The Old Stone House

The same weekend that The Man With Whom I Keep Company and I were visiting Friend TMB near Onoway, we went to The Old Stone House Teahouse that is also near Onoway.

It was originally a farmhouse that was built in  the 1920s and 1930s by a stone mason who emigrated from Ireland.

TMWWIKC and Friend TMB looking over the neighboring field from the deck.

The Old Stone House has fabulous home-made soups, quiches, salads, sandwiches and desserts. TMMWIKC had the wild mushroom soup and a glass of freshly squeezed lemonade. Friend TMB had the roasted chicken and rice soup. (You’ll see it later in this post).I had already scrounged lunch from Friend TMB’s fridge while the boys were sleeping in, so I just had dessert – the blueberry pie a-la-mode and ginger green tea.

Here is a close up of the amazing crust and the generous blueberry filling – yum!

After lunch we went for a tour of the second floor that has a gift shop and a meeting room. The lady in the gift shop told us all about “The Bachelor ” who lived there after the Irish family, and apparently he wasn’t the tidiest man. It is now very tidy.

Here is Friend TMB doing his Brad Pitt impersonation on the settee (original to the house – the settee that is).

That blueberry pie made me feel strong enough to lift a boulder outside The Old Stone House!

After we got back to the city, I told Friend JA about the teahouse, and we decided to go the very next weekend. Friend JA had the roasted chicken rice soup (same as Friend TMB) and the black forest ham and swiss on a whole wheat ciabatta. The ciabatta is just how it should be – chewy and moist.

I had the three tomato bisque and the same sandwich as Friend JA. The bisque was thick and zesty. I also had a cup of ginger green tea again. They serve the tea in such pretty cups – it makes me feel all Princessy-like.

Then we had some desserts that made friend JA very excited – apple pie and their sweets sampler. This sampler had a Nanaimo bar, a slice of fudge nut brownie cake, a coconut slice, and a square of that gooey yummy pink marshmallow stuff that matched Friend JA’s blouse.

The food and the atmosphere are great at The Old Stone House, but make sure you leave yourself plenty of time. The service is very friendly but a bit scattered. They are only open Saturdays from 11AM to 3PM (but check first – sometimes they are closed for a private function), so I think that they haven’t really got an efficient work flow going. But don’t let that stop you – just sit back and enjoy the good, slow country life.

Posted by Truly Scrumptious


2 thoughts on “The Old Stone House

  1. Wow, that chicken rice soup looks like the very definition of the word hearty.

    The picture of you lifting the boulder looks phony. It needs some Photoshop magic:

    There, now it’s believable.

    I watched (part of) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tonight on tv and now I fully appreciate your alias.

    • That shows my boulder-lifting much more realistically! I think I need to watch Chitty Chitty Bang Bang again. In fact, I think Tim Burton should do a re-make. Especially since the screenplay was written by Roald Dahl, based on the novel by Ian Fleming. Just think of the possibilities: Johnny Depp could play Caracatus Potts and Helena Bonham Carter could play me…

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