Saturday, June 24, 2017

To Market!

  We are currently Interim Innkeepers at Mackaye Harbor Inn on lovely Lopez Island. Whenever possible we go to the super charming Lopez Farmers Market to buy fruit for the inn and veggies for ourselves. It's a very special place to do your shopping!

 This year we are here too early in the season for there to be much produce - DARN! But still.... all sorts of tempting things from local artisans.

     I did buy a loaf of very tasty rosemary bread to add to our dinner. And I just had to have a piece of strawberry rhubarb rose pie for lunch!                                                                  

 It's not all about edibles at the Lopez Farmers Market- there is a booth of local wine and many arts and crafts booths. A great place to do a little Christmas shopping [nope not too early!]. I really love these hand made tea towels and think there will be a few under my tree for friends.

  Kirk's always buying me pretty cards - yea, I know, too sweet? I'm sure he stopped at this booth. Lot's of artists have booths at this market even one who makes handmade paper.

So if you are ever on Lopez Island on a Saturday, stop by the Lopez Farmers Market and buy. We send all our guests here. It's a great way to experience the special charm of Lopez.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Island Breakfast

 OK - you caught me.....
  I've been on vacation.
That's why no blog posts for a while. This year Kirk and I went to the South Pacific and it was really magical. Most of the hotels or lodges we stayed at included an "Island Breakfast". What a treat that was! For starters: we did not have to cook it ourselves.... just kidding! All of the breakfasts included wonderfully fresh fruit. This photo is their serving of muesli- sort of granola with unsweetened yogurt and then lots of fresh mango on top. What a way to start your day.

On the Cook Islands we had some breakfast guests that you do not usually see at your table. Yes, they are sweet but I am glad we do not have to deal with them when we are innsitting.

 At our resort on Fiji the breakfast buffet was displayed with this funny guy and we had baked beans on toast offered as one of the entree selections. You could also get rice with fish for breakfast...maybe I should try those sometime? I think not. But Kirk did love their vegetable omelettes with local ham.

        The orange juice was fresh squeezed every day! And always garnished with fresh flowers.


                            So I guess you can see why we loved our Island Breakfast!