We opened our home to more guests this year than last, and were delighted to see familiar returning faces as well as meeting new friends. We welcomed guests from Australia, Europe, the United States, several Canadian Provinces including Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta as well as from here in our home province of British Columbia. August and September were record months for us!. We introduced the Lemon Lavender Cookie; inspired from our travels from Provence. We added some local art to our walls. We invite you to scroll down and review 2013 wish us. We look forward to 2014!
We put in a rock garden and a walkway! We have a new prune plum tree, added some drought-loving native grasses and some low-maintenance flowering plants.
New Living Room additions: Comfy Guest Chairs (Addyson Chairs from Pier One in Silver Leaves) Hammered Copper Round (Flexsteel, Symphony), Chinese Umbrella Stand from Peking Lounge (this was a fantastic find during my Spring Break in Vancouver!)
Walter carved more than 15 signature apple quails. It was a wonderful time, and we met many of our business friends from our community. It was a success!
Marketing our very own Apples and Quails Aprons…. for purchase or promotional give-aways!
enjoy during your stay here or for purchase.
We invested in a dehydrator, and from last year's jams and preserves, we invented fruit leather! We have 3 kinds: rhubarb strawberry, peach, and cinnamon apple…. we also made apple chips in the fall.
Picking 10 lbs of cherries for preserves, and cherry clafoutis. Individual size clafoutis for afternoon tea or desserts for our guests.
We harvest zucchinis in July; we serve up zucchini fritters with lox, spinach and poached egg or fritters with sides of melon and prosciutto Or…. zucchini nut loaf, hmmmm; one of our fav's
Enjoy warm right out of oven, or I make french toast from day-old!
Our very own granola, apple chips and preserves with samples of Lone Tree locally roasted coffee beans, Summerland Sweets Syrups, Okanagan Honey, Poplar Grove Cheese, maple syrup.
cored, thinly sliced, with peels left on, on extra sugar, dehydrated to a nice chewy consistency. You will be able to slowly taste the natural sweetness of the apple.
June means time to forage for mushrooms. There are Morels to be found in the forests around Summelrand. They make a wonderful sauce for steaks and pasta and for breakfast -- omelet.
We have not been so lucky with finding wild asparagus. Any long time local will tell you their wild asparagus patch is precious and secret; and will never divulge its whereabouts. So we buy ours from The Market in Summerland, right off Hwy 97C and Jones Flat Road. We made a wonderful Asparagus Risotto for dinner, but again it, too can be wonderful in an omelette; especially the local variety with its tender young shoots.