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Archive for June, 2010

Bayfield Sweet Cherries Available at Apple Hill Orchard

June 27th, 2010 by Nancy Sandstrom

We already mentioned that Bayfield Strawberries are ripe for the picking…but have you tried Bayfield’s Sweet Cherries? Oh, my. A little bit of heaven!

Apple Hill Orchard has a bumper crop this year, following two years of absence of strong cherry crops. We picked up our first order of these incredible cherries and immediately came home to have Kristen prepare a sweet cherry bread with almonds to serve for our breakfast tomorrow.

Can I describe how the kitchen smells right now??

Just one more step in supporting our local growers who provide such amazing produce and products.

Learn more about Bayfield Orchard Schedule.

Fruit Season Begins With Bayfield Strawberries

June 24th, 2010 by Nancy Sandstrom

The fruit season is officially open with Bayfield strawberries! Area residents and visitors love this time of year as we start the summer long journey of berry pleasures. Starting with strawberries – oh my, what joy!

Pinehurst Inn is no exception as we provide simple strawberry parfaits or strawberry rhubarb muffins. And what is left after our own snacking is quickly frozen for enjoyment during the winter season.

Bayfield orchards provide not only great fruit, but also a wonderful biking or driving destination. The rolling hills high above Bayfield have magnificent views of Lake Superior, Madeline Island and beyond. A little bit of heaven.

Here’s a great and easy recipe for a Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast that our guests love!

What do you do with your strawberries? Share a recipe!

Big Top Chautauqua Season Starts June 18th

June 17th, 2010 by Nancy Sandstrom

The 2010 season for Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua starts on Friday, June 18th the New First Night. The venue is located just up Ski Hill Rd, just 2 miles from Pinehurst Inn, at the base of Mt. Ashwabay Ski Hill. The 900 seat tent is the setting, with a variety of show going throughout the summer. This is evening entertainment at it’s best.

Enjoy history? Check out the house shows. Riding the Wind, the most familiar house show, is a beautiful historical musical perspective of Bayfield and the Apostle Islands, all to the backdrop of historic, beautiful photos. The music is performed by Blue Canvas Orchestra, a group of some of the most talented musicians we’ve heard.

The schedule for the summer also includes visiting performers such as Bela Fleck, Joan Baez, Brandi Carlile, Gaelic Storm and more. Check out the season schedule.

Big Top Chautauqua – a real taste of Bayfield, Wisconsin.

Pinehurst Inn Breakfasts Using Local Foods

June 14th, 2010 by Nancy Sandstrom

As part of the Pinehurst Inn Sustainable Operations Plan, we have made a strong commitment to creating our full breakfast with as many locally grown ingredients as possible.

Fortunately Bayfield is blessed with amazing orchards providing berries throughout the summer. Fresh organic eggs are delivered to the Pinehurst kitchen weekly from Angel Acres Farm. Big Water Coffee provides freshly roasted coffee beans on a regular basis – ah, the aroma! Sour Dough Breads used for Pinehurst French Toast recipes come from Ashland Baking Company. Dairy products come from Tetzner’s Dairy – a great multi-generation farm that allows milk, cheese and more to be purchased on the honor system (oh, and let me tell you about their ice cream!!).

Consider the Pinehurst Blueberry Oven French Toast – incorporating Bayfield blueberries, organic eggs, fresh dairy whole milk & cream cheese and locally made sour dough bread. YUM!

Why purchase local foods?

  • Health benefits – fresher means high nutritional value
  • Taste benefits – fresher mean better taste and truly ripe
  • Economic benefits – supporting local businesses just makes sense as we keep our money recycling within our own area
  • Environmental benefits – sustainable farming supports the environment by enriching the soil, protecting air and water quality, and minimizing energy consumption.

Perhaps just as important are the great farmers and producers that we’ve gotten to know – all characters in their own right – who share not only their products and produce, but their love of the area and the knowledge that we are creating something yummy for our guests using their ingredients.

Bayfield Garden Tour Saturday, June 5th

June 4th, 2010 by Nancy Sandstrom

There are five locations this year, so head out and see the work of the various “green-thumbed” Bayfield residents!

Saturday, June 5th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Maps are available online here.

After the tour, do some shopping downtown or drive out to the orchards and enjoy the roadside lupine!

Or perhaps call Enso Day Spa to set up some services – ahhhhh.

Have a great weekend!

Pinehurst Inn Guests Enjoy Spring Blossoms

June 2nd, 2010 by Nancy Sandstrom

Spring in Bayfield and the Apostle Islands is normally a beautiful time of year, but this year is even better! The early, warmer Spring has brought blossoms out about three weeks early and Pinehurst Inn guests have been out and about enjoying the beautiful blossoms.

The lilacs are in full bloom at Pinehurst Inn- ah, the smell of lilacs is incredible. We are just starting to see the iris and oriental poppies – flowering plants that have been in Pinehurst gardens for over 50 years. The lupines are just beginning their blooms, something to behold as you drive along Highway 13 adorned with the purples, lavenders, and other shades of beautiful spiked flowers. Then there are the apple blossoms, the wonderful reminders of all the fruit to be enjoyed during this summer and fall harvest season.

Our guests have been enjoying these spring blossoms and more. Whether wandering our gardens, laying in the hammock simply relaxing or biking the Bayfield Orchards, the setting brings a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation.

If you have a green thumb (or even if you don’t!) remember that the Bayfield in Bloom Garden Tours are this Saturday, June 5th from 10am – 3pm. This self guided Garden Tour takes you to some of the most beautiful gardens in Bayfield.

We always think of this incredible garden mecca as the icing on the cake to Lake Superior, the Apostle Islands, and the quaint community of Bayfield. Enjoy!

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