Courtyard Blossoms: July

The courtyard blooms continue to come early – some varieties of Hosta are already blooming! And so are the Sedum; I didn’t even capture a photo of the purple sedum.

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Scott County Fair 2010

The Scott County Fair, deemed the five best days of summer, is held here in Jordan each July. We had a great time tonight taking in the animals, activities, aroma and arts of the fair. As for the animals, my favorite has to be the cattle barn – living in California created a nostalgia for…

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Local Attraction: Primary Colors

We’ve enjoyed the growing trend of an artist community in Jordan, and Primary Colors is a fantastic new addition. In June, our friend (and inn-sitter) Cindy Nevins, opened the new gallery with 16 (and growing) local and regional artists, next door in “The Hub,” home of Frank Nicolin’s historic opera house.

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Recipes from the Garden: Pesto

Our first bounty of the season is the herbs – Basil and Cilantro. Our first natural response was Pesto. Friday night are pizza nights around here for the innkeepers, and in summer that means grilled pizza. So our plan was Pesto instead of pizza sauce, and it was a great success! It works equally well using Cilantro instead of Basil (think chorizo, chipotle pepper, etc.). So here is our pesto recipe experience.

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