Lummi Island wine tasting Sept 16 ’16

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Friday Breads (email us to get on the preorder mailing list! )

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Prairie Bread – bread that was developed to honor all the elements of the prairie. Made with bread flour and fresh milled whole wheat, as well as rolled oats and cornmeal. Then loaded with poppy, flax, sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Makes for a flavorful loaf that goes well with everything- $5/loaf.

Buckwheat, Cranberry & Walnut – made with a nice mix of bread, buckwheat and fresh milled whole wheat flours. For something different, the liquid used is orange juice and a bit of olive oil then loaded up with dried cranberries and toasted walnuts. This bread would go well with meat and cheese – $5/loaf.

Pastry this week – Bear Claws! Made with a rich danish pastry dough full of cream, eggs, sugar and butter. Rolled out and spread with a cinnamon almond filling and topped with, what else – a honey glaze, because bears love honey! These are delicious and popular. Quantity is limited – 2/$5

Schedule this weekend Sep 16-17

We will still be away. Janice will be at the shop as usual for Bread Friday, but the shop will be closed Saturday Sept 17. We will be back for the Sept 23-24 weekend as usual

 

Travel Plan

Sunday and Monday we were in Gaillac and found some great wines made from a number of unfamiliar local varietals that date back to Roman times or even before. At present we are Sarlat where we have tasted some interesting wines from Bergerac, both white and red. Tomorrow we travel to Cahors, where malbec, known locally as Cot, is the predominant red grape.

Since this area also is home to some of the oldest examples of prehistoric art, yesterday we visited the painted caves at Les Eyzies-de-Tayac and today the meticulous reproduction of the caves and art at Lascaux II. These sites touch us all deeply with the depth of their antiquity, some 17,000 years. These “Cro-Magnon” ancestors were essentially identical to us in both form and intellect.

This week’s wine tasting (same as last Saturday)

Sella-Mosca la Caia Vermentino ’15 Italy $11
Pale yellow, elegant and supple, couples fullness of flavor with underlying acidity for a delicious and refreshing white wine.

Gassier Esprit Rose ’15 France $15
Very clear with shades of peach; floral nose with notes of pear, peach, and apricot; round and delicate on the palate with notes of peach, mandarin, and grapefruit.
Septima Malbec ’14 Argentina $11
Musky ripe aromas of currants, leather, chocolate and espresso; supple texture, soft tannins, and lingering finish.

Federalist Red ’14 Washington $16
Lavish use of oak brings out notes of smoke, black pepper, and spicy cardamom with lots of red fruit and a velvety texture.

Conundrum Red ’15 California $20
Essence of California, with lots of bright bold cherries, raspberries, and plum nicely integrated into a smooth, round, hedonistic palate. Easy to like!

Photos

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the imposing Cathedral of St. Cecile in Albi

 

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poster for the Toulouse Lautrec Museum in Albi…great exhibit!

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folks you know…yes, drinking beer au pression in cafe settings…it’s been hot!

 

Wine Tasting

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