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QVS, DBVS and SeaChange update, and 2 recipes

Tonight we went to the Quilcene Museum Wine tasting…a great annual event.  Finn River was giving tastes of their Cacao—but had none for sale and I wanted others to know they are for sale at QVS (along with many other of the wines at the tasting)  And if we don’t carry it, ask if we can. Tom and I stopped and bought one of the Cacao after the tasting. So once I have sent this out….

The Discovery Bay Village Store has some new flavors of ice cream…peach is full of fresh peach flavor, run raisin is back, coffee rocky road, etc.  But what I did not know before  is they have GLUTEN Free ice cream cones.
Lentils….I generally think there is nothing wrong with them other than they lack flavor and interest.  But I love risotto –but feel it should be reserved for special events. Well, I came across a Lentil  risotto that was fabulous and made the lentils very tasty and had the protein from the lentils…a real winner.  The secret is to soak the lentils over night (more or less) so they cook in the same time as the rice. I cooked it my in a pressure cooker ( which is my favorite way to cook many things) but I am sure it would work in your regular recipe.
Lentil Risotto
Soak 1 cup of lentils over night/or all day.  Chop one large onion and saute in a little olive oil. Add one cup of arborio rice and saute a little, add two smashed garlic cloves. The recipe called for 3.25 cups of vegetable broth and I used almost a cup of white wine for part of that. Add the drained lentils. In a pressure cooker you add all of the liquid, put the lid on and cook 7 minutes and it is perfect.
Here is a link to the original recipe for pressure cookers. http://www.hippressurecooking.com/lentil-risotto-peasant-cooking-under-pressure/
(I just reread the recipe and discovered it called for no onion but celery and parsley–I am sure that would be good too…I really can’t follow a recipe I guess) Now if you don’t have a pressure cooker, please use your usual method of adding the liquid slowly and stirring. One could add cheese if desired but we felt it was great without.
The other recipe I am sharing comes from a customer who modified it from a recent issue of Food and Wine.  An easy no cook hollandidaise sauce that keeps for several days in the refrigerator…amazing and good.

Avocado Hollandaise
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1/2 a ripe avocado
2 tsp lemon juice [I use much more -- juice of 1 lime]
1/4 C hot water
1-2 T olive oil
salt and pepper

Puree avocado, lemon juice and hot water in a blender until smooth, about 2 mins.  With machine on, drizzle in olive oil until combined.  Season with salt and pepper and serve.

I think Seachange will be open on Saturday….
Cass

Discovery Bay Village Store Opening!

The Discovery Bay store will have a very quiet opening tomorrow Friday June 6.

The ice cream is locally made, artisan quality, created by Olympic Mountain Ice Cream http://olympicmountainicecream.com/index.php. Check out their flavors. We can’t carry them all (just 8 at a time) but we will rotate the types and you might be able to help decide.

Oh, yes, there is more than hand scooped ice cream…the store is smaller than QVS but has an amazing selection of wonderful food—-many you will recognize from QVS. Drip coffee will be QuilBilly blend. There is a good selection of wines, beers and soft drinks, every type of chips( it seems) and some real food. When you stop by be patient, there are many unexpected challenges when opening a new store.

There will be a grand opening latter…maybe 4th of July weekend…with other exciting things happening at that time.

But stop by soon…DBVS will be open 7 days a week—8 to 8 I think. The store looks amazing inside—great work has been done. Let staff know what you want to see carried and we will see if it is possible. And you NEED ice cream cones.


Quilcene Village Store May Update

1. We now give a 10 cent a gallon discount if you buy your gas with cash or a valid check. Does mean you have to go inside so it is only good for when the store is open. Of course the pumps accept credit cards 24/7. (I don’t like that expression, but it is handy)

2. We are opening the new store in Discovery Bay—the Discovery Bay Village Store. (DBVS) It will be part of a complex of stores We think there is going to be some sort of bungee jump (i don’t understand, you have to ask Greg), kayaks for rent, and other things yet to be determined. The tentative opening date is Memorial Day weekend. I will share more details when I have them.

3. Another new business that Greg is starting is Sea Change Cannabis. It will be a retail store in the log cabin next to .DBVS not QVS. It will open once Greg has appropriate supplies, security system, etc. It may still be possible to invest in SCC, Talk to Greg is you are interested. Your chance to be in on the bottom floor of a new industry.

4.For your entertainment: The Village Idiots are playing next Saturday, May 17th at the Coyle Community Center. It is a great venue to hear music and Norm Johnson does a great job in getting outstanding groups to play. Admission is by donation–which goes to the musicians. The Village Idiots are:

Quilcene’s own trio – Guitar & Vocals, Banjo, & Bass.

Greg Brotherton
John Sanders
Franco Bertucci

The Village Idiots play new, old, and re-imagined twang with a drop of the hard stuff.


Hardware Distillery Video

https://vimeo.com/89475324  Here is the video about  The Hardware Distillery Greg made the video (of course) and you can hear him on banjo in the background.


NOW selling Pane d’Amore delectable sandwiches, breads and pastries

The great news is that we now selling Pane d’Amore delectable sandwiches, breads and pastries. We expect the deliveries on Mondays and Fridays before noon. Everyone has raved about everything.

If you want to special order something, please ask any employee to write your order in the LOG BOOK.

Here is a link to the wide range of Pane d’Amore baked goods:
http://www.panedamore.com/index.php/our-products

Try the Cowboys… small savory bites perfect for a snack.

We have locally made cards for Valentines— plus great wine and chocolates including local ones if that is your desire. We have a good selection of spirits and thank Jean for giving us this opportunity to continue to serve you. Let an employee know if you want something we don’t carry and we will see if we can get it for you.

We did have to move things and reduce a few things to have room for our spirits… we tried not to discontinue popular things, but if we stopped carrying your favorite thing, please let us know.

We have a new phone line — 765-0190.
Please use this number to call the store.


QVS Photo Tour

The store now features a new ATM, and complete liquor, spirits and wine sales. In addition we stock fresh foods, bulk foods and a huge selection of beverages, art and gift items. Pet supplies and personal care items. Sporting goods and garden supplies as well. If you haven’t been in lately, stop by and check it out!


December news

I can not believe that it is December already. I hope you are readier than I am for the holidays!!!
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> One way QVS can help is with Gift Baskets….We have some baskets made up, or you can make your own or we will make up one for you based on your desires and price ranges…in all cases you get 10% off of the basket and everything in it..Start under $30 –perfect for a hostess or neighbor gift…We can do wine and chocolate, snacks, a pasta meal or most anything. If you want us to make it up, please allow one week. Email me or call the store.

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> We have some wonderful things for small gifts…travel mugs that don’t leak, unusual magazines, local honey, local dried tomatoes and something for everyone’s taste. We have some great chocolate covered coffee beans in the bulk area—I think they would be cute in one of our white cups…but they also make a great reward for oneself when an item is crossed of the TO DO list.

For your decorating ease, we have the lovely wreaths from Serendipity. Many different styles…but you know the material was freshly and locally cut.

Lots of items are marked down now…we are getting ready to move stock around so we can stock some of Jeans liquor. Maybe as early as Wednesday. Please bear with us as it may be chaotic while things are shifted!

And for fun we are going to have a little gingerbread house contest. Must be made of eatable materials and be less than 12 inches in each direction.

This time we encourage you to stuff the ballot box because everyone can vote often for their favorite house…all it take is a penny..or more…but each penny will be one vote. All the money will be given to the Quilcene food bank. So vote often and lots.

A quick idea for a meal if you still have left over stuffing or mashed potatoes….fill a individual heatproof bowl with either warmed stuffing or mashed potatoes (or rice) make a depression and crack an egg into the depression. Add a spoon of milk/ cream or cheese and then bake at 350 until done to your liking….about 10 minutes. Good for any meal!

> Keep warm..smile and enjoy the village lights.
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