Capture the Colour – A Journey Through Travel Photos

Wow this was a tough assignment! But an excellent exercise as it forced Mr. Misadventures and I to review all our photos (thousands!) and have great discussions on improvements we will be making on our upcoming trips.  It also made me realize how lucky I am to have traveled to as many places as I have as well as igniting the fires to discover more. Capture the Colour is a photo contest hosted … [Read more...]

Misadventures in Eating Flowers

One thing I neglected to write about while detailing my farm-to-table adventures at The Willows Inn was the fact that I actually got sick from the meal.  I didn’t want to take away from the amazing meal I had by including the fact that it came at a cost. You remember that lovely dessert with 15 wild flowers?  Well one of those little guys must have had some pollen in it.  I was taking my … [Read more...]

Lummi Island

If you have been following along the last couple of days you will know that I traveled to the Willows Inn which is located on Lummi Island in the San Juan Islands for an epicurean adventure. You can read about the inn as well as my delicious dinner in the two posts I wrote (the snacks and the meal) as well as the background on how I made the decision to go to the island in the first place. Over … [Read more...]

Willows Inn Lummi Island

So where did all the culinary goodness I wrote about take place? At a very special place.  The Willows Inn.  A property that has been servicing Pacific Northwesterns for a century.  These days the focus is on the food that chef Blaine Wetzel creates on a nightly basis, food that has brought worldwide (much deserved) acclaim, but as the San Juan Islands hold a very special place in my heart the … [Read more...]

A meal at The Willows Inn Lummi Island (Part 2)

Ballet. Discipline. Harmony. Home. These were the words that kept popping into my head as I spent an evening in the presence of epicurean mastery at The Willows Inn on Lummi Island in the San Juan Islands. I wrote about the first part of our meal, the procession of snacks, a few days ago, and prior to moving into the first of our 5-courses, Mr. Misadventures (by permission of the chef) stepped … [Read more...]

A meal at The Willows Inn Lummi Island (Part 1) The Snacks

After traveling by plane, car and ferry to get to the Willows Inn on Lummi Island, I was anxious to begin the meal I had been thinking about eating for four months (see the background post here).  I will be posting about my weekend on the island and my stay at the Inn, but I just need to get this post out of my brain.  I have been back from Lummi a week and it is still on my mind, and likely will … [Read more...]

A meal at The Willows Inn Lummi Island – the background

Every year Mr. Misadventures and I head to one of the many islands in the San Juan chain. So far we have been to Lopez Island, Orcas Island, the main San Juan Island in our discoveries. We come to these islands because they feel like home.  We love the Pacific Northwest. The weather, the greenness, the water, the smell.  And while my heart belongs to Paris, my hearth will likely be in these … [Read more...]