Watson Lake Inn at the local market
We have been buying produce, eggs and some meats at the market since we opened Watson Lake Inn last year; building a relationship with the local market and its tenants. Recently we set up a booth at the Prescott Farmers Market to showcase what Watson Lake Inn has to offer, complemented with a culinary demo and some art exhibits from Anna, our resident artist.
Lamb’s quarter a.k.a. Wild Spinach
While at the market, I came across lamb’s quarters, a wild green I was not familiar with. Lamb’s quarters is an annual wild edible, also known as wild spinach. It was once thought that lamb’s quarters was native to Europe. However, recent archaeological studies show that the seeds were stored and used by the American Blackfoot Indians during the sixteenth century. It is a purifying plant and helps to restore healthy nutrients to poor quality soil. This unique plant tends to spread quickly no matter the soil condition.
In the end, I chopped them up, sautéed them and mixed them in the scrambled eggs to be served on our house made corn tortillas for our breakfast guests at the market that day.
How do Watson Lake Inn’s patrons and guest benefit?
- Throughout the season we incorporate products from the Farmers Market and the Whipstone Farm CSA in our daily breakfast menu planning.
- As the season progresses, we also utilize these produce for our dinners and special events at the Inn.
- Local, indigenous and foraged foods are also used for education in our cooking classes.
Stay local – eat local at Watson Lake Inn and choose from one of our four suites for your stay in the Granite Dells. We know you’ve got many options for lodging; but staying with us at Watson Lake Inn, you will indulge in a memorable experience and culinary discovery.
Watson Lake Inn – “Where culinary pleasures and experiences become lifetime memories.”