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Pumpkin spice & everything nice

October 28, 2018 by whitefences

Pumpkin spice is certainly the rage this season, in fact it seems to get bigger every year. It amazes me all the recipes and commercial food items that pop up with pumpkin spice each year. Halloween is Wednesday which means we say good-bye to October. The pumpkin patches will all be closing this week which always makes me sad but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy pumpkin spice. I didn’t always like pumpkin as much as I do now.  Are you a fan of pumpkin? It is so healthy, the pumpkin health benefits are numerous. Lots of vitamin A, fiber and beta-carotene, so if haven’t added pumpkin to your autumn food list give it a try you might be surprised. It’s also great for dogs and happens to be a favorite of Bailey. I mix some in his meals and he is fast to eat every morsel.

I thought it would be nice to share a few of my favorite pumpkin spice recipes with you. Hopefully  you will enjoy making them and of course eating them!

My #1 all time FAVORITE pumpkin recipe is Pumpkin Streusel Coffee cake. I found this recipe last year on King Arthur Flour website. I have yet to have a guest not love it.  It’s worth every minute it takes to make.







Next would be Pumpkin Spice Latte Muffins  from I actually served these this morning, guests were asking for the recipe so they could make them at home. What more could I ask for! All you need is a pumpkin spice latte to go with your muffin.








Now if you have never tried pumpkin butter, what have you been waiting for? I prefer the healthy recipe and I play around with the spices since I love all the autumn spices, especially while they are cooking. This recipe is so easy you make it in a slow cooker, how easy is that!



Fall, Discover the best of the Hamptons

October 16, 2018 by whitefences

October is the perfect time to discover how beautiful fall is in the Hamptons. Most people think of the Hamptons only as a summer destination. Fall is actually quite a spectacular time of the year here. The harvest season is the perfect time to visit the vineyards, orchards, and pumpkin patches as the vines and foliage turn into the autumnal hues. Guests resist going to pick apples and getting lost in the corn mazes. When they return to the inn they are full of laughs and giggles along with apples and cider. They can’t believe how much fun they just had. Sometimes you just have to let it all go and be a kid again!

There are four orchards/pumpkin patches within two miles of our inn. Each offer a completely different experience so you can pick which you want to try or try them all!

  1. Hank’s Pumpkintown – the closest and walkable, just across the street has apple picking, one of the largest pumpkin patches, and a corn maze. (this farm attracts a lot families with small children)
  2. Seven Ponds Orchards – located about one mile from the has a little bit of everything and less crowded.
  3. Milk Pail U Pick – my personal favorite, this is the largest orchard that grows over 23 types of apples some are unnamed an just numbered. Milk Pail works with Cornell University in growing new varieties of apples. This farm is 11th & 12th generation carrying on the family farming tradition for over 350 years! I always suggest just going for a visit, it’s worth the trip! The apples are so delicious and with so many choices probably won’t be able to pick a favorite.
  4. Fairview Farm- this year Fairview has created a very special maze celebrating Marjorie R Ludlow’s 100th birthday and their farmhouse which was moved to it’s present location 100 years ago. You won’t want to leave without a visit to the farm stand to pick up a fresh baked pie!

Besides all the orchards, farms, and vineyards we can’t forget the beaches. If you prefer serenity, then a beach walk will be perfect for you. Getting back in touch with nature and enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Hamptons in the fall are just what the doctor ordered. 



B & B; Breakfast and Beaches — Breakfast food and local beach spots

August 7, 2018 by whitefences

Breakfast Food

When we decided to throw in the towel with our careers in the garment business and pursue becoming innkeepers, my first reaction was “I better learn to cook breakfast!” I am really not a breakfast person, and that hasn’t changed much. I have always loved cooking and baking, but breakfast was never part of my focus.

Thankfully, I always read lots of cooking magazines, and then there was the Food Network — blogs were just getting popular back in 2010.

Now, after owning two inns, our first was in Maine and now we have White Fences Water Mill here in the Hamptons, I would have to say my go-to all-time guest favorite is the “cheesy egg open-face breakfast sandwich.”

It’s very simple to make and everyone loves it: Whole grain toast, a little smear of mayo, bacon, a slice of tomato (it’s great now that local tomatoes are in season), cheese. All goes into the oven until the cheese is melted and then I add a fried egg on top!


Local Beach Spots

Come for the beach, stay for the bed & breakfast! My favorite beach tip for my guests: Go to Flying Point Beach, which is less than two miles from White Fences Water Mill (it’s walkable)! Flying Point beach is special because it’s never too crowded. Although Cooper’s Beach is more well known, Flying Point is just as nice. At White Fences Water Mill, we have parking passes, beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach towels for our guests to ensure your getaway by the beach is a seamless one!

We’ve renovated

July 7, 2015 by whitefences

Come see what we’ve done to the inn.  Updated rooms and amenities await you at our Water Mill, NY B&B.