Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


THE BLOG

Lavender Cheddar Tart

By Mary Pellegrini

Rogue Creamery Cheddar Spring Tarts The Rogue Creamery, in Central Point, Oregon, is a “artisan cheese company, with people dedicated to the “sustainability and the art and tradition of making the world’s finest handmade cheese“. We’ve been ordering Rogue Creamery’s Rogue’s Mary (rosemary) and La Di Da Lavender cheddar for a few years now. It …

By Mary Pellegrini

It is spring in the Pacific Northwest. The rhubarb in the gardens of the Old Parkdale Inn is just about ready to harvest and the Oregon strawberries should begin to come on soon. Put the two together and we get a favorite of our guests,  Strawberry-Rhubarb Coffee Cake. 3 c fresh rhubarb, cut in 1-inch …

Rogue Creamery Cheddar Breakfast Sandwiches

By Mary Pellegrini

Rogue Creamery Cheddar Breakfast Sandwiches This spring at our our inn located in the Hood River Valley, we’re serving up a Breakfast Sandwich on home made figassa with a ricotta spread, scrambled eggs, spinach and red onion and Rogue Creamery Rogue’s Mary Cheddar. Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich with your favorite ingredients For each sandwich: 2 thick …

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

A colleague of ours from A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast in McMinnville, shared this recipe saying her guests just loved it. It sounded so delicious with the fall fruit and winter eggnog. I’ve been making these in individual crocks and plan to change out the apple for bananas or pears on occasion. Maybe even spring …

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 …