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Bodega Bay Weekend: Skye Cottage

Melanie Wong | Aug 8, 2005 11:32 PM

Saturday morning I had more of a chance to assess Skye Cottage, our digs for the weekend, by the foggy morning light. At 8am, golfers were looming on the green just off the back deck.

The kitchen turned out to be very well-stocked with equipment. Well-honed Henckels AND Chicago Cutlery knives, newish quiet dishwasher, Cuisinart, toaster, microwave, coffee maker and grinder, cloth napkins, heavy chopping block, and some interesting condiments on the pantry wall.

Peet's coffee smelled good this morning and tasted even better with a splash of Clover half and half. Annette had prepped a savory strada with layers of swiss chard and carmelized red onions for our breakfast. All she had to do was add the egg mix and pop it in the oven for an hour. When I asked her what kind of bread she'd used, she retorted that it was whole wheat because that's what was left at Healdsburg's Downtown Bakery. She'd taken advantage of the M-Thu, half-off after 4:30pm discount for the bread and the sticky buns and scones warming in the oven. We also had some honeydew and the special cantaloupe I'd picked from my friends' farm in Salinas (I think it came from their property in Huron) that was perfectly ripened. Our breakfast wine was 2003 Gunderloch Nackenheimer Rothenberg Riesling Auslese.

After this lazy breakfast, we went our separate ways. Some headed for the hiking trails, others to the beach, and Lynn and I left to find some salmon for dinner.

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