Category Archives: Culinary

Oregon Hazelnuts

Red had heard that Innkeeper and Chef Kristin Fintel of Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast sources ingredients for her gourmet breakfasts from local suppliers and he got to experience it for himself.

Strawberries for Chehalem RidgeFirst stop was Caravan Coffee, where Kat made him a cup of fair-trade coffee that Kristin serves in the mornings. On to the hazelnut orchards – or filbert orchards, depending on your point of view. Red learned that 99% of the US hazelnut production happens in the Willamette Valley.  No wonder Kristin uses them in her homemade granola. We stopped at the farmer’s market, where we picked up strawberries that smelled so good, Red was sad he could only hold them and not eat them. Kristin said they would be the star compote atop the next morning’s Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.

Bob himself of Bob's Red MillFinally, Red got to visit Bob’s Red Mill where they still stone-grind wheat and other grains. He went in the store where Kristin buys her gluten-free flours and, lo!, there was Bob himself! Red was excited to pose with Bob in front of the French Burr Millstone from the 1800s. Red went back to the B&B with Kristin to help prep for breakfast, but it turns out he was all legs when it came to cooking.

Although Red Chair Travels has moved on to Washington State we still have so many tales to tell of its visit to Oregon.

BedandBreakfast.com partnered with Red Chair Travels keeping the journey alive and the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild have had a blast hosting Red.  We hope you’ve enjoyed the ride so far and that you’re inspired to travel to the places, and inns, that Red visits.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its Culinary Tourism and Geotourism, its environment, culture, and heritage with you.  Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of our six regions.  Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats.  Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, taking in Oregon Geotourism, for a World Class City experience, or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

 

Sandlake Country Inn

Sandlake Country Inn Breakfast Pie is one of the entrées that is most frequently requested by return guests at Sandlake Country Inn on Oregon’s scenic Coast.  The dish is wonderfully rich and delicious, but much lighter than a quiche. It’s also an extremely simple and quick dish to prepare.  Give this one a try for your next family breakfast, we’re sure all will enjoy it!

Sandlake Breakfast Pie

  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Biscuit Mix
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Butter
  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Canadian Bacon or Ham

Beat eggs lightly and add biscuit mix, melted butter and milk. Mix well. Pour into a greased 9″ pie pan. Sprinkle cheese and chopped meat on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Let pie set for 10 minutes after baking.

Serves 4

A certified Green Lodging property Sandlake Country Inn is located along the Three Capes Scenic Route and offers  privacy and romance, in a rural setting, with the Pacific Ocean a short mile away.  The quaint town of Pacific City is just 10 minutes south where you will find  Haystack Rock, restaurants and the famous Pelican Brew Pub. You’ll experience the privacy and romance of this historical landmark coastal B&B complete with the special touches and privacy you yearn for.  Enjoy our coast lodging with a  private and relaxed atmosphere near the beautiful Oregon beaches.