Breakfast at the airport

Before we went to the Port Townsend Aero Museum, here and here, we went to the Spruce Goose Cafe nearby. I’d heard the food was good. I’d heard right.

The decor is all about airplanes: posters, models, framed photographs.

It was a nice day and the deck was full. After they finished their meals several diners walked down to the air field, untethered planes and took off. That’s one way to make an exit.

Let’s do lunch

Our gang of buddies did some retail grazing recently in Silverdale, a city that boasts so many stores, large and small, that it’s frankly not for the faint of heart. In my case that’s why I travel in a gang. There’s also an abundance of restaurants. But Silver City stands out. And I did some happy grazing on this offering. There’s a salad underneath all this yum.

Theme Day: Let’s eat!

I went with a classic for today’s first of the month theme day, “Let’s eat!” But this wasn’t just any old burger and fries. This was a rather fine dining experience at the Roche Harbor Resort on San Juan Island. Kobe beef, apple wood bacon, a slab of Gruyere cheese, carmelized onion, smoky ketchup, and greens on a Brioche bun. My cholesterol went up simply reading the menu.

But it was arguably the best burger I’ve ever had, accompanied by equally good fries. And half of this meal was still delicious reheated the next day.

To see other City Daily Photo interpretations of today’s theme, click here.

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.