Washington Cherries For Breakfast Desserts

From the keyboard of Stephanie Prima-Sarantopulos: The first of the Washington cherry crops arrived last week – to the delight of Anna Maria and me.  We both sat with bowls of cherries in front of us, gorging like black bears on the glossy, merlot-colored fruit.  From our local co-op […]

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Custom Tours for Winter San Juan Island Visitors

Just because the temperature has dropped some and there may be a bit more precipitation or wind, doesn’t mean the island has shut down for tourism. We’re happy to introduce Suzie and Hawk Pingree at Westcott Bay Cider Company, who have offered customs tours for our inn guests.  The […]

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Fresh From the Comb Honey on San Juan Island

No doubt you’ve heard that saying, “Make hay while the sun shines.”  Here on San Juan Isl and we can add “Make HONEY while the sun shines.”  The marine climate here is just cool enough to keep the flower nectar from flowing easily, so poor little honey bees have […]

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Pineapple Tart

This recipe is from Francois Payard’s Simply Sensational Desserts.  The title of the book says it all!  The recipes are simple and fail-proof.  I return to this book repeatedly for new ideas and old favorites.           1/2 Cup                     Diced fresh or canned pineapple, drained One […]

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Friday Harbor San Juan Island Lodging – Specials

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Coho Restaurant May 9, 2010 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. $30 for 3 courses For more information, visit Coho Restaurant Lodging and Dining-Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA. Harrison House Suites and Tucker House Inn Coho Restaurant

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Vacation Getaways in Friday Harbor San Juan Island

One of our romantic guests, surprised his sweetie with this beautiful cheese plate that Shay prepared. It featured Quail Croft Farms Goat Cheese (made here on the Island), Spanish Manchego and Seastack, a Pacific Northwest soft-ripened Cheese from Mt. Townsend Creamery, in Port Townsend, WA (on the Olympic Peninsula). […]

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San Juan Island Hotels – Friday Harbor WA

The Harrison House Suites acquired two fabulous cooking appliances last month. The blue tiled object is a kamado – a Japanese clay oven. Dave is quite expert at cooking up meats, poultry and fish for catering and for dinner at Coho Restaurant. As you can see it nicely adorns […]

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San Juan Island Washington Restaurants

Smoked Hazelnut Crusted Lamb Chops 3-4 Tbsp. course-grained Dijon mustard 1/2 c. Italian seasoned bread crumbs 1/3 c. chopped hazelnuts 1/4 c. fresh parsley 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme 1/2 tsp. pepper Depending on how many chops you are doing, you might need to double or triple the recipe. Spread […]

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Friday Harbor, Washington Recipes for Spring

Sorrel Salad with Creamy Chive Dressing Dressing 1/4 c. whole-milk yogurt 1 Tbls. extra-virgin olive oil 1 Tbls. lemon juice 1 Tbls. minced shallot 1 Tbls. chopped fresh chives or garlic scrapes 1 tsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard 1/4 tsp. sea salt Salad 4 c. sorrel – choose […]

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Washington State Culinary Travel- San Juan Island Harrison House Suites

Tucker House Inn and Harrison House Suites, both Best Places to Kiss, were featured in the Best Places to Kiss Cookbook just released. The Tucker House’s Broiled Portobello Mushrooms stuffed with Italian sausage are included on page 33. The Harrison House Suites’s Molten Chocolate Cake with cherry sauce is […]

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Upcoming Events at Coho Restaurant 2009, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island.

Coho’s chefs are planning several exciting wine dinners for early 2009 including a special St. Valentine’s Dinner with chocolate and red wine; a sake tasting with sushi and other Japanese favorites; and an Italian dinner featuring Sicilian cuisine!

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Coho Restaurant Monthly Wine Dinners – San Juan Island

Thanksgiving is in 4 days and Christmas right around the corner and we are not only busy planning holiday dinners, parties and weddings, but looking forward to our 2009 wine dinner calendar. Coho Restaurant is going to kick off our first 2009 wine dinner with a focus on Spain […]

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Coho October Winemakers Dinner – Savor the San Juan Islands

We have no sooner finished one one dinner that we are busy planning our next dinner for October 11th – Flights of Reds. We had a staff tasting earlier this week to decide on the menu and pairings. It was alot of hard work but someone has to do […]

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Hi! Updates on the Island

Hello everyone, my name is Shaylynn, I just joined the Inn’s team about a month ago and I wanted to introduce myself, many of you have seen me around (if you have been to the island recently) I just moved out here from CT, long jump but I must […]

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Coho Restaurant Receives Rave Reviews from Patrons – Friday Harbor, WA

Coho Restaurant has been open just a month. We were so thrilled to share this wonderful review from one of our patrons. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60957-d1057963-Reviews-Coho_Restaurant-Friday_Harbor_Washington.html Many of the patrons like the simple things we serve like our salads. The greens come from three different Island farms and are packed with flavor.

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Springtime on San Juan Island – Lodging on Friday Harbor

Spring has definitely sprung at the Harrison House Suites and on San Juan Island. The gardens look like a giant Easter Basket with tulips, daffodils, and Camellia in full bloom. While the weather has been a bit seasonally cool, the blue skies and afternoon sun do not deter. The […]

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Coho Restaurant opens on San Juan Island

It was really gratifying to see the beautiful food emerge from Coho Restaurant’s kitchen during our opening weekend. All the months of planning and weeks of cooking brought the restaurant to life. Having patrons enjoy the fresh local ingredients from the Island’s local farms was really gratifying. We showcased […]

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Coho – New Restaurant on San Juan Island, Washington

Dave and Anna Maria will continue their passion with food with a new restaurant Coho opening April 2008. The restaurant will feature fresh local and seasonal northwest cuisine with a bit of an international flavor. Coho will draw its menu inspiration from La Cucina Anna Maria: Good Life Recipes […]

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Bed and Breakfast Friday Harbor – Thanksgiving preparations

The Harrison House Suites is preparing for the holidays. Earlier this month, we purchased over 25 lbs of three different varieties of pumpkins from one of the local farms. We roasted them and made our own pumpkin purée. We will be featuring pumpkin throughout the holidays in Pumpkin pancakes, […]

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Friday Harbor, Washington Holiday Preparation

San Juan Island and the Town of Friday Harbor are preparing for the holiday season. The town will be decked out for the season and there will be lots of festivities throughout the season. The parade of lights in the harbor features the most amazingly decorated boats and ends […]

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