Sunday, March 23, 2014

Dickinson College Hosts Kristin Kimball - Farmer Extraordinaire

     Last evening was a celebration of farm life and sustainability at the annual Local Farm Dinner organized by the Dickinson College Farm.  The speaker was Kristin Kimball, co-owner with husband Mark of Essex Farm and Institute and guest of the Carlisle House. Her inspirational presentation about her life-changing career decision as described in her book The Dirty Life was enjoyed by all. Farmed by draft  horses and several tractors,
Essex Farm is a total CSA farm providing a year's food for over 200 members.  
     Prior to Kristin's presentation, two of the Dickinson College students also spoke on how the Dickinson Farm and its leaders and fellow students changed their whole outlook and their futures about food, life, farming and sustainability. This year, proceeds from the dinner went to Leaf Project PA.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Last Chance for the Great Quiche Contest!

With a NEW Carlisle House breakfast quiche recipe coming soon, will it be YOUR idea? Will you be the luck one staying for two free nights at our Select Registry Inn? There is still time to suggest a new theme country and one new ingredient for our BREAKFAST quiches!

Find details on our website at 

Carlisle House Norwegian Quiche with Smoked Salmon

Your idea could be the very next quiche we display here on our blog, on our website, and on Facebook.   Fame could be yours, fortune not so much, but with two free nights at our Select Registry Inn you would be very happy, we promise!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

A Taste of Carlisle with FREE ticket - March 9, 2014

Savor the Flavor -- A Taste of Carlisle is the Chamber's premiere tasting event presented in partnership with the Downtown Carlisle Association. The event brings together the best of the best from local restaurants, pubs, caterers, cafes, bakeries and chocolatiers to offer taste samplings to our attendees. In addition to the delicious food and beverage offerings, Savor the Flavor also features great shopping opportunities -- including jewelry, kitchen implements, bakeware, and other unique gift ideas. A portion of the day's proceeds are donated to local charities.

Participating restaurants include: Andalusia, Cafe Bruges, Helena's Chocolate Cafe and Creperie, Market Cross Pub, Piatto, and Rillos and many more. 

Come stay a night at the Carlisle House and enjoy the TASTE of our Carlisle contribution - one of our delectable quiches!  Then enjoy the Taste of Carlisle and we buy your ticket (Up to 2 tickets per reservation).  Must be booked by Friday, March 7! 
Price:  $15 in advance; $20 at the Door
Time: From: 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM Location: St. Patrick Church Activity Center Address: 85 Marsh Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013 Phone: 717-243-4515