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Bygone Basics Culinary School

Discover the simple pleasures of earlier American kitchens and rural farm life. This truly unique cooking school was named in November 2014 as one of Michigan’s BEST PIE MAKERS by MLIVE. In a historic manse (circa 1873), Chef Valerie Hanson, Kitchenaire, opens the door of the Bygone Basics Culinary School to you, for the lost (almost) culinary arts of “putting food by” and the home artisan skills of pressure and water bath canning, fermenting, baking and cooking from whole foods, cheese-making, sourdough bread artistry, jam/jelly making, and soap making. We invite you to make memories, eat great food and gain skills you really can use!
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Bygone Basics

Amanda’s Bequest – a Heritage Farmstay Bed & Breakfast

At Amanda’s Bequest – A Heritage FarmStay Bed & Breakfast, you’ll enjoy an intimate, cozy and simply grand retreat in a heritage farm-style setting. Located 1/2 mile from White Lake, and 4 miles from a beautiful pier and beach on Lake Michigan, this romantic, unique, and delightful Montague area heritage farm stay Bed & Breakfast is your perfect getaway for couples, solitary, business traveler, culinary excursion, historical experience or friends.
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Amanda's Bequest B&B