#NationalPancakeDay at Charred Oaks Inn

Happy National Pancake Day! Any excuse to eat a tall stack of pancakes, griddle cakes, flapjacks, hotcakes, hoecakes or Johnnycakes is fine by me. Apparently, this batter-made delicacy dates back more than 30,000 years. In fact, historians think it may be the oldest breakfast food in history! Somehow I don't find that surprising - I mean, why mess with a good thing?! And of course pancakes work well not just for breakfast, but for dinner as well. To celebrate #NationalPancakeDay, today's sweet breakfast entree at Charred Oaks Inn was our bourbon-infused cornmeal hoecakes. Recipe follows. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS: 1 cup self-rising Buttermilk enriched white cornmeal mix (Our preference is Wh

"And all at once, summer collapsed into fall…" Oscar Wilde

THINGS TO DO IN THE FALL IN THE GREATER LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY AREA Compliments of VISITLEX, the Lexington Convention and Visitor Bureau ... Drive our "blue (and gold, red and orange) highways." Fall is an ideal time to take the self-guided Bluegrass Country Driving Tour, available free from VisitLEX, the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau. The tour route winds past horse farms and through "hunt country" and is designed in three segments, so you can make a morning or afternoon -or a whole day- of it. (859-233-7299 or 800-845-3959). Bluegrass Note: You can find out about the progression of changing leaves across Kentucky, late September through early November, by calling the ColorFall Ke


September is National Bourbon Heritage Month in the United States. Of course, here in Central Kentucky, bourbon is celebrated year round, but National Bourbon Heritage Month asks that anyone who appreciates Bourbon to celebrate that love with responsibility and respect. The bill creating National Bourbon Heritage Month did two things: 1) it solidified the creation, the culture, the craft of the Bourbon industry as a proud chapter in the storybook of American history and 2) it reinforced a 1964 Act of Congress that declared Bourbon "America's Native Spirit". The all-important Act came about to protect and define what Bourbon was and where it was made. To celebrate National Bourbon Heritage

Charred Oaks Innkeepers, Pamela Byrne Riley and Richard B. Riley, reflect on words of wisdom on Labo

Finding a job you love is age-old advice. Confucius probably has the best longstanding quote about “do what you love.” His words, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life,” have been repeated throughout history. Or consider Warren Buffett’s words, “Take a job that you love.” And let’s not forget the prolific thoughts of Maya Angelou who said “…pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you and the advice of Steve Jobs who said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” After separate careers which spanned almost thirty years and took them away from each other regularly, they decided that t

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