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Archive for September 2010

“Heaven on Earth” latest review from one of our happy guests.

“Heaven on Earth” as seen on Trip Advisor
Grandifolia room
Lawrence, Kansas
Sep 17, 2010 | Trip type: Couples
Grandifolia Room
My husband and I were married here on September 10th. It was the most beautiful setting…right on the water with the mountains in the background. Only a 45 minute drive to Victoria. We were so happy with our room.

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King Boletus and Blue Chanterelles

Blue Chanterelle, Polyozellus multiplex
Michel Jansen-Reynaud, former Sooke Harbour House waiter and active mushroom forager, found this very rare mushroom north of Sooke.  Although this is a good edible mushroom, it should be picked with restraint.

I found this text book cep or porcini, Boletus edulis, on September 9th.

Michel Jansen-Reynaud is delivering the King Bolete or porcini

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Avatar Grove, Sept 17, 2010

Here are a few images of Phaeocollybia that our group found during a SVIMS outing led by Oluna and Adolf Ceska on Friday, September 17th. It was an amazing day in a beautiful, old growth forest that is slated for logging. You will see that Oluna’s specimens are impeccable. She took a great deal of time extracting

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Why do we have an edible garden and now a farm at the Sooke Harbour House?

Link to Don Genova’s blog

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Hasselbach Visit and Martin’s Lane Riesling by the Glass

On August 24th, I had the good fortune of dining with Agnes Gunderloch and Fritz Hasselbach of Gunderloch Winery in Rheinhessen, at Sooke Harbour House. I was lucky enough to meet them during a Canadian Governor General’s tour to Germany with Her Excellency, Adrianne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul in 2005 when we enjoyed a

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