Welcome to the Harrison House Suites Blog!

Feel free to share your impressions of your stay with us and your time on the Islands - your favorite hike, best dining experience (you can even mention your favorite breakfast or cookie), and most memorable moment. We will do our best to keep you apprised of not-to-miss events on the Islands and news from the Inn. Stay tuned and we are looking forward to your thoughts...

Accommodations in Friday Harbor, the Tucker House Inn

Blueberry Philly Cream Cheesecake, Photo Credit: Stefan Scherperel

Blueberry Philly No-Bake Cream Cheesecake

Blueberry Philly Cream Cheesecake 1 graham cracker crust 2, 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature 14-ounce can (1 1/4 cups) sweetened condensed milk 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice 1 tsp. vanilla extract Blueberry Sauce 2 pints fresh or frozen blueberries 1/4 c. sugar to taste 1/4 tsp. lemon zest […]

Read More»
Cooked Shrimp Salad - Photo Credit -Stefan Scherperel

Cooked Shrimp Salad

Cooked Shrimp Salad Note: This is one of our go to dinners when we want something quick, easy, satiating and are craving lots of crunchy vegetables. Shrimp 1# shrimp, steamed with beer and Old Bay 2 Tbsp. seasoned rice wine vinegar 2 Tbsp. aioli (recipe) 1 tsp. celery seeds […]

Read More»
Tequila Lime Shrimp Salad - Photo Credit: Stefan Scherperel

Tequilla Lime Shrimp Salad

Tequila Lime Shrimp Salad Ingredients 1# shrimp, cleaned, peeled and deveined ¼ c. Tequila ½ c. lime juice, freshly squeezed ¼ c. red onion, sliced ¼ c. cilantro, chopped, reserve some whole leaves for garnish 1 plum tomato, seeded and diced Salt and pepper 1. Boil or steam shrimp […]

Read More»
Maryland Crab Meat Salad - Photo Credit: Stefan Scherperel

Maryland Crab Salad

Maryland Crab Potato Salad Potato Salad 1# Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes 1/3 c. sour cream 2 Tbsp. aioli (recipe below) 1 tsp. stone ground mustard ¼ c. green onions diced (reserve 1 Tbsp. for garnish) ¼ c. celery diced 2 Tbsp. parsley, chopped 1 Dill […]

Read More»
Japanese Crab Meat Salad - Photo Credit: Stefan Scherperel

Japanese Crab Meat Salad

Japanese Crab Meat Salad Ingredients 1/2 # Dungeness or Maryland Blue Crab (backfin or lump, cooked and picked) Avocado Miso Vinaigrette (recipe below) 1 c. Mizuna 2 Tbsp. daikon root, julienned Edaname, tossed with sea salt Wonton wrappers or Lotus root, thinly sliced, fried, seasoned with sea salt, optional […]

Read More»
Photo Courtesy of Stefan Scherperel

Balsamic Shrimp and Asparagus Salad

  Ingredients 1# shrimp, cleaned and deveined Heirloom tomato, thinly sliced 1# asparagus 2 oz. Prosciutto de Parma, thinly sliced 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar reduction or aged balsamic (start with 1 cup of vinegar and reduce down until sweet, thick and viscous) Parmesan or Grano Padano Cheese, shaved EVOO […]

Read More»
Molly Prima and her brother, Ben Prima, at the traveling kitchen table.

The Journey of Molly and Her Traveling Kitchen Table

I have enjoyed cooking as long as I can remember.  I love eating; experiencing different tastes and textures is exciting for me. My dad is Italian-American, so I was raised in an environment that revolves around food; family gatherings are like eating marathons.   As a child, I never […]

Read More»
Molly doing her thang

New Chef at the Inns

Meet Molly. Or maybe you already have. If you haven’t, you’re missing out because Molly is cooking up some fabulous breakfasts! Molly Prima joined us at the end of August, jumping right into the heat of a busy commercial kitchen on Labor Day weekend. Undaunted from her “christening by […]

Read More»
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Makes 12-14 Servings This seasonal make-ahead treat is equally at home at the most elegant holiday dessert table or as comfort food after family meals. It’s tall and fluffy; topped with a dollop of fresh cream, it’s luscious, and pairs well with a rich cup of freshly-brewed coffee.   […]

Read More»
Harrison House Suites Stone Fruit Tart

Stone Fruit Tart

Makes 12 Servings Throughout the summer and fall we get get luscious apricots, peaches, nectarines and plums from our Eastern Washington farmers. This tart can be made with any stone fruit you’d like; just make sure it’s ripe. Taking the time to arrange the fruit in a decorative pattern […]

Read More»
SJ Scenic Byways Poster Graphic Only

San Juan Island Scenic Byways

Washington State is filled with incredible beauty and diversity, the best of which is featured in premier driving tours designated as Scenic Byways. The spectacular San Juan Islands Scenic Byway is Washington’s newest byway, and is unique as the only state byway that includes a marine highway. The Islands […]

Read More»
Mona - Dont Feed

Don’t Feed Mona!

                        Poor Mona, we’re loving her too much!  She is suffering from some SERIOUS camel conditions, and we don’t have an exotic animal veterinarian on the island who can really dial in the prescriptive remedy. For now, her […]

Read More»
Rocks From South Beach Collected by Greg & Rachel White

South Beach Beauties

Our guests, Greg & Rachel W., from Edmonds WA, collected these rocks on South Beach while visiting. Aren’t they beautiful?!?

Read More»
strawberry-cake-500x424

Strawberry Shortcake

Makes 8 Servings   2 cups All purpose flour 3 Tbsp sugar 1 Tbsp baking powder ½ tsp finely ground sea salt 8 Tbsp European style unsalted butter 1 large egg ½ cup whipping cream   2 Tbsp rice flour for rolling shortcakes   Glaze: 1 large egg white […]

Read More»
Anna Maria Demonstrates Lavender Spiked Cuisine

Island Events – Summer 2012

Islanders pull out all the stops in summer, with events packed throughout the season, many of them free. Here are some of our favorites, and while you’re visiting, please remember that June 5 is World Environment Day and June 8 is World Oceans Day, and honor this great earth […]

Read More»

Guests Appreciate Generosity

Thank you so much for mailing the items I left behind after my recent stay. They arrived in perfect condition a few days ago. Sorry it took me so long to let you know. I appreciate your generosity in covering the postage. Hope to have the opportunity to stay […]

Read More»

Harrison House Suites Thinks Spring

Everything’s coming up roses! Perhaps we have the wrong lyrics. Well at the Harrison House we are now enjoying tulips. They abound in all different kinds around the Inns.

Read More»

Lighthouses and More Featured in National Historic Preservation Month

May is the month when the entire nation celebrates history, architecture, and culture of the past. Communities share significant historic sites and buildings that tell the stories of the past, and celebrate the diverse and unique heritage of our country’s cities and towns. We are fortunate that Friday Harbor […]

Read More»
Virginia-Dean-4-375x500

Meet the Innkeeper

If our innkeeper greets you with a smudge of dirt on her nose or mud on her boots, you’ll have the pleasure of meeting Virginia Dean, the newest addition to our team. Being a former landscaper, Virginia saw so much potential in our winterized gardens, she couldn’t wait to […]

Read More»
Italian Grain Pie

Italian Grain Pie

Makes 8 Servings   Filling: ½ cup Wheat berries 5 Large eggs ½ cup Sugar 1 tsp Vanilla 1½ lbs Ricotta 1 Large egg white 1 tsp grated orange zest or orange flower water Crust: 1 cup Flour ¼ cup Sugar ½ tsp Baking powder Pinch Finely ground sea […]

Read More»
Switch to Full Width View
275 C Street Friday Harbor WA 98250 | 360.378.2783 or 800.965.0123 © Harrison House Suites | Photography: Michael Bertrand Photographer & Others
Sitemap