March 2016

The March meeting of Wine and Words Book Club was held at Pat’s home. Jan, Linda, Kay, Sandie, Ann, Pat and Karen attended. Pat served a green salad and sauteed shrimp, asparagus and mushrooms over Lindberg’s Wild Blend rice. Pat loves Seeds of Change Quinoa and Brown Rice, but it contains garlic, so she didn’t use it. Karen provided a recipe from the New York Times…Almond Lemon Butter cake. She recommends Menini’s gluten free all purpose flour blend. Pat loves Dorot brand frozen cubes of chopped basil, garlic, cilantro. Faster than the Alaskan Ulu.

We discussed the venue for selling items to people in your neighborhood through “Nextdoor” a private social network. Membership is restricted to people who reside within the neighborhood boundaries. Here is a listing of all of the Nextdoor neighborhoods in Bellingham…–wa/

The book for this month The Rosie Project. Everyone loved the book. FYI, a movie based on the novel was scheduled to be filmed in 2015, but Jennifer Lawrence and Richard Linklater left the cast. Read more Here.

Pat suggested “Notorious RBG,” by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, and “Sisters in Law.” Both books are about women on the Supreme Court.

Kay suggested “The Girl Who Wrote in Silk,” by Kelli Estes and “Being Mortal,” by Atul Gawande.

Pat suggested, “The Living,” by Annie Dillard.

There is a new book out, Fairhaven: A History.

We talked a bit about politics and we are all wondering about the craziness. Sandie mentioned an article in the New York Times about why Trump appeals to the Evangelicals. Read the article Here.

The next meeting, on April 26, at 5:30 PM, will be at Linda’s, and Pat is in charge of dessert. Pat is moving, so if she cannot attend the meeting, Linda will provide dessert.

The book for the next meeting of Wine and Words is “A Man Called Ove.”