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Topic: San Francisco Bay area gathering this Sunday from 11:00 on! (4 msgs / 98 lines)
1) From: Zara Haimo
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I'll be doing a bit of baking for Sunday's gathering, so if you aren't =
coming for the coffee, think about coming for the food.  Since we're =
starting around brunch time, I'm planning to bake madeleines made with =
fresh lemon zest from our trees, something chocolate, miKe's biscotti or =
some not-too-sweet scones baked with oatmeal and fruit.  I may make a =
batch of focaccia - a kind of pizza bread - and some spanikopita too.  =
I'll also make a salad or two - our garden is beginning to overflow with =
tomatoes, basil, and more.
I'll try to get a dual roast in tomorrow morning too - didn't have a =
chance today, but 2 days rest should be enough.  I'm thinking of =
roasting 2 batches of Miel, one in my HGDB setup and one in the HotTop.  =
I've never compared different methods side by side and I hope I can hit =
the same level of roast pretty closely so it will be a good comparison.  =
I'll have my HGDB and HotTop available on Sunday for anyone who wants to =
try a roast.
If you want to join us for great coffee, food, and company, contact me =
off list and I'll send you details and directions.

2) From: Lynne
Ah, I am so jealous (Boston is not driving distance, is it?) Sounds 
wonderful.
I make lots of different biscotti (depending on what's in my cabinet), 
pizza, focaccia. With all this talk on this list about bread & stuff, 
I've gone back to bread baking - made ciabatta this week (still needs 
improvement, but I'll get there). We usually have spanikopita on 
holidays here (mmm - love it), but Ive never attempted madeleines 
(/love/ /them/).
Fresh lemons... from your own trees...
Did I mention that I'm jealous?
Lynne
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3) From: Michael Wascher
Lynne,
It's within driving distance, and you had better get started right now or
you'll be late!
Boston isn;t so bad, I just got back from Framingham & the weather was much
nicer than here in Jersey. Nowhere near as humid. And you have Terroir
(which I didn't get a chance to visit -- maybe next time?).
--MikeW
On 7/28/06, Lynne  wrote:
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"There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we
don't know." --  Ambrose Bierce

4) From: Lynne
Mike -
Actually, I wouldn't live anywhere else. After 2 1/2 yrs under the 
Arizona sun, I am VERY thankful for our clouds, our rain, and especially 
the people here. I love it. I don't even have any desire to travel 
anymore (although I am being tempted with a possible school trip to 
Nepal that may happen next year.)
But... as for Terroir - I have fond memories of the original Coffee 
Connection (back in the 70's, B.C. - Before Charbucks), but I will pass 
on Terroir coffee. I've had it at Whole Foods, (if they served stale 
coffee, I can't blame him, though, can I?). Ugh. Awful. Poured it out, 
down a drain. And that was back when I was drinking LaVazza - even that 
was better.
Our weather has been strange this year. Lots of rain (I'm the only one 
around here that loves that), and lately - the thunderstorms are 
frightening. We had one Thurs. nite (lost power, too) that was as bad as 
the ones we used to experience in Arizona. This is not typical for this 
area. And, of course, the rest of the country - and world - is going 
through similar things... well, it scares the crap out of me.
I need another cup of coffee...
Lynne
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