lummi island wine tasting May 6 ’22

May Schedule

We will be CLOSED for wine tasting and sales until Friday, May 26, when we will be hosting a meet and greet (and wine tasting!) from 5-6 with legislative candidates Sharon Shewmake and Alicia Rule.

HOWEVER, weekly bread pickup from Island Bakery will continue under the awning in front of the wine shop each Friday through the month from 4-5:30 pm.

Bread Pickup This Week

20141024-122220.jpgLevain w/ Dried Cherries and Pecans – a levain is made the night before final mixing of the dough using a sourdough starter. This allows the fermentation process to start and the gluten to start developing. The final dough is made with the levain, bread flour and fresh milled whole wheat and then loaded up with dried cherries and toasted pecans. A nice rustic loaf that goes well with meats and cheese – – $5/loaf

Pan de Cioccolate – A delicious chocolate artisan bread that isn’t an enriched sweet pastry dough with lots of eggs, butter and sugar. Rather this bread is a rich chocolate bread made with a levain, bread flour and fresh milled rye flour, honey for sweetness, vanilla and plenty of dark chocolate. Makes fabulous toast, even better french toast – $5/loaf

and pastry this week…

Pain aux Raisin Made with the same laminated dough as croissants. The dough is rolled out, spread with pastry cream and sprinkled with a mix of golden raisins and dried cranberries that have been soaked in sugar syrup. Rolled up and sliced before baking. These are my favorites! As always, quantities are limited, be sure to get your order in early – 2/$5

To get on the bread order list, click on the “Contact Us” link above and fill out the form. The 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.

 

Sorry…Closed for Tasting till May 27   😕

 

The Economics of the Heart: Hubris and Oral High Ground

The Big News of the moment is the leak from the Supreme Court that a decision may have already been made to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 50 yr-old Court decision that assured every woman’s right to decide for herself whether to carry an unplanned pregnancy to term.

The nonstop news and resultant punditry has been filling the airwaves since yesterday (5/4) and speculation abounds about the implications. So far we find ourselves resonating strongly with the perspective offered yesterday by WaPo opinion writer Jennifer Rubin, and highly recommend it:

Let’s throw out the term ‘Culture Wars.’ This is Religious Tyranny.

Rubin reminds us that to have any credibility, any “Originalist” interpretation of the Constitution must be faithful to the Founder’s clearly stated intention that government be free from the dogma of any and all religious superstitions.

We are also persuaded by Vice President Harris’ presentation to Emily’s List 30th anniversary:

“Anyone in our country may face a future where the government can interfere with their personal decisions…Not just women…Anyone…If the Court overturns Roe v. Wade it will be a direct assault on the fundamental right of self-determination to which all Americans are entitled…anyone in our country might face a future where the government can interfere with their personal decisions.”

There are a couple of powerful takeaways from these emerging perspectives.

First is the head-scratching Hubris of the so-called “Originalist” interpretation of the Constitution, by which a tiny clique of carefully screened Catholic Justices assert Divine Insight into the Founders’ real intentions, i.e., a nation enslaved to the whims of one particular subgroup of religious zealots. Sure, what could possibly go wrong with that?

Second…and more important…for 50 years Roe has been the law of the land that individuals, communities, businesses, and governments at all levels have reasonably accepted as settled law. As we can see, most of the Red States have draconian punishments that will spring into place within days if Roe is overturned. Many individual lives will be thrown into chaos as the most basic assumptions about our freedoms are suddenly challenged, and the kind of country we thought we were living in is Crushed like an Egg by totalitarians with neither humility nor honor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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