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Tag Archive for ‘Orcas Island’

This Land is My Land

I’m almost afraid to talk about it because I can’t believe it’s really true. I’ve had a dream for many years to buy a piece of land on Orcas Island and the perfect opportunity finally came about. I know it may sound crazy when the economy is in such bad shape to use our nest […]

While on Orcas….Doug Fir Granita

Winter is the time of year to gather a couple of big handfuls of fir fronds on stems because once the weather warms up, the pitch starts running…. In a large pot, mix together 4 cups of water, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup honey, 3 T apple cider vinegar and 1 T black peppercorns.

Fresh Shellfish and Yoga

And the connection is?? Orcas Island, of course. A perfect place to spend a quintessential fall weekend partaking in all the local specialties. We heard that Buck Bay Shellfish Farm was open for business and decided to take an excursion to one of my favorite parts of the island — Olga. Just around the bend […]

Local on Orcas Island

The Orcas Island Farmers Market is all about local — food grown locally and the people who live and work there. The “locals,” as they are known, think of many creative ways to bring in extra income in an environment that is even more expensive than the Seattle area. Pristine beauty comes with a price […]