San Juan Island….all around….
Checking in with you….let’s see what’s up:
• The Chameleons have two shows this weekend! They report:
Come on out and join The Chameleons for two hot shows at Herb’s this weekend.
We’ll be rocking the house with some hot new tunes on Friday and Saturday nights- show starts around 9 or 9:30- let’s get this party started!
• Just hear Bryn Barnard ran ten miles in the midday heat….in Kuwait, where he’s teaching this year…as he preps for a marathon in a couple of weeks.
• They’re calling it the Clash of the Chili Titans: On November 9th at 6pm: A benefit for San Juan Soccer:
Chef Andy and Coach Tommy are going head to head in a chili cook-off. Andy will be defending his 2012 Brickworks title. It’s Detroit vs. Cincinnati. $10 for adults and $5 for kids (12 and under).
And don’t worry–we’ve got you vegetarians covered as well! Come one come all!
• I went to the movie at the Grange last night about GMO (genetically modifed organisms) food, and it was helpful to add to my store of information about why we have a huge problem on our hands (and in our bodies.)
Forty years ago, folks were smoking cigarettes like there was no tomorrow & now we have a more balanced look at what they do to destroy lives & lungs….I’m pretty sure in a couple of decades we’ll be saying, “GMO food….what were we thinking?”
There are good reasons most of Europe bans it…..
Here’s what Krispi Staude said after last night’s movie:
Tonight we went to a showing of a movie about GMO’s and what they are doing to people. They have only been on our radar for 20 years or so… and we have many more cancers, allergies, autism, auto-immune conditions, rashes, stomach problems and many other unpleasant conditions. The chemical company Monsanto is lying to us and a previous CEO of Monsanto is now head of the FDA. Scary!!
Please look into this issue and vote YES on the local Initiative 2012-4 for a GMO-free San Juan Islands.
Go check it out on: http://www.nongmoproject.org/
• It was fun to catch up with Amber Garcia the other day (we were visiting at The Bean, one of the places in town you can get her gluten-free cookies & baked goods!). You’ll get the idea about what she means by “gluten-free gluttony” when you check out her website – here’s what she says:
I have always loved to cook and bake. I am well known with my family and friends for my tasty treats. Whenever there is a celebration, my dish is an anticipated one.
A couple years ago, I found out I had a gluten sensitivity. This was heartbreaking seeing how all I liked to do was bake gluten filled foods. I spent lots of time and money at the grocery store on items that tasted like cardboard.
Convinced there had to be a way to still enjoy the treats I loved, I decided to read up on gluten alternatives and began to experiment. I loved to bring dishes and treats to potlucks and hide the fact it was gluten free. After everyone had eaten, I would reveal the secret and everyone would be shocked!
I had thought that baking gluten free was just a hobby, until I found out my son also had a sensitivity to gluten. I wanted him to be able to enjoy the stuff that I was able to when I was growing up. At that moment I decided it was time to share my baking talent with the community-at-large. Just because you have a food allergy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice taste.
Let Carmel Sun Bake Shop provide you with the baked goods you’ve been missing and craving. No one should go without treats!
We specialize in gluten free gluttony