Saturday, June 27, 2015

Summer Hours at the Cafe'

Welcome to summer where forest meets farm.  Rock River Cafe has shifting hours and menus reflecting local foods and activities.  We are currently open Wednesday through Sunday, Noon till Eight PM through October 31st.

Come and enjoy homemade sauces and dressings, local fish, locally baked bread, dilectable desserts, and more in our cozy dining room filled with local art or Al Fresco on our porch.  We are a short drive from Munising, the Gateway to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  Waterfalls are on the way, and Laughing Whitefish Falls is a few miles west of the cafe.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Here are a Few of my Favorite Things This Week

We've just opened the Rock River Cafe' for the summer season. Every season we play around with the menu and think about new ways we can feature local ingredients. My favorite this year is our Sencha Green Iced Tea sweetened with our Backyard Mint Syrup made from Rock River Perennial Garden and Greenhouse Backyard Mint.  The balance of subtle sweetness, green tea flavor, and mint suspends perfectly over ice in our mason jar mugs.  My granddaughter enjoys chewing on the mint sprig in her glass.

Ahhhh summer!

We've been loving the fresh Lemon Thyme gracing the grilled Lake Superior Whitefish as well.  We are still sautéing up Local Wild Leeks from Reh-Morr Farm with fresh veggies for dinner.  I've been loving them so much that I almost forgot to make some Leek Relish to hold onto the flavor for a while.

And then there's Rhubarb Syrup to drizzle over ice cream in a homemade gingerbread waffle bowl.
Follow the link to Martha Stewart's website. We make ours a little differently but end up in the same place of wonderful!

Green Tea with Fresh Local Mint Syrup