The annual Deep Creek Dunk will be getting some winter weather this weekend. With winter being unusually warm this year many participants perhaps thought they could getaway with some slightly easier conditions. This is not the case today, but it is expected to be sunny tomorrow when participants will brave some still pretty chilly water to raise money for Maryland Special Olympics.
The Dunk starts at 2:00 behind Uno's and The Honi Honi. Many of the participants dress in some very interestingly themed costumes, so stop by and check out why this is one of the most popular events of the winter at Deep Creek Lake.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Total Time 30 Minutes
3 Envelopes of Unflavored Knox Gelatin
1/2 Cup Cold Water
2 Cups Granulated Sugar
2/3 Cup Corn Syrup
1/4 Cup Water
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
Confectioners' Sugar for Dredging
In the bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Soak for 10 minutes.
Combine sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil hard for 1 minute. Pour boiling syrup into gelatin and mix at high speed. Add the salt and beat for 12 minutes. Add vanilla and incorporate into mixture. Scrape into a 9x9 inch pan lined with oiled plastic wrap and spread evenly. (note: Lightly oil hands and spatula or bowl scraper). After pouring marshmallows mixture into the pan, take another piece of plastic and wrap and press mixture into the pan.
Let mixture sit for a few hours. Remove from pan, dredge the marshmallow slab with confectioners' sugar and cut into 12 equal pieces with scissors (the best tool for the job) or a chef's knife. Dredge each piece of marshmallow in confectioners' sugar.
Yield: 12 large marshmallows
Recipe Source: French Laundry Cookbook By Thomas Keller (Artisan)
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Before you arrive plan to surprise your other half by adding a romantic tone to your room with rose petals or flowers along with any of our wine or champagne packages.
Arrange for the both of you to enjoy a massage and relax in the sauna before hand and your room next to the fireplace afterwards. We offer three massage variations all with the intention of allowing you to relax during your stay (Please book massage with your reservation).
Hot Stone Massage: Combines various massage techniques and warm lava stones to relax the body at its deepest level.
Swedish Massage: Is the most familiar of all massage techniques. This gentle, full-body massage will induce relaxation, rejuvenation and increase your body’s circulation.
Reflexology: Uses pressure points of the feet that correspond to specific parts of your body to release tension. This technique improves circulation and releases energy throughout your entire body.
Valentine's Day is a good reason to share mutual love for each other, but remember any time is good time to show it.