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


Harrison House Joins BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

We are proud to announce that both the Harrison House and Tucker House Inns have joined the BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection, a distinction reserved for premier inns offering extensive amenities and top-rated guest reviews. To qualify as Diamond Collection properties, we had to […]

Read More»
Sooke Exhibit, Photo Courtesy Island Guardian

The Story of Sooke

Sooke (L-112), a 3 year old Orca whale washed ashore in a place aptly named Cape Disappointment near the Long Beach peninsula, Washington, on February 11th, 2012.  The Whale Museum asked NOAA if they could have her remains. “Being able to bring […]

Read More»
Cheesecake Desserts, Photo Credit Stefan Scherperel

Cheesecake Desserts

  Cheesecake Desserts

Read More»
Creamcheese Swirl Brownies; Photo Credit: Stefan Scherperel

Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

  Cheesecake Swirl Chocolate Brownies   Brownie Ingedients: 10 Tbsp. unsalted butter 1 ¼ c. sugar ¾ c. unsweetened cocoa 2 tsp. water ¼ tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla 3 eggs 1/3 c. + 1 Tbsp. flour Creamcheese: 8 oz. cream cheese, […]

Read More»
Strawberry Marscapone Cheesecake; Photo Credit Stefan Scherperel

Strawberry Marscapone Cheescake

  Strawberry Marscapone Cheesecake Crust 2 c. slivered almonds 2 Tbsp. sugar 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted Filling 16 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature 16 oz. mascarpone cheese, at room temperature 1 1/3 c. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 vanilla […]

Read More»
Blueberry Streusel Cheesecake; Photo Credit Stefan Scherperl

Blueberry Streusel Cheescake

  Blueberry Streusel Cheesecake   Crust: 1-1/2 cups flour 1/3 cups sugar 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon ½ cup ground almonds ¾ cup cold butter, cut up ½ cup slivered almonds Filling: 4 pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened 3 Tbsp. flour […]

Read More»
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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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