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San Juan Island author Mary Ellen Courtney’s debut novel, “Wild Nights,” has just received another notable award. It was named Winner in the New Fiction category of the 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA). The award contest recognizes top-level self-published books that can stand next to those of the mainstream publishers. The NIEA organization is […]

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Congressman Larsen Visits Collapsed Bridge Site

In a recent letter to the San Juan Island Visitors Bureau, Congressman Rick Larson noted that he had visited the site of the collapsed bridge on I-5 in Mt. Vernon earlier this week with the state and federal officials. “The state has a plan to temporarily repair the bridge by mid-June and fully repair it […]

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Back  row left to right: Wenda Shinall, Stephanie Prima-Sarantopulos, Leticia Cazares, Erin Dannelly, Anna Maria de Freitas, Molly Prima. Front row left to right: Janeth Lopez Carvajal, Elsa Prieto Lopez, Elsa Lopez, Beth Fricke, Haide Torrez-Lopez, David Pass

Inn Staff Plays Hooky

It always seems like winter goes by in a flash because there are so many projects to get done before the majority of our visitors arrive for summer fun. We enjoy pleasing our guests, helping them plan their visit,  and introducing them to our lovely island; but it is a cruel irony that those of […]

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Friday Harbor Picnic Cruise

Think you’ve seen and done it all on San Juan Island? Think again! Set out from Friday Harbor Marina in your private Duffy electric motor launch! Tour the harbor or undeveloped Marine Reserve Shoreline along China Cove, or head out to the UW Marine Labs and Point Caution. We’ll pack a cheese and fruit picnic with […]

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Family Fun Package

Bring the whole family and hop aboard your kid-friendly Hobie pedal kayaks. Head out to Turn Island State Park for beach combing and picnic, or pedal north to the undeveloped Marine Reserve shoreline, the UW Marine Labs and Point Caution for an afternoon of exploring. The next day, zoom across the tree tops on the […]

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Fish the San Juans Package

Sport Fishing is available year-round in the islands, and the knowledgeable captains at Legacy Charter know just when and where to drop the line. We’ll send you off with a tasty Snack Pack to munch on while waiting for the fish to bite. Have the captain filet your catch and use our house grills to cook […]

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J Pod Returns

Islanders and whale watch fans were all abuzz last Sunday with the return of our favorite, J-pod. Orca Network reports they were shuffling and frolicking while foraging along the west side of San Juan Island. Fortunate kayakers and land-based whale watchers had the thrill of their lives with the pod member’s antics – splashing around, […]

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I-5 Bridge Collapse – Alternative Routes

Here is an alternative way to get to the Washington State Ferry Terminal in Anacortes from Seattle due to the I-5 bridge collapse.  I-5 is closed in both directions in Skagit County south of Burlington. By Car: If you are driving from Seattle, consider the suggested alternative route which happens to be one of our favorite […]

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Coal Battle Continues – Help Needed for Strategic Health Impact Assessment

Photo by Paul Anderson Friends of the San Juans reports that your help is needed to fund an important study regarding the health effects of diesel emissions and coal dust associated with coal trains transporting thermal coal from the Powder River Basin to the proposed Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal at Cherry Point.  Please see the the […]

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Lovely, Comfortable Inn

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay with you in May. The room exceeded our expectations. It was lovely, comfortable, and well appointed. The Inn and grounds are beautiful and we were made to feel welcome by our hosts. Thank you so much for your hospitality! Dana G. Portland OR (Evening Star)

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Amazing Cooks

Hello, I wanted to write to you first of all to  thank you for a wonderful weekend.  What a beautiful island you call home- thank you for sharing it with us! We have never stayed in a Bed & Breakfast before, and were pleasantly surprised.  The room was cozy, clean and private; and the staff were exceptional […]

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Stuffed French Toast, Photo Stefan Scherperel

Stuffed French Toast Casserole Recipe

Stufffed French Toast Casserole Recipe Ingredients: 3 slices of Day Old Italian Bread sliced 4 apples sliced and spritzed with lemon juice 1 TBsp. Brown Sugar ½ tsp Cinnamon ½ tsp. Mace or Nutmeg 1 Tbsp. Butter Ricotta Cheese Filling: ½ cup ricotta cheese 1 tsp. lemon zest 1 ½ tsp. sugar Egg Mixture: 4 […]

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Cinnamon Walnut French Toast Photos: Stefan Scherperel

Cinnamon Walnut French Toast

Ingredients: Cinnamon Walnut French Toast 4 slices of cinnamon walnut bread 1/4 cup of toasted walnuts Egg Mixture: 2 Eggs 1/2 c. cream or half and half 1 tsp. vanilla, Amaretto, Frangelico, Nocino Liquor House made cinnamon swirl bread. Beat egg mixture. Dip and soak bread. Place on hot grill until golden brown.  Flip. Garnish with […]

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Cream Cheese Encrusted French Toast Photos: Stefan Scherperel

Cream Cheese Encrusted French Toast Recipe

Cream Cheese-Encrusted French Toast Recipe Cream Cheese Filling: 8 oz cream cheese 1/8 tsp vanilla extract 1 Tbsp maple syrup 1/2  tsp. orange zest Toasted Chopped Pecans Egg Mixture: Egg Cream Cinnamon Vanilla Extract Triple Sec Garnish: Berries or Caramelized Apples Whip cream cheese filling ingredients. Slice bread with slit so you can stuff cream […]

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Caramelized French Toast; Photo Stefan Scherperel

Caramelized French Toast with Cinnamon & Berries

Caramelized French Toast With Cinnamon & Berries Ingredients: 1 # cubed stale bread Custard: 1 ½ cups heavy cream ½ c. half and half Cinnamon stick ½ vanilla bean ¼ c. sugar 5 egg yolks ¼ cup maple syrup Berries Crème brulee custard. Steep cinnamon with cream and sugar and then strain. Place bread in a […]

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Raspberry Stuffed French Toast Photo: Stefan Scherperel

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

Strawberry French Toast Casserole Ingredients: 1 # of Day Old Bread sliced 2 Pints Strawberries sliced Filling: 8 oz. cream cheese or marscapone cheese 1 tsp. lemon zest 1 ½ tsp. sugar Egg Mixture: 4 eggs 3 Tbsp. cream Splash triple sec Cinnamon Crisp Topping Caramel Sauce Layer Bread in bottom of a 8 x […]

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Raspberry Stuffed French Toast Photos: Stefan Scherperel

Raspberry Stuffed French Toast Casserole

Raspberry-Stuffed French Toast Ingredients: 1 # of Day Old Bread sliced 2 Pints Raspberries sliced Filling: 8 oz. cream cheese or marscapone cheese 1 tsp. lemon zest 1 ½ tsp. sugar Egg Mixture: 4 eggs 3 Tbsp. cream Splash triple sec Cinnamon Crisp Topping Caramel Sauce Layer Bread in bottom of a 8 x 10 […]

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Egg Nog French Toast; Photo Stefan Scherperel

Eggnog French Toast

Eggnog French Toast Recipe Ingredients: Challah, brioche or Portuguese Sweet Bread Juniper infused Maple Syrup (berries are the female pine cone) 4 cups milk 1 1/3 cups sugar 12 large egg yolks 1/2 cup bourbon, optional 1 cup chilled heavy cream Grated nutmeg Directions In medium saucepan, whisk milk and sugar over medium heat until […]

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Cranberry French Toast; Photographer Stefan Scherperel

Cranberry Maple French Toast

How to Bake a Cranberry Maple French Toast Ingredients: 4 slices Cranberry nut bread or your favorite nut and fruit bread Cranberry Maple syrup (fresh cranberries infused with maple syrup) 1 # fresh cranberries 1/4 c. dried cranberries 2 c. maple syrup 2 eggs 3 Tbsp. heavy cream Splash triple sec 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1. […]

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rench Toast with Raspberry Sauce; Photo: Stefan Scherperel

French Toast with Raspberry Orange Sauce

Ingredients: French Toast With Raspberry Orange Sauce 1 Blood Orange 4 pieces Multigrain Bread Pint raspberries Raspberry sauce 2 Eggs 1/2 c. Cream 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon 1 Tbsp. Grand Marnier or triple sec Directions: 1.  Supreme orange. 2.  Combine eggs, cream, cinnamon and Grand Marnier. 3.  Dip bread and soak in egg mixture until bread […]

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