Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Friday, May 29, 2015

Nourish and the Dungeness Spit

A friend recently raved about a farm-to-table restaurant in Sequim, WA, (pronounced "skwim," rhymes with "swim") called Nourish. My husband and I tried it out yesterday and it was all she said and more!

The photo above is the view from our table. It was so peaceful, with birds, butterflies, flowers and vegetable and herb gardens. So relaxing. So sunny and balmy.

I had halibut tacos on thick, earthy homemade corn tortillas with a rhubarb salsa. Delicious and healthy.

Here is the blurb from the website,

   Nourish, located in beautiful Sequim, Washington, is an exciting garden-to-plate restaurant and so much more… providing a gathering place for the community and visitors alike! Located on the last remaining acres of a historic 1880s pioneer farm at the base of Bell Hill, the garden enjoys views of Sequim, the San Juan Islands and Mount Baker.
   At its heart, Nourish serves to raise awareness of our food sources, sound nutrition, sustainable living practices and to stimulate local economic opportunity. Nourish’s Patio Caf√©, Greenhouse Dining Room and private catering, all offer delicious, healthy menus created around locally produced food and beverages; as well as edibles grown on the property. Nourish is a haven for artists, musicians and artisans to share and sell their crafts, as well as providing an array of events to entertain and inform, from yoga to cooking 101. Nourish provides meaningful employment and on-the-job training to young adults in the Olympic Peninsula area.

   Nourish is a place to stop, breathe and enjoy the best of the Pacific Northwest.

Once nourished, we headed over to the nearby Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge to hike on the Dungeness Spit. The sand spit is 5.5 miles long and juts out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca off the Olympic Peninsula. It shelters a bay full of marine life, and thus is a protected area.

When we arrived it was foggy and chilly, but gradually most of the fog dissipated.

We ran into friends from Gig Harbor who we hadn't seen since December! It made a great end to a great day.

Have a colorful day


Cheri Patch said...

Following your recommendation we went to "Nourish" for dinner on our way out of town. Looks like we had the same table too! We loved it! We did feel nourished, body and soul. I can't wait to go back! It was great seeing you and Dave....I love surprises!

The Idaho Beauty said...

All looks heavenly for a great day out with the hubby. That description of Nourish makes me think you need to move to Sequim!

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Oh, my! I have a friend who lives in Sequim... will have to ask her if she has been there. Bet she would love it! Do they let you wander in the garden? I'm off to check out the website... nice!