Thursday, July 28, 2011


This past weekend, older, younger daughters and I spent a long weekend in Ocean City, NJ in a lovely B&B called The Bayberry Inn located at 811 Wesley Avenue. Younger daughter was the first to greet our lovely hostess, Bonnie, with a request to use the facilities and the fact that she didn’t think we were a bunch of nuts I knew from her gracious reception that we would have a special visit.

On Saturday morning we enjoyed the most delicious cheese, bacon and tomato frittata and although I did not get the recipe from Bonnie, I post a similar one on the recipes page.

We spent the afternoon on a “surfers” beach and it was fun watching those kahunas ride the waves. I often wished I could surf, but I’m clumsy so adding a surfboard would make for quite a calamity! When we got back to the B&B, we had a treat waiting for us… the best homemade chocolate chip cookies and freshly-brewed iced tea. Later, we strolled the Boardwalk and made our annual pilgrimage to our favorite jewelry store, Terry Ivory, where I purchased this lovely necklace from Holly Yashi called “Gypsy Bloom."

The next day was my birthday and I started the day with a run (thought I was going to pass out…it was already 90° at 7:30 in the morning). After I took a shower and recuperated, I had coffee on the cozy porch and watched a Red Finch feed her babies that were safely tucked away in a porch fern nest.

Sister and mother joined us later that morning for a trip to Uncle Bill's Pancake House where I feasted on my favorite, buckwheat pancakes, YUM! In the early evening, we sat on the porch and watched a pretty intense storm, complete with wizard-of-ozesque roof shingles flying all over the place.....very exciting! We decided to stay put and to have a picnic dinner in our room with a $9 bottle of screw-top wine and Italian take-out from a little place at 9th & West called Voltaco's.

A delightful weekend.


Cathy said...

Great post !!! Love Ocean City.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh there's nothing more fun than sitting on the front porch watching the roof shingles blow off! Unless, of course, it is your OWN roof ... been there, done that.

What a lovely weekend. I live in northern NJ but haven't yet visited Ocean City. I think I may have to go ... even if it's just for those buckwheat pancakes.
Best wishes -- Cass

Joann said...

It was a lovely weekend...thanks for comments Cathy and Cass. I do recommend those pancakes...yum. I wrote a post about how to replicate them earlier in the year.

mary said...

My friend's parents own the Bayberry! I'm glad you liked it!

Joann said...

Isn't it a small world, Mary!? They are lovely people. Joann

Rug Cleaning Los Angeles said...

I love buckwheat pancakes! I just had them for the first time a few weeks ago and fell in love. Those look delicious... I need a good recipe. Have one?