A long mysterious wooded driveway, with gardens in the beginning, brought us to Three Pines B & B. that is nestled right on the shore of Sullivan Harbor that leads to Frenchman Bay.
This remarkable place is owned by Karen and Ed, who left their careers as aerospace engineers and decided to retreat to nature. The property and farm are solar-powered and environmentally friendly as much as possible to achieve comfort. Vegetarians, they grow sheep for wool and chickens for eggs, they never kill their animals and let the oldest decently live their last days on their farm.. They have five cats and adorable Ms. McGoo (not sure if I spelled it right), a 6-month puppy of some Japanese breed - all of them rescued from a local shelter.
They grow organic vegetables, pick wild blueberries right on their acres, do some crafts, and enjoy their solitude.
Karen was most kind and accommodating, she skillfully balanced service and respect to our privacy.
Our hostess cooked us breakfast every morning, and I am thrilled to share what we had . Our first morning was rainy and foggy, so the breakfast was served inside the house in Karen's dining room.
We had most tender rhubarb tart/cake followed by organic eggs (scrambled for me and soft-boiled for Alex), fresh juice and coffee. I didn't ask for the recipe (let it remain Karen's in-house secret), but I will definitely try to experiment with rhubarb as a cake filling - the contrast of sweet and tangy is very pleasing.
1 cup organic broccoli (cut in bite-size pieces)
1 cup(or less) fresh chanterelle (cut in small pieces or left whole, if mushrooms are small)
Butter, 1 tb sp or more
Greens to garnish
Whisk eggs and water to even consistency. Heat a skillet on a medium heat, melt butter and saute broccoli for 2 minutes, pour eggs over, sprinkle with salt, and simmer until done. While eggs are cooking, saute mushrooms on a rather high heat until slightly browned, sprinkle with salt.
When serving eggs, arrange mushrooms on top and garnish with greens.
Free range eggs and chantrelles each have their own distinctive flavor, but together they make an unbelievable duet. M-m-m-m-m-m-m!