lummi island wine tasting may 5 ’23

PLEASE NOTE: The wine shop will be closed during ferry drydock. We will again be open for wine tasting on Friday, May 26.

However… Friday bread pickup will continue from 4-5:30 pm, and “emergency” wine purchases can be arranged with Janice at those times. We regret any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you after drydock!


Friday Bread Pickup 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 bread with a nice crisp crust – $5/loaf

Buckwheat Walnut & Honey – a flavorful artisan bread also made with a poolish, fresh milled buckwheat and bread flour. Buckwheat is not a grain it is actually a seed and closer in the plant family to rhubarb and sorrel than to wheat and contains no gluten. Though this bread is not gluten free as it is also includes bread flour made from wheat. Buckwheat has an earthy flavor that in this bread is balanced with a little honey. Some toasted walnuts add a nice crunch. This bread goes well with meats and cheeses – $5/loaf

and pastry this week…

Brioche Almond Buns – Made with a delicious brioche dough full of eggs, butter and sugar. Rolled out and spread with an almond cream filling. The almond cream is not made from pre-made almond paste, but rather is a delicious creamy filling made with lots more butter, sugar and eggs as well as almond flour. Yum, yum 2/$5

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.


Grayland Beach State Park

It wasn’t as easy as you might think to teach Ulee how to paw his name into the sand. Then again, there is a LOT of sand out here, about a half mile from the edge of the dunes to the water, and he loves to dig in it.

It’s really quiet out here, with the constant and soothing background of the surf in the distance, no traffic…you know, another favorite Washington State Park.

It can get wet and gloomy out here, but this visit has delivered  pretty good weather, more sun than usual and only a few sprinkles. Not to mention the best and freshest fish and chips on the planet a few miles north at Merino’s, right across the street from the pier in Westport.



Tokeland Hotel

Well over 100 years old, this old building in Tokeland, WA drips with charm from a long bygone era, and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978.

For some years now it has been owned and operated by Heather Earnhardt, well known around Seattle for her tiny, magical café, The Wandering Goose, where her captivating infusion of Southern ingredients into her recipes built a large and loyal clientele. That same style has now resided in the remote reaches of Tokeland for many years, and its remoteness correlates perfectly with its anachronistic flair, unique style, and over the top Southern flavors.

In short: the food is amazing, the atmosphere chaotically comfortable, the portions (be warned!) are Huge, and even the water is delicious! And yes, it is also a real old-time hotel.







Sorry for the late post! Lost our internet connection for a day or two out here on the NW coast.

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