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It’s All in the Family at the Inns!

Since the holidays are about time with family, friends, and of course, food, I thought I would share a delightful story I heard recently about our own Chef Molly. Molly just happens to be Stephanie’s niece, so we take the phrase “family affair” seriously here! We have sisters, husbands and wives, nieces, etc. all working […]

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Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies with Pecans and Cherries Recipe Courtesy of Harrison House Suites, Friday Harbor WA

Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies with Pecans and Cherries

Makes approximately 36 3-inch cookies marketing purposes according   2½ cup  All-purpose flour 1½ tsp Baking powder 1 tsp Baking soda 1 tsp Finely ground sea salt 2½ cup Oats 3 cup Packed brown sugar 1½ cup European unsalted butter, softened 2 Eggs 2 tsp Vanilla extract 2 cup Pecans, toasted and roughly chopped 2 […]

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe Courtesy of HarrisonHouseSuites.com, Friday Harbor WA

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Makes approximately 36 3-inch cookies   ½ lb Dark chocolate, chopped 1 cup European unsalted butter, chopped 2 cup Brown sugar 2 Eggs ½ cup Heavy cream 2 tsp Peppermint extract 3½ cup All-purpose flour 1 tsp Baking powder ½ tsp Finely ground sea salt 1½ cup White chocolate chips   Preheat oven to 350°. […]

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These Lavender Scones are one of the components packed in our Friday Harbor B&B To-Go Breakfasts for guests with early departures. Warning: they're ADDICTIVE!

Lavender Scones – Perfect for Friday Harbor B&B To-Go Breakfast

Our innkeepers make these scones every week, and pack them as one of the components in our To-Go breakfasts for guests with early departures. Here’s your warning: they’re deliciously ADDICTIVE!! Makes 24 scones 1 lb 12 oz Bread flour 3 oz Granulated sugar, plus extra for coating tops 3 Tbsp Baking powder 1 tsp Finely […]

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Pakistani Curry

This curry has a laundry list of ingredients but is well worth the effort. Curry is one of those foods that is totally unique to the house, region or country where you are enjoying it – so don’t worry if you can’t find every ingredient. We prefer using whole spices whenever possible. Fresh tumeric and fenugreek […]

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Asian Cole Slaw

Serves 4. 1 c. Red Cabbage, shredded 1 c. Green Cabbage, shredded 1/2 c. Carrots, Julienned 1/8 c. Ginger Root, Diced 1/4 c. Scallions, diced 1/4 c. Red Peppers, diced Black and White Sesame Seeds 1/2 c. Ramen Noodles 1/4 c. Miso Vinaigrette 1.  Combine cabbage, ginger, scallions, red peppers and toss with miso vinaigrette. […]

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A Tasty Baguette Sandwich with Asiago Cheese, Arugula & Balsamic Onion Marmalade

This is a simple sandwich that relies on a few quality ingredients. This sandwich is all about the juxtaposition of flavors and textures – the sweet caramelized onions, the peppery arugula and the crunch of a perfectly baked baguette. This can be served as a hot sandwich by toasting the bread and letting the asiago melt and using […]

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Crunchy Cole Slaw Salad

Serves 4. 1 c. Red Cabbage, shredded 1 c. Green Cabbage, shredded 1/2 c. Carrots, Julienned 1/8 c. Ginger Root, Diced 1/4 c. Scallions, diced 1/4 c. Red Peppers, diced Black and White Sesame Seeds 1/2 c. Ramen Noodles 1/4 c. Miso Vinaigrette Crunchy Cole slaw salads are traditionally made with a few key ingredients […]

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Roasted Peanut Salad

This is a traditional Indian street food. It is served wrapped in a hand made paper cone or in a banana leaf. Use the roasted peanuts as a base and add cucumber, tomato and carrots to create a healthy side dish or salad. Make sure to dress the salad right before serving so the peanuts stay […]

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Healthy Bean Lunch

Serves 1 1/4 c. Hummus 6 Asparagus, Grilled Handful of Micro salad greens 1/4 Avocado, sliced 2 Cauliflower florets, steamed Grilled crostinis Finishing Olive Oil This is a quick healthy lunch that would be perfect for entertaining or to take to the office. Arrange decoratively and enjoy!

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Retro Sandwich Loaf

This is a Mediterranean-inspired “Club” Sandwich. Have fun adapting this concept with your favorite sandwich fixings. Serves 2 1/2 Baguette 1 Roasted Red Pepper, thinly sliced 1 c. Hummus 7 Asparagus, grilled 1/4 c. Feta Cheese 1/4 c. Black Olives, pitted and sliced 2 Tbsp. Pesto 1 c. Herbed Whipped Cream Cheese Fresh chives and edible […]

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Recipe for Raspberry Champagne Sorbet and Simple Summer Things to Do on San Juan Island

Recipe for Summer Sorbet and Things to Do on San Juan Island

Annette Cain is the owner of Aging Well Workouts.com, which she created for those of us who accept that aging is inevitable, but prefer to do it with power and grace. She shares her wisdom in weekly messages, and her most recent post seemed perfect for a visit to San Juan Island. With the exception […]

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Pupcake Recipe

  Cheddar-Apple Pupcakes  Makes 12 standard muffin-sized Pupcakes Pupcake Batter: 1 ½ cup all-purpose wheat flour ¼ cup rolled oats 2 teaspoon baking powder ½ cup plain yogurt ½ cup water ¼ cup olive oil 2 Tablespoon honey 2 large eggs 1 Granny Smith apple, shredded with skin on 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 2 […]

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Cheesecake Desserts, Photo Credit Stefan Scherperel

Cheesecake Desserts

  Cheesecake Desserts

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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, softened 1/3 c. sugar 1 egg 1 tsp. vanilla Preheat oven to 325 […]

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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 2, 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature 16 oz. mascarpone cheese, at room temperature 1 1/3 c. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped 4 large eggs Strawberry Sauce ½ c. […]

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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 1 c. sugar 1 Tbsp. vanilla 1 c. Sour Cream 4 eggs 2 […]

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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 1 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch or arrow […]

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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 Salt and pepper to taste 1. […]

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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 for 1-2 minutes. 2. Place in […]

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