lummi island wine tasting nov 18 ’22

Covid Update

Well, I am now into Day 4 of Covid, and all things considered, it’s pretty much like the last time I had the flu many years ago; there has been a definite progression of symptoms and temperature. Definitely achy, with that weird shingles-like scalp tingle when you touch your hair. No energy. Fever started second day at about 99, up to 102 yesterday, back to 99-ish today. Coughing, sneezing, fatigue. So yes even what looks like a mild case (I hope!) still sucks.

 So, in case you might be wondering, the wine shop will NOT BE OPEN this weekend, except for bread pickup Friday. (see below).

 

Friday Bread Pickup This Week  4-5:30 pm

Cranberry Walnut – Made with a nice mix of bread flour and freshly milled buckwheat and whole wheat flours. Orange juice and olive oil are a unique combination in this bread that add flavor and keep a soft crumb, then loaded up with dried cranberries and toasted walnuts. Perfect for turkey sandwiches and makes great toast- $5/loaf

Sesame Semolina – this bread uses a sponge as a pre-ferment that ferments some of the flour, water & yeast before mixing the final dough. Made with semolina and bread flour as well as a soaker of cornmeal, millet and sesame seeds, a little olive oil rounds out the flavor and tenderizes the crumb. The finished dough is rolled in more sesame seeds before baking. A bread with a lot of great flavors – $5/loaf

mmm, and pastry this week…

Black Sesame & Candied Lemon Brioche – A delicious brioche dough full of eggs, butter and sugar. Filled with fresh lemon zest and candied lemon and as if that wasn’t enough, topped with a black sesame streusel before baking. Ooh la la, what’s not to like?

To get on the bread order list, click on the Contact Us link above and fill out the form. Each week’s bread menu is sent to the list each Sunday, for ordering by Tuesday, for pickup on Friday. Simple, right..? If you will be visiting the island and would like to order bread for your visit, at least a week’s notice is recommended for pickup the following Friday.

 

Economics of the Heart: Hats Off to American Voters!

Eight in 10 Americans Favor Early Voting, Photo ID Laws

courtesy Gallup

The news and survey poll mantra for the last several months led us to believe and fear the worst kind of Ultra-Right takeover of Congress in last week’s election. So it was a huge relief to a lot of us that moderation, sober reflection, the Hearings, and of course the recent Ultra-Right Catholic Supreme Court Decisions led a lot of voters to turn away from election denial and give a solid message in favor of moderation.

We shall see how things roll. But it does feel that an oppressive weight has been lifted from our body politic, that there is at least a shot at moving Congress away from the carnival side show it has become under its massively egotistical and entitled so-called Freedom Caucus.

The signs we will be looking for are legislators working across party lines (yes, a tattered cliche, but missing in action since about 1994), an end to MAGA madness, a more deliberative Congress, a shared commitment to the spirit of our Constitution and a return to our real traditional values.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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