Our last day in Lancaster has arrived. I was excited to wake up to another beautiful morning at the Olde Stone Guesthouse. While we waited for breakfast to be served we took the twins outside to play and I captured some photos of the garden. But first, let me show you how amazing the sky was when we returned from dinner the night before.
The Olde Stone Guesthouse is incredibly charming. It’s a beautiful oasis tucked back off the road in the middle of Amish farmland. Florence (the innkeeper) does an excellent job maintaining the beautiful gardens.
For breakfast we had a delicious egg, potato, cheese, and bacon scramble. Florence also served fresh fruit with yogurt, homemade bread and jam, and granola. After breakfast we loaded everything up in the car and headed out to Kitchen Kettle Village!
Kitchen Kettle Village
Kitchen Kettle Village is located in the heart of Intercourse, Pennsylvania and is a wonderful place to do some shopping. With over 40 specialty shops, there is something for everyone: gourmet food shops (of course my favorite), jewelry, pottery, art, quilts, and much more. It is a great place to spend the day.
Aged and Cured
Our first stop was a meat and cheese shop called Aged and Cured.
At Aged and Cured you can find a large selection of meats, cheeses, and locally made specialty products like hot sauce and beef jerky. They also feature so many delicious jams and dips. I also love the way everything is displayed, and with samples too!
We had a great time sampling our way through this adorable little store. I found a couple items that I had to take home and try: Artichoke Tomato Bruschetta Spread and Dip and Salvation Hot Sauce. I am not the type of person that can handle alot of heat but I love this Salvation Sauce! Next stop the Olive Basin!
The Olive Basin
The Olive Basin is the place to go if you are looking for premium quality Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars. This beautiful tasting room is a lot of fun for foodies like me because you can sample different types of oils and vinegars that you may have never heard of and you can learn a lot about how to cook with them.
Once you have gotten a taste of all the oils and vinegars it’s time to choose which one you will take home and make a part of your pantry. You pick out your empty bottle and they will bottle it up for you. It doesn’t get any fresher than that.
They also offer different types of salts and seasonings that you can add to your vinegar or olive oil to make a delicious dip. I love sopping up all that goodness with a fresh piece of bread!
My purchases: Traditional Balsamic Vinegar (this has been great on fresh tomatoes this summer), Focaccia Bread, Tuscan Herb Chef Salt, and Delizia Garlic and Chili Stuffed Gordal Olives.
Jam & Relish Kitchen
Our last stop in Kitchen Kettle Village and on our Lancaster County Adventure is the Jam and Relish Kitchen. This is THE place to go for Pennsylvania Dutch jams, jellies, relishes, salsas, and more. Everything is made right there in the store so you can watch the masters at work. A lot of love is put into these jams and jellies! They have every flavor of jam you could ever dream of!
Jellies aren’t the only thing you will find at the Jam & Relish Kitchen you will find, well relish of course, but pickles, nut butters, and soup mixes too. They even have a bakery section where you will find freshly made breads, cookies, and pies.
My purchases were: Sweet Pickle Chips, Fig Jam, and Seedless Blackberry Jam.
Kitchen Kettle Village
3529 Old Philadelphia Pike
Intercourse, PA 17534
I can’t believe we have come to the end of our Lancaster County Foodie Adventure! I hope you had as much fun as I did and that you go visit some of these places for yourself. You will not be disappointed. Thanks for tagging along and I will see you at our next Tasty Place!