Holiday Lights and Caroling Festival-December 5th

Photography by Mark Gardner - SJI Tree Lighting 700 x 330

Photography by Mark Gardner - SJI Tree Lighting 700 x 330


Light up the tree and raise a joyful noise! Join us for the fun Chamber of Commerce annual Island Lights and Music event at Memorial Park starting at 5:00 p.m.

Island Rec starts the ornament making at 4:30 p.m.  San Juan Island kicks off the holiday season with the lighting of the big tree, along with holiday performances by the Island Chordsmen Barbershop singers and Friday Harbor Elementary School Eagle Spirit Choir. Angel Michaels will lead a community sing-along, with take-home song sheets provided. Free cookies and hot drinks served by Kiwanis from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the foot of Spring Street.

San Juan Vineyards Holiday Barrel Tasting – Nov 29

Tasting Room Bottles

This 9th annual tasting features wine and merchandise specials. Tasting includes free logo glass.

Admission: $10 per person or free with a $50 purchase. Outpourings Wine Club members in good standing -free

Date & Time: November 29, 12-4pm

Location: San Juan Vineyards, 3136 Roche Harbor Road

Thanksgiving Dinner at Coho Restaurant – November 27



Thanksgiving-MealWho wants to get up at 5 am to stuff a big bird then wrestle it into the oven? Who wants to spend all day in the kitchen then face a mountain of dirty dishes? If you’re not jumping up and down saying, ME ME ME, then Thanksgiving at Coho Restaurant is just what you need. Why not enjoy the tradition without the hassle?  No shopping, or preparing dishes that take days of work – forget the mountains of dirty dishes and glasses. Bring the whole family!

Our chefs will be cooking up their traditional Thanksgiving Dinner, complete with all the fixin’s, and all you have to do is relax and enjoy.

We’ll be seating from 3 to 8 p.m.; book early, as we already have  number of tables reserved. Enjoy six courses for $60 per person; optional five-wine pairing, $30 per person; $25 for children 12 and under.  We only have a few tables left, so call now to book your reservation.

For more information and full menu see the Coho Restaurant website.

Location: Coho Restaurant, 120 Nichols St.

Date & Time: Thursday, November 27, 3 – 8 pm.

Farmers Market – Saturday Winter Market 2014 – 2015

Farmers Market Display Cropped

The San Juan Island Farmers Market is your source on Saturdays for beautiful and bountiful island produce, fine crafts, and delicious prepared foods.

Stop by the market for fruits, flowers, herbs, goat cheese, eggs, tomatoes, jams and jellies, baked goods, sushi, sausages, sustainably harvested tuna, shellfish, grass-fed meats, and much more.  New this season:  mushrooms!

  • Fill your market basket with the freshest local produce, meats, eggs, cheese, and prepared foods.
  • Tap your toes the music of the market band and guest musicians.
  • Enjoy delicious, locally prepared, breakfast or lunch fare.
  • Mix and mingle with friends and neighbors; it’s the social event of the week.
  • And check out the fine selection of locally made arts and crafts.

Meet the locals. Chat with friends. Or simply sit down and listen to music by the market band and guest musicians.

The San Juan Island Farmers Market is located  at the Brickworks, 150 Nichols, right next to Coho Restaurant.

Holiday Schedule:
Nov 8, Nov 22, Dec 6, Dec 20, 2014

Winter Schedule:
Jan 3, Feb 7, March 7, 2015

Hours: 10am-1pm

Wenda’s Cranberry Tea Cookie

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This recipe is an old family favorite from Wenda’s kitchen.

Yield: 12 dozen tea sized cookies

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 Tbsp orange juice
1 egg
3 cup sifted flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
2 1/2 cups coarsely chopped fresh cranberries

1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter and sugars together.
2. Beat in milk, orange juice and egg.
3. Sift dry ingredients together. Add to wet ingredients.
4. Stir in chopped nuts or cranberries.
5. Scoop onto parchment or silicon-lined baking dish. Bake for 10-15 minutes.

Note:  1 tsp orange extract may be substituted for orange juice. Increase milk to 1/3 cup.



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