Dungeness Barn House Hash

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DUNGENESS BARN HOUSE “HASH” RECIPE
The signature breakfast dish served at the Dungeness Barnhouse – use this recipe as a guideline and have fun with varying the ingredients depending upon what’s fresh and seasonal. Serves 4.

Seasonal Starch base:
Fall and winter about 4 cups chopped 
• butternut squash
• yams
• purple potatoes

Summer and spring about 4 cups chopped
• heirloom potatoes grown at the Barnhouse
• yukon gold
• red potatoes

Veggie Layer: 
4 cups chopped
• sprouted broccoli
• zucchini
• red bell pepper
• onion
• 1-2 cloves fresh garlic
• One 15.25oz./432g. can of black beans

Seasoning: 
• Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning
• Ground fennel seed

Flavored Olive oil: 
• mushroom & sage (starch layer)
• lemon or lime (veggie layer & greens)

Greens: 
• spinach 6 cups or 2 bunches
• 1-2 cloves garlic using garlic press

Protein: 
• 4 Eggs

Topping: 
• 1 cup sprouts

Carb & fat: 
• 4 slices Bavarian rye bread, cut in half on a diagonal (triangle shaped)
• earth balance butter – spread onto slices

 

There are no rules:

The Barnhouse Hash recipe varies depending upon the seasons and whatever is “fresh and pretty that day.” The recipe always feels fresh because of the rotation of ingredients, and it’s also simple and easy to make. Play with it and have fun!

Don’t be a slave to the ingredients list and swap out elements based on what’s handy for you.

This recipe can be adjusted for more or less depending on the number of people who are being served.

02 Dungeness Barn House Hash

Starch Base:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and if possible, use the convection setting

Dice up all of the “seasonal starch base” elements into bite size pieces – (or better yet, get Su to do it! Your evermost fabulous “Su Chef” to do the prep!).

Spread on cookie sheet with silpat.

Tip: these can be bought from Costco inexpensively – and also used for crafts (keep food spillpaths separate from craft ones).

 

 


03 Dungeness Barn House Hash Silpat

Drizzle flavored olive oil – Clare’s  “go to” is Wild Mushroom and Sage. Clare strongly believes in the benefit of using flavored olive oil to add depth and give food the “X” factor – its better but you don’t know why… this is why… muhahahahahahahah!

Note – there’s no seasoning aside from the olive oil in this layer. It provides a background note to the layered flavors, and to add seasoning, would make it overpower the other elements.

Roast until some edges are a little browned/blackened – but not all, because it means that it’s over cooked. Depending upon the quantity – about 30 minutes.


04 Dungeness Barn House Hash Flavored Oils

Veggie Layer:

Starch layer should go in the oven first, veggies about 10 minutes later

Chop up all of the veggies into bit-sized pieces, using a silpat, spread on a cookie sheet, drizzle with lemon or lime flavored olive oil. There’s no need to cook the onions and/or garlic separately… just mix everything together, raw.

We roast the starch and the veggie layers “separately but equally” because you don’t want the moisture in the veggies to sog up the starch layer which should be a little crispy.

Cook about 20 minutes – until the veggies are softened.

Keep an eye on things, don’t over cook veggies!

 


05 Dungeness Barn House Hash Montreal Steak Seasoning

Sprinkle generously with Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning and ground fennel. Clare loves this seasoning because it contains what she calls the “Super Special Secret Ingredient” – fennel. Fennel by itself tastes like licorice, but used with other ingredients, helps to brighten and intensify the flavor, especially for ingredients that have a heavy or earthy tone to them – like broccoli. She uses the metaphor of how two restaurants can both serve spaghetti sauce, but one tastes so much better, yet it’s hard to pinpoint exactly why.

Clare also buys fennel seed, grinds it in a coffee grinder (which she then keeps on hand in a small jar) and adds on top of the seasoning.

 


06 Dungeness Barn House Hash Clare Fennel

Turn off oven and open door slightly

Sprinkle canned black beans (drain can) over the veggies to let them warm up

Leave both the starch and veggie layers in the over to stay warm while working on the next steps…

Spinach Layer:

Lightly sauté a bed of spinach, using flavored lemon or lime olive oil

Keep the stems on – so that the spinach can be a “nest” for a poached egg

While it’s sautéing – use a garlic press to add one clove of garlic

Egg Layer:

Poached or fried eggs.

 


07 Dungeness Barn House Hash Egg

 

08 Clare assembling Dungeness Barn House “Hash” 

Assemble:

• Starch base
• Veggies
• Spinach (making a “nest” for the egg”)
• Top with sprouts – (on this I used Sunflower and arugula mix from Itsy Bitsy Greens.

On the side:
Bavarian rye bread made with sunflowers (Toasted)
Earth balance – “butter” made with an olive oil, organic

09 Dungeness Barn House Hash Rye Bread

Bask in the glory of beautiful breakfast that is the start of a beautiful day.

Receive many compliments on your excellent cooking skills. : )

It’s All about Food and Art in October on the Olympic Peninsula

Two specials to choose from in October at the 

Dungeness Barn House Bed and Breakfast

Fall Food & Art Tour – Sequim to Port Townsend

plus $25.00 gift card.

Oct 7th-9th 2016

and

The Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival
Oct 7 – Oct 9 · Port Angeles, WA
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Looking to get away before the holiday rush?

We’ve got just the ticket for you!

Visit the beautiful Olympic Peninsula this fall from Friday thru Sunday, October 7th – 9th, 2016 for a package to see and experience historic Port Townsend, the Port Townsend Farmers Market, Artist Studio Sale at Greybird Barn and stay at one of the two best waterfront Bed and Breakfasts in Sequim. This en suite, 2 night – 3 day retreat is offered for only $550.00 for double occupancy. Single occupancy please call the B & B of their choice for details.

Start now by making your reservation at either; Dungeness Barn House Bed and Breakfast at Two Crows Farm or Greenhouse Inn by the Bay . Then leave the rest up to your innkeepers to make this a fun and exciting weekend getaway.

Some things to look forward to…

Port Townsend Farmers Market & Artist Studio Sale at GreyBird Barn!

Upon your arrival Friday, at the Dungeness Barn House B&B or the Green House Inn on the Bay B&B relax and enjoy wine and appetizers. take in the views, stroll the gardens and beach.  After a great nights sleep, you will awake to a wonderful Saturday morning breakfast. Next you’ll be transported in comfort by a professional shuttle service to beautiful and historical Port Townsend’s Farmers Market. See local foods grown and harvested along with arts and crafts. After leaving the Farmers Market, you’ll be shuttled to The 7th annual “Artist Studio Sale at Greybird Barn” in Port Townsend where local artists are set up to show their goods. You can use your $25.00 gift certificate (one per room reservation) while at this show and purchase some of those holiday gifts early. Then you’ll be shuttled back to the Bed and Breakfast where you are staying for wine and heavy appetizers. Enjoy another wonderful nights sleep and Sunday breakfast before departing for home.

Space is limited, so make your reservation now!

To book your package weekend:

go to either Dungeness Barn House Bed and Breakfast at Two Crows Farm (or Greenhouse Inn by the Bay)

Be sure to mention that you are wanting to be a part of the Food and Art Tour in either your online reservation, online contact, or phone call message.

DUNGENESS CRAB AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Come for the Food, Stay for the Fun!
Join us October 7-9, 2016 for the 15th annual Festival

Stay at the Dungeness Barn House Bed and Breakfast and enjoy Crab Benedict for breakfast before attending the Seafood Festival.

Join the fun at CrabFest, one of the most acclaimed food festivals in the country! The festival celebrates not only the aquaculture, agriculture and maritime traditions of the breathtaking Olympic Peninsula, but brings food, art, music, Native American activities, and children’s events into one spectacular 3-day event for everyone! Located on the gorgeous Port Angeles waterfront next to Olympic National Park and a short ferry ride from sparkling Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, the event celebrates the world-famous Dungeness Crab, named after the nearby village of Dungeness, and the bounty of the sea. Featuring 14 restaurants, cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs, Chowder Cook-Off, the Grab-a-Crab Derby, local wine and beer, craft and merchant vendors, live music, and many more events. Rain or shine, this is the “party” of the season and, admission, as always, is FREE!

We are delighted to announce that Master Chef Graham Kerr will join us on Sunday at the Chowder Cook Off. 11:00 to 2:00.

 

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Fall Food & Art Tour – Sequim to Port Townsend

Looking to get away before the holiday rush?

We’ve got just the ticket for you!

Visit the beautiful Olympic Peninsula this fall from Friday thru Sunday, October 7th – 9th, 2016 for a package to see and experience historic Port Townsend, the Port Townsend Farmers Market, Artist Studio Sale at Greybird Barn and stay at one of the two best waterfront Bed and Breakfasts in Sequim.  This en suite, 2 night –  3 day retreat is offered for only $550.00 for double occupancy.  Single occupancy please call the B & B of their choice for details.

Start now by making your reservation at either; Dungeness Barn House Bed and Breakfast at Two Crows Farm  or Greenhouse Inn by the Bay .  Then leave the rest up to your innkeepers to make this a fun and exciting weekend getaway.  

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Friday, after a great nights sleep, you will awake to a wonderful Saturday morning breakfast. Next you’ll be transported in comfort by a professional shuttle service to beautiful and historical Port Townsend’s Farmers Market.  See local foods grown and harvested along with arts and crafts.  After leaving the Farmers Market, you’ll be shuttled to the 7th annual “Artist Studio Sale at Greybird Barn” in Port Townsend where local artists are set up to show their goods.  You can use your $25.00 gift certificate (one per room reservation) while at this show and purchase some of those holiday gifts early.  Then you’ll be shuttled back to the Bed and Breakfast where you are staying for wine and heavy appetizers.  Enjoy another wonderful nights sleep and Sunday breakfast before departing for home.

Space is limited, so make your reservation now!

To book your package weekend:

go to either  Dungeness Barn House Bed and Breakfast at Two Crows Farm  (or Greenhouse Inn by the Bay)

Be sure to mention that you are wanting to be a part of the Food and Art Tour in either your online reservation, online contact, or phone call message

Picking with Persnickety’s:  Secrets of Sequim

This is a re-purposed blog from our friend, Mandi, who owns a great shop named Persnickety’s in Sumner WA.  We are such kindred spirits.  She sells “modern vintage furniture, handcrafted goodness, unique finds”.   This is a wonderful blog she created  after her last visit with us  here at the Dungeness Barn House B&B.  It’s so fun to see and read what about our little town of Sequim excites our guests.  Especially guests who share our love of refurbishing, antiques, and just a lifestyle full of style. Read on….. or click here to view it on her Persnickety’s website.

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR STUFF?
It’s a question we get asked a LOT here at the shop, and the answer (while truthful) is generally pretty vague.  The answer?  All over.  It’s a full time job.  And that is true. I don’t do much online anymore, no craigslist, very very few online garage sale groups.  Too many folks doing that and I don’t want the stuff everyone else has seen, ya know?  There are a few go-to places in Oregon I have told you about but other than that, it’s a “get in the car and go” kind of gamble and a girl has to have some secrets.  But I am ready to spill on another secret and share the latest trip, because it was awesome.

I brought Mama P along and we hopped into the car on a rainy day.  We drove west from Sumner across the Narrows bridge.

 

And then we continued over the Hood Canal Bridge.

On our way to the treasure that is Sequim (“skwim”).
Sequim is less than two hours from home on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and is located in the rain shadow of the Olympic mountains, which means it averages about the same rainfall as Los Angeles on a good year.  For example, it was pouring at home, but cloudy with bits of sun the whole time we were on our trip.  It was there that we found a treasure trove of good junk in a gorgeous little town (on the water) AND we stayed in the most gorgeous converted barn, where we were served gourmet food.  YUM.
I have to tell you about it.  You have got to get to Sequim.  More importantly, you have got to get to here:
Please forgive me while I gush about it and share with you the glory of this magical place.

So, say you had dreams your whole life of living in a place that is just like this…on the water…

…with your own private beach access and the perfect place to watch a sunset…

…but along with that… is green, lush, and rural…

…full of history and cool old stuff to see…
AND your house was AN OLD CONVERTED BARN surrounded by lavender fields!
I mean! Come on!!!!
These Sequimians have got it made!
 Inside that place? Warmth & light, the most lovely folks, and laughter.
Mama P and Clare, innkeeper extraordinaire.
So many beautiful things to see inside
And crazy gorgeous views from every single window (I checked).

Where even the vegetable and herb gardens are eye-candy.
And the grounds look like something out of a storybook.
And the FOOD is everything. And prepared with all locally sourced natural ingredients.
And the company could not have been better.
Because nothing would be perfect without the world’s cutest dog, they have him too.
This is Fee, and I love him.
So you find this magical place, and you meet the magical people that run this place and you fall head over heels in love with their place and with them, and they are into antiques and junk too, and it is just this perfect meeting of kismet proportions.
This does not happen to me.  Like, ever.  I stay away from bed and breakfasts.  I like my privacy.  I like to sleep in.  I don’t want to talk to people in the morning.  I need a TV. And Wi-Fi.  They have TV’s in the rooms.  Free Wi-Fi.  You can choose when you are served breakfast.  Plenty of privacy.  And the people?  I would talk to them all day, every day!
There are two king suites and we got to experience them both, as well as two additional cozy rooms.   The beds are the most comfortable in life and I am not even kidding you right now.  You can rent out the entire inn for family stuff and retreats.  I intend to do both, because I am hooked.
Ok let me shake out of my Dungeness Barn House Bed and Breakfast daydreamy haze to talk to you now about the junking in this town.
Go HERE.
In the center of town and really packed to the gills inside and out with AMAZING finds and super amazing prices.  I would move here just to see what they brought in every day.  It’s real good.  This one is in Sequim and there is one in Port Angeles as well.  We definitely recommend the one in Sequim.  I love this place extra because they are a local charity that actually helps those in their community of Clallam County with tangible goods and services.  A Goodwill moved in across the street and we checked that out too but, junkers, Serenity is where it is at.
Another favorite though, was this place. Around Again.  It is right outside of town and they believe, like we do, that waste can be a huge resource.  Don’t be fooled by all of the old exercise equipment out front and make sure to find all of the nooks and crannies inside the store and in the sizable back area.  The stuff we can’t seem to find anywhere?  It is here. And the prices are, again, rad. They are a not-for-profit as well, and support their community in a lot of amazing ways.
They also have employed the BEST dude in all the land.
This bearded fellow, along with his blurry (sorry about that) coworker, defied all normal logic and saw the potential for fitting a 80 jillion pound, giant farm scale in an already filled rig.
Mama P looked like this when I was like:  IT’LL FIT, I KNOW IT.
Hahahahahahahahaaaaaa
The bearded fellow above agreed and measured and made. it. happen.  Bearded fellow, you are my hero!  Not to be missed: Re-Creations, which is right on the same property as Around Again.  There is also a drive up coffee joint on the property.  Which basically means you can just live there forever.
Also in town, a bevy of infrequently open antiques stores and lots of sweet lavender farms and home decor stores and garden shops of all kinds.
Great food too, although this one wanted to go to one place and one place only.
And I have to agree, it had moments of greatness.  Dungeness crab grilled cheese sandwich? Uh yeah.  Homemade Mississippi Mud Pie?  Totally.  And they have the good ice.  You know what I mean by ” the good ice”, right?
The ice all drinks should be cooled by.
Now, for the rest of your picking and junking adventure in the Sequim area you first will need coffee.
SO GOOD
Then hit all of the goodness up the road about 20 minutes in Port Angeles.  We hit Habitat for Humanity, Serenity Thrift, Brocante , and the place next door (um, don’t know the name. It’s big, but way out of my price range).
Brocante won for coolest and best prices but for as big as Port Angeles is, we found a ton more in Sequim in just a few key places.
It has been two years since Mama P and I took a trip just the two of us.
We see each other at least three days a week at the shop but neither of us could remember the last time we had done something just us.
I love that we love so many of the same things and let me tell you that long drives are great for conversation for those of us that don’t do a lot of deep talking. Ahem, cough. Mom.
I sure do love that Mom. She and Dad found the secret of Sequim, I give them all the credit for that and for finding the Dungeness Barn House.
Clare and Sue, the innkeepers, are part of the family now too, and I already miss them.
It’s almost odd, really, when you meet people and instantly adore them. You can feel the true essence of their goodness exude in every thing they touch and everything they do.
And definitely everything they cook in that kitchen! Dang!
Thank you Clare and Sue (and Fee) for making our trip so amazing.
Sure we found a truckload of good stuff in Sequim to bring home but thanks to ya’ll and the beauty of the barn house we found a whole lot more than that.
Thanks, ladies, for the reminder.
XO
Mandi
all content and photos property of Persnickety’s/Mandi Smith 6/9/15

Still in a barn: Summer Music

As the weather tries to warm up for spring, our bulbs have begun to bloom at the Dungeness Barn House B&B.  The daffodils, crocus, and hyacinth are open with tulips close behind.  That’s what we notice as we gaze around our beautiful yard.  When we look around to see what others are noticing as spring nears, it’s obvious that there is much more going on than bulbs and spring.

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Some of the wonderful events of summer are also beginning to appear in our local media.  We wanted to be sure to share some of these with you over the coming weeks.  So see if some of the concerts below might be of interest to you, then book your stay with us here at the Dungeness Barn House B&B.

Olympic Winery Concerts 2016

Enjoy great music and wine under the stars at the Olympic Cellars Summer Concerts 2016.  This is a special treat that Sequim locals (including your humble B&B hosts) know and love.  Concerts are held at the beautiful Olympic Cellars barn off of Highway 101, just west of Sequim, on Saturday evenings from mid-July through late-August.

The doors open at 6 pm and all concerts begin at 7 pm.  Arrive early for best seating or bring your favorite lawn chair.  A local restaurant or catering company will be onsite for each concert with food available for purchase. Obviously Olympic Cellars will also have their lovely wines available for purchase as well.

The concert ticket price is $13 (plus online booking fee) in advance or $15 at the door.  Half of the ticket price will be donated to that weekend’s non-profit organization.  The concert series partners with a different non-profit organization each weekend. Tickets Available Online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com   (scroll to the bottom of this webpage or search using Olympic Cellars)

2016 Olympic Winery

Bike Road Races Tour de Dung(eness)

If you’re a bike enthusiast consider joining us at the Dungeness Barn House B&B  the next two weekends to enjoy or participate in the 19th annual Tour de Dungeness bike race.  It takes place on consecutive Saturdays:  March 12 and 19, 2016.  The 12-mile races start at 9:45 am each day and run until late afternoon, regardless of weather.  Start is across the road from the Dungeness State Park and Recreation Area.  Day-of event registration only.  Approximately 400 riders each day will come from throughout the Puget Sound region as well as Central and Eastern Washington.  The course includes Lotzgesell, Cays, East Anderson, Sequim Dungeness Way, Woodcock and Kitchen-Dick roads.  It is a 12 mile lap course that is very flat and fast.  The course finish will be on Kitchen Dick Road.  For more information, contact Van Doren at 360-417-5257 (after 5 pm) or 360-775-7796.
The finish is only a mile or two from the Dungeness Barn House B&B.  Join us in the rain shadow of the beautiful Olympic Mountain Range.  And take advantage of our MARCH MAGIC SPECIAL $15.00 off per night, 2 night minimum.