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Chocolate Crusted Peanut Butter Tart

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Do you live to eat? Or do you eat to live?

Chocolate crusted peanut butter tart

Isn’t it interesting how babies that came out of the same womb can be so different from each other?

Take my husband and his brother for instance. There are only two kids in that family. My husband and his brother. No sisters. No other brother. Just them.

Two men could hardly be more different; especially when it comes to food.

My husband and I just go back from a vacation. We went to two very special inns on the east coast. We stayed a few days in each place. One is called Winvian and the other is called Blantyre. Winvian is in Connecticut and Blantyre is in Massachusetts. Neither of them is located in an area that is very exciting. What is exciting are the inns. Check them out on line if you want to see what they look like.

Every person has a variety of criteria for choosing vacation locations. Our criteria include: nice accommodations with great beds, a beautiful spa bathroom, a separate sitting area so my husband can get up early and read while I sleep, a quiet, relaxing setting; something rural or with special appeal, a fabulous chef and an amazing wine list.

Winvian and Blantyre score high marks in all categories. I research these things pretty thoroughly before I book any reservations. I check their websites. I look at the rooms on line. (These are smaller inns so you can actually pick the exact room you are going to stay in).

I look at the menus for the inn’s restaurant(s). We don’t plan to eat outside of the hotel for dinner. The dinner is a main attraction. We research the reputation and experience of the chef. The menu I review might not be the exact one they will be offering that night. In fact, these places cook with local ingredients, things from their garden and special order items so it’s likely that they will have a different menu every night. I just want to get an idea of the style and depth of the menu.

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