Camellia Inn - Healdsburg, California, 95448, United States

March 14, 2014 - Now in Healdsburg

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It’s green here in Healdsburg –

Our St. Pat’s Parade continues… “The parade must go on,” according to locals. Healdsburg resident and writer, Ray Holley, says the “organic march of happy souls” will happen this year, however unofficially. Begun by the B & B lounge, the small but colorful parade grew over the years from a few hardy folks to a large contingent willing to march a few blocks to the Plaza and back at early o’clock. The B&B cancelled this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade due to their move from downtown to the north end of town. So, local tavern John & Zeke’s will open at 6:00 a.m. to accommodate any out-of-towners who many not have gotten word about the parade’s postponement. They made this decision at the request of the B&B, and will offer coffee in the parking lot at 6:00 a.m., as well as the traditional corned beef meal, inside the bar, around 3 or 4:00 p.m. The event “belongs” to the B&B, who plans fun festivities next year. 

Amphora Winery is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. On Saturday, March 15th, Amphora will be giving a nod to their assistant winemaker, the one and only Paddy Sherlock, who taught all to love an Irish Jig. Stop in between 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. for a bowl of corned beef and cabbage paired with Irish soda bread and a glass of Lakeville Pinot Noir for just $15 green ones - first come/first served and no reservations needed. 4791 Dry Creek Rd.,

Join us at the Inn for an evening of traditional and modern folk music. Alan Reid and Rob van Sante of Battlefield Band fame will perform here on April 10th. Gather at 7:00 p.m.; music starts at 7:30 p.m. $20 includes music, beverage and dessert. Call us at the Inn for reservations.

Relish Culinary School has an Artisan Cheese Festival, March 21st – 23rd. If you love cheese, you can't miss this annual festival that features the best artisan cheese makers in California. Relish is proud to support the Saturday hands-on cheese making seminars and the Sunday chef demonstrations. Register for an event or class online at  877-75

Our Recipe for the Week for You - Smoked Gouda Breakfast Skillet

Fried potatoes alone are mouthwatering, but this dish combines them with salty bacon, sweet red peppers, earthy local mushrooms, scallions, and oodles of creamy melted smoked Gouda. Top that with a couple of sunny eggs and a handful of fresh basil, and it’s a dream savory breakfast.

Prep time - 5 min.
Cook time - 25 min.
Total time - 30 min.
Serves: 2

Ingredients -

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 and ½ cups potatoes, cooked and chopped (I used two small leftover baked potatoes)
½ cup red pepper, chopped
½ cup mushrooms, chopped
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Salt & pepper to taste
2 tablespoons scallions, chopped
About 1 cup smoked Gouda, shredded
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil

Directions -

Preheat oven to 375 F. In a 9-inch ovenproof skillet, cast iron or otherwise, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add potatoes and cook until just golden brown, about 5-8 minutes. Add crumbled bacon, red pepper and mushrooms and cook until softened, another 3-5 minutes. Season will salt and pepper to taste. Stir in scallions and Gouda, stirring to distribute evenly. Make two wells in the vegetables, and crack one egg into each well, being careful not to break the yolks. Transfer pan to oven and bake until the tops of the eggs are set, about 8-10 minutes. Serve immediately, sprinkled with the basil, with a side of ketchup if you like that sort of thing!

Camellia Inn
211 North St.
Healdsburg, California, 95448, United States
Call: 707-433-8182


Welcome to the Camellia Inn

The Camellia Inn in Sonoma County is a peaceful place for your next visit to California’s wine country. Set in the quiet charm of Healdsburg, our bed and breakfast features nine rooms that are beautifully appointed to make your stay comfortable and welcoming. You’ll love our eclectic blend of antique furnishing, first-class mattresses and bedding, plus just enough modern technology, too. Traveling with a group? We also have five off-site apartments and cottages suitable for traveling couples or small families. At the Camellia Inn, your comfort is our priority. You’ll spend your days experiencing the beauty of Sonoma County, from wine tasting to hiking and golfing, you can relax comfortably when you return to the inn. Stroll the grounds and admire the 50 varieties of camellia plants that give the inn its name. Enjoy the villa-style swimming pool, or retire to your room and check the news on the iPad we’ve put there for you to use (we were the first in Sonoma County to offer this). High-quality mattresses and luxurious linens and duvets snuggle you in for a good night’s sleep, and when you awake, a sumptuous inn-prepared breakfast waits for you!