Hardy’s Market

I’d heard that Hardy’s Market serves up a good breakfast burrito and stopped by for one recently. There’s a small dining room that displays a variety of antiques, including these pint sized milk bottles from an earlier era.

The burrito was good. A friend has also brought Hardy’s carrot cakes to local gatherings. Best ever, in my humble opinion.

Rose hip trivia

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.

Oak Table Cafe


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.

Crabbing around


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.