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Pickity Place – Mason, NH

July 29, 2010

I’ve blogged about it before, but this little hidden gem bears repeating.  Actually and factually deep in the woods in Mason, NH (somewhere sort of kind of near Nashua), is Pickity Place.  It’s a little oasis in the woods with a cottage serving lovely luncheons, a gift shop, greenhouse, and gardens.


And sheep!


This little guy was just a month old and his “baaah” sounded more like “Mom!!!”


We walked around the gardens, enjoyed the gift shop and of course had lunch.  The menu is changes monthly.  We were there last weekend so we enjoyed the July menu:

Garden Patch Dunk Dip
Vegetable Barley Soup w/Fresh Herbs
Daily Harvest Summer Salad w/Cream New England Buttermilk Dressing
Dill Bread
Shredded Beef Ravioli w/Sauce Al’Lamariciana
— or —
Adobo Roasted Vegetables over Rosti Potatoes
Spinach Stuffed Tomato
Strawberry Shortcake

We all went with the ravioli:


It was a beautiful presentation with fresh herbs and the stuffed tomato, although I thought the braised beef in a wine sauce was an unusual choice for a summer menu.  I neglected to take pictures of the starters, which were also lovely, especially the dill bread which was served with lemon basil butter


Ahh, dessert – they actually found a way to improve on classic strawberry shortcake.  The white cake was topped with chocolate cream cheese frosting and cocoa whipped cream – brilliant!  After all, chocolate covered strawberries are a fabulous combination, so why not shake up shortcake with a little chocolate too? 

Lunch also includes iced tea, lemonade, or hot tea and coffee and I think it is still a bargain at the new slightly higher price of $18.95. 

We like to make it a habit to visit Pickity several times a year to see it in all the different seasons, although the roads can be difficult to pass in the winter or the early spring when it is muddy.  But if you can make it there, it is surely worth the trip.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. July 29, 2010 1:55 am

    I could eat it all over again! When’s our next trip?

  2. Renae permalink
    July 29, 2010 2:06 am

    We should try to go twice this fall. We have a mission now to fill up that frequent visitor card by next July!

  3. Susan permalink
    July 29, 2010 8:22 am

    Wow! Truly gorgeous pictures, and what great value!

  4. LeighG permalink
    July 29, 2010 11:24 am

    My mother and sister-in-law went there and loved it. 🙂

  5. killercoconut permalink*
    July 29, 2010 12:15 pm

    You always make it sound so good, but I can’t get past the name. It makes me think I’m going to be seated next to Holly Hobby and some Care Bears.

    I might go up there and get that lamb and take him back to my house though. I need to hug him!

    • Jennifer A (Bread and Putter) permalink*
      July 30, 2010 1:21 am

      I think you might run into Little Red Riding Hood there.

      Isn’t the lamb adorable? Looks like Ozzie, hee hee hee!

  6. July 30, 2010 6:57 pm

    How could you ruin Strawberry Shortcake with chocolate? Sorry, I need my fluffy white toppings. 🙂

  7. August 13, 2010 2:20 pm

    Adorable! Sheep are my favourite animal. I absolutely love them!

  8. October 28, 2010 7:47 pm

    when i go to a gift shop, i always look for cute little stuffed animals and other cute stuffs:~-

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