Monday, November 2, 2015

Leaning Star November Newsletter with Local Holiday Show Info

Garden Tomatoes and Lettuce w/BLT and Blush
Wow this was an awesome year.  We had an incredible garden, with tomatoes galore and lettuces, etc.  I was just foraging thru the garden yesterday and munching on kale and broccoli.  And the tomatoes wouldn't quit, I ended up making some savory Tomato Jam.  I found a recipe online and began to play.

In the pic above we had BLTs and as you can see these were our tomatoes all soft and luscious full of flavor, very much unlike the ones we pretty much refuse to buy from the store.  We had this with our Oregon Blush Honey wine (a little sweet and a little acidic, yum).

We've had a full year running around at the Gresham Farmers Market on the weekends (yes, I know I petered out and missed the entire month of October, but I guess I have to admit, I'm getting a little older, ugh, it happens).  The market was a lot of fun, with the new market manager Amelia Salvador.  She worked to juggle the vendors to make for a nice market.

I also had a good time this year with the Spiral Gallery in Estacada, with their VineArt classes. Yes, I poured the wines, but they also gave me the opportunity to join in some of their classes and I got to learn some watercolors (with Connie Athman) and acrylics (with Kerrie Hubbard), some jewelry making (with Sue Dumolt), and as you can see in the pic above, some ceramics (with Am Griswold).  To be honest I wasn't sure I wanted to do ceramics, but if I may say, I think it was the most fun of the classes, I think for me because I hadn't done it before and the platter turned out so beautiful.  As you'll see below there is still time to get in some classes at the gallery.  I think the holiday ones will be a lot of fun, especially the ones where you get a chance to make your very own art for holiday cards.

(As I'm sure you notice, I drop names like all get out.  It is only because these are people who put there heart and soul into that which they do, and I want to be sure I "let the world know" I appreciate them and think what they do is awesome.)

So here's the list of where we'll be with our wines in November and I'm including the first part of December in case I don't get around to sending out a newsletter in early December.

NW Creations and Collectibles
Gresham Town Fair
364 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham, OR 97030   503-907-3008  nwcreationsandcollectible.com
Monday November 2th, 2-5pm
Thursday November 5th, 2-5pm
Monday November 16th, 2-5pm
Tuesdays December 8th , 15th, and 22nd  2-5pm
Ok, so I don't yet have a date for wine tasting, but I'll be hanging out at the store during these hours to help out with the store and you can check out some of the goats milk soaps, honeys, and handcream Star (your local winemaker) has available at the store.
*check out their website to see the cool gifts they have available in the store.

Spiral Gallery, VineArt
Enjoy some our wines as you relax and create some beautiful art.
341 Broadway Street, Estacada, OR 97023   503-630-7273  thespiralgallery.com
Wednesday November 4th, 6:30pm
Wednesday November 11th, 6:30pm
Wednesday December 9th,  6:30pm
*Check out their website to see the classes going on those days.


Chase Me Again
289 NE 2nd Street Gresham, OR 97030    503-491-8010    chasemeagain.com
Saturday November 7th 5-7pm  Open House, tastings, glasses and bottles of our wines will be available.  Enjoy some of our wines as you browse their store and help celebrate the opening of their new used bookstore in Gresham.
Check out their website, Sue is a mastermind for creating beautiful things to help out the community.

Larch Mountain Country Artisans
Glenn Otto Community Park
1102 E. Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060    lmca-artisans.com
Friday November 20th 1-7pm
Saturday November 21st 10am-5pm
Sunday November 22 10am-4pm
*also find them on facebook.
***Our wines will be available for bottle sales only.***(great for the holidays and gift giving)***

Country Calico Antiques and Craft Bazaar
13301 SE 172nd, Happy Valley, OR (just south of Sunnyside Road) 503-891-1643
Friday November 27th
Saturday November 28th
Sunday November 29th
I'll having tastings, glasses and bottle sales available.
***I'll have to get you the times,  and you can check her out on facebook.***

Three Rivers Artist Guild, Holiday Show
Oregon City Pioneer Community Center,  615 5th Street,  Oregon City, OR 97045, find them on facebook.
***Our wines will be available for bottle sales only.***(great for the holidays and gift giving)***

Ok that's the shows for now.  In this busy time of year, remember to be most intentional to Relax and Enjoy Life.


Leaning Star Winery offers small batches of handcrafted wines.  Our winery is located on the outskirts of Gresham, Oregon, a short jaunt to the freeways in all directions. Learn more about Leaning Star Winery or send us an email and contact us.

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