Lancaster and the Diner

So many times when finishing up on Sunday after a busy weekend at the bed and breakfast, we travel throughout Lancaster County in search of comfort food at a local diner. Don't get me wrong, I love a great meal, however there is nothing more pleaseing than a great Turkey dinner with lots of gravy.

I have found in Lancaster three diners that I enjoy going to. Now once again, this is not your fancy restaurant. However, for the kinda meal that you want to put on the sweat pants after your done eating.

As I mentioned earlier, I am a Turkey man. Love my turkey, stuffing, ( locals call it filling ) and gravy. Instead of the mash spuds that usually come with the meal, I go for french fries. Love them! Don't forget to pile on the gravy.

The three places that I go to are;

1. Lyndon City Diner ( largest of the three )
2. Jennie's Diner ( Trucker's Paradise )
3. Neptune Diner ( Downtown Lancaster )

I have to say that each one delivered. Each time going to them, I have gotten what I expected. Turkey hot, stuffing delicious, and fries smoothered in gravy.

The atmosphere inside of Jennie's and Neptune is that of a true diner. Small, crowded and loads of character. They are both perfect for an intimate conversation or a small family gathering. Lyndon City Diner is quite large however does have that flashy look and the food delivers.
I highly reccommend each one of these. Each one delivers in it's own way. So the next time in Lancaster, just ask and we'll lead the way to great comfort food.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Lancaster Valentines Package and Plenty of Romance

At the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster County, Valentines romance can be celebrated throughout the month with many of the packages we offer. All during the month of February, we are offering many exciting opportunities for couples traveling to PA Dutch Country. From Dinner and a show to learning the art of breakfast in bed. Be sure to stay connected to find out the latest in all the great things going on in Lancaster County. So don't have time to celebrate on Valentine's Day, join us throughout the month.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Fulton Opera House opens the "Unexpected Guest" this weekend!

How about "Dinner and a Show" The Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster County is offering Dinner and a Show. As the Fulton Opera House opens there Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest, the Harvest Moon is offering dinner to go along with it. Stay any two nights from January 29 through February 11 and receive a fifty dollar gift card good for any of the areas great restaurants. Choose from many of our local favorites; from fine dining to PA Dutch offerings the areas culinary offerings are many. Can only stay one night... that's ok we will offer you a twenty five dollar gift card for dinner. Offer can not be combined with any other specials. Call 1.888.824.3763 for all the details and ask for the dinner and a show special.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Lancaster County Cabin Fever for the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast

Cabin Fever Time. Be sure to look at our coupon for our special going on during January and February. A great time of the year to get away.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lancaster County Valentines Package

The Perfect getaway just got more interesting. Valentine's Day is just a few short weeks away... are you ready. Join the Harvest Moon to find our more of how to make the most of "Breakfast in Bed"... on a culinary note! Chef Carl will demonstrate on exactly how to embellish this romantic gesture by kicking it up a notch. Check out our Romance Package on our Packages page

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"Romance on the Moon Package."
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Greenburg Toy and Train Show comes to Lancaster

All aboard… Lancaster County to host a Toy and Train Show

Just when you thought you could put away the last of Christmas, Greenburg is putting on a Toy and Train Show here in Lancaster County on March 6-7, 2010. For all you train enthusiast, this might be the show for you. A traveling show that has up to five hundred tables where dealers are offering the very finest in anything train.

The Lancaster PA show offers a variety of operating model railroad and toy layouts for everyone to enjoy. Informative presentations are offered on a variety of model railroad and toy train topics. If you're looking to get rid of an old toy train, this is the place to do so. Look for appraisals and get offers from multiple dealers under one roof!

And while here in Lancaster County, don’t forget to visit Strassburg. A one of a kind historic town with all types of attractions geared for the train enthusiast. While visiting Lancaster County, stop by The Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast and tell us all about the show… we collect ourselves and are always interested in the latest finds.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Lancaster County Haiti Auction

For Immediate Release:


A Benefit Auction for the Relief Effort in Haiti

The Harvest Moon, a Lancaster County Bed and Breakfast, will be auctioning off two, two night stays for lodging. Due to the massive earthquake in Haiti, the folks at the “Moon” wish to support the relief efforts. The Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast will be using the social media efforts of Facebook as a platform for the auction. All monies will be donated to the American Red Cross.

Also during the months of January and February the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast is making it easy to lend your support to the Haitians. We will donate 2% of each room booked towards the relief effort as well. By simply reserving a room at the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast, 2% percent of your money goes strait to the relief effort through the American Red Cross.

The American Red Cross: Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. We are proud to support the American Red Cross and their efforts in helping the Haitians in rebuilding their devastated land.

The Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast is a Lancaster County Bed and Breakfast proudly serving our guest since 2002. We look forward to your support in helping our neighbors. Bidding for this event will take place on our Harvest Moon Facebook page under the Events Tab. Simply add your name, bid and facebook contact info to be part of this important event at the Harvest Moon. Be sure to tell your friends about it as well. The link follows.

Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast 311 East Main St New Holland, PA 17557


Facebook: Harvest Moon Facebook For Bidding!


Sweet Escape... A Lancaster County Valentines Package

Romance on the Moon… A Lancaster County Valentines Day Package at the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast
A culinary romance package for couples wishing to enjoy a romantic respite at a Lancaster Bed and Breakfast… Slated for Valentine’s Day Weekend, this package immerses the pair into a weekend (February 12-14, 2010) geared for the gourmet in everyone. This weekend highlights the culinary side of Valentine’s Day.
Guests at the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast, who partake in the “Romance on the Moon” package, are greeted with a welcome package of romance and culinary sweets perfect for there stay here at the “Moon”. Breakfast will be served by candlelight; a perfect accompaniment to each mornings offering.
On Saturday morning after breakfast, Chef Carl demonstrates how to make the most of the culinary side of “breakfast in bed”. Chef will illustrate different ways of how to “amp up” this couple’s treat with savory and sweet concoctions to spark the love any time of the year.
Wishing to embellish this package, add a couples massage. Our local massage therapist is just moments away from the Harvest Moon.
The cost of this package which includes your welcome basket filled with romance and sweets, your Saturday morning cooking demo and a complete list of recipes is at 50 dollars per couple. If you wish to add the massage, add an additional 100 dollars on to the package price.
Once again, the Harvest Moon brings to you the world of culinary… one recipe at a time.