The absolute easiest way to enjoy these scones is to book a stay at Domaine Madeleine and let us serve them to you at breakfast. In the meantime, you can make these crusty, flaky scones at home. One of the secrets is freezing the dough before baking, (they can be stored in the freezer and […]
This recipe calls for frying Shiitake mushrooms low and slow. The payoff is worth your patience. We usually serve these at our gourmet breakfast atop sugar snap peas that are sauteed with chives and chocolate mint from our garden. You may find many other ways to enjoy them; as a pizza topping, in a salad, with mac and cheese…or […]
We’re going to begin posting a recipe every month. Here’s our first – it’s simple but make a great impression. Heavenly Eggs Print Recipe Can we say this is the fluffiest you’ll ever eat? I guess we just did. Technically this is a savory baked meringue with a runny yolk on top. We season the […]
Harvesting fresh produce from our aquaponics greenhouse is a little like opening presents on Christmas morning. Sometimes you don’t know what you’re going to get until you unwrap it – or in this case, dig it up. We knew we planted Paris Market Carrots (Daucus carota), we knew they were a nineteenth-century French heirloom. We even […]
While Domaine Madeleine is known for our multi-course, gourmet, sit down breakfast, sometimes it just doesn’t fit our guests’ needs every day. Traditionally, we’ve packed a “To-Go” breakfast for guests wishing to spend the day in Victoria, B.C. so they can catch the early ferry. We’ve done the same for guests looking to head out […]
We often get asked what we eat when guests aren’t around. When we’re not at one of our favorite restaurants sampling the newest menu items or checking out the quality of the service, we’re making the best tasting dinners possible with the least amount of effort. And this one is, by far, the best tasting […]
We humbly call these the World’s Best Crabcakes – so far nobody has challenged us. Try them yourself and see what you think. The first trick is not breaking up the Crabmeat too much. The second trick is freezing them – otherwise they tend to fall apart because there is so much Crab and so little binder.
This is simply the easiest salad you’re not currently making right now. And it’s so delicious, once you taste it, you’ll wonder why your parents kept it from you. The concept is simple: 1 part tomatoes, 2 parts plums, a pinch or two of salt and a sprinkle of fig balsamic vinegar. Stir and let […]
Here’s a super-simple recipe that’s delicious and probably one of the healthier Thanksgiving side dishes you’re likely to find on the holiday table. Hint: since the recipe calls for equal parts of all the spices, you can mix up an extra-large batch and store it in an empty spice container to have on hand at […]
Our stay here has been the most relaxing part of our visit to the Pacific NW. Thank you for such delicious breakfasts, beautiful gardens & gorgeous ocean views. The service is unbeatable & the attention to detail is absolutely unparalleled.
Diana & Chris