Happy July, everyone! I love this time of year. This is when it usually begins to truly feel like summer in the Northwest. There’s just something invigorating about waking up to the bright blue skies, smelling the salt in the air and feeling the cool breeze roll in off the water in the warm afternoons. Such a delight! The 4th of July is just days away and we’re getting ready to celebrate by hosting a small barbecue with a few close friends we’ve known for many years. I’ll be jetting off to Vancouver, BC shortly after to visit the set of Cedar Cove and maybe even play a small cameo role in the show—keep a lookout for me sometime during the 2nd season! I hope you each enjoy every minute of this quintessential summer month!
Jo Marie Rose's story at Cedar Cove's Rose Harbor Inn continues in Debbie's new book, Love Letters, on sale August 12th. There is something so pleasant and peaceful about a bed and breakfast. It is a place of rest, healing and romance.
This month, we are giving away a $240 BedandBreakfast.com gift card. One grand prize winner will be reading Love Letters from the bed and breakfast of their choice with nearly 4,000 locations to choose from in the US and Canada! Ten runners-up will receive autographed advanced reader editions of Love Letters and Rose Harbor in Bloom new in paperback July 15th.
If you're looking for a last minute side dish to bring to your 4th of July get together, try this delicious Panzanella Salad! Instead of tossing the salad together, you can layer it, alternating bread cubes with vegetables. Use a sturdy peasant-style or sourdough bread. If you have time, let the cubed bread dry out for a few hours before making the salad.