Friday, December 23, 2011

And a Merry Christmas to all!

One of our guests sent this email yesterday and it made me smile -

"Dear Joyce

A very Merry Christmas to you and your team from New Zealand. We stayed at your lovely place in September 2010; it was a wonderful experience staying at Chambered Nautilus. We've never forgotten the warmth of the welcome and ongoing hospitality throughout our stay. The Chambered Nautilus breakfasts are something that we've talked about endlessly ... they were absolutely gorgeous.

As a way of having part of Chambered Nautilus with us for Christmas we have made a gallon of the divine Gourmet Granola. It is a sensational recipe and we're looking forward to sharing it with our family over the holiday season. The kitchen was just filled with a gorgeous aroma while we were making it.

If ever we are in Seattle again we will definitely be in touch.

Best wishes for 2012"

Needless to say this made my (and the staff's) day and I want to thank our New Zealand guests from the bottom of my heart. We are so lucky in this business, as we get to meet the most interesting and kind people. We hope that each and every one of you goes away from your time with us feeling that you were well cared for (and well fed) and that you remember us as fondly as these folks did.

We would like to thank all of our guests over the years for staying with us at our Seattle Bed and Breakfast. We wish all of you the Happiest of Holiday Seasons, a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year.

and the staff of the Chambered Nautilus Bed and Breakfast Inn

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New Winter Fruit Salad at our Seattle B&B

We start every morning off here at our Seattle bed and breakfast with a delicious, fresh fruit entree, but coming up with fresh fruit in the winter can be a challenge. As many of you know we do a lot with pears....and guests love our apple salad....but winter is long and creative cooks get bored, so we're always on the lookout for fresh winter fruit ideas. We think this one is a winner. We call it Winter Fruit Salad and we hope you'll enjoy it! This is a great holiday recipe, as the mint and Pomegranate seeds display such festive holiday colors.

We use slices of Texas Ruby Red Grapefruits (cause they are my favorite), some local sweet sliced and peeled Taylor pears (Comice or D'Anjou work well too), chopped fresh mint and pomegranate seeds. Arrange in a fruit bowl, drizzle with a little honey and serve it up. Only empty bowls came back to us this morning. Oops...I forgot to drizzle honey on this one before I snapped the picture, imagine it OK? And stay tuned right here for some more winter fruit ideas from our Seattle B&B!

Joyce - Owner / Innkeeper Chambered Nautilus Bed and Breakfast Inn

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