Ashland Oregon Farmers Market
March 11 starts the 2014 season for the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market!
For your table, you will find all sorts of locally grown produce. For your garden, you can select a wide variety of locally-grown vegetable starts, flowers and perennials. Enjoy tasting and buying specialty foods, cheese, meats, baked goods, pasta, coffee, tea, beer, wine and hand-made arts and crafts. Usually local musicians entertain with live music.
Every Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
At the National Guard Armory on 1420 E. Main Street
March 11 – November 25, 2014
Every Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Oak Street between E. Main and Lithia Way, in the heart of downtown
May 3 – Oct 25, 2014
Apple Rose Tart
I’ve been experimenting Apple Rose Tarts of late. Ran across this idea while researching some new recipes, both for the next cookbook and to expand out the Chanticleer’s breakfast repertoire.
This tart pictured here is with a pecan-date crust using red delicious apples. It has appealing presentation, is very tasty, and is far more healthy than it looks. All three great criteria for a recipe.
There’s a catch however. When assembling these tarts, it does take a little time. It’s not difficult, but the time adds up if doing a tart times 12!
Thus apple rose tarts will be served when there are a few guests in the house. You will have a better chance to taste this tart if you stay on Sunday or Monday night, or during the low-season.
Blink Chargers for Electric Car Drivers
There are two Blink Charger locations in Ashland’s parking lots.
- 175 Hargadine St. in the parking structure near Oregon Shakespeare Festival
- 139 N. Pioneer St. in the parking lot between Pioneer and 1st St., enter from Lithia Way.
Of course, if you’re a guest at the Chanticleer Inn, you can get your ‘juice’ for free while you enjoy exploring Ashland and seeing plays.
Many of you might know that last year I was working on a video project for the Ashland’s Bed and Breakfast Network. In June 2012, we obtained a grant from the City of Ashland to produce a travel video. We are very pleased with the work JOMA films did for us! Hope you enjoy.
Shade Garden sans Deer!
This is the third growing season without constant deer predation, finally the shade garden plants are bravely leafing out!
In the past the poor hosta never had two leaves at a time, the deer nibbled the leaves off as fast as the hosta would produce them. I always had a vision of what this section of the garden would look like and now it’s beginning to come to fruition (or is that leaftion?)
Ashland’s Chautauqua Square on the corner of Main and Pioneer was abuzz with a different and refreshing look this afternoon.
A gang of tuxedo’ed young men were rambunctiously and cheerfully hanging out late this afternoon in Chautauqua Square – displacing the usual scruffy panhandling denizens.
While walking by, I complimented them on their “upgraded” look. One apparently felt obligated to panhandle and asked if he could bum a cigarette. They all happily lined up for me to take their photo!
A Bed and Breakfast Garden
I love this time of the year in the Chanticleer Inn bed and breakfast garden.
The “rhodies”, dogwood, lupine, Japanese irises, and poppies are all blooming!
Late spring in this bed and breakfast garden doesn’t last long, but it does make lasting memories.
Ashland Plaza Gets Spruced Up with Ceramic Friezes by Sue Springer
While walking about downtown, I decided to check out how the new plaza project was progressing. Lucky me! Sue Springer was in the middle of setting the tile into the grout on the side of a bench. One side (not shown) already had all the tile, held up by blue tape and the other side was ready for grout. I told Sue the blue tape was fetching and should consider keeping it there. She agreed. An wonderful artist with a good sense of humor too.
We’re lucky to have her design on the Ashland Plaza.
For more information about Sue Springer, visit her website