Archive for January, 2021

lummi island wine tasting january 29 ’21 Groundhog Day Weekend

click on photos for larger images Another Groundhog Day Here at the wine shop we are big fans of Groundhog Day. From time out of mind, human beings have been attuned to the regular passage of the seasons, year after year, observing, counting, and eventually¬† being able to predict the “Quarter Days:” the Solstices when […]

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lummi island wine tasting jan 22 ’21

click on photos for larger images Bread This Week Poolish Ale – the preferment here is a poolish, made with bread flour, a bit of yeast and a nice ale beer for the liquid and fermented overnight. Mixed the next day with bread flour and fresh milled whole wheat. This makes a great all around […]

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lummi island wine tasting jan15 ’21

click on photos for larger images Bread This Week Pain au Levain – “Levain” is more familiat to Americans as sourdough. It’s made with a nice mix of bread flour and freshly milled whole wheat and rye flours. After building the sourdough over several days and then mixing the final dough the dough gets a […]

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lummi island wine tasting january 8 ’21

click on photos for larger images Bread is Back! Multi Grain-¬† Uses a preferment where a portion of the flour, water, salt & yeast is mixed and fermented overnight before mixing the final dough to begin the enzymatic activity and gluten development overnight in a cool environment. The next day it is mixed with bread […]

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