Terrapin Peak installs new approach

  If you’ve ever visited Terrapin Peak, you probably recall the long gravel approach to access the bed and breakfast. To better suit visitors to the location, Terrapin Peak took it upon themselves to make the location more accessible. Working … Continue reading

Four found peeping at Lake Tenkiller Bed and Breakfast

The parents that found lodging at this Oklahoma Bed & Breakfast asked the B&B’s owner to retreat and take a vacation from office work until these peepers could fly away. They nestled outside the main office on the underside of … Continue reading

Lake Tenkiller, are you ready for some summer time fun?

The dawn of summer sparks a lot of excitement and anticipation of time to relax with friends and family from the hectic schedules of everyday life. For many years Lake Tenkiller was our escape. I still remember the first time … Continue reading

Oklahoma lodging at Lake Tenkiller, do you know the secret?

We vacationed at Lake Tenkiller for more than 15 years. Our journey to the area started when we lived in Wichita, KS. We were looking for a place we could spend some quality vacation time with our best friends and … Continue reading

Blood Moon at Lake Tenkiller in Oklahoma, April 15, 2014

At 2:45 AM above Terrapin Peak The Blood moon appeared while most were asleep.   Chef “What’s His Name” was stirring for those in their bed, Breakfast and beyond then he looked above his head, The moon wasn’t white, but … Continue reading

Preparing Sauteed vegetables, are you putting the “sizzle” in your cooking?


Q: I must be the worst cook in the world. Really! Once I worked at McDonald’s and took home a raw burger, cooked it and it was not the same. The omelet you prepared for me was so fresh and colorful I ate the whole thing just for pleasure. It was huge and tasted so fresh. I’ve made myself omelets before but the veggies always seem to look like tinted jelly. When I try to brown meat in a skillet one side starts good and when I’m done the color cooks off the meat.  What am I missing? What is your secret?

A: Seeiyellow green and red pepperng that you are choosing the best fresh ingredients, try to improve on how to saute. Saute comes from the French meaning “to sizzle”. Keep air space between vegetables. Too close and they start to steam and loose color, a process called “sweating”. In principle the same thing can happen with meats. If meats are too close to each other or too big for the size of skillet the sweat and steam are preventing browning. Also, if the skillet is too deep like when cooking burgers, moist air is slowed for escape resulting in initially good browning at the start and upon flipping the spot on the skillet is cooler, hence starting a sweating (steaming) process. One more flip and the brown coloring is starting to steam off. For this reason burger places cook on a large flat griddle top (maximizing moisture escape) and flipping to fresh hot spots. To help keep vegetables color in omelets, place cooked veggies on a paper towel to absorb extra oil and stop the cooking process. If piled up they will steam and loose color.

Simply, with Chef “What’s His Name”, excerpts of answers to memorable questions from guests that you can use!

Genny and Chef “What’s His Name” vacationed at Lake Tenkiller for more than 15 years. At their Oklahoma Bed and Breakfast they enjoy sharing their home, life stories and love of the Lake Tenkiller area with their guests. To sign up for the free guide to Lake Tenkiller and receive Terrapin Peak Bed, Breakfast & Beyond news updates CLICK HERE.


Vacation spots in Oklahoma 2013: Tahlequah & Lake Tenkiller

Hot, Hot, Hot. That is the best way to describe summer at the lake. Typically temperatures average from highs of 91 and lows of 71. Perfect weather for enjoying cool Lake Tenkiller. May 2013 is the time of the year … Continue reading