‘Breakfast with the Dolphins’ delivered

By Emily Bialkowski

Caledonia Argus


Infamous for catalyzing efforts to replace the existing Caledonia Public Pool with a new aquatic center, the informal Dolphins swim group is once again spearheading an effort to make sure a fully functioning swim center opens.

The ladies are selling a breakfast cookbook titled “Breakfast with the Dolphins.” The 91 recipes contained in the 48-page book come straight from the Dolphins themselves, who know a thing or two about sharing a morning meal.

“We swim in the early morning and we have breakfast afterward – usually at the Redwood – but sometimes a dolphin will say, ‘Come to my house this time,’ and serve a nice meal. I thought that made this a natural extension,” Dolphin Chris Swain said.

The book is also dedicated to Swain’s daughter, Anne, who passed away in May at the age of 47 from a hemorrhagic stroke.

“I thought, okay, I don’t have a lot of money to give but I thought if I do this then it will fold over three to four times,” Swain said.

Her fellow Dolphins agreed with gusto. A meeting to discuss the idea was called on a Monday and by Tuesday of the following week the book was headed to the printer. Every single Dolphin contributed with hardly any recipe duplications.

The small, brightly colored cookbook costs a thrifty $7 per copy and makes a great hostess gift,  birthday gift or stocking stuffer, Swain said.

“It hardly costs more than a greeting card.”

Books are available at the public pool, Farmhouse Eatery and Gifts, Pinecone Place, Tamiko’s Salon, Redwood Cafe, Elsie’s Bar and Grill, Affordbale Technology Solutions or from any Dolphin.

And for those who have been a bit curious about the not-so-elusive creatures called Dolphins, Swain said anyone is welcome to exercise at the public pool from 6:30 to 8 a.m. during the summer and at the Fairbridge Inn in the winter.