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Rickey’s Restaurant & Bar
Easter Sunday Brunch, April 16, 2017 (10am-2pm)
Face Painting and Craft Stations for Kids
Easter Bunny Arrives at 11am and will hold Four Eggs Hunts at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm & 2:30pm

Breakfast Bakeries
Home Made Banana Bread, Assorted Mini Croissants, Assorted Mini Danish, Bear Claws and Hot Cross Buns, Assorted Mini Bagels, Cream Cheese, Apricot and Strawberry Jams

Salad Bar
Fresh Baby Greens, Fresh Baby Spinach and Chopped Romaine Lettuce with Toppings to Include:
Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Shredded Carrots, Sliced Mushrooms, Daikon Sprouts, Croutons, Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Shredded Cheese, Pickled Red Onions, Sugared Pecans, Chopped Bacon,
Tuna Salad, Garbanzo Beans, and Assorted Dressings (Italian Vinaigrette, Blue Cheese & Caesar)

Hot Breakfast Dishes
Applewood Smoked Bacon Strips, Aiedell’s Chicken Apple Sausage Links, Country Potatoes, Tropical Fruit Crepes, French Toast w/ Maple Syrup, Berry Compote, Chocolate Chips & Whipped Cream
Eggs Florentine with Smoked Salmon on Croissant with Hollandaise Sauce

Omelets Made to Order
Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Bacon, Ham, Bell Peppers, Bay Shrimp, Green Onions, Spinach, Salsa, Olives, Jalapenos and Mixed Cheddar & Jack Cheeses (Egg Whites Available)

Carving Station
Whole Chilled Poached Salmon w/Cucumber and Lemon Scales
Condiments: Whole and Cucumber Raita
Smoked and Slow Roasted Beef Brisket with Rickey’s Chipotle BBQ Sauce
Grain Mustard, Dijon Mustard, Mustard Sabayon, Horseradish Cream

Side Dishes
Macaroni and Cheese – Baby Spring Vegetables
Assorted Easter Cakes, Mini Easter Cheesecakes and Cup Cakes, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Mixed Fruit Salad , Assorted Mini Easter Cookies and Rickey’s Hot Berry Crisp w/ Clotted Cream.

Complimentary Glass of Champagne or Non-Alcoholic Beverage
$44.95* Adults $38.95* Seniors (65 & Up)
$26.00* Kids (Ages 7-12)
Free for Kids 6 and Under
*Tax and Gratuity Not Included

Reservations Recommended 415-883-9477


This summer, enjoy poolside dining and cocktails with family and friends in our lush garden setting. Guests are welcome to use the pool during dinner service through September.

“Dine & Dip” is a tradition that local Rickey’s Fans look forward to year after year and featuring a special kids’ menu, which provides family friendly options that can be enjoyed before, during and after a dip in the pool or a lounge in the Jacuzzi!

Dinner: Tues-Sunday beginning at 5pm
Bar & Bistro menu opens at 4pm
Happy Hour: Tues-Fri 4-6pm

Live Jazz poolside on Fridays & Saturdays 6:30-9:30pm

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The California drought is entering its 4th year and it is not looking good. If you didn’t change your shower heads last year then it is time to do it now. You should be using a 1.75, 1.5 GPM or less and limiting your shower time to 8-10 min. If you can do it in less time then you will save even more water!

So what about your landscaping? There are many ways to do this. When you turn on your shower first thing you get is cold water. Put a bucket in your shower and catch all of this cold water and then you can use this for watering plants.

You can also look at a reclaimed water system for your used laundry water. This water does not need to be treated before you can water your plants with it. You will also want to check what kind of laundry soap you are using so it will be ok for your plants. (Sulfate Free soap).

Learn about Gray water systems at greywateraction.org and at oasisdesign.net

Read more current news about the California drought in this article from NBC News.

Green tips from Inn Marin in Novato

Robert Marshall, the Green Guru of Inn Marin

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Cooper's Public Market

Great restaurants, local microbrews, wineries, unique shopping, and a lively downtown combined with a beautiful natural setting make Novato a lovely community to live in or play in. Our outdoor activities include mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, bird watching, swimming, and excellent golfing. For those looking for a more urban experience we have unique one of a kind shops downtown such as Five Little Monkey’s, A Closet Affair, All Season Soccer, as well as several great bakeries and restaurants. In downtown Novato you can do anything from taking scuba diving classes with Pinnacles Dive Center to getting a full spa treatment at Spa de Novato.

New and exciting additions to downtown, include the award winning Trek Urban Winery and Cooper’s Public Market, a small family owned indoor market selling sustainably raised eggs, produce, dairy, meats, cheese, honey and other staples all produced within 30 miles of Novato.

For those of you who prefer the chain stores visit Vintage Oak Shopping Center which features stores such as Sephora, DSW Shoes, Target and Costco.

In spring of 2012, the Big Blend Media team of Nancy Reid and Lisa Smith embarked on their Big Blend Spirit of America Tour, beginning their visits to all 401 National Parks and their Gateway Communities. Traveling full-time until Aug. 25, 2017, the tour is their effort to promote the full funding and protection of America’s 401 National Park units, and showcase them as economically important recreational, educational, natural, and heritage destinations.

As part of their tour they visited, Muir Woods, Pt. Reyes, and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, all located in Marin County, and they stayed at the Inn Marin! They were so excited about how environmentally friendly the Inn Marin is that they created this video featuring our Green Guru, Robert Marshall.

 

 

Last month I talked about conserving water with your irrigation system using ET Water Hermit crab controllers, and this month I’ve been thinking about how else you can save water. I looked into reclaimed water systems you can build to use water a second time- to water your garden or flush your toilets!

I found two great YouTube videos to get you started on your reclaimed water system. The first one will show you how you can build a system for capturing shower or sink water and using it to flush toilets.

The second video shows how to build your own rain capture system from your down spouts on the outside of your house. You can build your rain water system as large as you want just by attaching more barrels.

Good luck and save water!

Green tips from Inn Marin in Novato

Robert Marshall, the Green Guru of Inn Marin

green hotel lodging in marinThe State of California Green Lodging program was created under Governor Schwarzenegger to encourage state and local government travelers to seek out and give preference to certified “green hotels”.  The state has made green hotels a priority because hotels generate tremendous amounts of waste. Encouraging hotels to switch to environmentally preferable products and practices creates tremendous savings of our precious resources which benefits all of the citizens of CA.

The California Green Lodging Program certifies lodging facilities that demonstrate water and energy conservation, waste minimization, recycling, environmentally friendly purchasing, program sustainability, and pollution prevention. The program is committed to demonstrating the highest standards of integrity and environmental ethics for the State of California. The process of becoming certified involves a rigorous inspection. Hotels are inspected for re-certification once every three years.

The Inn Marin has recently been re-certified at the highest level “Environmentalist”!!

Drought! It sure feels like it. We are well into our second week of January and it has not rained since early October or November. It’s been so long I can’t remember. These warm days in the 60’s are great but they are drying up gardens and watering is neccesary. My suggestion is to hand water your plants and nothing else. You may have winterized your irrigation system and may not want to open that up, and hand watering will fix this solution. If you do open your system, make sure not to water late at night because the early morning freeze might damage your irrigation system.

It’s time to look at state of the art conservation systems like ET Water, a company who has combined technology with irrigation to create the perfect system to manage your water usage and have the best landscaping. We saved 207,837 gallons over a 63 day period, from 9/16/13 to 11/18/13.  It’s is time for you to do the same!

Freeze the age old question “do you water when it freezes?” YES, you do! It is better for the plants to have a higher water content- it will actually prevent them from freezing. Cover your citrus to protect it from the morning frost but do remove the cover during the day. If not removed, the cover could damage the plant if you’re using plastic. The plastic magnifies the sun, taking the plant from one extreme to the next.

Read more about the California drought in the Sacramento Bee and on NBC News.

Robert Marshall, Green Guru of Inn Marin

Robert Marshall, Green Guru of Inn Marin

 

At the Inn Marin we have recently learned about a non-profit organization in Marin County called ExtraFood.org. The mission of ExtraFood.org is to help end hunger in Marin County. To quote from their website; “How often have you seen good, prepared food go to waste — at your company, at a favorite restaurant or grocery store, at social events? 64 million pounds of food waste fills Marin County’s landfills each year. And yet more than 28,000 residents of Marin don’t have a secure food supply.”

ExtraFood.org helps end the hunger and keeps some of this food out of the landfill by picking up donations of prepared food from local organizations and delivering the food immediately to non-profit programs in Marin that feed the hungry.

Organizations that donate extra food — such as caterers, grocery stores, schools, congregations, and restaurants — reduce waste, receive a tax deduction and are protected from liability by federal and state laws. Community food-service programs receive high-quality food donations matched with their programs’ needs. And, their volunteers make a difference in our community through in-person connections with community members. It’s a collaborative team of dedicated people connected across many organizations in our community. It’s food recovery with “the human touch.”

To learn more about ExtraFood.com, the Good Samaritan Laws that protect donors, and how your organization can donate extra prepared food or funds, or how you can volunteer please visit their website, extrafood.org
They can also be reached via e-mail at extrafood.org@gmail.com or by phone 415.482.9579.

Our partner Relish Culinary Adventures is planning a series of Wild Mushroom Foraging courses beginning December 29th.

wild mushroom foraging in north bay area MarinNow that the rains have begun we will soon be able to find wild mushrooms. Northern California is known for having the best edible wild mushrooms in the world! Tromp through the woods with chef/forager Elissa Rubin-Mahon and learn about these amazing gifts from the earth. After the foray, you will return to the warm confines of Relish where you’ll enjoy a four-course wild mushroom lunch with wine.

Wild mushroom foraging classes are offered monthly; the next event is Sunday, December 29. Register here.

For more information on the programs offered at Relish please visit their website, relishculinary.com

wild mushroom foraging in north bay area with relish culinary wine

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