Archive for February, 2014

Lummi Island Wine Tasting March 2 ’14

Harbingers of Spring Around here we all know that Spring “begins to begin” on Groundhog Day (Feb 2), which heralds a parade of early Spring signs, including pussy willows, Indian plum, and daffodils. The pussy willows were right on schedule a few weeks ago; the Indian plum tendrils are a good inch long, and the […]

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Lummi Island Wine Tasting Feb 21 ’14

Marx was Right…or was it Left? The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them. — Karl Marx Marx has been badmouthed by capitalists for about 150 years, but he had great insight about how capitalism would influence political economy— back […]

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Lummi Island Wine Tasting Valentine’s Day Weekend ’14

Yes! Valentine Truffles! Yes, we have Truffles! Fresh from the tempering machine, Pat’s latest batch includes three nuanced flavors, all enrobed in Valrhona 72% Dark Chocolate: — Classic: Dark French chocolate inside and out; — Cappucino: Milk chocolate/espresso ganache under dark French chocolate; — Cranberry: Cranberry-infused white chocolate ganache under dark French chocolate. Please note: […]

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Lummi Island Wine Tasting February 8 ’14

click on images for more detail A Somewhat Cross Cross-Quarter Day Well, as usual there is good news and bad news. The good news is that, as as noted last Sunday, Groundhog Day happened on schedule, confirming that Our Dear Planet has moved halfway between Winter and Spring (thus, “cross-quarter day”). The bad news is […]

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