Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


THE BLOG

By Mary Pellegrini

Winter is setting in and while we still can have some tranquil bonfires in the garden for roasting s’mores you might enjoy this sweet treat in your room, wrapped in a comfy robe or throw with a warm beverage or glass of wine. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit Place a 6 Inch Skillet inside …

Banana Split

By Mary Pellegrini

Banana Split for breakfast? How about this healthy, delicious and nutritious variation from the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast? Oatmeal Breakfast Banana Split is a fun breakfast recipe that will kickstart your day with the energy you’ll need to power through exploring Oregon. You’ll need about one cup of prepared oatmeal for each ‘split’. …

By Mary Pellegrini

The Hood River Valley cherry crop is amazing. It was a little late this year due to a cool, wet spring. We’ve been picking up about 10 pounds of fresh cherries every few days and they become the main ingredient in many a tasty breakfast treat: cherry crepes, cherry scones, cherry cobblers and of course …

By Mary Pellegrini

Lavender Blueberry Sorbet is a palette cleansing first course at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, a dish produced from an explosion of Blueberries and Lavender in Oregon’s Hood River Valley. Ingredients: Serves 2. 2 ripe frozen bananas 1 cup frozen blueberries ¼ cup lite coconut milk 2 tsp dried lavender Directions: 1. Peel …

By Mary Pellegrini

Today is Pi Day How about celebrating with an Apple Pie Cookies? We put a little spin on the classic apple pie and the results were amazing. For quicker, easier assembly I used refrigerated pie crusts Apple Pie Cookies from the Old Parkdale Inn 6 green apples 1 package refrigerated pie crust (2 crusts) 5 …

By Mary Pellegrini

Today is National Blueberry Pancake Day.  But who wants blueberry pancakes just once a year?  Here at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast we serve up hot-off-the-griddle blueberry pancakes often throughout the year. The Hood River Valley has acres and acres of Blueberry Farms scattered among the Pear, Cherry and Apple orchards.  Harvest begins usually around the first of …