These are wild rose hips, the seed bearing fruit of our local wild roses. They provide one of the richest plant sources of vitamin C. Rose hips contain the carotenoids beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin and lycopene. I wouldn’t recommend eating them straight from the bush but mixed with sugar or other flavors they are common in teas, jams, jellies, marmalades and such. I understand that rose hip soup, “nyponsoppa”, is popular in Sweden. It is also made into wine and brandy in some countries.
Sequim has an informal dining district at Washington Street and Seventh Avenue.
At the corner you can turn in most directions and have a choice of menus, all fast.
Get happy with your meals here.
Then, if you’re not so pleased with the choices you made, here’s what’s on the fourth corner, right within walking distance.
You know you’re in the Pacific Northwest when:
There’s a big crop of cabbage growing in late autumn; and,
It’s backed by evergreen trees.
You can find good bread at Pane d’Amore. Count on it.
This acorn face hangs next to the Oak Table Restaurant, one of the reliably good places to have breakfast in Sequim. In addition to standard breakfast fare they offer specialties like an apple pancake that looks more like a souffle, quiche, Swedish pancakes, and blintzes. Makes me hungry just writing about it.
If you like crab this is the weekend for you. Port Angeles, Sequim’s next door neighbor, is hosting its 15th annual Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival. There was lots of crabbing activity yesterday at the John Wayne Marina and I suspect much of it was destined for the festival.
Besides many seafood vendors the weekend event has music, a craft fair, cooking demonstrations and a chowder cook-off. This is one of the last big outdoor events before it’s time to go inside and stay warm.
This is an eye catching burger joint in Port Ludlow about 45 minutes’ drive from Sequim. We pass it on our way to and from camping at Fort Flagler. So far we’ve resisted the temptation but Yelp reviews make it sound pretty tempting.